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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2004 at 18:15
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I decided to post it as a separate thread so it's easier to find...

Ok, after all, I decided to go with level I package which comes without scope.. So, now I'm looking for a scope for this rifle. About me and rifle usage: I have an excellent eyesight (20x15), will use the rifle mostly for bench shooting, target matches/competitions, and varmint hunting. Most likely will not use it for regular hunting, except maybe occasional mid-long range wild boar hunt. Here is a list of scopes I'm trying to choose from:

Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 6.5-20x50 illum mildot
Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 4.5-14x50 illum mildot
IOR Valdada 6-24x50 Tactical Illuminated MP8

Nightforce nxs 5.5x22x50

I'm trying to stay away from 56mm bells... too big for my taste.. even though they may perform better, I will not go for one. Would consider 40-50mm only...

As you can see, all the scopes I  picked have illum reticles. Do  you think I don't really need one considering my very good eyesight? Most of the shooting will be at ranges and in a desert during a day... May do some shooting closer to dusk... So, what do you guys think? Any recommendations/suggestions? I want to order my scope tomorrow, since my rifle should be here in 12-14 days.. I want to have everything ready (scope, rings, bipod etc) when I pickup my rifle. Aso, I will most likely go with Badger rings (rifle will have Picatinny rail), as I heard they are the best.. Should I go for high rings since I'm most likely buying 50mm scope?

I'm trying to stay within $1000 range, but if Nightforce is that much better, I can cough up a little more to get one.

 

Thanks for all your help!

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Is this just a fun setup or for the real world.  If we are talking the real world I would get the Nightforce (or even better a U.S. Optics).  If this is just for fun I would get the 4.5-14 Leupold.  I would not get an illuminated reticle.

 

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Yeah, it is for fun. Why do you think I should go with 4.5-14, and not with 6.5-20? Also, what about IOR Valdada 4-14x50 Tactical?

How is it compares to 4.5-14 Leupold?



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Originally posted by t0lik t0lik wrote:

Yeah, it is for fun. Why do you think I should go with 4.5-14, and not with 6.5-20? Also, what about IOR Valdada 4-14x50 Tactical?

How is it compares to 4.5-14 Leupold?

 

Are you considering the IOR MP8 reticle?? If not, you may want to...

 

I would probably go NF. 

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