Need some help


February 12, 2006, 09:57 PM
First of I want to say hello to all I am new here

Ok I have a Browning 30-06 with BOSS
I want a good scope i will be hunting deer but i heard that there are scopes that no mater how you look in it the cross hair will always be center but dont know what it is called any help wold be nice

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February 14, 2006, 08:27 PM
any help out there

February 14, 2006, 08:49 PM

I've got a Winchester .30-06 with BOSS, a first cousin of your rig. If this is your primary hunting gun, and I would presume that it is, don't be afraid to spend a significant fraction of the cost of the gun itself on the scope.

I don't know what your budget is, but let's say that 3 to 6 hundred dollars is your range. Anything in that spread should be of reasonable quality & be able to provide you with good-to-high quality optics that will well serve your needs. Some brands that you may wish to look at are: Leupold, Nikon, Kahles, Zeiss Conquest, Bushnell Elite, and others of course.

As far as finding a scope that will do what I think you're asking about, no, I don't think so. An important part of marksmanship is having a firm & repeatable view through the scope when shooting. A common term is 'cheek weld' that describes finding a set of mounts & scope that allows you to rapidly bring the gun to your shoulder & see the crosshairs centered in the ocular eyepiece with your cheek in reasonably tight contact with the buttstock. You shouldn't see a black new moon shape anywhere in the scope. It may take some different mounts, positioning of the scope fore & aft, or just practice, to make this happen.

However, joining a decent shooting club, going to a good gunsmith, or asking around on sites such as this, should help.


February 18, 2006, 01:42 PM
thanks for your help

February 18, 2006, 11:06 PM
I am very fond of the Burris scopes. they start at $200.00 and go up from there.:)

February 18, 2006, 11:27 PM
You cannot go wrong with Leupold, Swavrowski, or Zeiss. I own Simmons and a Leupold. A blind man can see how much better the Leupold is in comparison to the Simmons.

wayne in boca
February 19, 2006, 06:57 AM
I think what you are referring to is "zero parallax" scopes like Eotech and Aimpoint.These are not traditional scopes ,but red dot scopes with holographic reticles and no magnification.Good for extremely fast sight acquisition at relatively short range,usually not over 2-300 yards.On your rifle you'll be better off with a good quality variable power scope like a Leupold VXII in 3-9 X 40.

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