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looking for scope recommendations for my new rifle.  the rifle is a Remington 700 5R in 300 win mag.

will be used to shoot steel at 1,000 yards- mile.    like to find a variable power scope with 50 mm objective lens.    like find something up to $600.     love to have a nightforce but its lil out the budget .


recommendations?????

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On a $600 budget your really limiting yourself.  The bare minimum I would put to use for going out to a mile -

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-HD-5-20x50-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P51653.aspx  @ 1299.95 its over twice your budget but will theoretically get you there.


If you are capped out at $600 this is the only one I would recommend -


http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-HD-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx

Have you ever shot at those distances before? Have you already got your base, rings, etc?

Just be realistic on goals and expectations and you'll enjoy shooting much better. 

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The Classic (non- HD) version of the SWFA SS 3-15X42 runs about $670. It is FFP, mil-quad reticle, SF and .1 mil turrets, and tough as nails. That is what I would get.
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I have shot quite a bit at a 1,000 yards I have a Remington 700 5R in .308 that I take tactical long range shooting classes.   I bought the new 300 win mag 5R to help it reach a mile.   theres guys in my class with $129 scopes hitting a 1,000 yard as good as some with $3,000 scopes.   I know its hard to be a nightforce or a us optics or  smitch and bender but the funds right now wont allow that kinda cash.


my 308 has a bushnell tactical elite 4200 in 6x-24x50 and it does decent for me at 1,000 yards but ive scoped the target at a mile and it wont work for me well at least my old eyes. 


was looking at 2 scopes one was the vortex viper pst the other was a hawke sidewinder 30

both seemed clear to me ( not nightforce clear ) but pretty good for price.    any reviews on these??

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Never had any issues with vortex pst's that I've had. 
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yeah never heard anyone say anything bad about a vortex viper.  


anyone with opinions on the hawke sidewinder 30???

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