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Offline Medic137049

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What scope to use?
« on: March 09, 2019, 06:20:48 AM »
What scope should I mount on my rifle for Elk hunting, Ruger M77 .270, price range up to $400.00

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Re: What scope to use?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 07:15:57 AM »
Leupold VX3i 4.5-14x40
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Re: What scope to use?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 07:18:26 AM »
Welcome to the site!  :welcome:


In that price range, I would probably be looking at a Leupold VX-3i in 3.5x10 or a Vortex Diamondback. Id also consider looking at used Vortex Vipers that could fall in that price range: the HS, HS-T, and HS-LR would all be excellent options if you could find them for under $400.

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Re: What scope to use?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 09:24:41 AM »
Thank you, I am researching all that have been recommended so far, it is very much appreciated.

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Re: What scope to use?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 10:34:30 AM »
I would stick to a 2x7 or maybe a 3x9. Mainly to keep your shots in an effective range of say 200 yards. I know some people say the 270 is a good elk round but I feel at long ranges it is a little under powered. Kind of the same reason I won't take long shots with my bow. That said, I'm partial to Vortex but there are others too.

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Re: What scope to use?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 07:51:18 PM »
I have some recent experience with this rangefinder I bought. My brother was able to use this right after getting it for when he went rifle shooting. He felt that it was very accurate. Nice looking product with a reasonable price. It comes with battery since it takes a different kind than the usual everyday batteries. He was excited to get more accurate distance for rifle and for scope. Nice buy overall, definitely recommended.

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Re: What scope to use?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 03:09:18 PM »
Leupold VX3i 2.5-8x36 is about optimal for weight vs brightness. I practice out to 600 yards with my 270 and have no problem with 8x at the top end for vitals hits on cardboard silhouettes.
3.5-10 is a good choice too.

 

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