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Need some scope advice

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by rondaxe, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. rondaxe

    rondaxe Member

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    I bought a Savage Hog Hunter in .308 and need to get a scope for it. Anybody have one and what works for you?
     
  2. 3Crows

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    Well, my very similar Savage .308 (Gen II) Scout has a forward mounted Vortex Scout scope. I love it.
     
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  3. BigBL87

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    What's your price range and what do you plan on doing with the rifle? I have a Primary Arms 4-16x44 on my Savage 10 FCP in .308, but that may or may not fit your use/budget.
     
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  4. BWS

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    I know they aren't that "hip" but, a nice 3-9 Zeiss or Swarovski is mighty nice to have around if you're wanting to big game hunt.

    Cheap 3-9's have really "soured" this size scope. 9X through a quality scope is plenty for even varmint smackdown out to 200yds.
     
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  5. cdb1

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    Leica Magnus I 1-6.3x24 or 1.5-10x42 with L-4a reticle.
     
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  6. rondaxe

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    I've been looking and I'm thinking about a Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 with a BDC reticle, anybody have any experience with this scope?
     
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  7. skeeterfogger

    skeeterfogger Member

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    Such a subject of opinion. Bottom line. As an experiment I purchased a $90 scope of the rack at WM. Have taken deer out to 350 yards with it. That was 5 years ago and it is still working fine. So spend $500 on one or buy 5.
     
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  8. Gordon
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    Hog hunting depends on where. It can be very close up or at hundreds of yards Traditional German wild boar hunting run fairly low power scopes with 1.5-6 very popular . For night hunting they love those big objective lenses like 56 MM . I have an old Weaver ElPaso Micro tract 8x56 steel scope that was an export item and it has very heavy German Picket reticule that can be seen in almost pitch dark. For an 8x scope it is possible to pick up running game at 50 yards out with it easily. I just mounted it on a .375 H&H a Whitworth Mauser action and a heavy 25" accurate barrel , With the picket point I can hit with in 10" at 500 yards pretty well off a bog pod, and it can pick up running game very well at half that distance and down to under 50 yards with the large field of view. , the heavy horizontal line are used for ranging and BDC estimating . A very good system !
    I recommend a 1-6 or 2-7 power scope for hogs as ideal .
     
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  9. sparkyv

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    I have this same excellent scope on my Ruger Scout, but a LER scope isn't what you need for that HH. I brought this up because I have this scope mounted in high see-through rings so I can utilize the sights as well...just something else to consider.
     
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