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Hypothetical Question for the experts:

 

If money isn't a factor, what would you consider the top 5 BEST scopes in the world to mount on a bolt action .308 rifle.  You'll be using the rifle for punching paper (mainly at 100, 200, and 300yds but occasionally @ 600yds.) but it will also be used to hunt whitetail and hogs.  Scope weight isn't a factor but bright, clear optics with accurate, durable adjustments are important.

 

I'll get it started.  I have to admit that I don't have direct experience with a couple of these but I'm going by reviews & reputation coming from who/what I believe to be knowledgable sources.

 

1) Schmidt & Bender 4x16 50mm Variable Hunting scope;

2) Zeiss Diavari 3x12 56mm;

3) Swarovski PH 4x16 50mm w/TDS reticle;

4) Kahles CL 4x12 52mm w/MultiZero;

5) Nightforce NXS 3.5x15 50mm

 

*Honorable mention: IOR Tactical 4x14 50mm w/MP8 reticle

 

What do you think???  Help, as I am trying to decide whether I want to start saving my pennies to one day have one of the best there is in the optics world.

 

Thanks!



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Originally posted by ceylonc ceylonc wrote:

 

 

1) 4x16 50mm Variable Hunting scope;

2) 3x12 56mm;

3) 4x16 50mm w/TDS reticle;

4) 4x12 52mm w/MultiZero;

5) 3.5x15 50mm

 

 

I believe the accepted notation for these things would be 4-16x50 mm and so on.



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Ok - Money is ALWAYS a factor. My .308 Savage has Leupold Mark 4  8.5-25x50 illuminated mil dot. My Rem 700 PSS .308 has a 20x Super Sniper. The Win Coyote light 300 WSM  has a Super Sniper 10x M and I have a Leupold Mark 4  10x M3 that is hoping to find a new home on another .308 soon.  And thats how it is in the real world.    Why - Because they work every time.
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The schmidt 4-16 is great, I love mine but it's a big scope
Leupold 6.5-20 is a great buy but big too
Steiner 2.5-8 ismore compact to go with a 308 but try and find one
Leupold 2.5-8 is also a great trim scope
If this is a sporting class 308 the best all around scope is the good old Leupold 6x 36mm with dot and CH
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Hello Ceylonc

 

I would go with

 

1.US optics

2.Zeiss

3.Schmidt & Bender

4.Khales

5.Swarovski

 

If price and size was not a issue and it was for a .308.

 

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  1  USO

  2 ZEISS

  3 S&B

  4 SWAROVSKI

  5 KHALES

 

    BEST SCOPES IF PRICE DOSNT MATTER  I ALSO OWN ALL EXCEPT

      SWAROVSKI  USO SN3 ZEISS VMV 3X12X56 S&B 2.5X10X56

        KHALES 3X12X56 ALL OF THESE SCOPES GATHER ALOT OF

         LIGHT AND TRACK GREAT JUST MY 2 CENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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