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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Scope advice

Looking to build a semi lr gun for target shooting and even deer hubting. I'm looking to do a 6.5creedmoor on an encore frame. What is a decent scope to use? Not looking to sell my first born to buy it but also don't want to skimp and not be able to see the target at 5oo+ yards
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Buy the best thing that you can afford. Everyone's perception of scopes and costs is different. I usually go with a 6-18x or 6-24x for long range scopes. I tend to prefer Leupold, Nikon, or Vortex myself. I just ordered a Vortex Viper PA 6.5-20x50mm from Camera Land of NY on sale for $320 + free shipping which I thought was a pretty good deal. You may want to spend more, but I certainly wouldn't spend less.
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I was always taught to spend as much on optics as you do on the gun. Nikon, Leopold, or even a Redfield who is now owned by Leopold are good choices. Always shake my head when I see someone with a $600 + rifle with a $75 scope on it and the guy saying it fogged up which was why he missed a nice buck LOL!.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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I would like to stay in the $5-600 range if possible.
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That deal offered by Cameraland on the Vortex would be hard to pass up.
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Never skimp on optics, many good shooting guns have been sold due to scope failure.
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Its a shame you weren't looking for a scope a few months ago. Cabelas had a great deal. I picked up a 6 x 18 x 50 Meopa for around $400

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Man...always seems like I'm always a day late and a dollar short
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I wish I knew more about the 6.5 Creedmoor and what you are using it for hunting deer/coyote/night hunting/woodchucks/target ect to give you better info.


Depending on the gun, scope mounts and rings you may have 30 mm scopes are great in low light but 1" is fine for most use and a bigger objective lens ie 40 mm vs 50 mm helps in low light too.


A 3x9 or 4x12 should be all you need unless you're using it for long distance target shooting then I suggest a fixed power like an 18x

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I'm looking to use this for deer hunting and target shooting. Kind of a multi purpose gun. I'd like to shoot 500 yards or so
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