Long Range Rifle Scope suggestions - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
New Arrival
mpalmer89's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: New York
Posts: 4
Back To Top
Long Range Rifle Scope suggestions

Looking for suggestions for a quality Variable Power Rifle Scope for Long Range. Would like to stay around $1,500.--'ish, but will consider up to $2,000.00 max for scope only. Shopping in the 6-20X50MM and 8.5-25X50MM range, must have 30MM or 34MM Tube, and 50MM or larger objective lens. Open to suggestions and advise.
mpalmer89 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 05-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Beaver Co. Pa
Posts: 844
Back To Top
I have and use a 8.5x25 Leupold a Nightforce 12x42 BR and 15x55 competition models and like them all. For hunting and price I like the 8.5x 25 Leupold for competition I like the two Nightforce scopes.

Dead groundhogs tell no tales!
drags is offline  
Old 05-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Regular Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,071
Back To Top
Now your are talking my language.
I will say your price range is kind of in the dead zone. Lots of great options from 900-1300 then a dead spot then lots more good ones from $1800 and up.
If you want to stay on the lower the PST genii 5-25 is a great one or the golden eagle for big power 15-60. SHV nightforce falls in that range as well.
Then you have the 5.5-22 NXS in that $1800 range.
Let me know if I can point you into the direction of the CHEAPEST deals on scopes around ( I know some people lol )

To Crush your enemys, See them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of there women.
dragman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 05-08-2019, 07:33 PM
Part of the Community
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 228
Back To Top
I love the 12x42 NF optically. However, after returning mine 3 times because it would not hold point of aim I gave up on it. I have 2 Vortex GE, have been great holding point of aim and spot on clicking back and forth for different yardages. Remove the turrents, clean out the factory grease and replace it with a synthetic grease that will handle the cold and it's good to go. Perhaps not quite was good optically but great for the price especially if your a veteran or active duty. I have 2 Leupold Competitions that I have used long and hard..never an issue with them. For a hunting a, scope I would look to the Leupolds. Make up your mind and talk to Dragman .
dragman likes this.
jeffppc is offline  
Old 05-11-2019, 11:49 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 504
Back To Top
If $2,000 is your upper limit I would take a look at either the 4.5-27x56 Vortex Gen 2 Razor or the soon to be released 4-32 Nightforce NX8.

I personally have a Gen 2 Razor that has lived on my .300 for the last 3 years and has worked flawlessly for me for 1500+ rounds and countless scope revolutions out to 1000 yards.
CMP70306 is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 06:42 AM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SWPA
Posts: 653
Back To Top
I have two Leupold VX-3i's with the varmint hunter reticle. This scope can be had for around $1,000 and is well worth it.

When I shot the 1,000 yard Varmint Silhouette at Ridgeway the scope worked very well....and with the reticle being horizontal and vertical MOA quick adjustments without turning the turret was a nice option.

drags and br1k like this.
Steeltrap is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 05:56 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 2A
Posts: 285
Back To Top
check out the Athlon cronus. I pre-ordered one of the 4-32 nightforce nx8 scopes. looks like a nice option that doesn't weigh a ton.
huntnfish4life is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 10:43 PM
The Man
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Md.
Posts: 5,599
Back To Top
NFX 5.5 x 22 x50 zero stop Have 3 of them.
outofstater is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 04:37 AM
Regular Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,426
Back To Top
I have a Leupold 40x competition scope with 1/8 dot for sale in great condition. $800 shipped.

stoolshooter is offline  
Old 06-30-2019, 09:51 PM
Regular Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Phila, & Susq. Co.
Posts: 1,467
Back To Top
I went with a neighbor yesterday to Burks gun shop Wyoming county who was looking for a scope for his new browning x bolt 6. 5 creedmore. He first looked at a vortex scope that was about 2k and he asked me what I thought. I looked through it and could barley see the hash marks. My neighbor was only able to see the hash mark if he put his glasses on.

I then noticed they had Nightforce scopes in a display cabinet. Once he looked through the NF without glasses he was sold on the scope. I believe It was a 6 x 25 x 50 and in my opinion there was no comparison. It had to be the best scope that I had ever looked through. It was $400 more then the Vortex.

The shop did not have any Swarovski or Zeiss scopes to do a comparison.
flintlock hunter likes this.

Life Member NRA
joe8768 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome