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llama45
February 13, 2009, 07:13 PM
what would be a good scope for a savage 270

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lipadj46
February 13, 2009, 07:19 PM
Give us some parameters please. What is your budget, how will you use it etc.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
February 13, 2009, 07:20 PM
I always buy Leupold (preferably Vari X III), however be prepared to spend about $500.

llama45
February 13, 2009, 07:51 PM
well i'm looking for something to get all the distance out of my rifle was looking at a few nikon but not for sure what to get has anyone used a 6x24x40 and would that be a good scope for what i need

lipadj46
February 13, 2009, 08:06 PM
well i'm looking for something to get all the distance out of my rifle was looking at a few nikon but not for sure what to get has anyone used a 6x24x40 and would that be a good scope for what i need

That would be a good scope for long range target shooting from a bench or a steady rest and good for varmint hunting. It is not a very good range for say deer hunting or any hunting where you need to pick up a target quickly. Most people would recommend a 2-7x, 3-9 or 2.5-10x zoom for hunting. People who shoot F-Class though are the opposite they want as much zoom as possible but they shoot from practically a vise rest.

Here is a good target scope that has great glass but is not too expensive, it should get you from 100-1000+ yards, you may need a canted base though:

426245T Bushnell 6-24x50 Elite 4200 30mm Rifle Scope
Matte
12x Mil-Dot
30mm
Rainguard
Side Focus
$569.95

Other scope lines to look at are the Zeiss Conquests, Sightron SII and SIII's, Nikon Monarchs, Bushnell Elite 4200 and 6500, Leupold VX-3. Honestly for me though 2.5-10x is the perfect zoom range.

llama45
February 13, 2009, 08:25 PM
thanks for all the info that sound like the one i need

usmc1371
February 14, 2009, 02:06 AM
I vote bushnell 4200 2.5x10 great glass wont fog and won't break the bank

Sunray
February 14, 2009, 03:23 AM
"...6x24x40..." Too much magnification. You don't need more than 8X or 9X for a .270. The .270 isn't a target cartridge either.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
February 14, 2009, 05:03 PM
The x40 (objective) is fine and the 10 power maximum I would say is a good choice for a .270

You would be good out to 200 yards with the right cartridge/bullet. Maybe even 300 yards, depending on how accurate the rifle is and what you are shooting.

The smaller the target (woodchuck) the more accurate you must be in order to hit it. The side of a large buck at 300 yards gives you a bit more "wiggle room" however, you still want to make a well-placed shot that is humane and will drop the deer DEAD pretty much within 20 yards or so from where you shot it (if not right in his tracks).

homers
February 14, 2009, 07:19 PM
Bushnell 4200 3-9x-40 from Bruno Shooters Supply for $238.

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