Scope for a 300 WBY mag

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  1. Sechott

    Sechott

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    I took a Leopold VXI off the WBY and put in my Mini 14, it made the mini a much more fun gun shoot. Now I want to get a better scope for the WBY, around $500 with 12x power, any suggestions?
     
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    Even before I read you already were used to Leupold, I was going to recommend a Golden Ring of some kind, in your care (>$500) there are several. I think you'll find trusted glass in a solid Nikon as well.

    I assume you're hunting with it, so the reticle, turret type, illumination requirements are up to you. If I were making a sniper rig out of the kit, Mil-Dot & illuminated reticle are key.

    R/S
     

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    Thanks for the info. I was actually considering another Leupold but sometimes asking for opinions might open a door to something I may like to checkout.
     
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    Super sniper makes a good fixed power scope for the 300 dollar range, Nikon and Leupold are good for variables, Bushnell makes a 10x fixed scope for 200 that performs quite well.
     
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    There are a few lower cost scopes that aren't low quality that would be great on your rifle. The one that first comes to my mind is the Super Sniper by SWFA. They'er not overly expensive and are built like a tank.

    Whatever you do, don't get the $60 Walmart special. Put something good on it so your not disappointed later. The up side to purchasing optics is you don't have to spend $3,000 plus to get a decent scope.

    Good luck!

    :wavey:
     
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    Better make sure it has lots of eye relief.
     
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    Leupold VX-III or Nikon Buckmaster or Monarch scope.

    All are built solidly and have very good glass.
     
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    The VXI 9x40 does seem to lack eye relief it came on the WBY when I bought it used. It zeroed easily at 150 yards, but I couldn't get a good group at 200 yards, that maybe my fault. I think I could do better with a more power x12 scope and get a good zero at 250 yards then I would be happy. If you ever shot a 300 WBY mag, you know 9 rounds is lot punishment.

    I looked for a optics forum here before I posted this thread, I guess I missed it so I posted here.
     
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    Double post
     
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    I'm sure that you're aware that whatever movement you have (heartbeat/pulse, breathing, etc.) will make the rifle/optics JUMP around with a 12x scope a lot more than what 7 or 9x movement is.

    A good rifle rest, such as the Uncle Bud's "Bulls Bag" will serve you well, along with a "Bunny Ears Bag" on the back-end.
     
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    It may cost a little more, but the VXIII 4.5-14 X 50 has been great on my 300.

    ETA: Be cautious of the less expensive scopes. That 300 WBY can be rough on them.
     
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    Nice to see the Super Snipers getting some press over here on GT.

    Look into the SWFA Super Sniper 3-9x42 with MRAD turrets... & Don't look back
     
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    I had a millett on my .308 and for ~$325 it was awesome. I could go from 100 yds to 700+ and be on target first shot (dope chart helps obviously) and it always went back to perfect zero. 300 yard groups were sub moa.
     
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    So you were able to get about 3" groups at 300 yards? Not doubting your post just wanted to be on the same page. With the 300 WBY I am able to get <1.5" groups at 100 yards but I am not as in practice as I use to be.
     
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    Yeah. 100 yds was 5 shots barely over a dime. 300 yds was just under 3 inches. I'll have to dig up the targets and post a pic. I did it with my Remington 700 sps tactical using harnady factory loads.
     
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    The VX III in 4.5-14 x 40 was the first thing to come to my mind based on your criteria
     
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    I 2nd or 3rd the 4.5-14 Leupold scope, upper end VX-3 or so. I usually lean towards the simpler reticles, a duplex will do.
     
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    Vx-iii 4.5-14
     
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