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Hello:

 

 I am in the process of haveing a new long range rifle built in .300 win mag  on a Dakota 76 action, canjar trigger, macmillan A-5 adjustable stock and am looking for a scope to do the job of smoking a gopher  at 1000+ meters .I am currently considering the 5.5-22x Nightforce or the Super sniper 16x. Just wondering what your thoughts are on these two scopes are or if you can suggest maybe something better. I have always used a mil-dot scope but am open to trying newer recticals. My current scope is a Bushnell elite 4200 6-24 on a savage vbss 12 in .223 on a choate ultimate sniper stock. this is an excellent combination for me for smoking gophers out 600 meters. Time to reach further.

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One option is the new IOR 9-36x56 MP8il.  

Im not put my hands on it, but sure is a winner !! (it offer a lot of features, top glass, sunshade, rings....and is not too costly). For me MP8 reticle if far better than original mildot reticle ( and as good as the gen 2 mildot ).

 

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Take a look at the Zeiss 6-24x56 Davari VM/V 30mm also. Will have a bit more power than than the Nightforce as well as better glass. If you need more power or scope than consider the US Optics. The IOR wouldn't be a bad route either.

 

 

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Zeiss Diavari, US Optics or even the new XOTIC Ultimate Sniper scope would all be good choices for your application.
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I'd take a good look at the new TMR reticle by Leupold-- mil-dot with line stadia instead of dots, and positioned at both 1, and .5 mil.
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AS LONG AS PRICE IS NO OBJECT

 

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IF PRICE IS NO OBJECT - AND YOU WANT THE BEST - I doubt anybody would argue that a S&B or US-optics is the answer.

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Originally posted by Chris(madrid) Chris(madrid) wrote:

IF PRICE IS NO OBJECT - AND YOU WANT THE BEST - I doubt anybody would argue that a S&B or US-optics is the answer.

 

Nope. No argument from me on either one.

I would go with the USO though, because I'm fond of my SN-3.

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S&B is an acceptable choice but my sniper school instructor friend has a brother who has one and has had really poor service from S&B.   US optics is set up for .223 or .308 ONLY -  He's building a  300win mag, besides US Optics is a fixed 10X.    And a fixed 10X  is not exactly the perfect varmit scope even though it is a fine choice for a tactical scope. ("a scope to do the job of smoking a gopher  at 1000+ meters" ).  My first thought is walk closer,  but any of the VXIII  6.5-20 or 8.5-25 would be ok but it might be really nice to have the M1 style knobs on the Mark 4   8.5-25 to adjust your clicks for windage and elevation easily. Another choice might be the Super Snper 20X and spend the difference on ammo. 

 

There is a reason that the majority of scopes on our sniper range are Leupold tactical scopes

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Not all USO's are fixed 10 powers. Not sure what you meant by that.

ST10 are fixed, but SN-3's ae variable.

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