best optics for new 300

best optics for new 300

This is a discussion on best optics for new 300 within the Optics forums, part of the Sniping Related category; I am purchasing a new ss browning a-bolt camo 300 wsm and I need a good scope. I am trying to figure out which silver ...

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    best optics for new 300

    I am purchasing a new ss browning a-bolt camo 300 wsm and I need a good scope. I am trying to figure out which silver scope is the best . I am looking to spend between 300-450. I am looking at
    bushnell elite-4200 2.5-10x40 $349
    nikon monarch ucc 3-9x40 $259
    leupold vxIII 3.5-10x40 $450
    Which of these would you recommend and if different please recommend too.

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    Senior Member cheaptrick's Avatar
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    I would recommend something with more of a power range if it were me.
    Unless this rig is just for big game hunting, then the 3-9's are good to go.

    I assume since your choosing a .300 WSM, your wanting to take advantage of the extra "umph" it will give you to shoot long range.

    I think the ideal power range for most tactical shooting is around 3-17x MAX.
    The perfect power range is probably more like 4-14 for me and my shooting.
    Just one guys opinion mind you.

    I have found that more power than 17x will usually result in a loosing fist fight with mirage and a narrower field of view.
    17x power or less on a hot day can be challenging enough... :evil:
    You just picked up a hitcher...a prisoner of the white lines on the free way.

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    Senior Member hypno's Avatar
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    If you want more power, look at the nikon monarch ucc 5.5-16.5. They usually run around 400.

    "A rifle is like a human. The stock is the skeleton, the scope is the eyes, the action is the brain, and the barrel is the heart.
    But you, the man behind the rifle, you are the soul."

    -"Practice is a worn out snap-cap." -Yours truly

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    Senior Member AmmoHouse's Avatar
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    I also prefer something like 4.4x14...I haven't shot that far yet though. Whenever I hook up with Curious1 I'll see how bad my scopes are!
    Don't Squat with your Spurs On!!


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