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I recently inherited a Ruger M77 in 7 mm mag.  I am planning to take this gun on a whitetail hunt in the Northwest or Canada next year and am looking for a scope for this purpose.

 

I live and hunt in SC and usually don't make a shot over 100 yds, so I am not looking for a huge amount of magnification or to spend more than $500 for features I will not use more than once or twice.  I have 3-9X40 on my other rifles.

 

Is there anyone who hunts in the Northwest or Canada who can tell me about how much mag. I need to buy?  I feel I may need more than 9X.  Right now, I like the Leupold VXII in 4-12X40.  I have read many of your posts here favoring Burris FFII, but I see they jump from 10X up to 14X.  I also have seen some positive reviews for Weaver, but they have the same jump as Burris.

 

Does anyone know who manufactures the Alaskan Guide and Alaskan Guide Premium scopes for Cabelas?  The pricing has caught my eye, but also has me concerned about quality.  We don't have Cabela's down here, so I don't have the ability to put my hands on one.

 

thanks in advance!

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In your situation I  would recommend the Burris FFII over comparable Leupold any day of the week.  It should set you back about $200 or so. 
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Unless you are going to attempt 500+ yard shots, I would think that your standard 3-9x40 would work great.  Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40, $429.00.  I suspect that Cabelas higher end scopes are made in Japan.

 

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FWIW -

 

My buddy "broke" a brand new Cabelas Outfitter last weekend on the first(?) shot. It would track vertically but horizontally the bullet placement was sprayed across a 2 foot span @ 100 yards from shot to shot with no consistency. This is on a rifle he has had for a while with ammo he knows groups into 2" with the previous scope, which was replaced and bore sighted by Cabelas. I'm sure Cabelas will stand behind the scope but have not heard from him this week to see what they had to say. This by no means reflects badly on Cabelas or the overall quality of their scopes - just one data point - I'm sure all brands have had similar problems.

 

I agree that 3x9 seems enough - I use a 3x10 on my 7. I can't even see 500 yards

 

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i agree completely with ranburr, get the conquest.

 

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Sightron makes a 3-12x42 scope.  They are very good scopes.  I have little experience with Zeiss Conquest, but I would put Sightron SII in the same quality range as Burris Signature and Leupold VXIII.

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ditto for Zeiss Conquest....I have 2 of them and they are great.
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