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    Scopes for Long Range Shooting in NZ

    Just curious, for those of you that do long range shooting (1000m and beyond) in NZ, what scopes (brand and models) are you happy with. I am also keen to hear whether First Focal Plane should be a big part of the consideration?

    I like the Vortex Viper PST Gen II, but is this the bees knees?


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    Quote Originally Posted by janleroux View Post
    Just curious, for those of you that do long range shooting (1000m and beyond) in NZ, what scopes (brand and models) are you happy with. I am also keen to hear whether First Focal Plane should be a big part of the consideration?

    I like the Vortex Viper PST Gen II, but is this the bees knees?


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    Nightforce with SFP 22 or 25 max power, 35 would be nice but $$$$

    FFP is only really necessary with PRS/Tactical type shooting competitions

    FFP typically have pretty thick reticles on high power & pretty thin on low power which can be a bit of a compromise

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    Quote Originally Posted by janleroux View Post
    Just curious, for those of you that do long range shooting (1000m and beyond) in NZ, what scopes (brand and models) are you happy with. I am also keen to hear whether First Focal Plane should be a big part of the consideration?

    I like the Vortex Viper PST Gen II, but is this the bees knees?


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    The Viper pst II is a good scope. There are plenty better but they all cost more dollars
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    Leupold LRP
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    Are we talking actual hunting here, or just shooting at stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Are we talking actual hunting here, or just shooting at stuff?
    Long range just shooting paper and gongs. If used for hunting, then I would probably say 300-400m.


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    I would suspect scopes for LR in NZ are no different than anywhere else in the world
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    As Greg says Nightforce nothing else comes close
    Get hold of @andyanimal31 if your after one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I would suspect scopes for LR in NZ are no different than anywhere else in the world
    Understood. But I guess some brands might be more liked because of local support and reputation over time.

    And shooting in the African bushveld, walking through thick sand is the closest you get to climbing mountains. Some optics might be better in foggy wet conditions compared to dry dusty environments.

    I am speculating, and hence the question.


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    Have a look at the Delta Tactical range.

    I've owned heaps of different scopes over the years including NXS 's, Leupold's, March, Vortex, Sightron etc.

    The Delta is excellent value for money and made in Japan with ED glass.
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    I have a Sig For sale on here that's a pretty good scope value for money wise its a very functional scope maybe a bit light on zoom but sufficient for most tasks here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    I have a Sig For sale on here that's a pretty good scope value for money wise its a very functional scope maybe a bit light on zoom but sufficient for most tasks here.
    Thanks Stocky. Iíll get back to you - still investigating.
    But as a matter if interest, can you please pm me the details of your sig and how much you want for it?


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    Yeah nightforce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Dicko View Post
    Yeah nightforce
    Which Nightforce - something like a ATACR 5-25◊56 F1? Would that be comparing apples with apples?


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