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New member with a question that I hope your input and experience can guide me in the right direction.  I am currently building  a custom rem 700 .308 and need a scope.  I plan on doing some hunting but mostly target.  Range of use would be from 100 yrds out to at most 500 yards but mainly usage from 100 to 300 yards. I am willing to spend upwards of 500. I am new to shooting a bolt action at distance and need some educating.  Thank you.
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Welcome to Optics Talk. 

Are we talking big game hunting here? Open fields, or woods? 
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Welcome to the OT Forums Duke! Excellent At ranges of 1-300 yards, most any quality scope up to 10X would be fine. A few to consider would be Zeiss Conquest 3-9 X 40, Sightron Big Sky (many on sale or with rebates now) 3-9 x 42 or 3-12 X 42, Meopta Meopro 3-9 X 42 or 4-12 X 50, Minox ZA3 3-9 X 40, Bushnell Elite 2.5-10 X 40, Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14 X 42, Nikon Monarch 2.5-10 X 42 or one of a zillion Leupold offerings. A lot depends on the features you like / want (reticle selection, size and weight, eye relief, field of view, etc.). Good luck...BTW I'm sure others will chime in with their thoughts. 
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In that price range and for what you want to do I'd recommend the SWFA SS 3-9. IMO, target shooting requires target turrets and repeatability. I've owned some expensive scopes but none will do much better in the 0-300 range than the SS 3-9.
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I would not be big game hunting it would be mostly woods, maybe a few open fields.  And when it comes to options I don't really know what I need.  I am used to shooting with EoTech sights and ACOGs. Thanks for the advice I will start to do some research on those listed.  
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Welcome to the OT!
 
Sounds like you already have the answer.From my experience 75yrds & in Aimpoint ,75 yrds out 3.5Acog green horse shoe.
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