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 Anyone here have any experience with this scope or know anything about them?

 

 

                                                   Thanks Casey.

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It's a good scope.  What do you want to use it for?

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 Hunting and target shooting.
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Big game hunting or varmint hunting?  How heavy is the rifle this is going on?

Any scope in this magnification range will a pretty large and heavy piece really designed for varminting and shooting paper, not for a rifle that gets carried a lot.  For a big game rifle I would strongly suggest considering a lower magnification model with the top end somewhere between 12x and 16x.  That still gives you a high enough magnification for target shooting while being a lot more suitable for general hunting.  There are several scope lines that make good scopes in this price range that you can consider, Nikon Monarch being one of them.  Any Monarch is a good scope, you just have to figure out which particular model suits your needs.  A 6.5-20x44 is something that belongs on a heavy barrel varminter. For a more allround use a 4-12x40 Monarch would probably work better, or if you feel that is not sufficient magnification a 5.5-16.5x44 is still lighter and more versaile than 6.5-20x44.  One advantage of a 4-12x40 is that it can be mounted a fair bit lower.

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 Savage 10 fp .308 is the rifle it is going on. I already have a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14 on it. I was going to get another one in that power range with the Milodot reticle but I dont like the new model. I like the taller turrets.Hunting will be done from a stand,ranges any where from 0 to 600 yards. I will be using this gun/scope for paper killing too.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

For a big game rifle I would strongly suggest considering a lower magnification model with the top end somewhere between 12x and 16x.  That still gives you a high enough magnification for target shooting while being a lot more suitable for general hunting.  

 

 For a more allround use a 4-12x40 Monarch would probably work better, or if you feel that is not sufficient magnification a 5.5-16.5x44 is still lighter and more versaile than 6.5-20x44.  One advantage of a 4-12x40 is that it can be mounted a fair bit lower.

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I concur with Koshkin.

Less magnifacation is really more beneficial when big game hunting.

 

I have shot the 5.5-16.5 Monarch extensively on a 7mm mag and would rate it a good big game hunting scope.

 

The 4-12 koshkin mentioned is a good option as well. That would be my choice.

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For your application I'd go with a 5.5-16.5x44 model then.  You are not going to need to carry the rifle much, but it is not going to be an exclusively bench gun either.  Also, you are not shooting at very small targets (varmints), so 5.5-16.5x44 is a better allround choice.

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 I said to hell with it and got a IOR 4-14X50 illuminated MP 8 reticle. Thanks guys and gals.

 

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Originally posted by Dualspringfield Dualspringfield wrote:

 I said to hell with it and got a IOR 4-14X50 illuminated MP 8 reticle. Thanks guys and gals.

 

 Casey

 

Be sure to give us a range report when it comes in.

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MP8 is a good reticle.

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 Got it today rings will be here sometime this week. I love this scope. Love that rticle. Stong constrution. We will see Sunday. I'll be taking to the range then.
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