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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Port Matilda-4D & Potter Co-3A
Western Elk Rifle Optics - need advice
My uncle is 66. For many years he has wanted an opportunity to hunt Elk out west. We did some research and in February we entered for the drawing in CO. Long story short we were drawn for first rifle starting 10/10/15. We have secured a guide and he incredibly excited!
We have been preparing. When I was shooting over the weekend and I realized that my rifle optics may not be adequate for a Western hunt. I have a Weatherby <span style="font-style: italic"> </span> Vanguard <span style="font-style: italic"> </span> in .30-06 as my gun choice for this hunt. However, it has a Tasco 3x9x50 scope. It is clear/bright and has worked for PA whitetail but has no BDC, not much eye relief and other shortfalls. I am not sure this is the best choice for our CO Elk hunt.
I have not researched riflescopes in over 10 years. What scope would you recommend for this type of hunt? I have some older Leupolds on my .270's that work well in PA. I see Monarchs, Leupolds as well as Vortex are all on sale this month. Or maybe there is a sponsor here that has a good Western Elk scope and will install/service it on my Vanguard? I prefer to purchase locally when possible.
My eyes are not the best. Sometimes I need to wear my glasses to see the crosshairs without blurriness.
If this has been discussed in the past I would be grateful if someone could share me the link to the post. If this is in the incorrect forum, I apologize, I will repost in the correct forum.
Potter County-God's Country. Fishing/exploring Northcentral PA since 1981.