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I'm currently investigating getting into sniper wannabe style target shooting.    I'm on a tight budget with the project (the core of the money is from selling my Sig P239 automatic) and as such want to do as much as possible myself to hold down costs.  I'm a programmer so I can follow instructions but I'm not particularly mechanically inclined (I can change the oil in a car, etc).

 

Rifle wise I'm looking at:

Savage 12FV in .308

Remington 700 SPS (DM? maybe) in .308

Howa 1500 in .308

 

Scope wise I'm pretty much decided on the Super Sniper 10x42.

 

I'll add a bipod (Harris?) and head to the 100yrd range and punch holes in paper from far away.  I reload pistol calibers (9mm, 357 Sig) so I plan to reload my ammo also.

 

Now for questions.

 

1) Just how difficult is it to mount a scope properly?  Is this something that I can expect to do properly first time?

 

2) Any suggestions on rings/mounts/rubber banding the scope tube to the stock/etc?

 

3) Do any of the rifles mentioned above have any specific impact on the scope mounting process (aka one rifle being easier than another)?

 

4) General tips/tricks/info is always appreciated.

 

I'm heading to a local gun show this weekend (Tampa FL) and will be looking for rifle bargains.  I keep going back and forth on a 'tactical rifle' or a Sig P229 for CCW (my P226R is a bit big for daily carry :p).  Any help would be most appreciated!

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Welcome to The OT, Falconeer!!

 

Brother, the best avise I can give you is to take your stick to a QUALIFIED gunsmith and pay to have him do it in front of you.

This procedure goes for around $25 in my area, maybe $30.

Your milage may vary.

 

If your just getting started in "the game" you have a lot more important things to think about than a canted reticle.  

 

Once you watch the gunsmith install your scope, (hopefully correctly), you can go on your way and start SHOOTING!

Nothing takes the place of actual trigger time, IMO.

 

The time spent with the 'smith, could turn into a good question and answer seminar, for the cost of a scope mount.  

 

The above recommendation is based soley on the fact that I have zero knowledge of your background, and I'd bet that almost everyone here has his own style of scope install.

 

Edit to add:

I like the Rem. 700 and Super Sniper.    



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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Welcome to The OT, Falconeer!!

Thanks kindly!

 

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Brother, the best avise I can give you is to take your stick to a QUALIFIED gunsmith and pay to have him do it in front of you.

This procedure goes for around $25 in my area, maybe $30.

Your milage may vary.

 

If your just getting started in "the game" you have a lot more important things to think about than a canted reticle.  

 

Once you watch the gunsmith install your scope, (hopefully correctly), you can go on your way and start SHOOTING!

Nothing takes the place of actual trigger time, IMO.

 

The time spent with the 'smith, could turn into a good question and answer seminar, for the cost of a scope mount.  

 

The above recommendation is based soley on the fact that I have zero knowledge of your background, and I'd bet that almost everyone here has his own style of scope install.

 

Edit to add:

I like the Rem. 700 and Super Sniper.    

I'm tending to agree with you.  I'll do some looking locally and see who I can find to mount it.

 

From what I've read the Rem 700 & SS combo is the best 'bang for the buck' (pardon the pun) around. 

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