looking for a resonibly priced scope for a 300-wsm. worried about the kick hurting the scope. i was thingking of something in the 4-14x42 range. like the burris II. ne ideas would be great. fyi something under $300 would be nice.
Burris, Leupold, Bushnell and Nikon all make good 2-7x and 3-9x scopes well within your price range. The Leupold and the Nikon are guarenteed for life. I have 2 Nikon's, both guarenteed for life no matter who owns the scope, sell it the warenty goes with it. At one time a had a 2-7x Leupold on a 338 Mag. Did a fine job.
Leupold and Nikon both make what your looking for in your price range. Why are you looking for so much scope?
I have Leupold VX3 BC4.5X14X40mmLR with 30mm tubes on my 300WSM & 7mm Rem Mag , They work great in low light conditions with the 30mm tube and you can use lower scope mounts getting away from the 50mm lense. But they are a little pricey at $550, But i'm happy with their performance and i'm not afraid to strech my barrel and take a shot out to 500 yards. Good luck, thier are many nice scopes to choose from.
sorry leupold guys had a bad exp with them will never buy one again. ( yes all scops can fail ). what do you all think about the burris ll with bdc? or the nikon pro? dose the bdc realy work? fyi my eyes suck so i was thinking a littel more power would not be bad. should just get glassess
I have a Nikon with BDC and I only have it because that's all they bhad when I got it. I don't even like the idea of them. I'm not sure what load they are programed to or what cartridge. I did contact Nikon to see about getting it changed to a plain cross wire but they won't do it, Leupold would have!
For long range shooting the best answer is a cronograph to know your true velocity and plot your true trajectory and a good range finder to tell what the range really is.
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