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I recently purchased a sig 556 and I need to find an optic for it. My two stipulations would be less that a grand and maybe something with a little magnification. The eyes are not what they use to be.

I’m also looking for a scope for my 7mm Remington magnum. Something from Leupold in the 500 to 600 price range. I’ve spent some time looking at the different scope configurations and I’m kinda lost. I would like to have the highest possible magnification (bad eyesight) but not beyond the gun’s capability. Remington 700 with a 26 inch barrel.

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I can't help with the Leupold, but I can help with the 556.  What is the intended use and intended range?

There are many good options, with a few more details, we can begin to narrow the lit of what will work best for your specific needs.
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Originally posted by Nut_Case Nut_Case wrote:

I recently purchased a sig 556 and I need to find an optic for it. My two stipulations would be less that a grand and maybe something with a little magnification. The eyes are not what they use to be.

I’m also looking for a scope for my 7mm Remington magnum. Something from Leupold in the 500 to 600 price range. I’ve spent some time looking at the different scope configurations and I’m kinda lost. I would like to have the highest possible magnification (bad eyesight) but not beyond the gun’s capability. Remington 700 with a 26 inch barrel.

Thanks,


I used to have a Leupold vari-xIII 6.5-20x50 on a 7mm m700 Sendero (26" barrel) and I thought is was an excellent setup myself.
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For a 7 mag I like the 3.5-10x40 Leupold. It is a great package and looks good. The optics are  good and they have always been reliable for me.
The scope is the perfect length for the 700 long action and the 40mm objective lets you mount it low for a good cheek weld.
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Oops, I misread when I replied thinking you meant 500-600 yard range, me bad!!

The VX3 3.5-10x40 that Tahqua suggested or even the VX3 4.5-14x40 (or 50mm) would be good choices.





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  +2 on the 3.5-10x40 Leupold.  Been using the same one for over 20yrs.
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Right now the only use I have for the sig will be weekend target practice. Very seldom will I shoot past 100 yards. In fact the only outdoor range near Oklahoma City I’m aware of is just 80 yards.
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Welcome to OT, Nut Case!  I like your avatar!
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Welcome!!  I'd look at an aimpoint for your Sig 556.   Or better yet, just send it to me.  I want one of those in the worst way.
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Or, if you want magnification, consider the Trijicon Accupoint 1-4 or Bushnell 1-4.
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With Trijicons watch the eye relief and the field of view width but I think any of the above would work for the Sig.  As for  a Leu lets see what I can find.
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Thorough, Ufriend, thorough.
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