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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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New scope for lightweight rifle

There a bunch of threads regarding this topic, but also some new players in the scope world.
I've just recently purchased a new proof research summit rifle in 260 for a nice price. I want to get a scope for it that will enable the long shot while hunting deer in west Texas or elk/deer hunting in the mountains of new Mexico. I want to be able to d in all four elevation while keeping the weight reasonably light as it's going on a lighter weight rifle. I want to keep the price under 2000. I've got a 7mm with a 22x nightforce and don't really want to go that heavy. Here's scopes I'm considering:

New Leupold Vx-5 3-15x44
New zeiss V6 or V4 3-18x50
Huskemaw 5-20
Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18

Priorities are 15x. Reliable tracking, and weight in that order. Open to other suggestions too. Hunting to 800, but capable of shooting to 1000-1200 yards
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 03:00 PM
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I really hope you are not shooting at an animal at 800 yards.

Your chance of wounding it is way to high to take the shot.

Shooting at steel targets or paper is one thing, an animal is another.

If I was putting together another mountain rifle it would probably have a 2.5x8, 3x9, or 3.5x10.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 05:26 PM
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wanting to shoot 1000-1200 yds at game animals is unethical. That is my opinion. Too many what ifs to make clean kill shots.

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These men are right .IMO
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 02:29 PM
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I agree with others, 1000-1200 yds to make clean kill shots not soo easy. That's why I recommend a good hunting scope ATN X-SIGHT 4K INT 5-20X I bought this one a year ago and sure that it is the really smart scope for day and night hunting that has digital optics capable of shooting for long distances. Also, there is a built-in ballistic calculator that takes into account wind, temperature, humidity, distance, angle, which helps calculate the accuracy of hitting the target. And together with high-quality IR illumination, you will be amazed at what you can see at night.
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