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considering a new scope for moderate long range shooting (600 yards).

Looking at either of these scopes the LR has a 30MM tube and side focus. It is about $100 dearer and I will need 30mm rings.

I will be getting CDS dials fitted at the custom shop. I have a 20 moa EGW rail fitted

Thanks for your comments....
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Could you post a link to what you are considering?
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http://www.competitor.com/default.aspx?act=pro&opt=detail&id=1255

and
http://www.competitor.com/default.aspx?act=pro&opt=detail&id=1262

thanks


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crikey thats pretty clever!

http://swfa.com/Leupold-45-14x40-VX-3-Riflescope-P12689.aspx
and
http://swfa.com/Leupold-45-14x40-VX-3-30mm-Riflescope-P12696.aspx
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I'll take a shot...
I don't know what cartridge you're shooting, but at 600 yards with a 20 moa base, you shouldn't need a lot of internal adjustment. (Do you really need the 20 moa base?) That's the biggest advantage of a 30mm tube versus a 1-inch tube. So it boils down to: Is it worth the extra cash for a side focus instead of an adjustable objective?


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Since you have the 20 moa base adjustment range will not be an issue. Look at either of these.. Hopefully they are avail in NZ.

Less Money - More scope
http://swfa.com:80/Bushnell-4-16x40-Elite-4200-Rifle-Scope-P11606.asp

A little more money - ALOT more scope
http://swfa.com:80/Zeiss-45-14x50-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P2937.aspx

Now forget you ever looked at the Leupold.

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I know what you are saying about the Bushnell. but this scope is going on a rem model 7 in 7mm saum that has been pimped out so I want minimal weight. Also out here the resale value and ease of warranty/repairs with leupold is a big factor, I'm prepared to pay a little more for that.


I already have a conquest. They are a great hunting scope but have a bad rep out here for the erector springs failing when used for a lot of dialing. I know of one guy who has had two fail and heard of other instances. The dual erector spring set up in the vX3 (not as big as the dual springs in a MK4 I know) is another attraction.
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Originally posted by Lurchernz Lurchernz wrote:

I know what you are saying about the Bushnell. but this scope is going on a rem model 7 in 7mm saum that has been pimped out so I want minimal weight. Also out here the resale value and ease of warranty/repairs with leupold is a big factor, I'm prepared to pay a little more for that.


I already have a conquest. They are a great hunting scope but have a bad rep out here for the erector springs failing when used for a lot of dialing. I know of one guy who has had two fail and heard of other instances. The dual erector spring set up in the vX3 (not as big as the dual springs in a MK4 I know) is another attraction.


All I can say is good luck getting any support here for your looking at the Leupold line. I would be interested in seeing how this one comes out. LMAO!!
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