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Hello,

With the help of this wonderful forum I have decided to purchase the Zeiss Conquest for my rifle. It is a tikka Light in stainless steel. Since this is my first stainless steel rifle I was wondering everyones opinions on which would look the snaziest on this rifle a matte or silver scope? THanks

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MATTE!!!!!

 

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Matte.
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Nobody for silver??
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Matte finish looks so much better on a stainless rifle because the silver scopes are a total different shade of silver than the gun plus its just too much when everything is silver.

 

Cory, you should post a picture of your stainless rifle with a matte Leupold on it.

 

We are putting a Silver Conquest on a customer's rifle right now....I will post a picture of it when its done.

 

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Ya pictures would be great,

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ill try to get some pictures on this evening of mine.

 

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This is a customer's Ruger 77 in .270 with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44.  The Zeiss and Weaver Grand Slam silver scopes both have black accents that break up the silver a little.

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This is a customer's Ruger 77 in .338 with a Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40.  Not the best example of how good a matte scope looks on a stainless synthetic because of the faded stock (needs to be Armor All'ed)

 

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ewwwwww.... that is one ugly rifle. i HATE ruger.  BTW, i couldnt get my picture studio thing to resize the pics, so i cant post them.

 

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Almost makes a Savage look handsome!!!
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great observation, i dont think he has to worry about a deer getting within 500 yards of that thing

 

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I don't think Ruger could have made an uglier stock if they tried. The new design is an improvement, but it's still a Ruger. I know of very few people in my circle of shooting pal's that can brag about their accurate M77's. They do, however, have a nice ring/mount design.
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i dont liek anything about them.

 

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I have a 25 yr old M77 in .270 that shoots in the same hole.  However, I have never come across another one that is anywhere near this accurate.  Thus, I have one Ruger and One Ruger only.

 

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Is the hole an open manhole cover?
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matte scope

 

(then I would DuraCoat matte the rifle)

 

+1

not a M77 fan, nor a fan of any Ruger centerfire rifle.  The only Ruger that will be sling'in lead at a deer from me would be a Super Blackhawk.



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If the stainless is bright satin finished I would go for a stainless scope & mounts.  Re-Chris's picture above - I like the appearance.  In addition, if u get stainless finished mounts (most I think are nickel plated) they you should have an almost rust proof combo.

 

If the Tikka is gray finished (like the Ruger Target 77's or Steyr SBS) then go matte.

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ND -

 

If the Tikka ss is like my Sako ss then matte scope and rings look best IMHO.

 

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Here's my old hunting rifle. A Sako M75, .300 Win mag., Zeiss Conquest scope, and Leupold rings.

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hi mr cheap trickHowdythat shore is a nice rifel i bet it shots good an i wish i cold aford a rifel that nice how good dose it shot an is a sako beter qualty than a remminton an i never seen a silvar scope before i bet it was espensiv dose it cost more than a reglar black scope an do you thank it wood look all rite on a black metal rifel thanks?
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Originally posted by ND_HUNTER ND_HUNTER wrote:

Hello,

With the help of this wonderful forum I have decided to purchase the Zeiss Conquest for my rifle. It is a tikka Light in stainless steel. Since this is my first stainless steel rifle I was wondering everyones opinions on which would look the snaziest on this rifle a matte or silver scope? THanks

......I would also go with the matte. Your Tikka more than likely has black color in the stock either partially or fully and the matte scope will color co-ordinate well!
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Meathead you had to dig to find this thread. Big%20Smile

It's all good, silver scope or a matte scope or matte scope with silver rings!!

It depends on the rifle, stock, scope manufacture, rings & base and if you want everything to match. Example: Silver Leupold hardware matches up pretty well with Remington stainless rifles while Talley silver lightweights look awful on the same rifle. Ruger stainless rifles tend to have a shiny finish compared to a Remington stainless.
 
I had a stainless Leupold 40mm scope and rings on a Remington with laminated gray/black stock and it looked cool. Sold the scope and now have a matte Swaro with silver rings on the same rifle.

I would shy away from a silver scope with a large objective for hunting.






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