Scout Scope with highest magnification?


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Orion8472
January 25, 2013, 12:40 PM
Which Scout Scope has the highest magnification available? Interested in one that can handle .308 rounds. Where is a good place to look at specs of various scopes?

Thanks for the help.

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rcmodel
January 25, 2013, 12:45 PM
High magnification and scout scopes don't mix well.

Probably 2 1/2x (Leupold) or 2 3/4x (Burris) and 4x (weaver) is the highest power that will work well with the both eyes open, wide field of view the scout concept gives you.

I think Hi-Lux, BSA, and maybe Leapers make variables with more power, but?

http://www.opticsplanet.com/s/scout+scope/cat~21

rc

Orion8472
January 25, 2013, 01:19 PM
Thanks rc. I was considering one of the Ruger Gunsite Scout rifles for longer range shooting, but like having iron sights if they be needed. So, whatever scout scope I used, it would be a "left eye closed" situation.

rbernie
January 25, 2013, 03:18 PM
Leupold makes a variable 1.5x-4x IER optic - you order it out of their custom shop.

Orion8472
January 25, 2013, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the info!

Owen
January 25, 2013, 05:43 PM
How much longer range?

If you're talking about several hundred yards you'll be much better off with a traditionally mounted scope than a forward mounted. For a back up sight, look at detachables or something like this (near the bottom of the page)

http://www.brockmansrifles.com/direct_sales.asp

Haxby
January 25, 2013, 06:12 PM
SWFA lists 2 different Leupold variable scout scopes.
Leatherwood has a 2-7.

Nasty
January 25, 2013, 09:10 PM
Leatherwood 2-7 is commonly used in Scout applications.

Looks like this:

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa458/raynewton/RGSRp.jpg

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