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So I am in the process of building my first custom rifle on my own design custom stock. The rifle will be a .223 with a 20 inch Lilja barrel on a tried and trued Savage action with a competition trigger. The gun will primarily be a sub 100 yard ranch type varmint/predator gun. The stock will be designed so it throws up and fits like a shotgun for quick eye lineup behind the scope with the cheek planted on the comb like a shotgun.

I am thinking a four or six power high quality scope that will work with standard height Burris signature rings. I would also prefer a gloss finish to go with the highly polished blued rifle.
 
I apprecite your informed opinions
 
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Charlie
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Ok so I found a Leupold 6x42 FX3 gloss finished scope. This scope is pretty much what I am looking for.
Does this scope have the same glass quality as the VX-3.
 
Any opinions appreciated.
 
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The FX3 and VX 3 share the same glass quality.  I have a 6x42 FX3 with heavy duplex and I really like it.  One thing you might consider is an aimpoint with 2moa dot which works great on those critters that want to come out after dark like raccoons.
Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIM11419
  • Matte
  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
$373.95 
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10817 Trijicon 1.25-4x24 Accu-Point TR21, Matte finish, Amber Triangle reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, ring marks   $499.95
I know this isnt a fixe power but it seems to fit well with what you are doing.

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Burris and Weaver also make 6x scopes, though I also think the Leopold is one of the finest.
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I also have an FX3 6X42. It's a dandy.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2009 at 12:26
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 I think you are wise to place some serious emphasis on stock fit. (Be sure to determine actual scope height before fitting the stock if possible.) 
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Yes Ronk, I am actually building a fitter stock first that will have an adjustable butt pad and more importantly will have an adjustable cheek piece. I will actually place my Savage custom in this fitter stock with mounts and scope in place, adjusting the comb and butt pad to my liking. Then my stock builder will make the finished custom stock off of the fitter stock. I have some friends who are waiting for me to build them one of my rifles using my fitter stock to set up one of my custom rifles for them.
 
Another question, does a fixed power scope have less lens elements in it lending it to be clearer and better at light gathering?
 
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Charlie
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