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Scope for .300 Win Mag

Hello,

I'm about to purchase a .300 Win Mag.  Curious what you folks think is a good scope for that caliber of rifle.  I'm a big fan of hunting, and not shooting animals at 1,000 yards.  So keep that in mind.  I can't imagine myself ever taking a shot past 400 yards.

Toughts?

RD in SD

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All of my rifles except for a

All of my rifles except for a couple wear Leupolds.  Great scopes and not bad prices for their VXII or VXIII's.  My hunting rifles have 3x9x40 or 3.5x10x40 and I have had no problems with them over 30+years of using them. 

Also take a look at Vortex.  They are high quality at a fari price. 

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I also have a Leupold 3x9x40

I also have a Leupold 3x9x40 the thing I like about it most is the rifles that pack more of a punch it does not seem to effect the settings. I notice every year when I take it to sight in it is always dead on no matter how many times I shoot. I have Mine on a 300 H&H mag. and a 7mm

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scope

I would go look through a few and see what you like. Larger eye relief would be something to look for as well as larger objective for low light conditions. Good glass makes the rifle. All the above mentioned scopes as well as Redfield, Burris and Nikon higher end scopes should work just fine. I personally like dual dovetail mounting systems or a good rail system with larger caliber guns. Good luck and have fun with your new rifle.

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Out to 400 9-10x on the upper

Out to 400 9-10x on the upper end is more than adequate. VX-3 in 3.5-10X would be my bid if it were my rifle. Spending money on good optics only hurts once. The eye relief on the vx-3's is more than adequate, brightness and clarity are top notch, weight is low, adjustments are precise, and they are rugged as all get out. 

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Leupold, ATN, Vortex are all

Leupold, ATN, Vortex are all great! Have you already chosen any?

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Choosing a scope for your rifle.

Get the 'power' or optic that your eye likes instead of what someone else says.

When we go to the doctor they ask us what lens we like!

Do that with your optics.

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Choosing a scope for your rifle.

Get the 'power' or optic that your eye likes instead of what someone else says.

When we go to the doctor they ask us what lens we like!

Do that with your optics.

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Joined: 09/13/2008
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Choosing a scope for your rifle.

Get the 'power' or optic that your eye likes instead of what someone else says.

When we go to the doctor they ask us what lens we like!

Do that with your optics.

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Joined: 09/13/2008
Posts: 78
Choosing a scope for your rifle.

Get the 'power' or optic that your eye likes instead of what someone else says.

When we go to the doctor they ask us what lens we like!

Do that with your optics.