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November 2006, I got my first doe with a kill shot to the head about 30 yrds out using my mentor's Remington 260 (I can't remember the scope details). Yesterday, I purchased my first rifle, Remington 700 SPS DM 270 and now I need a good scope. In the future, I would like to hunt beer, bore and deer.
Any advice or suggestions is appreciated.

Thanks, Jessica
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The 270 WCF was a good start rather than one of these hyped short magnums.
Stop shooting things (other than varmints or mullahs) in the head.
Boar & Deer are generally not a long range deal so something like a 1-4 or 2-7 variable would probably work well. You can't go wrong with a Leupold or Nikon.
Federal Premium is now loading the 130 gr barnes Triple Shock in that ammo in 270 and it is accurate and deadly. (not cheap)
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I would probably get this scope for $399 if I was building a good first hunting rifle in 270. 

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-1525-259-zeiss-3-9x40-conquest-rifle- scope.aspx

 

It is a good bargain given that it is a Zeiss for less than $500 !!WOW!! 

 

Now since this is your first rifle, I will assume it is your first riflescope.  If you mostly use it for shooting and not so much for judging antlers, etc. . .you can get by very well with a fixed power scope like a Burris 6 x 40 Fullfield II.

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-4530-203-burris-6x40-fullfield-ii-rif le-scope.aspx

 

 

or a Weaver 4 x 38

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-5163-860-weaver-4x38-classic-k4-serie s-rifle-scope.aspx

 

The fixed power scopes are nice because you get more scope for your money.  All three are fully multicoated.  That helps you get the most out of the lens size and magnification.  It is more complicated than that, but I will leave that alone.

 

Since you were smart and bought a Rem 700. . .Get a 1pc base and have it bedded.  Also, have the rings lapped, if still needed.  Basically, bring the rifle and scope to a good gunsmith and have him mount it.  Yea, the store where you buy this stuff will bolt it on, but that can cause problems that you will chase for years. 

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I generally agree iwth cheaptrick on this.

It is a little difficult to make a good recommendation without knowing what your price range is.

A couple scopes that I would thros into the mix as awesome bang for the buck are Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 and 2.5-10x40 along with Sightron S2 3-9x42 and 6x42.

These four scopes along with the Conquest cover the range between $200 and $400 and offer exceptional value for the money.

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Several good choices have been given so far. If you don't have good binoculars, yet, invest in a good pair. Binoculars are what you should be glassing the animals with. A good scope will let you pick out the animal that you want from a group of deer. Do not use your riflescope for general glassing of animals as this is unsafe. I am sure this is what was meant in the previous posting. It sounds like you are new to hunting so welcome to OT and good luck.
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This Burris package gives you a very good 3-9x40mm scope along with serviceable binoculars.

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200162BIN/burris_3-9x40_ fullfield_ii_rifle_scope.htm

You should also take a look at the Weaver Grand Slam.  Great optics and performance for a very good price:

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/800473/weaver_3-10x40_gr and_slam_rifle_scope.htm

Old standbys include the Nikon Monarch and Buckmaster, Pentax Pioneer and Browning Buckmark.


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i push for nikon buckmaster or monarch
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Originally posted by schoenjm schoenjm wrote:

November 2006,  Yesterday, I purchased my first rifle, Remington 700 SPS DM 270 and now I need a good scope.

 

 

 In the future, I would like to hunt beer, bore and deer.
Any advice or suggestions is appreciated.

Thanks, Jessica

 

Jessica,

 

Maybe it's just the way I do it, but, hunting beer has always been close range thang...  There are just too many of the dang things.  The clangy cans are the worst  Normally I do not worry about a scoped rife for them and just blast them with my pistol.  I do not have to hunt them they just seem to come to me.  If you have to hunt them, (dry county?) maybe you should change something (switch to wine or gin)?  

 

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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Originally posted by schoenjm schoenjm wrote:

November 2006,  Yesterday, I purchased my first rifle, Remington 700 SPS DM 270 and now I need a good scope.

 

 

 In the future, I would like to hunt beer, bore and deer.
Any advice or suggestions is appreciated.

Thanks, Jessica

 

Jessica,

 

Maybe it's just the way I do it, but, hunting beer has always been close range thang...  There are just too many of the dang things.  The clangy cans are the worst  Normally I do not worry about a scoped rife for them and just blast them with my pistol.  I do not have to hunt them they just seem to come to me.  If you have to hunt them, (dry county?) maybe you should change something (switch to wine or gin)?  

 

Silver

Anyone that has to hunt for beer should be far from boring when hunting for beer and boar. I like pistols for those darn cans, too. Except 200 yard shots are cool with the rifle. As for bore, the only ones up here in Michigan are on game ranches and at work. Keep posting for us here, Jessica

Happy New Year everyone



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I understand that there are differant ways to hunt beer.  There is the Simple baiting of the beer by seting a cooler outside the package store. I don't see how that this is very sporting.   A more sporting version of this is employed by a nameless forum member, who calls Home Despot and see where the first load of drywall is going and then set up the AR flattop with a the 16x Super sniper and waits for the drywallers to have lunch.

 

The newest way I have heard to hunt beer is at night.  You set a remote varmit caller at the edge of a college campus and have it play "Shout" by the Isley Brothers.  You may have to chant "TOGA TOGA TOGA" a few times.  If that does not work then try playing "Hump" by the Black Eyed Peas or Some Pussy Cat Dolls.  Be forwarned, that you may not just get the little can when you do this, but, may get a full blown keg.  If this happen then shot placement is very important as not to get too much foam.  

 

Now, for hunting bores... Since the new play nice rules are in effect, there will be no discussion of if which Star Treck is best.  Again this is often a night time event and invovles things like changes in zoning or tax rules. 

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