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Optic for FN PBR XP .308?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cameron.personal, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. cameron.personal

    cameron.personal Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    I have been looking for a .308 bolt gun for some time and found a deal on a brand new Fabrique Nationale Patrol Bolt Rifle XP that I just could not pass up, it will be shipped out to me next week.

    FN PBR XP 308 Win. Detachable Box Magazine 20” Fluted Barrel
    The PBR XP is built on a Pre-’64 style bolt-action featuring Controlled Round Feeding, a massive external claw extractor, proven three position safety and a one-piece MIL-STD M1913 steel optics rail utilizing oversize 8-40 mounting screws.

    • 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO
    • 20” fluted cold rotary hammer-forged medium heavy barrel with a four-groove, right-hand, 1 in 12” twist rate and recessed target-style muzzle crown
    • FN/Hogue synthetic stock in olive drab with full-length aluminum bedding block
    • Detachable box magazine
    • Three-position safety
    • Controlled Round Feed with external claw extractor


    I need to get a decent optic for it. While I know I could spend thousands of dollars for a super special forces night vision 2-1,300x180 something or other, I am really looking for a decent optic below a thousand bucks.

    I recently bought an IOR Valdada fro my FAL that I am very impressed with and I am considering a some of their options. http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/03

    I am looking for something with a ranging reticle (like the MP8 reticle on the IOR) or even a Mil-Dot.... and perhaps something that I can get calibrated dial for a .308...

    Anyone have an good experience with a moderately priced scope?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Father Knows Best

    Father Knows Best Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    I really like the IOR Valdada line, too, especially for the price. Sure, you could go Nightforce or US Optics, and they're great, but they're also really, really expensive.

    Besides IOR Valdada, I really like the Leupold and Burris lines for a combination of high quality and good value. Burris makes a really nice 3-12x50mm illuminated mil-dot as part of its XTR series, and street price is around $750-800 bucks, as I recall. You can even get it in olive drab to match your stock, if you care about that kind of thing.
  3. General Geoff

    General Geoff Mentor

    Nov 28, 2006
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Leupold Mark IV tactical series, mil-dot reticle.
  4. BsChoy

    BsChoy Participating Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Upstate NY
    I would go IOR again if you're happy. My next scoped rifle will wear one if I have the left over cash
  5. kieran

    kieran New Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    another vote for IOR. especially with the mp-8 reticle.
  6. TIMC

    TIMC Senior Member

    Feb 16, 2003
    Congrats on the new PBR!

    Here is a pic of my PBR rifle. I love it, 20" barrel great shooting rifle. Mine is topped with a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50mm scope. I have no complaints with it.

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