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New Sako 75 .260 rem, which scope?

Old 01-05-2008, 02:49 PM
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Default New Sako 75 .260 rem, which scope?

I recentlybought a new Sako 75 in .260 rem. I picked it up for $850 at Cabela's on closeout due to the 85's coming along. I alreadyhave a L691 Classic custom7mm rem and know how addicting these Finnishrifles are. Thegunwill be alightweight more compactrifle opposed to theL691.My 7mm has a heavy 24.5 inchbarrel, HS Precision stock, Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x40. As you can imagine you definetly notice you're not carrying a sporter weight rifle.The .260 is purely for all arounddeer hunting out to200 yards, mostly woods terrain.I don't wish to spend a pocket load ona scope for this rifle. I'mthinking along the lines of a Nikon Prostaff in 2-7x33. Maybe I should wait and get aLeupold VXIII 2.5-8x36?Do you guys think a Prostaff in plain 3-9x40 would be best? All input is greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:36 PM
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I have that exact rifle and had considered getting the 3-9 x 40 Zeiss Conquest for it but I have a 3-10 x 40 Weaver Grand Slam sitting around doing nothing so I’m going to use it on this rifle. Heck I’ve only had this rifle since last spring and still haven’t shot it.

Your choice of magnification sound good to me. I’m not familiar with the Nikon Prostaff but I do have a Nikon Monarch and I’m very impressed with it’s optics. What type of rings do you have in mind on using?...
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:47 PM
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I'll probably use the low optilock rings and bases that came with the rifle.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:56 PM
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You lucky man. I never got any with my rifle...

You may find the low rings a little high with the 40mm obj. lens but should work well...
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:17 PM
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You lucky man. I never got any with my rifle...

You may find the low rings a little high with the 40mm obj. lens but should work well...
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:19 PM
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yes all that for 850
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:30 PM
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I have a Sako 75 in the .270 WSM toped with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14-44mm! I would put a 3-9 Conquest on it if it were mine also...
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:31 PM
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I too just bought a Sako 75 mine in 270 win. I went with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 I have always had Leupolds but for some reason I wanted something different. I am glad I did I think I like the Zeiss better than the Leupold vx-3's that I already have I hope this helps chad
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:45 PM
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Default RE: New Sako 75 .260 rem, which scope?

I recentlybought a new Sako 75 in .260 rem. I picked it up for $850 at Cabela's on closeout due to the 85's coming along. I alreadyhave a L691 Classic custom7mm rem and know how addicting these Finnishrifles are. Thegunwill be alightweight more compactrifle opposed to theL691.My 7mm has a heavy 24.5 inchbarrel, HS Precision stock, Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x40. As you can imagine you definetly notice you're not carrying a sporter weight rifle.The .260 is purely for all arounddeer hunting out to200 yards, mostly woods terrain
SHort tube scope and a 50mm objective would look good on those optilock rings. Cabelas had a closeout on 75's that has to be a first. 3-9x40 Conquest, 3-9x50 Conquest, 3-5-10x44 Conquest,Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:29 AM
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Man, you've got a great rifle... why be tight on the scope? I'd check out the Samplelist at S.W.F.A. You can pick up a 3-9 X42 Kahles American Hunter with TDS reticle foe 499.95. That's a very good scope my friend. If that doesn't float your boat, search the entire Samplelist. There are some good deals there. Good luck.
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