What scope for shooting 500-1000 yards

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    What scope for shooting 500-1000 yards

    Im looking for a scope that has enough power and gives me confidence shooting at 500 yards an up to 1000 yards. I have been looking at the Nikon Monarch 8-32x50mm scope. Im not looking to spend over $700 thats why i was looking at the Nikon scopes they are cheap but seem to work very well. Does anybody have any other suggestions on other scopes i should get for this range of shooting?

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    WOTAC 4-14x50 Tactical/Target, Bushnell 6-24x50 Tactical, Bushnell 10x40 MilDot, Falcon 5-25x50 etc. Any of them would serve you well.
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    jumpman,

    The Nikon scopes are very good for shooting long range. I use the Buckmaster 4.5-14.40mm SF/MD out to 1,000yds with excellent results. I am in the market for a little more power on the high end though. I've been trying to find something under $500 that is in the 20x on the high end.
    Quick wrote down some good ones. Aslo check into the Millett LRS-1, and the 3rd gen. Sightron scopes. The Sightron's are in the $500-$700 range and have very good glass. The model i looked through and handled was nice, I just didn't care for the turrets. They were too easy to move for my taste. This may differ in other models though.
    Good Luck!

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    If you're regularly shooting out to 1000yds I'm guessing you are mostly prone so you can go for higher end magnification range. The Nikon scopes are very good for the money. Just make sure you have enough elevation adjustment to get you there with your base/rings setup.

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    This is going to be a can of worms here I can tell you right now. :lol:
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    The Sightron SIII 6-24 has both the glass and the reticle travel to shoot 1000 yards, at a price that makes it a good value. I know I'm sounding like a broken record but it's the one scope to look to for ~~$750 if it's features appeal to you.

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    I've got a 20moa base from Leupold that my Nikon sits on. I have a total of 56moa up adjustment. Plenty to shoot to 1,000yds and beyond. It was the best $300 I ever spent. The only reason I'm looking into another scope is to get around 20x on the high end magnification.

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    That's a lot of uptravel!!

    That Buckmaster model you refer to is very popular, and has earned it's great reputation as a high quality low cost option!
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    Yeah Scott it really has been the bees knees for me. I know it's a 1" tube with 60moa total travel, but I think mine had a little more than 60moa. It tracks perfectly with nice audible clicks and no mushy feel what so ever! I've only had to zero my rifle once which is nice. I've heard what I'm going to say so much but I will say it again "This is the best scope for $300 you can get". In my opinion of course. Many would say Wotac and that would be the only other scope for $300 that's worth it. Others might disagree, but this is just the way it is in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainz
    Yeah Scott it really has been the bees knees for me. I know it's a 1" tube with 60moa total travel, but I think mine had a little more than 60moa. It tracks perfectly with nice audible clicks and no mushy feel what so ever! I've only had to zero my rifle once which is nice. I've heard what I'm going to say so much but I will say it again "This is the best scope for $300 you can get". In my opinion of course. Many would say Wotac and that would be the only other scope for $300 that's worth it. Others might disagree, but this is just the way it is in my opinion.

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    I agree. The Phillipines-made Buckmasters are excellent scopes, that model we sell for $279 OTD. Vortex has taken notice and that's where the Vipers and Diamondback scopes are made (Phillipines), not coincidentally I've taken one return on either scope in 4 years.
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