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Alright I am having trouble deciding on what glass to buy for the 338 Win Mag im getting... I want something with  a good magnification since im goin blind haha maybe around 6-20 with a 50mm objective.. Ive got roughly 700 for a scope but if it comes down to it would be willing to throw another 300 at it.. The Zeiss Conquest was what was gonna go on it but its been decided thats for a different build..  Open to suggestions and insight from everyone
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If you are really set on that much magnification, good glass is definitely in order. I would say buy two of the Conquests. But being that you are from Minnesota,and the woods are pretty thick there, I would recommend something in the 4-16 range with a heavy reticle. 4x would be a bit faster on the close in shots versus the 6x. And for me anyways, 16x still lets me shoot a long long ways.

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I say 6-20 as a maximum sorry I need to proof read my own posts apparently I was thinking about spendin a little extra on a swarovski love the way they look have never heard one bad thing about them and under them impression it should be able to take the recoil with ease.. Please correct me if im mistaken Im just a Minnesota hillbilly afterall haha
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Why not a Swaro 3.5-18 Z5 then. Still good on the low end but all the way to 18 when you want it... Or if you want to save a little cash try the 3-15 or 4-20 Minox ZA5.

http://swfa.com/Swarovski-35-18x44-Z5-Riflescope-P40823.aspx
http://swfa.com/Minox-3-15x42-ZA5-Riflescope-P48161.aspx
http://swfa.com/Minox-4-20x50-ZA5-Riflescope-P46140.aspx

While a 338WM is certainly capable of good accuracy most hunting weight rifles are too light to shoot that well with out at 5 or 600 yds, and you definitely don't need that kind of mag at 3 or 400yds. As I passed 40 I found that extra mag didn't help with my worsening eyesight, but better glass certainly did. I would save the really high power scopes for a lighter caliber and go with this if you really want to give a Swaro a try. It fits your budget as well.

http://swfa.com/Swarovski-3-9x36-Z3-Riflescope-P40812.aspx


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Well Its starting out as a Tikka T3 Hunter but I dont think its going to stay that way long... May have a barrel made for it probably full 1" stainless and change the stock out with something along the lines of a Boyd Varminter Series style.. Like the 25's I love the way she looks and wanna build something new along thoose line by the time its got all that extra weight and the bullets im planning on loading for it (if they work well) Im ASSUMING that the recoil will be drastically reduced making it more capable for me to play around longer range with it
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Then I would look hard at that 4-20 Minox. I've always wanted wanted a heavy barrel 338WM to play with but the one I currently have weighs a whopping 7lb 11oz with scope, rings, bases, and sling. Not exactly a long range target rifle but a pure joy to drag up and down a mountain compared to most rifles.
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That 25 weighs right around 12 lbs... Its a fun one to go walkin around pd hunting with... But I dont mind the extra weight when it helps me with accuracy
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Was the eye relief on that minox over 4"?
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Minox is priced right for what you are looking to spend.I have mine on a rem 700 police[13lbs..10ozs]Glass every bit as good as Conquest,with a better magnification box.
 
The only down side is I don't care for the turrets,they always feel a little mushy to me,but other than that a steel at it's price.
 
Forgot to mention the eye releif is at 4.


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The turrets feel mushy? What do you mean by mushy? There isnt crisp click to it or?
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there are a few 4.5-14 conquest on samplelist.com that have target turrets as well as the higher maged 6-20ish.....
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Well astrovic didnt want to part the scope and rifle up so I think its going to have the bushnell 4200 elite on there for awhile at least... We will see what happens...
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Mushy to my feel is soft not much of a click & has a little play,but still a great scope.
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Originally posted by Rothstein1987 Rothstein1987 wrote:

Was the eye relief on that minox over 4"?
I feel my 2-10x40 ZA5 eye relief is much longer than 4". Good or bad is all depend on the user I guess.
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I've found the magnification deal is just a personal preference. I've got a couple of friends that really like high magnification scopes, and don't want anything else. While I've got others that don't want more than a 3-9, and they both shoot the same ranges. I also see quite a few guys on here don't feel the need for more than 3-9.

I personally have tried several 3-9's, as well as a couple of higher powered ones, and in most cases I find myself liking higher magnification and getting away from 3-9's. It's not that I can't see what I'm shooting at, just that I can see the bullseye better with higher magnification and find I often shoot better with it. That's not saying I'd not take a 3-9 if I got an extremely good deal on it, but I would prefer more magnification with quality class. That being said, there are a few cases on hunting rifles where I'd want it to have a minimum of no more than 5 power, but as long as it will go down to 5 power on the low end, I'm fine with it.
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In my OPINION (take it at what you will) I feel that higher magnification has its place (mostly smaller game at longer yardage and targets) where as something along 3-9 would be excellent for the bigger game general hunting sorts... For me its quicker aquiring the "target" in that respect than say having a 6-20 (especially if you forget to turn the magnification back down Bucky) But that is just my opinion and I think im only a Apprentice Bahaha



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