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Thread: Scope for LR Rabit shooting

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    Scope for LR Rabit shooting

    Looking for a scope to put on a .223, will be used to shoot the usual pests, rabbits, plovers and magpies out to a max of 450m.

    I have a rangefinder so want to be able to 100% reliably dial my shots, looking for something in the mag range of around 15 power ish.

    Budget to a max $1000. However is something will do the job for $500 then I'm happy to spend that much I prefer 1" tube and 44mm or less obj but that's not essential.

    What suggestions do you have?

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    you could try get a second hand sightron. the sIII 6-24x50, its turrets are spot on. that would be at the high end 1000 second hand. they have a higher mag range and bigger tube. its one awsome scope for the money. Leupold vx-III do the 4.5-14 that may be closer to what you are after. but for dialling the sightron is a lot of scope. Me mates got one on his 243. in the right conditions hes being shooting rabbits beyond 600 yards.

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    Ask @Dundee what's on top of his LR rifle
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    I have a leupold mark AR 6-1840 with a calibrated dial for 55g 223 I may be looking to sell or trade

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    I run a Vortex Viper 6-18 , dial-able ,ballistic recticle, nice glass and a forever warranty. It was just under a grand new through any decent sports shop in NZ. 30mm tube.
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    if you can get one, get one of the old tasco titans. now before you all start going on about cheap and nasty tasco crap the original titan was 30 mm tubed and japanese optics from front to back. i showed mine to richard wilhelm in christchurch who was super fussy on optics. he wandered outside and compared it to a kahles etc then promptly declared that it was a damn good scope. light gathering was awesome in twilight and it was in general a great scope.
    i also had a leupold vari x2 which was good but i took a spill with the rifle and snapped it in 1/2. leupold gave me a replacement scope with no warranty issues at all. great service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    I run a Vortex Viper 6-18 , dial-able ,ballistic recticle, nice glass and a forever warranty. It was just under a grand new through any decent sports shop in NZ. 30mm tube.
    The Vortex Viper is a good option i reckon, i have several.

    Cameraland NY have the Viper 6.5-20x50 PA on special currently, dam good value.

    http://cameralandny.com/spec-sheet.html?catalog[name]=Vortex-Viper-6.5-20x50-PA---Dead-Hold-BDC-%23VPR-M-06BDC-viper-6.5-20&catalog[product_guids][0]=1116942

    and in Mildot

    http://cameralandny.com/spec-sheet.html?catalog[name]=Vortex-Viper-6.5-20x50-PA---Mil-Dot-Reticle-%23VPR-M-06MD-viper-6.5-20&catalog[product_guids][0]=1116852

    I have one of these on one of my 284 win's and it performs well, shooting steel to 1,100 yards, and deer to 750.

    Great performance for the money.
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    Your Zeiss

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    I like my Niton monarch 4-16x42. 1" and only weighs 19 ounce from memory.
    Only downside is that only has 40moa elevation. But that will be more than enough for a 223 out to 500-700m. Found the clarity and tracking to be really good. Believe the Mildot version is around 450 USD.

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    Vx-3i with cds
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    Vortex-Viper-6.5-20x50-PA's are $299 on spesh at cameralandny right now oops I see GWH has already mentioned this seems like a great deal and might go close to sliding in under customs as well?
    Last edited by yerimaginaryM8; 25-01-2017 at 12:08 PM.
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    Thanks guys. All good suggestions, that's a sharp price on that camera website. Has anyone used them before??

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Your Zeiss
    But then what goes on the 260???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    Thanks guys. All good suggestions, that's a sharp price on that camera website. Has anyone used them before??



    But then what goes on the 260???
    Yeah cameralandny are good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    Thanks guys. All good suggestions, that's a sharp price on that camera website. Has anyone used them before??



    But then what goes on the 260???
    Depends what you use it for

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    Where is the best place to buy Vortex in NZ?? Reloaders?

    @Gibo possibly put a Razor hdlh 2-10 on it. I want to still be able to dial

 

 

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