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 August 12 2017 11:24AM (Read 845 times)  
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Purchased a 6.5 Creedmoor in an AR10 platform, now I need a good long range scope. Any suggestions.


 
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 August 13 2017 04:08AM  
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Budget?


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 August 13 2017 06:31AM  
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Whatever the wife won't find out about. Big Grin Probably $1500 > $2k. Any Huskemaw scope users, their 5>20 looks promising.


 
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 August 13 2017 09:49AM  
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I've always liked Burris. The XTR II or Veracity lines are very well built and can be bought for $1000-$1500. FFP. 5x magnification. Can get the target turrets and moa or mil reticles.


 
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 August 14 2017 10:00AM  
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Quote by: dogdown

Purchased a 6.5 Creedmoor in an AR10 platform, now I need a good long range scope. Any suggestions.



what distances you looking to shoot at with that rifle?


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 August 14 2017 11:11AM  
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Vortex PST GenII is a really nice scope and comes in under your budget for you.


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 August 14 2017 01:39PM  
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Saw one at sportsman's the other day in the 2k range that was really nice. Would be good long range I would expect. Out of my price range so I kind of toned out what it was.


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 August 14 2017 06:05PM  
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In that price range you will have lots of options. All of the big names have nice scopes for that kind of money. You need to think about reticle options, first or second focal plane, mil or moa, range of magnification, etc.

Nightforce, leupold, vortex, and the the list goes on... do a search on PRS scopes and read away Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin


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 August 14 2017 09:12PM  
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As you can see there are as many opinions as there are riflescopes out there! Lately I have been favoring Leopold scopes as their glass is exceptional and they are 100% American made with a lifetime warranty. Since you have a pretty generous budget I would take a look at the Leopold Mark 4 LR/T riflescopes. Check them out:

https://www.leupold.com/product-series/mark-4-lr-t-rifle-scope


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 August 14 2017 09:35PM  
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As you can see there are as many opinions as there are riflescopes out there! Lately I have been favoring Leopold scopes as their glass is exceptional and they are 100% American made with a lifetime warranty. Since you have a pretty generous budget I would take a look at the Leopold Mark 4 LR/T riflescopes. Check them out:

https://www.leupold.com/product-series/mark-4-lr-t-rifle-scope

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 August 15 2017 10:14AM  
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assuming you were going to poke out there to the weapon's 'reasonable' limitations, i'd recommend scopes like the razor hd from vortex or possibly the PST. front focal plane is a must for serious shooters. i've kind of given up on the leupold line for now. inconsistent quality and loose specs have soured me. it used to be they'd at least warranty things if they were out of spec or broke, but they avoid replacement now too often for my liking. so until they swing back around i no longer recommend them. IOR and NF have some units that are in that range. you can find a used USO from time to time in that range and that wouldn't bother me a bit. the burris has some fine attributes, but i haven't used one enough to say with first hand feedback whether i'd recommend it or not.

if you're truly going to use the scope fully, you need to consider whether you want MIL or MOA pretty quickly... that is a big deal and you'd better be thinking through it.

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 August 15 2017 11:07AM  
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assuming you were going to poke out there to the weapon's 'reasonable' limitations, i'd recommend scopes like the razor hd from vortex or possibly the PST. front focal plane is a must for serious shooters. i've kind of given up on the leupold line for now. inconsistent quality and loose specs have soured me. it used to be they'd at least warranty things if they were out of spec or broke, but they avoid replacement now too often for my liking. so until they swing back around i no longer recommend them. IOR and NF have some units that are in that range. you can find a used USO from time to time in that range and that wouldn't bother me a bit. the burris has some fine attributes, but i haven't used one enough to say with first hand feedback whether i'd recommend it or not.

if you're truly going to use the scope fully, you need to consider whether you want MIL or MOA pretty quickly... that is a big deal and you'd better be thinking through it.

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Yeah, I agree with your take on Leupold. I ran a burris XTR-II two years ago. Glass was ok, but not on same level as PST and no where close to Razor. I've heard really good thing about the higher end bushnells lately, but haven't used any myself.


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