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I am purchasing a scope for a Rem 700 .308 for use at the ranch and for target shooting.  I will be shooting from 100-1000 yards....

 

Looking at a Mark 4 4.5-14 Leupold TMR or possibly an IOR scope.  I have also looked at a nightforce 5.5x22 with the NP-R2 reticle.

 

Any thoughs?

 

I have also read many posts that there is not much need to go highr than 10x however anytime I talk to someone in person there advise is always to get a higher power magnification.

 

Front Focal Plane options now being offered, would you are would you not purchase one with this option?

 

Just a bit confused and unfortuntaley there is no where around here that I know of to look through all the different options to determine a personal preference.

 

Thanks for any advise and toughts in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

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For that kind of distance the amount of vertical travel of the reticle is very important most first focal plane scopes do not have a lot of travel ( in moa)  a 308 at 1000 yards is going to have around 500 in of drop & you are probably going to need a 20 or 25 moa rail to help the vertical. I would give Chris Farris a call at SWFA  and tell him what kind or shooting you are going to do and I am sure he will help you.

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I will be giving Chris a call next week.

 

Thanks....I did not know that about the ffp scopes.

 

Dave

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Welcome to The OT!

 

My question to you is are you planning on "milling" or ranging your targets with your reticle?

If the answer to that question is a resounding NO, then you would probably NOT need a scope with a FFP reticle. IMHO.

 

From Leupolds website:

  http://www.leupold.com/tactical/resources/faq/#questionEleve n

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A lot of people will disagree, but do yourself a favour and go for at least a 25x magnification if you are going to shoot those distances.

Yes you can use a 4x fixed or a 6x fixed or even open sights if you really want to come first in the "look Ma, no hands" contest. But if you want to enjoy yourself without proving with how low a magnification you can reach out to a zillion yards, then get a decent magnification.

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the 5.5x22 nightforce with this reticle would make an outstanding choice

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Thanks for everyone's input and will let you know when I make a decision.

 

Dave

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Don't forget that at high magnifications you will have one more enemy to fight - mirage at hot days. And your field of view will be extremely narrow, which is good if you're benchrest shooting, but bad otherwise.

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