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Howdy fellas , I am looking hard at the vx3 3.5-10x40 non AO with cds , I  am wanting to replace my Burris ff 3-9x40 with bplex. that is own my ruger 77 300wm . I am wanting to replace  it with a scope of similar size and weight  to keep my packing rifle light and handy. I have never owned a vx3 line scope or the cds . I am familiar with target turrets as I have a ss10x42 and a nf 3.5 -15x40 that are great scopes but lead sleds they are . So my questions  are 1 will the vx3 hold up to a light 300wm's recoil.2 what is the reputation for consistent tracking? and 3 are there other options for a 40-42mm scope with target turrets that is of similar size of the for mentioned vx3 .
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Whats your budget and max range for taking a shot at game?
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As for as a budget goes I would like to keep it under 1k. as for as distance goes 1000yds . is where I would like to be able to dial to( 29 moa on most days at our altitude)
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Here would be my choice -

Swarovski 4-12x50 Z3 Riflescope Swarovski 4-12x50 Z3 Riflescope
Stock # - SWA59024
  • Matte
  • 4W
  • 1"
  • Ballistic Turret
$1,059.00 
Then order a dial from Swaro to match your round. 
 
Shooting game at 1K ain't no joke.  My max for game animals is mroe like 2-300 but I'll shoot varmints at further distances...
 
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I have a swaro z5 with BT on my lightweight 300 WSM its held up fine.  total weight is less than 7#'s I think.
 
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with the swaro you're only adding 2 ounces of weight and a much better optic all together.

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I would have to agree completely with SVT on the scope suggestions, order and reasoning.
 
1000 Yards, I would hope would be targets otherwise, I need some pointers and lessons on how to do that. Sharp Shooter
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Hardest thing about a 1000 yd range is finding one you can use.  We have one, but  the fan of fire on the weapon systems one would choose to use at 1K extend past the boundaries of the base so its a No Go.
Over the last few years range use has gotten incredibly anal where a few years ago we used to have really good access.   
 
 I do think the VX3 will hold up to anything you would put it on including dangerous game rifles. My pick for a hunting scope however would be a Zeiss Conquest with the Rapid Z 800 reticle and you can sometimes find them used or demo  on samplelist.com
 
Here is a Zeiss to drool over.
SPL18992 Zeiss 4-16x50 Victory Diavari FL Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 5217779972, Rapid Z 800, 30mm
$1,999.95
Baby I wish I could afford one of these.  Dam where did I put that lottery ticket.
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I'd also take a hard look at the 2-12 VX6.  20MOA per turn. 
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SPL18336 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
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$1,599.95
 Another high end possible.   I also like the 3-9x42 mil quad SS  which is a tad smaller scope than the fixed power scopes and I believe Mike M was saying he was hitting 8 inch plates with it at over  1K.
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The hd5 shows some promise with 70 moa of adjustment. I have never owned a Zeiss scope , I know there reputation for great glass , but how do they track?
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Dead on,  at least all the ones I've had do.
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Originally posted by porkchop401 porkchop401 wrote:

The hd5 shows some promise with 70 moa of adjustment. I have never owned a Zeiss scope , I know there reputation for great glass , but how do they track?

I have 2 5-25X50 HD5 and they have great glass. The thing is they are really heavy.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

My pick for a hunting scope however would be a Zeiss Conquest with the Rapid Z 800 reticle and you can sometimes find them used or demo  on samplelist.com
 
Here is a Zeiss to drool over.
SPL18992 Zeiss 4-16x50 Victory Diavari FL Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 5217779972, Rapid Z 800, 30mm
$1,999.95
Baby I wish I could afford one of these.  Dam where did I put that lottery ticket.
You know it is how funny how things come about . Though I have a Burris  with there b -plex I had never really looked at the Zeiss rapid plex I guess I assumed they had the head aches of the burris b plex in trying to match the trajectory curve at 200 ft  then having to match it at  my favorite hunting grounds which are in the neighborhood of 10k then only to get a chance to go to the Ozarks at 3k and need to figure it again.
 
I like the strong points associated with ballistic reticle, fast target acquisition the lack of a need for drop charts  ballistic calculator and such.
 
After tossing around the idea with a friend that is long range savvy he informed me that  Zeiss rapid reticles had a calculator that once you confirm your velocity  it was a matter of entering correct data and it would give the correct power setting for a trajectory match at a given altitude.
 My friend shoots a turret setup at the range but hunts with a Zeiss 3-15x40 hd5 rapid 800 and after examining the Zeiss calculator I am inclined to try the same.
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