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#1 donkey12

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:35 AM

What scope can handle the recoil of a 338 win mag.Is a 1 inch tube ok or a 300 mm better? I see most shots being 100 yds or less but what if I wanted to shoot out to 300? Im thinking a 3x9 would work but then I also wonder about fixed power..like a 6x.what do you have?
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:14 AM

Any of the name brand scopes will work for you. But there again you get what you pay for so keep that in mind. 300mm? I think you hit an extra 0. LOL I like 30mm but it depends on your own wants. One is not stronger than the other really.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:46 AM

Nightforce or Leupold are real good but they are expensive. I have heard good things about Bushnell Elite's and Nikon's for a little less money. The bigger tubes are stronger some of the time. They also will give you more vertical and windage adjustment. If you are only going to be shooting to 300 yards you do not have to worry about it. I have a real light gun that I built 30 years ago, it is on its 4th Scope. They were all good scopes. I think that the gun tears them up because it is so light it kicks like a mule. I put a Nightforce on that rifle last year. I hope it last me the rest of my life. Your rifle will only shoot as good as you and your scope are capable of. Because of this I like to buy quality scopes. A broke scope cost me a big deer one time. If you buy one that is top shelf and guaranteed for life you will only have to buy it once. I think that a lot of companys make good scopes, but the good ones are not cheep is what I am trying to say. Here is a link to look at scopes.SWFA Riflescopes Here is another one to look and check prices.Optics Planet.Com
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

I have had a Leupold on my 338 win mag as well as my 300win mag and 7mm rem mag for many years with no trouble. I even used one on my first 50bmg until the Nightforce came in. The scopes I have are Leuplod varri X-II(the old model ones) in 3X9X40 with 1" tube. There is no need for a 30mm tube and/or larger OB lens as that will raise the scope up on the rifle and cause an awkward head position. You will really gain nothing since in the USA you do not hunt after dark legally for big game. I only use leupold scopes on my hunting firearms and there is a good reason for that. I have shot game when I had to at 600+ yards with a 3X9 or 3.5X10 leupold so you do not need more power than that and if you go with more power then a quick close shot can become a problem. Also stay away from AO scope as the K.I.S.S. thing really helps on a hunting scope for big game. Varmit/target shooting is a different thing.A nightfore NXS is great but expensive(I have one on each of my 50bmg's) as they are like a leupold on steriods. My 338win mag has many,many hot rounds thru it with the leupold and still is going strong. Do yourself a favor and put a 3X9 or 3.5X10 leupold 1" tube with a 40mm OB lens on it and never look back.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 12:29 PM

I have a great Leupold 3x-9x I am thinking about selling. I bought as a back-up in Wyoming when my reticle was damaged on my Pentax LiteSeeker...Pentax fully replaced my scope and I removed the Leupold. I can't remember the model off the top of my head but it was $275.00 scope that came with a buck knife as a promotion...
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:17 PM

This one might work for you.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

That's pretty impressive.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:47 PM

wow!!now do that to a BSA!!!!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:39 PM

What scope can handle the recoil of a 338 win mag.Is a 1 inch tube ok or a 300 mm better? I see most shots being 100 yds or less but what if I wanted to shoot out to 300? Im thinking a 3x9 would work but then I also wonder about fixed power..like a 6x.what do you have?

Buy the most expensive scope you can afford. Make sure, whatever scope you ended up with, must have at least 3.5"-4" constant eye relief at any magnification. 1" or 30MM doesn't make a difference as far as scope strenght is concern. Another things to consider is the manufacturers warranty. You want a scope that is warrantied 100 percent by the factory. 338 is a flat shooting cartridge. If you plan to shoot 300 yards and beyond, a good variable scope will be your choice. For flexibility, I like a scope with at least 4.5X14 magnification range and no larger than 44MM objectives lens. Hope this help.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:47 PM

Hubby and son both have Leupolds on their 300 and 300 ultrag mags.. No problems. Same on the 338, 7 mag etc.. IM curious.. what are you shooting at less than 100 yards that you use a 338?
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:53 PM

By invitation bear in alaska over bait.That is what my friend is using. I do have a 454 casull that i think i would use instead at that close range..it is a puma rifle.
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:03 PM

You better pull that trigger if you get a bear coming in on you! I say rock the 454 and iron sight it :signs653wf:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:29 PM

The 454 would work(I have a pistol in that chambering) I would use Nosler 260PAR bullets. BUT I would prefer a 338win mag(have one also) with NoslerPAR bullets or a bonded bullet such as the swift A-frame or sirrrco/hornady interbond/nosler accrabond for bear. I would prefer a repeating rifle(bolt action etc) over a single shot "myself" for a trip like that. A leupold 2X7 over bait or 3X9 for general use(bait or longer shots) would be my choice. I have a 3X( leupold on my 338 and other hunting rifles I have and have taken game at over 600yards but do not suggest that long range shooting unless well practiced and you must shoot that far for some reason.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:18 PM

By invitation bear in alaska over bait.That is what my friend is using. I do have a 454 casull that i think i would use instead at that close range..it is a puma rifle.

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