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I'm looking for a scope to throw on my Remington 7mm, but I have a Leupold already that puts my shots in a three-inch group at 750yds. I am an avid big game hunter, and I'm looking for a scope with a physically wide field of view, as in with a lens shaped more like an oval/rectangle than the standard circle. I'm not sure if practical scopes with that shape exist or are commonly available, but if they are can someone point me to them?
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None known. If you're hunting within 400 yards and want something also good for close shots, then 2 to 3X on the low end and 10-15 on the high end will give you a large range of scopes with good field of view.
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What scope do you have on it now?
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I am curious as to what scope is on it now as well, 3" groups at 750 yards is impressive IMO.
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The scope is old, it was a gift from my grandfather. Most of the magnification info has been worn off. 3" at 750 was with match grade ammo on a still day, in optimal conditions.
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WELCOME!!!

Redfield Illuminators are available via auction sites but they are not readily available but you can get one if you are lucky.

I am wondering if you can get the Hawke Wideview they are very under rated.

It is a hard question not many have the Panoramic view as the old Redfields.

Good luck in your endeavors.


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What is your budget? I would imagine that most modern scopes are going to have a wider FOV than a old Leuppy. I am with Jon, a scope with a mag range 3-12 to 15x would be about perfect. But my recommendation depends on your price range...
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I'm a firm believer in spending as much as necessary on one's scope, because at the end of the day it's the scope that defines the shot. Anywhere up to $500-600.
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