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I just bought an Accumark Weatherby Mark V in .30-378.  I am gonna be doing big game hunting (something that can go way out there, cause shots in Wy are way out there) and target shooting.  Def going to get a Leupold or something on par.  I was looking at the long range target scopes, but they dont come in the boone and crocket only the varmint hunter.  the bullet is not too far off the the large bullet drop u can use on the varmint cause the shell is a super flat shooter only droppin 7.4@ 400 and 19.5 @500  all's i wana do is use it for the shot.  I just dont wana put the wrong scope on such a awesome gun.  any help would be great!
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I would have to say Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X44 w/ side focus would fit your bill nicely. It will outperform any Leupold, and Zeiss has a awesome warrenty and great customer service. This would be my number one pick, but it is around 650-700 dollars.

 

You could also go with the Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14X42 A/O, it will be on par with the Leupold VX-II, it has the Ballistic Plex which really works great. I own this Burris and it is a very good scope, it has the edge on my friends Leupold VX-II. You can get the Burris package (includes a 12-24X50 compact spotting scope) and the scope for around $350.00.

 

I'm not sure what budget you are on, those are the two scopes that are on top of their game for the money. If you have a grand or more to spend, go with the high dollar Zeiss, Swaro, or a Kahles CL. These scopes are better than the Zeiss Conquest, but for the money, i think it is the best scope available. What i am saying is, i don't think the high dollar Euro scopes are worth the extra cash for North American big game.

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thanks ya i am lookin to spend around a grand or so i aint scared to spend the money cause its the last rifle i am gonna buy so why not get the last scope i will buy for it, thats the way i look at it.

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In that case, if i were you. I would go with a Kahles CL 4-12X42, get you some butler creek flip caps, maybe some nice rings and bases. Can be had for under a grand i believe. It is one of the top scopes on the market today, probably the best 1'' scope offered. Chris or Brady could give you more info on the CL, and they will both agree, its nice. You can also get hte Kahles CL with the Multi-Zero option, where you can have your rifle sighted in for 3 or 4 different yardages, so you could set it up for the long  range shots and if a short range shot comes your way, switch it over so you are zero'd for 100 yards. If you have the money, the Kahles CL with multi-zero is the scope to have.
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Oh yeah, the kahles CL is way above any Leupold made, when you buy Leupold, you get their name and great customer service. But it doesn't touch a Kahles in any aspect of the game, and Kahles has a good warrenty and will stand behind their products. Good luck and tell us what you get.
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J_Man has pretty much summed up the CL. For a one time investment, and to get a scope that will perform to all your needs. The CL is the way to go.

 

 
 

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Thanks for getting the multi zero thing straight Brady. Like Brady said, the CL is the way to go. I was wrong about the 4-12X42, it is acually a 4-12X52. This is the scope i would go with. Good luck, tell us what you get and we would all like to see some pics of that Weatherby with some new glass on it.
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The Kahles CL's are great, but I'd stay away from the 52mm objective on that gun.  A 30-378 packs a wallop on both ends and has about as high velocity recoil as anything.  Your scope is going to take a pounding.

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It can take it, maybe that 52mm Objective will add a little weight and tame the recoil a bit.
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ya it says that without the accubrake its like 55lbs of force w/ it something like 26lbs close to that of a .270, and well w/ the multi zero... can u just click it as easy as like a sniper scope, like without screwin a cover off, cause when/if i go on a horse hunt or something or durning a hunt or something i dont want my zero going out of wack.. i know its gota multi key that looks the dif settings but just wana know if u can adjust the elevation too easy as in like the super sniper/markv's etc
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so the kahles holds up better and is a nicer scope all around than a var-xIII long range target?
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The view through the Kahles is better.  I don't think there's enough experience with the CL's to comment on the durability.  If you're using a muzzle brake on the 30-378, you better double up on the hearing protection.  Take the brake off when you're hunting and suck it up on the recoil.  The muzzle blast from a 30-378 with a brake will damage your hearing significantly with just a few shots.  If you can't tell, I'm not a fan of this caliber.  Without a brake, the recoil is about as bad as anything I've ever shot up to .458 Win Mag.  With a brake, the blast is painful without plugs and muffs.
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