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IOR Valdada Tactical Scope

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Traded the previous scope for the latest version with exposed knob. This is a much improve scope than the older model. If you guys are looking for Tactical style glass, don't look no further. The Schott glass has no equal.Here's the scope.Picture080-1.jpgPicture083-1.jpgPicture080-2.jpgHere's the picture of the lighted reticule.Picture081-2.jpg

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3X18X42 35mm MP-8 Reticule Second Focal Plane Tactical Scope. This one will adorn the 338 also.

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From 10X on up is enough for 1K. If I get a chance, I'll laser target at 1K and I'll take picture of it.

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Thanks. With a tax return coming up in the near future I will be in the scope market. I ordered my barrel today ... I got a Shilen stainless select match 28". It's just a 1 in 10 twist so I won't be shooting those heavy 300 grainers like you. I am going to set this rifle up so I can hunt with it and play at the range.

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Nothing wrong with 28". Lapua is an efficient cartridge.

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You never said how much something like that goes for? NIce looking scope, I too am a big fan of the tactical scopes.
Just shop around and you might find bargains. Tactical scopes are more robust and tougher than hunting scopes. They're a bit on the heavy side. These one weighs 3lbs rings and all.

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Thats a heavy scope. But it looks real nice and I imagine it will be great combo with your 338 lapua. How fast does the 338 go when hot rodded?

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With the 300 grain Sierra SMK, I'm expecting 2900 fps coming out of the 30" barrel. With that velocity, the bullet will remain supersonic up to 1700 yards and will have a remaining energy of 1000 ft/lbs. That's about the limit of the rifle effective range. You can extend that a bit more if you're shooting at higher elevation.

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I don't feel I need more than 18X magnification for long range work. I have scope with 24 and 32X magnification, and I hardly cranked them at that setting when hunting. As a matter of fact, I do most of my shooting at 12X. You have to understand that at such high magnification, you'll have myriads of issue to deal with with your scope. Mirage is one and parallax is another - Field of view will greatly diminished and if your glass is not the top of the line, the light gathering ability of it will greatly reduced, and the picture will be fuzzy. I once took a shot at a Bobcat at a laser distance of 1008 yards and missed by foot at the tailend. It was at noon when the sun was at it's zenith and the mirage was at a boil. Looking through my Leupold Tactical set at 14X, the Bobcat looks like swimming in a bowl of soup. It's hard to descerned the direction and the intensity of the wind in such condition that I have to dropped the magnification at 10X. I thought I gave the moving bobcat enough lead by aiming at the tip of it's nose but it I guessed it wasn't enough. I gave him a scare though when the 190 grain landed about a foot behind him. He dropped the squirrel from his mouth, and took-off running. :signlol2iu:

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