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I have a Weatherby Mark V in 300 WBY that I want to put this scope on:

 

Leupold 2.5-8x36 VX-III Riflescope

 

However, I can not decide on what finsih to go with. I have never been a fan of gloss finish scopes, but what do you think? The stock is the original glossy finish with a blued barrel and receiver. I use this gun for elk, deer, and whatever else seems appropriate.

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dude if your like me and dont like gloss go with the matte, you know it will still look good and no reflection either.
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I assume you have a deluxe Weatherby. I also have one and put a gloss Pentax on to match the factory finish. Gloss scopes may relect some light, but the entire rifle is a giant reflector ( gloss finish),so the scope won't make all that much difference.
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There is a slightly greater chance of gloss scopes slipping from thier mounts due to thier finish.

Some do look nice on some rifles but I advise extra precaution when mounting.

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Originally posted by Triple S Triple S wrote:

I have a Weatherby Mark V in 300 WBY that I want to put this scope on:

 

Leupold 2.5-8x36 VX-III Riflescope

 

However, I can not decide on what finsih to go with. I have never been a fan of gloss finish scopes, but what do you think? The stock is the original glossy finish with a blued barrel and receiver. I use this gun for elk, deer, and whatever else seems appropriate.

 

 My son has the exact same rifle .... he mounted a matte finish Burris .... although like I told him a bit of flexible camo netting and a few velcro pull tabs fitted to the outfit will hide her from the sun and game . The rifle itself will be like a mirror in sunlight so you may as well mount a gloss finish to match and camo it when used for hunting .

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IMHO, go matte if your primary function is hunting, hard hunting. Why add more reflection? I'm looking at an old rem 700 30.06 bolt-action from my grandfather. It's gloss finish, decent wood and a matte scope. Nice!!!

Maybe hunting with the Mark V a couple of times or less a year? Get the gloss scope. It'll compliment the rifle, and should give it a classic look!

-Mike

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I say go with a matte finish!
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You could use one of the camo style tapes available to mask the rifle's gloss and protect the finish during hunting season.  Most are easily removed,,and during the off season you could enjoy the rifle with matching scope / barrel finish.
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Personally, I would go with the gloss finish to compliment the nice bluing on a Weatherby. If you are concerned about reflection for hunting there is a product made by Hoppies called sight black that I used on a L course 38 to knock down glare while shooting on sunny days. It is easily removed with a cloth afterwards. Just mt 2c's.

 

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You might want to check if the Leupold 2.5-8 Leupold is long enough to permit proper mounting on that long action Weatherby. I had a small problem mounting that scope on a Husqvarna long action and that action is not as long as your Weatherby. Somethimes they just fit but do not allow a whole lot of placement for proper eye rellief, meaning  fore and aft placement. I say this cause I don't care for extension rings. The ring and base combo I used on my Husqvarna were Buehler's which were standard issue on Weatherby's back in the day. Great mounts but a major pain in the azz to set up.



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Good call, Roy. You will have to use extension mounts, for sure.

I would go with the gloss as the blue finish on the Weatherby is almost as shiny as a Dolphin. The 3.5-10 will mount without extensions, look great and give you good service.

 

Doug

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If I am buying anything that is available in matte I always buy it in matte. 

I love matte stuff.
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That's a good recommendation on the VX3 in 3.5-10. Much better choice for mounting purposes. Yea, I know, it's no 4200, but what the heck is.......grin

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