What optics for a 243 to shoot out to 500 yards
I will be picking up my 243 this weekend as I am swapping my CVA pistol for one. I fell in love with the cartridge when I was doing research on my new deer rifle. I chose the 7mm-08 for deer but really like the ballistics and such for this rifle. I am planning on making it my coyote gun, and target gun. I had a blast shooting my 17 out to 300 yards and really miss the light recoil plinkingdays.
The gun will come with the junk bushnell scope that savage supplies with the axis. I have been looking at quite a few "decent scopes" for the 243. The one I am contemplating is the Bushnell with the 600 DOA reticle. This reticle is designed to allow direct aiming out to 600 yards based on your cartridge choice. I have looked at a few MIL DOT scopes as well. I like these scopes as they "do not require" you to hold or adjust your elevation to place shots.
I would like to get a scope that takes a lot of the guesswork out of shooting. I imagine that my hunting shots will never be past 300 yards, and I have researched on the ways to sight in at 100 to make the drop at 300 be less of an issue, but like the idea of not have to play the "guessing game"
I had the bsa sweet 17 on my 17 and it worked great, but recent issues I have had with my shot gun scope are turning me away from the BSA sweet 243 scope.
Looking at suggestions for a nice rifle scope for my 243. I don't want to spend a ton on it but may save up for a few years to get something worth while. What magnifications would you guys suggest for shooting at 500? 2.5x15" 3x9? would you go with a 50mm or stick with the standard 40? Am I thinking correctly that these mil dot and 600 DOA scopes will take out the guess work?
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