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Thread: Scope of Sako Carbonlite .260

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    Scope of Sako Carbonlite .260

    Apologies for "another one of those" questions but a mate is about to drop the coin on a .260 Carbonlite and asked me what scope he should get.

    Local stores don't have a lot of selection so not a lot to compare against. He's the kind of guy that likes nice things and is in the fortunate situation to be able to pay for them.The intended use is hunting and also gong shoots out to around 900m. My experience is with heavier target type optics so hence asking the question. I suggested something in around the 3-18 magnification range with the ability to dial. Maybe a Leupold VX-6HD? He's used my NSX's and S&B but I thought something a bit lighter/compact would suit his carbonlite better.

    So what would you suggest given its intended use?

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    Scope of Sako Carbonlite .260

    Nightforce make a compact scope with plenty of elevation adjustment and zero stop, that fit the short action Sako's well

    2.5-10x42

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Nightforce make a compact scope with plenty of elevation adjustment and zero stop, that fit the short action Sako's well

    2.5-10x42

    Heavy on light?
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    Personally I've just gone to a vx6 3-18 and very happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Heavy on light?
    A nice lil Dial up Swaro would be lighter and probably a better combo
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    A nice lil Dial up Swaro would be lighter and probably a better combo
    Z5 3.5 -18 x 44 BT

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    VX6 would be a good choice, 3-18 is a great zoom range.
    A VX3 would be lighter, but not as good magnification range.

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    +1 on the VX6 3-18 - I'm really happy with mine.
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    Got a 2-12 vx6 on mine
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    Hey @Dreamer what bipod mount you using?

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    March 2.5-25 x 52

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthaussie View Post
    Hey @Dreamer what bipod mount you using?
    Standard neo pod one


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    Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I think my mate will go for the VX-6HD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Nightforce make a compact scope with plenty of elevation adjustment and zero stop, that fit the short action Sako's well

    2.5-10x42

    These are actually a really attractive little scope. Out of interest where about did you buy the scope? Been looking into getting that exact model in but options are limited these days.
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    Dead eye dicks from memory. Certainly nice to use


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