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Scope for Model 70

Old 03-03-2009, 08:44 AM
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Just wondering if I could get some opinions on a scope to put on a Winchester Model 70 Classic in .300 Win Mag. This gun will be used primarily for elk hunting, with shots out to 300-400 yards at the very most.

Let's stay within the $400 dollar range, perhaps willing to go up to $500. Am willing to go new or used, and would consider an adjustable objective lense. I assume that would be nice since shots could range from 100-400 yards?

The only critcial requirements are eye relief, and good clarity/brightness. This gun has a long length of pull, and scopes with short eye relief will not do. My guess is at least 3.7 inches of relief. The rifle has two piece dual dovetail bases witha reversible front.

Thanksin advance for your help.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:00 AM
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:10 AM
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How about a Sightron SII Big Sky 3-12 X 42 with HHR (Hunter Holdover reticle). It has very good eye relief, coatings to shed rain (like the Rainguard on Bushnell Elites), an excellant warranty / CS, and is reasonable in size and weight. Optically, it's as good as (probably better) than a Leupy VXIII.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:48 AM
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