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Hi all. I'm in the market for another hunting scope and have narrowed it down to a few but am open to other suggestions. You'll see a price point that I've established but could be changed for the right scope. This scope will be going on a Winchester Model 70 in .300 Win mag with a 26" barrel which has long range hunting potential hence the reticle choices.
I have other deer rifles; Rem 700 in 6mm an old rifle with a 3X9 Bushnell set in see-thru mounts (the open sights get way more use than the scope) this rifle has a short barrel and is my brush gun; Weatherby Vanguard Sporter in .270 the scope is a 3X9 Zeiss Conquest with Rapid-Z 600 reticle, this is a new set-up and is showing real promise if targets are any indication, the scope is great (my 32 year old (youngest) son will be using this one on opening day); T/C Icon in .308 wearing a 4X12 Leupold with long range reticle, hunting deer with this combo last year was a dream 4 for 4 and got one of them at 340 yards +/-. The .300 won't see a lot of action and I really don't need it but man is it fun to shoot. At least for now I don't want to invest a lot in optics for this rifle. Incidentally it has a Leupold VXII (older friction turrets) 3X9 on it right now that I've zeroed +3" at 100 yards and could be put into service as is.
Thanks in advance for any responses, I consider this group to be well informed on this subject and enjoy doing business with SWFA.
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I would also consider a Sightron S2 3-9x42.Great scope warranty and price.
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I would get a 4X16X40  Bushnell 4200...........or an IOR---but they are more expensive...Bucky
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Well I did finally decide and went with the Nitrex. I'll be the Guinea pig on this one, none were in stock as this is a new line for SWFA and they are just starting to built stock. The good news is that Nitrex has a mail in rebate program going on and that will save me $50.
I did speak with the mother ship for this scope in Wisconsin and got a good feeling from a representative, the reviews I was able to find sounded promising and it's not a lot of money so we'll see how it goes. 
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Let us know how it goes, I know nothing of these.

Did the "mother ship" say , "OK" for a 300WM?
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Yes it was a go with the Win mag, that was the main concern I had. Compared to some of the calibers getting popular a .300 isn't considered much of a big deal. It's all I need, LOL.
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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
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I just put one of these on my son's 300 Win Mag and I am very happy with it, actually it is my second one of these scopes.  Because a balistic reticle only works at the maximum power of the scope I really prefer dials to dial in correction for trajectory.  By the way I'm pretty sure these are in stock.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
Add SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope to Cart
I just put one of these on my son's 300 Win Mag and I am very happy with it, actually it is my second one of these scopes.  Because a balistic reticle only works at the maximum power of the scope I really prefer dials to dial in correction for trajectory.  By the way I'm pretty sure these are in stock.
I looked at those and just about everything else also. They are twice the money and would require new rings. The mil-dot reticle is tempting but what I found with the Zeiss Rapid-Z 600 reticle is that by adjusting the power level the hold over hash marks can be matched to the bullets drop. My .270 using a 130 grain bullet and the power at 7.4 mirrors the yardage markers. I tried it out with a Leupold 4X12 long range reticle on my .308 and sure enough using 168 grain A-max boat-tails and zeroed for 200 yards the first hold-over hits at 300 and the next at 400. I expect the Nitrex will work out similarly on my .300 Win mag.
This is contrary to what you write about maximum power and ballistic reticles, I thought the same thing until I really read and understood the instructions for my Zeiss. Using this simple system has enabled me to make much better use of the scopes of this type.
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Originally posted by dls56 dls56 wrote:

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
Add SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope to Cart
I just put one of these on my son's 300 Win Mag and I am very happy with it, actually it is my second one of these scopes.  Because a balistic reticle only works at the maximum power of the scope I really prefer dials to dial in correction for trajectory.  By the way I'm pretty sure these are in stock.
I looked at those and just about everything else also. They are twice the money and would require new rings. The mil-dot reticle is tempting but what I found with the Zeiss Rapid-Z 600 reticle is that by adjusting the power level the hold over hash marks can be matched to the bullets drop. My .270 using a 130 grain bullet and the power at 7.4 mirrors the yardage markers. I tried it out with a Leupold 4X12 long range reticle sure enough when set on 9.7 power my .308 using 168 grain A-max boat-tails and zeroed for 200 yards the first hold-over hits at 300 and the next at 400. I expect the Nitrex will work out similarly on my .300 Win mag. I'm banking on it in fact. 
This is contrary to what you write about maximum power and ballistic reticles, I thought the same thing until I really read and understood the instructions for my Zeiss. Using this simple system has enabled me to make much better use of the scopes of this type.
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Obviously I haven't figured out how to use the edit option on this site.Whacko
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"I did speak with the mother ship for this scope in Wisconsin "
 
Is the scope mady by Vortex?
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Originally posted by robbie robbie wrote:

"I did speak with the mother ship for this scope in Wisconsin "
 
Is the scope mady by Vortex?
Here's part of what I was able to find.
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He actually mentioned Outers during our conversation.
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Curious to how it is, keep us updated.
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