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I am looking for a good scope for my .308 Remington 700 VLS.

Many have recommended the Leopold and after handling some, I think I will go that route.  My confusion lies in the different reticles.  I thought about the Boone and Crockett, but it seems for varmints the lines would be too big.  I then thought about the varmint reticle, but those seem more for the smaller cartridges.


Most shooting will be at paper out to 300 yards at my local range. I'd want something that I can pinpoint on paper at that range.  I'd like a scope though that I can also use for prairie dogs, crows etc. and the *very* occasional longer range target shooting.

 

I've never owned a centerfire rifle before, but own many pistols and shotguns.  I have no problem spending the money if I get a good value out of it.

 

What has been most recommended up to this point has been the Leopold VX-III long range 4.5x14.  Don't know about the 40 vs 50mm.  That seems to be my best bet, I'm just really confused on the reticle.


Any suggestions?

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i have a 308 with a leupold on it vari x III in a 6.5x20x50 mm with a mil dot recticle and absolutly love it
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I personally like the cpc reticle, but unfortunately Leupold has dropped it from there line. I've been told that the "fine hair" reticle is the best for target shooting, but I've always had a problem focusing in on it. Check out Premier Reticle's website they may have something that you like, but make sure you buy the scope from SWFA!!!
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Consider Leo's 6X18 target scope, although one of its low end target scopes it is far ahead of most other scopes for your purpose.
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for the 308, i like would get the leupold M4 M3 3.5-10x40. or if you want even more power, go with the LR.

 

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The standard Fine Duplex would work perfect for you.  It is one of the most popular and widely used reticles for a reason.  Not too fine and not too heavy.  Perfect for paper punching and good light varmint shooting at distance.
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