New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - general question
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

general question

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/18/2007 at 23:02
RedNoma View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: November/18/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 6
I'm going to be getting a new rifle (Savage 110FP .300 Winchester Mag.) soon, when I sell my pistol.  I'm getting it mainly for long range recreational shooting (800-1000 yds), but occasional lower range shooting (50-400 yds).  I'm wanting to build this on the cheap as I won't be competing or anything, so I've been leaning toward a SS20x42.  That way I can have the magnification to see out there, even though 20 is a bit shy for 1000 yds.  Anyway my question.  For those shorter shots will I be able to see anything at all from blur?  I was also looking at the Mueller 8.5-25x50 Eraticator and Weaver V24, but the reviews have been mixed on here.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/19/2007 at 02:00
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5754

The 20x will give you a good image down to about 75yds. Field of view (how much you can see around the target) becomes very limited at the shorter distances. So if yoo intend shooting 75yds and less the 20x can become a problem. I use a 25X for precision shooting at 100 yds and crank it down to 8,5X when I shoot a 50yds. The 8,5-25 is a nice versatile model. Shop around, maybe you can find something in your price range.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/19/2007 at 23:55
RedNoma View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: November/18/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 6
Also my dad talked to a guy at work, seeing if he had a 300 I could shoot since I've never shoot one and don't want to get something that will have too much recoil for me.  He said it's hard to find scopes that will keep zero with them.  I didn't think they would have that much recoil.  I've heard the 8.5lb Savage .300 will kick just a bit more than my 6.5lb Browning .308.  I don't want to get something that I can't afford to scope. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/21/2007 at 01:38
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5754

I think the Savage 300 will kick a bit more then the 308. Most scopes of today will keep zero on even the heaviest bruisers.

If the rifle is purely for hunting, feltrecoil is less of a problem. If you also want to do target shooting, recoil becomes an issue and can effect your enjoyment and accuracy.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/21/2007 at 09:41
RedNoma View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: November/18/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 6
The rifle will be for 75% recreational/target use and 25% hunting use.  Thanks for all the help.

Edited by RedNoma
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/21/2007 at 11:37
Duce View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/19/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1231

Since you are going to do some hunting and mostly target I would thing you would be happer with a variable 6- 24 or even a 4-16 power than a SS 20.

http://www.swfa.com/pc-11722-1395-millett-4-16x50-tactical-3 0mm-riflescope.aspx  or

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-10709-1526-new-millett-6-25x56-buck-g old-30mm-riflescope.aspx

 

And if you find it for less money remember SWFA has a 110% price match

 

Just my thoughts

 

Duce 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/28/2007 at 12:59
Dolphin View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: October/05/2006
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 1795
The Mueller is a good scope, I have one.  However, I would call Mueller and ask them before mounting one a .300 Win. Mag..  They are a honest company making a good product.  I once inquired about mounting one of their scopes on a 300 Wby. and they said they had one, now I say they said just one, returned broken after being shot on that caliber and until they looked into the problem they were reluctant to recommend mounting that scope on that caliber rifle or larger.  Mine is mounted I believe on a .22-250 Savage Lo Profile.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "general question"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
SS question, but general info also MDC1 Tactical Scopes 6 10/17/2007 1:11:50 PM
General Purpose Binoculars sholling Binoculars 11
help with binoculars for safari and general katterin Binoculars 5
General scope questions (need help) tbd1966 Tactical Scopes 4
scope general ratings rogn Rifle Scopes 2
General quality of Tasco 6-24x50 xLaichzeiTx Rifle Scopes 11
Zeiss Victory FLs with General Review noddah Binoculars 9 9/22/2004 3:32:12 AM
tactical/general purpose zeiss rings? polarcow Tactical Scopes 5 10/29/2006 3:05:26 PM
Optics in General tejas Rifle Scopes 6
Scope for General Purpose Rifle Rainman Rifle Scopes 10


This page was generated in 0.391 seconds.