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Scout Scope with highest magnification?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Orion8472, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    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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    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

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    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.
     
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    Leupold makes a variable 1.5x-4x IER optic - you order it out of their custom shop.
     
  5. Orion8472

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. Owen

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    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
     
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    SWFA lists 2 different Leupold variable scout scopes.
    Leatherwood has a 2-7.
     
  8. Nasty

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    Leatherwood 2-7 is commonly used in Scout applications.

    Looks like this:

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