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Old 11-26-2010, 06:21 PM
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well i went and picked up my grandpas 270 bar safari since he got it about 6 years ago and i only put about 5 rounds through it when he first got it. and it has sat in the safe since then. so i was wondering if anyone could tell me what a good leupold/nikon scope with the bdc would be good for this rifle and what shells should i look at for it. i have always used the ballistic tips when i use to rifle hunt but i havent picked up a rifle since i started bow hunting about 5 years ago. so i can use all the help y'all can give me thanks in advance.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:10 AM
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I chose a Bushnell 4200 Elite for my grandson's .270 after a lot of reading and have been pleased with that choice thus far. The good people on the opticstalk.com web site are a lot of help. Figure out your budget and check out the threads on that site. There are a LOT of people that are optics specialist that are very willing to help in any way they can. There is a long running thread on the site about the best scopes vs price that you should be able to find, it is very long.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pearsontx4 View Post
well i went and picked up my grandpas 270 bar safari since he got it about 6 years ago and i only put about 5 rounds through it when he first got it. and it has sat in the safe since then. so i was wondering if anyone could tell me what a good leupold/nikon scope with the bdc would be good for this rifle and what shells should i look at for it. i have always used the ballistic tips when i use to rifle hunt but i havent picked up a rifle since i started bow hunting about 5 years ago. so i can use all the help y'all can give me thanks in advance.
Do you think you could get by without a BDC type reticle? If you could, look at the $399 Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. I don't think you can get a significantly better scope without spending quite a bit more money.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:08 AM
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well i can get a very good deal from leupold thats why i was thinking about one of there scopes but i also like the nikons to
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:13 PM
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on my browning BAR safari in 30-06sprg. totes a VX-II 2-7X33mm. perfect for my still hunting needs up here in maine.
? maybe a VX-II 3-9X40mm or a VX-III 2.5X10X40mm
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:17 PM
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well depends where you are hunting for the scope, kansas i say thats pretty long range. But i got a bushnell 3-9 x 40 not the most powerful but i can hit cans at 300 yards with my .270, does that say anything about it? i dont think most guys shoot over that anyway. But its a Bushnell Dusk & Dawn. I shoot 150 grain remington core-lokts. Might want 130 gr for less drop for long range shooting, hope u enjoy that .270!
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:37 PM
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I have the 7mm-08 BAR, with the 4200 50mm scope.

I went way over kill with the scope.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 35REM180grFP View Post
on my browning BAR safari in 30-06sprg. totes a VX-II 2-7X33mm. perfect for my still hunting needs up here in maine.
? maybe a VX-II 3-9X40mm or a VX-III 2.5X10X40mm

VARI-X lll only comes in a 3.5x10. VX-7 has a 2.5x10 though. but its around $1050.00 with BDC.

you can't go wrong w/ 2.5x8 vxlll
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