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Old 12-30-2005, 02:21 PM
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what kind of scope do you have on your 308? what do you use it for (deer,yotes paper puncher etc) and what do you feel your max range is with that combination?
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:35 PM
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I use a Nikon 3-9X40 on my T/C Encore. I use it for deer, yotes and paper and it's good out to 200 yards. Proably better if it had a better shooter behind it
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:39 PM
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I have 3 308s

M77RS tang safety Burris fullfield 1.75x5. Its a loaner gun or maybe the start of a project gun

M77R this guy has a B&C stock, the old one with the built in sling, and has a Ziess 1.5x6x40 (or42?) 30mm tube. This has been my standard rifle for a quite a few years. #3 may replace it.

M77MkII all-weather Timiny trigger and a Burris 1.5x6x40 30mm Euro Diamond. New this last year. I bought it rebarrell to 358 but it shot 4 five shot groups under .75" the first time I am thinking I should keep it and use gun #1 for my 358.

I use these guns for general whitetail hunting in NYS VT and NH. About 3/4 of it is from a stand. Short range mostly 15-80 yds. I like low power scopes that are bright and tough. I am sure 6x is more than enough to shoot 300+ yards if I had to.

At 1.5I can shoot both eyes open if I wish. My one complaint is that I could use a little more power for load development. One day I will probably buy something like a 16X and use it just for shooting groups for new loads. All my bolts are rugers so I can do the scope change pretty easy.

I should say that when I bought the last scope I tried it next to the Ziess conquest and a VXIII andI thought it was brighter than the lupie and neck and neck with the Ziess.It is a little heavy tho.

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Old 12-30-2005, 05:35 PM
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Leupold VariX-II 2x7x33 on my bolt.
VX-II 1x4x20 on my pump.

General purpose big game rifles for hunting here in Maine (or elsewhere).

NoKnees- never shoot a donor rifle. They always end up shooting like yours did and its harder to chop em.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:52 PM
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On the rifle I use mostly Ruger 6.5mmSwede I have a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10X44.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:54 PM
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I've got a Simmons Aetec on my .308. It will make any shot the shooter can make!
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:09 PM
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Leupold 4x12x40 on a Tikka T3 varminter stainless. I use it on coyote, elk, deer, cougar, bear, and pronghorn. My favorite load is 165 grain ballistic tip, either federal or nosler, with a load of 41. Besides hunting, I compete in long range paper, and I would not trade my .308 for anything, except if I am using my .338 Lapua. But still, .308 is my favorite.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:59 PM
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Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x40, on a Rem M600 Mowhawk.
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:17 PM
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Right now I have a Leupold Rifleman 3x9. I use it for deer and bear.
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:23 PM
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When I had my 700 FV in 308, it was topped with a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10X50. It was only used for target shooting, and I routinely shot it out to 500 yards.
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