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I just bought a Remington 700 CDL SF in 300 WSM what optics goes with this rig. I am thinking of taking this gun to the US and Canadian east and west to hunt Moose, Elk, caribou, bear, etc.
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I always recommend the Zeiss Conquest. I have the 3-9X40 on my model 700 mountain rifle and it looks great. I use Talley one piece aluminum mounts (low). I think this would be a great scope for your 700 CDL. The glass is crystal clear, bright, and as I always say, that Z-Plex reticle is "OH SO SEXY!" it is so crisp and black! Very durable scope, I think you would love it!  -Bricat
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I'd say go with a 3-9x40 or 3-10x40ish scope. If it's too far away to hit with one of those it's probably too far away to be shooting at. I went with the Burris Signature Select 3-10x40 on my Tikka T3 Lite in 300WM. The Burris is extremely bright and clear and had lots of eye relief - a consideration if you don't like getting bopped in the face every time you pull the trigger. Short of the Burris S/S I'd say the entry price point is the sponsor site's Nikon Team Primos (rumored to be a Monarch UCC) 3-9x40 for $200 or even better their discontinued Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 for $250. I bought two of the Nikon for both a 308 and a Howa 30-06 and it's an excellent fixed parallax scope.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/recommended_riflescopes.htm
http://www.chuckhawks.com/scope_magnification_rifle_caliber.htm
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Thanks guys,
Although black is OK, I would like to if possible mount a stainless/silver color scope on this nice looking rifle. What premium scope makers manufacture them in stainless color?
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You can get a 4200 2.5-10x40 in a stainless finish.
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Add leupold and zeiss to the Bushnell, for a silver finish.  I would be proud to have any of these on any rifle.
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With that caliber, I would not hesitate to get a little bit more magnification, maybe up to 14x.  You may never know when you will need it.
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Most of the high end European optics are matte only...For silver - try  Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10 ( my choice) ,  Nikon Monarch , VX III, Weaver Grand Slam ,or  Zeiss Conquest ( nice also) ....Good looking rig the CDL SF - post a photo when its set up
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thats a sweet rifle, i have one just like it in a matte finish in a .264 win.

3x9 or 2.5x10 is plenty of scope for your needs, i wouldnt recommend a 4.5x14 for bear hunting, for western states deer and elk it would be nice, but i still say a 3x9 will be sufficient for about 98% of  all hunting needs

4200 elite no question


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iffen yous can't hit it with 10, yous ain't gonna hit it with 14 either. IMHO.
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I'm voting either a Bushy, or a Nikon.
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 I agree with you Cyborg ... and they won't break the bank !                

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Sightron Big Sky has a few scopes in silver.

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Go with the 4200.
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4200.  No regrets!
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I`d go with a 3x9 or a 10x max. Some may like more power on the high end, but if you can`t hit with a 9x or 10x, you won`t with a 12 x or 14x either!.........The 4200 is the best scope on the market for the money! But a Nikon Monarch, Zeiss, or the Leupy would also make excellent choices....Depends on your preference and price point.
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Go with 4200 3-9, or 2.5-10 for extra dollars.  You need to take that rifle in to a store and see what that silver scope is going to look like, before buying any of them.  You have an excellent rifle.
 
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That is a beautiful gun, I have taken quite a liking to that look.
I agree with the 4200"s suggested. They flat out perform better than some scopes costing twice as much.
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The walnut with stainless really looks awesome, I never liked that look until I saw one in person! Thanks for the advice guys and thanks Mojo, taking it to a store to actually see what various stainless finish scopes look like next to it is a great idea.
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That's what we are all here for SamC.  Good luck.
 
 
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