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i still need to scope my Steyr 308 SSG P-IIk. is a super sniper a good scope or night force? what power would be max for my rifle? what are my 3 top choices? $500 max
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You have to think what you are going to do with it, what is the max range you will be shooting, how you feel about certain reticles, etc.  share that with the gang and let them give some wise suggestions. 
 
You are not going to get a Nightforce scope for $500, even used they are usually still over $900.
 
This is a reference I did for my self a while ago and tweak now and then.  Might be useful to you when you are thinking about what you want to do with the SSG.
 
                               9x             12x          16x           20x
 

Head shot/3"           250             330          440            560

 

Benchrest             450/560        600/750     800/1000     1000/1250

 

Chest/Hunting/12"     720            960           1280           1600

 

Body/20"                  1080           1440         1920           2400

 
Of course some people could tag a 3 inch circle at 400 yards with a 9x scope over and over again...but it's going to be a lot more difficult and they would still probably do better with the 16x.
 
 
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 What kind of shooting do you intend to do with it?
 That will be the biggest determining factor in deciding upon a suitable scope.
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mostly target shooting (prob 200-300 yard max). i would like to go hunting sometime.  say hunting 500 yards max

that sounds confusing to me
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Well you got to do target shooting at least at the distance of your hunting!
 
My feelings are if you haven't practiced at 400, 500, or 600 yards within the last year or so (better within the last month) it wouldn't be ethical to take a shot at an animal at those distances.  It has to be the same rifle, same lot of the same ammunition, same shooting positions etc.
 
You should probably look at bumping up $100 and getting the SS 3-9 scope. If it's not your flavor look at some 2.5-10 and 3-12 scopes and think about your preferences for weight, eye relief, etc.
 
 
 


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will you help with one more question?   what 30mm rings would be best? 
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The guys who are smarter than me and have a lot more experience say Badger, Seekins, TPS, SWFA SS rings.

I would go based with what money you are able to budget for it.  If I didn't have any kids and a great job (or retired well off) and I wanted the best, toughest, etc. it would be the expensive Badger rings based off unanimous feedback.  Struggling with money though and lots of kids the TPS and SS rings look awesome Big Smile

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so like these http://swfa.com/Badger-Ordnance-Scope-30mm-Rings-P4242.aspx  would work with my styer ann a ss scope
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which SSG model do you have
 
edit -   Sorry just noticed it is in your first post....
 
Seems good but I would consult with SWFA staff first.


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Steyr SSG P-IIk
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trying to find some more info on that model, are you planning to attach the rings straight to the action or to a rail?

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both is fine with me.   whats best
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Picatinny rail

If one of those brands earlier does not make one suitable for it Steyr has their own rail also.
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link please
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If you can't find one that fits from Badger, Seekins, TPS, or EGW that is offered on the SWFA website you can grab one direct at http://www.steyrarms.com/store/
 
Check the others brands first....just because Steyr makes great firearms you don't know who they have make their rings, rails, etc.


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so my gun is a 
SSG 69
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Yes Sir it is a version of the SSG 69.
 
Any luck if the other brands offer a rail for it?
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so this

http://www.steyrarms.com/store/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/112/s/ssg-69-picatinny-rail/category/197/

and

http://swfa.com/Badger-Ordnance-Max-50-Scope-30mm-Rings-P218.aspx

and

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-20x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P502.aspx

will work
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I think the Max 50 rings would be more heavy than necessary, a 308 is a gentle pussycat.  The SS 20x scope wouldn't be as good for hunting 50-200 yards as an SS 10x or 3-9x scope.
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link to what you would get please
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I would call Warne and see if these would work because the price is so low

 
if not just get the Steyr picatinny
 
 
on your budget I would get Badger Standard Alloy Rings and the Steyr picatinny rail and be set.
 
If you would hunt under 100 yards I would definitely get the SS 3-9. 
 
 
 
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My 2 pesos, but I have both Badger Ord and TPS rings and I like the TPS slightly better.

The TPS are "pre lapped" and smooth as as a babies ass and have a feature that allows you to tighten down the left side of the ring down, level your scope, and then tighten down the right side without the scope moving while you tighten. I've pulled my hair out trying to keep a scope "level" when tightening the cap screws, only to have it spin.
Also, of all the scopes that have been in TPS rings, none have shown the slightest evidence of a ring mark.
 
I too would go with the SS Variable or the SS 10x rear focus.


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most high quality aluminum rings are pre fit because they were anodized, and lapping would require cutting thru this. Steel rings can go either way. It would be a good idea if you could decide if the gun will be for hunting or tactical/target as the type of scope varies.
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