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A scope that accentuates the rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The Grand Baboon, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. ApacheCoTodd

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    Oh yeah! 3x9 sweetly blued steel.
     
  2. Haxby

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    SWFA has a Leupold 3X20 fixed that's longer than the 2.5X, and available in gloss finish.

    And a Leupold 6X33.

    I used a 1-4X20 for quite a while. Great for carrying during daylight hours. A bigger objective makes a lot of difference when it's dark outside.
     
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    You don't need a bigger objective until you have more magnification. The important spec here is the exit pupil size, not the objective.
     
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    True enough. At 3X, a 20mm objective lens works as well as a 40mm. Turn the 40mm up to 6X, though, and it will work in a lot less light than a 20 will at any magnification.
     
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    I've got to agree. That set-up looks terrible and probably handles as bad as it looks. It's a personal thing, I guess, but I want as little of a scope on a rifle that I can get away with. For far-away targets (such as when varmint hunting), on an appropiately configured rifle, larger scopes with big objective housings have their place. But if I'm hunting with a light, streamlined rifle, I want a scope on it that will complement its petite size, both in terms of no more than needed magnification and quick handling and carrying properties.
     
  6. Savage99

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    Nickel scope price 2881 euros = 3744.7238 US dollars
     
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    I probably should have made this known when I started this thread, but I actually didn't have the rifle in my possession. I had just ordered it.

    It finally arrived.

    I almost don't want to put a scope on it, it'd almost be a disservice to the rifle ;)

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    Anyway, I think I've decided on a Leupold VX-3 1.5-5x 20mm, I just have to find some 20mm gloss rings that will allow the bolt to clear and will mount to the receiver correctly.
     
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    Did you pay extra for upgraded wood? That thing is gorgeous!!!
     
  10. Flatbush Harry

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    I have two international full stock rifles, both Ruger 77RSIs, one in .308 Win and one in .270 Win. I mounted Leupold VX3 scopes in 2.5-8x34 on each, as I did on my Ruger No. 1 in 6.5x55. Their size and weight is perfect for these rifles. You may want to consider them.

    FH
     
  11. RCArms.com

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    WOW....... That Wood stock is AWESOME. Fantastic flame striping on the left side. Is that how you received it or did you oil it and hand rub it out?

    I'm with you on the "enjoy as is" for a bit. Very nice.

    Don
     
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    The new VX-3 glass will give you great low light visibility, even with the 20mm objective. Heck, even the VX-2 would have been fine, but clearly you are a man of means! That wood is frickin' schweeeet!
     
  13. The Grand Baboon

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    Thanks guys. To those wondering, the rifle is 100% stock from the factory. The way it appears is the way it was received. I didn't pay a single dime extra. It's mostly a matter of good lighting when the picture was taken.

    I don't know how much of a man of means I am, lol! It'll probably be after the next semester of school before I have the funds for a nice VX-3.

    About the finish of the gun. The manual says that the stock is finished with a semi-matte polyurethane coat. What can I do to polish the stock and bring out more of the figuring?
     
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    I wouldn't do a thing to it! Once you get the scope mounted, it's gonna be one more fine lookin' rifle and good for anything one might encounter. Your rifle makes me want one real bad! ;)
     
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    Amazing wood on that. Simply gorgeous. What caliber?
     
  16. The Grand Baboon

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    It's a 30-06.
     
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    As a hunting rifle, you really need accuracy in the department of 0.3 to 0.5 MOA max for 10-shots. As this has a flimsy and poorly constructed wood stock, your chances of this are next to nothing.

    I will trade you a nice plastic-stocked Savage, which is beautiful in it's utility, for this questionable tool. You only need pay shipping and transfer fees.

    (PS. if it's not too much trouble, please have the 1.5-5 VX-III mounted before you ship. Not that it will matter, of course. )
     
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    Oh, and PS: If you don't use the CZ-specific Talley rings (case-hardened, of course) you are a man of poor taste and not to be taken seriously.
     
  19. The Grand Baboon

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    But how will I ever find a scope that is case hardened as well??? :rolleyes:
     
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    The case hardened scope rings look great on a black VX-3.
     
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    Leupold VX3!
     
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    VX3 all the way.
     
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    Go buy a 2.5-8X36 Leupold VX3 and live happily ever after with first rate glass that looks good, works even better, and is the right size for a nice trim rifle.

    I have one that has now been on about three different rifles, the rifles went away but I liked the scope so well it stayed. Now is it on a Cooper M57 .22LR where it will stay.
     
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    Hmm, can't say that I'm a fan. I think I'll just go with the gloss finish on the rings.

    I can't decide between the 2.5-8x36 or the 1.5-5x20.

    I'll be in pretty rugged mountains of Utah and Wyoming. I can't see myself in any situation where I have to take a shot beyond 300 yards. I'm wondering if 5x on the 20mm will be noticeably darker than the 36mm.
     
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