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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

Ok, made a spur of the moment decision and picked up a Winchester 70 in 300 WSM on laminate stock (they didn't have wood and where I live, there aren't many well stocked shops). Hopefully me and my shoulder will both be happy with my choice once I tap a few off! Thumbs up

While my 10 day waiting period is going on, thought I'd ask opinions on a good scope and magnification recommendation. I'm probably leaning toward a Leupold VX-II or VX-III. Do most of you stick with 3x9 magnification or would you suggest slightly more for a 300 WSM?

Thanks in advance!
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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

3- 9 x 40 or 50 will cover any of your big game hunting conditions.

Leupold is good stuff, regardless of model.

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

Hoser,
I put a burris 2x7 short mag scope on my .325 Kimber montana and so far so good. I'll take it moose hunting this next season and use it on our annual deer hunt. The burris short mag scopes are designed for wsm rifles. they have some other powers to choose from. They're light low and short and I had to get mounts that would fit as it was almost too short. the 2x7 power I think is the shortest one so if your going to a larger power you should be able to find mounts pretty easy. I've got a 3x10x40 weaver grand slam on my M 70 winchester 300 wsm and like it a lot.

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

Hoser:
Ten day waiting period...ouch. A M70 just doesn't strike me as a weapon of choice for someone about to commit an impulsive criminal act. It's tempting to off track here, but I won't.

I put a VX-II 3x9 on my .300 WSM. You can't beat Leupold's reputation. A friend at work told me a story about a hunting buddy that lost his Leupold-scoped rifle into the Ivashak River (North Slope AK) and couldn't get back out to it with a magnet until spring. He pulled it out of the river, looked through the scope, and it was clear as a bell.

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

Leupold makes fine scopes, you can't go wrong there.
I've always heard that for magnum calibers to get a good scope with the longest eye relief possible. That way you won't "tattoo" your eyebrow from the recoil. I don't own a magnum, and don't remember what the suggested minimum would be in inches.
Seems to me it was 3.5-4" inches, but perhaps someone here can clarify that? Think

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

3.5 4 is great. But some scopes don't provide that. 19 out of 20 times when bench rest shooting my scope actually comes back and touhes my glasses, sometimes even moving them a bit, but I never got a "hit". Standing,kneeling, your body moves with the recoil and it never happens. That with pretty hot loads in a 270.
I tried a 300 mag this year that friend had, with factory rounds and didn't notice any difference from mine. But I don't mind recoil either.

all trial and error.

I seen a guy one time at the range split himself for about 20 stitches. He was a gunsmith,gun builder, avid shooter.. he just got a little careless.

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

luppy, own 5 two of which peoples lives depend on .

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Five 300 WSM rifles?

Hi remington,
Did you mean you own 5 rifles in 300 WSM? I'd love your feedback and opinion of that round based on your experience!
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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

I put a Bushnell 4200 Elite 2.5x10 scope on my 300wsm Weatherby. Great scope - comared it to my friends older Leopold...way better clarity on the Busnell. Great value for the money. Good hunting.

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

Sorry, Should have been more specific. I own 5 luppy scopes, two of which are on rifles that people lives depend on. I have no experence other than reading about the 300wsm.

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Scope recommendation for a 300 WSM?

I just put a leopold 4x12x40 on a .270wsm

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