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Do the tactical scopes make good scopes for hunting. Just wondering because they seem to offer more in the ways of adjustments and ways to compensate for trajectory as well as having a good amount of features not always found on standard hunting scopes.

I shoot a Browning a-Bolt in 300 Win Mag and just had to buy another scope because my Leupold went south. Purchased a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 to do me for the interm.

I will most likely look for another scope this coming spring and use the 3x9 on one of my other rifles.

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Yes they make good hunting scopes.  Downside is they are typically heavier and have more things to play with that can take your time.  But you don't have to mess with anything and can use them just like a regular old scope if you want. 

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Thanks supertool73... Ya The Avatar I stole for somewhere of the net. It is a rocket powered bike.

I think I will take a good serious look at these scopes next time around. A lot of the hunting we do is in thick cover and precise shots are sometimes critical. Sometimes you only get a head shot and it would be nice to have a scope that can be dialed in with consistent accurate results.  And of course there is always those longer shots across cut blocks and they can range to 600 yards or so. As well I believe I owe it to the game I hunt to dispatch the animal with the least amount of trauma possible.
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It's a leupold, send it to them and you get it fixed...or another scope, for free!. That is the beauty of owning one.
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Yes Ghost Rider I will be sending it back to Leupold but it won't be back before we leave for hunting so I grabbed another scope for the time being. So we got a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40.
Hope this one preforms up to it's reputation.
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A downside to tactical scopes on hunting rifles is that the exposed knobs tend to snag on things or get bumped out of perfect setting.

If you already have a Conquest, Zeiss will swap your hunting turret for a target turret for $50, and Kenton Industries will make a BDC knob for the scope. 

When I set up a 300WM for an alaskan stalking gun, I used a Conquest with a target turret on elevation and a Kenton tuned BDC.  It is a tack-driver the scope is great.  I can't drive nails with it, but I have the tool for that job - so the scope doesn't need to.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

A downside to tactical scopes on hunting rifles is that the exposed knobs tend to snag on things or get bumped out of perfect setting.

If you already have a Conquest, Zeiss will swap your hunting turret for a target turret for $50, and Kenton Industries will make a BDC knob for the scope. 

When I set up a 300WM for an alaskan stalking gun, I used a Conquest with a target turret on elevation and a Kenton tuned BDC.  It is a tack-driver the scope is great.  I can't drive nails with it, but I have the tool for that job - so the scope doesn't need to.
 
Great Post Rancid I second the idea of putting tactical knobs on it and ordering Kenton tuned BDC knobs at least for the elevation
http://www.kentonindustries.com/  a few minutes here will provide an education
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I take it you are referring to the Keton TTC Turrets and the 50.00 is what Zeiss charges for the labor to swap them out. If that is the case I think that would be a solution for this scope.
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Just be aware that most Zeiss scopes are fairly limited in the elevation travel.  Make sure it has enough to do what you need it to do before you spend to much money customizing it. 
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Big%20Grin Ah ! Good point. I will check into that a little bit more when it comes time to do it.
I was mainly thinking of an alternative to scopes with the BDC reticles that, from what I have read only work well on max magnification. The upgraded turrets would change the impact point when adjusted provided you had enough travel to start with.

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