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I'm finally going to get off my duff and scope the Model 7 .308 I bought several years ago.

 

Factoring in budget and info I've gleaned from lurking here, I've kind of narrowed things down to the following:

 

Fixed Power scopes

IOR Valdada 4x32 Hunter

Leupold 4X with #1 reticle (Premier Reticles)

Sightron SII 4X

 

Variables

Zeiss Conquest 3x9

Sightron 1.5x6

Bushnell Elite 4200 1.5x6

 

I'm a scope newbie, being primarily a pistolero. I like the fixed power scope for simplicity -- fewer moving parts, no change in eye relief, etc. It's a general-purpose rifle, so 4X - 6X magnification I think should suffice. I like the etched reticles on the Zeiss and the IOR, having seen a number of wire reticles shoot loose on the range. The German #1 post really appeals to me, but seems hard to come by on an etched reticle without spending huge dollars (which I seem to have misplaced somewhere).

 

I'm planning to use the Talley aluminum lightweight rings. My Model 7 is older style, with only one hole on the rear receiver bridge. Will this present a problem?

 

Your thoughts, please. Many thanks, and Merry Christmas to all.

 

Daryl

 

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If you are willing to live with a fixed magnification scope, just get a IOR 4x32.  It is a small and light scope that will look and function great on a Model 7.

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DnD57:

I started out with a Schmidt and Bender fixed 4 power scope before the price hit the roof for my model 7 ss .308.  I liked the simplicity and size of a fixed scope and it worked great for 4 years, I had no problems taking and making my shots on running deer at <50 yds or the longer standing 100+ yarders.  It just wasn't the same though as I was used to hunting with variables before I picked up the carbine like model 7.  Next I went with a 2-7x36 Kahles.  I liked the size of the scope and the power range seemed like exactly what I needed. Shot one buck with this setup and it did the job great.  No problems.  Then I started comparing scopes again for another rifle and the Zeiss Conquest made a such a good impression on me that I decided to throw one on my Model 7.  The optical clarity, long eye relief and the etched Z-plex reticle had me sold along with the lifetime transferrable warranty.  Really like the view of the cross hairs on this one.  The Zeiss is a little heavier and longer than the other two but still feels and looks right at home on the smaller Model 7.  The Kahles was nice and the power selection a good route to go but it didn't seem like anything special for what you pay.  I would put this one and my older version Leupold Vari-X III 2.5-8x36 on the same level.  The S&B was sweet and top of the hill IMO.  The scope is built to last and has a great view, but the price these days is pretty darn steep.  As far as mouting with 3 base screws you might want to consider a one piece base. 

 

Anyway it took me over 5 years to nail a scope down for my favorite hunting rifle, Good luck.

 

Badger



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If you are going to consider a Bushell Elite 4200 (and they are good scopes) you should consider the Burris Signature Select 1.5-6 x40.   I just placed one on my model 7 in 7mm-08.  It's wonderful.  I highly recommend the scope, especially if you think you might find yourself shooting varmints at some time.  Just thought I'd throw my 2cents worth in.

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Conquest.

 

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I have a Rem M7 SS in .308. I have a Burris 2-7x compact on mine, in a one peice Leupold base and Leupold rings. It's a romping stomping little bugger, and the scope and mounts have held up fine.


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For fixed I'd go with the IOR.  Varible the Zeiss Conquest is great
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Hmm... for the extra cost of the getting Premier Retical to do a conversion you can move into some nice glass. There were some four power 4a Kahles on the sample list.

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Hey I just got into deer hunting last year and wanted to know wat kind of scope would be best for my R700 price range (note) not my first time shooting but my first time going out to find a scope))) from $300 to $500 please really in need of help because ever brand claims there scopes are the best for the $$$
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Originally posted by Frankie Frankie wrote:

Hey I just got into deer hunting last year and wanted to know wat kind of scope would be best for my R700 price range (note) not my first time shooting but my first time going out to find a scope))) from $300 to $500 please really in need of help because ever brand claims there scopes are the best for the $$$
....................................Frankie!.............You posted your above question on a thread that is almost 3 years old!!...Laugh..........Start a new topic and heading under the same section and re-post the same question!!......Wink  
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The Nikon team Premos
Bushnell 4200 are very good in you price range and the Ziess is good
You want to use good scope mounts and rings  and I am sure SWFA can advise you depending on which scope you get.
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Conquest 3-9X40 !
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I would get the Nikon Primos or the Elite 4200 and spend a bit extra on some real good rings and bases.
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I would have to agree with Tip69 on the Zeiss Conquest. Normaly I would suggest the 3-9X40 but I have really come to appreciate my Conquest 4X32. Slightly smaller and lighter-it would be perfect on that Model 7!
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Originally posted by Frankie Frankie wrote:

Hey I just got into deer hunting last year and wanted to know wat kind of scope would be best for my R700 price range (note) not my first time shooting but my first time going out to find a scope))) from $300 to $500 please really in need of help because ever brand claims there scopes are the best for the $$$
..............If you have the Model 7 Remy, what cartridge is it?
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The Model 7 in .308 is a great woods rifle, and I have a reliable old Redfield 4X with post and crosshair reticle mounted on mine. It works perfectly! I would go with either the IOR or Leupold 4X.  
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I'm tellin' ya, you need to look through one of those 4X32 conquests! Super
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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

I'm tellin' ya, you need to look through one of those 4X32 conquests! Super
 
+1!  I have one too, and it's a great little scope!
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