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First off hi to all and a Happy New Year. 

I am in the process of setting up a long range rifle.  I have a Remington 700 R5 rifle in 300 Win Mag on order.  I would like to put a good Mil dot sole on it.  I would like to keep the price down some because I'm retired and don't have a mess of dough.  

I might add that I'm retired LEO and firearms instructor.  Don't have much experience with long range rifle, but do with tactical CQB types.  Also any help in pointing me into the right direction on any reading material would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks guys.
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First off hi to all and a Happy New Year. 

I am in the process of setting up a long range rifle.  I have a Remington 700 R5 rifle in 300 Win Mag on order.  I would like to put a good Mil dot scope on it.  I would like to keep the price down some because I'm retired and don't have a mess of dough.  

I might add that I'm retired LEO and firearms instructor.  Don't have much experience with long range rifles, but do with tactical CQB types.  Also any help in pointing me into the right direction on any reading material would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks guys.
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Budget and use of the rifle? I.E., strictly targets? Or target and hunting?
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Budget and use of the rifle? I.E., strictly targets? Or target and hunting?

This will be more of a SHTF rifle.  
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Originally posted by rafsob rafsob wrote:

Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Budget and use of the rifle? I.E., strictly targets? Or target and hunting?

This will be more of a SHTF rifle.  

Sorry, would like to keep it under $1000 if possible.  Would go up to $1500 if necessary.
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If u got $1500. I would get a SWFA SS 5-20x. Awesome scope. They habe the non ill model for $1200 as well
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SS 3-9x and you have change left over for rings, ammo and sling. 
3x on the bottom is a NICE feature too me. That's what I'd do for a SHTF rifle....and I did....er..do. Big Grin 
The 3-15x is a nice option too. 


That 5R is sweet. 

Welcome to Optics Talk. 
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I would choose the the 3-15. It is a bit handier, because of the lower bottom end. And still has enough mag to reach out and touch those far targets. The turrets are are great, and the glass is really good.


 Mine is mounted on a Remington, chambered in 7-08. 
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Thanks for the inputs guys.  So far I'm leaning towards the SWFA SS-3-15X42.  I used to be a died hard Leupold guy, but lately they have been going down the wrong road like all too many companies before them.  

I did notice that the base and rings for the Remington from SWFA will run over $300.  That is a King's ransom for sure.  Is there any other set ups out there that will not bleed me dry???  That is just way too high IMHO!!!
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Do you want a rail or ring mounts? 


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Tps rings are only around $70 and mounts are $50ish i think
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Tps rings are only around $70 and mounts are $50ish i think

This would be a little better for me.  But I must admit I am unfamiliar with "TPS" rings!?!?


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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Do you want a rail or ring mounts? 

I would need a bolt action Remington base and rings.  SWFA sells them as a kit, but want $313.  
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Or get the Tally Lightweights. Strong ,and fit first time every time. Not so many parts to shift like with rings and a base.
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http://swfa.com/EGW-Picatinny-Rail-1-Piece-Scope-Mount-P46184.aspx


The above would be a solid set up. 

TPS rings are great, but rarely in stock. Not SWFA's fault. TPS just doesn't make enough of them to keep up with demand. 

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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Or get the Tally Lightweights. Strong ,and fit first time every time. Not so many parts to shift like with rings and a base.

Yeah. Keeps your ejection port clear too. 



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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Or get the Tally Lightweights. Strong ,and fit first time every time. Not so many parts to shift like with rings and a base.

They look good, but they don't look like they will be able to make any adjustments for eye relief.  I do like the idea of the aluminum structure which will make them really light weight!!
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They work great, no worries. Not QUITE as much fore and aft as a rail, but you can set it pretty much where you need it. 
And all for $40.00. 


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You can spin the front mount to accommodate the scope. Notice the front mount is switched from the first pic. 
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They do look very good and I will think about using them.  It is a great saving over the rail and rings!!!  Thanks pal.

Well I ordered the SWFA SS 3-15x42 TRS  I am sure I will be happy with it.  The gun and scope should be in this week.  I know I will have a good time putting it together and setting it up.  Now I need to find a place where i can out to distances that will make this fun sing.  And I ended up getting the Tally rings.

Thanks again for all the help guys.  I really appreciate it.  When I put it all together, I'll take some photos and get back to you  all.

Larry
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Good choice on the scope. It's my favorite so far and is about 90% of some $2K scopes I've owned for less than half the cost.

Seekins rails and rings are among the best and would run you $219. That $40 Tally suggestion is hard to beat though. Should work fine since the 3-15 has a good amount of tube for adjustment. I run mine on a Tikka that has no way to add a picatinny rail and had no problem. The scope has a generous range of eye relief.
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Do the Talley rings come with the 8×40 screws?
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