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Thread: back from hunting...............no pics of dead critters included.......

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    depends on what your after....i find leupolds to be great values for the money, especially the VXII's. the VXIII's and higher are comparible to most the high end European stuff. also Leupolds have a life time warenty that the factory VERY MUCH stands behind. the VXII 6x36 is prolly my favorite scope, light weight, rugged and the 6 power works greeat for the hunting i do......i like something like a 3x9 or so on walking varmit rifles but for hunting i find the straight 6 do do everything i want and looks right on my lil Kimber. i didnt get a shot at a buck a few years back due to cheap optics........not going to make that mistake again on a serious hunting rifle.

    what are looking at getting?
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    oh and on the 260......if i was hunting elk more i would have went with a 308 but i handload and i like 6.5's(must be my nordic heritage ), mostly hunt deer speed goats and coyotes and when this one came up for sale i jumped on it, besides witht he right bullet it will drop an elk just fine........all my other rifles, including my wife petite lil Remington 7 Youth rifle feel down right chunky compaired to the lil Kimber. i care more about the rifle than the round.......good bullets in the right places do good things, the rest is just minor details.....the critters dont much care if the bullet through the lungs came from a 260 or a 416 Rigby...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler_mt View Post
    the critters dont much care if the bullet through the lungs came from a 260 or a 416 Rigby...........
    Lol I was thinking of getting a "Trashco" (Tasco) Super Sniper... not sure what power yet tho. I keep hearing that term Trashco tho, but I know many marines and LE officials that say it is a worthy scope. I heard somewhere that Tasco doesn't do their warranty service anymore though, and has it done by someone else. But for ~300$ it is supposed to be well worth it. I'm not sure which Leupold I would get if I went that route though. Basically, I want something accurate out to at least 300 yards, but with the capability of 1000 yd. shots. (then again, i'm not sure if the short bull barrel is the one for the job).
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    you do realize a 1000 yard shot is a whole 'nother ball of wax than a 300 yard shot? and if your shooting at 1000 you defiantly should have better than an expensive piece of crap like a Tasco(BTW thats the brand that lost me my buck 2 years ago)....hell my 6x36 Leupold VXII was only $300 a couple years ago.........most anything will get yah to 300 yards, ive pulled off head shots on coyotes at 200 with a 1-4x Leupold scope set on 4x.......for 1000 yards i would be looking at dumping atleast $600 into a scope as well as the best range finder i could find........the main thing to remember is you cant hit what you cant see. yah need good glass for long range shooting for the most part.......though i have seen amazing things done at 1000 with iron sights, but the sights on those rifles cost more than my scopes as well as the shooters knowing EVERYTHING about their load and gun. a crappy scope does more harm than good.
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    BTW since you have a Savage here are some pics comparing my Savage(in 223) to the Kimber. the savage is blued steel, the Kimber is stainless





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    Hrmmm... Maybe I will look into the Leupolds...

    I understand a 1000 yd shot is much much much different than a 300 yard shot... that's why I would probably have to get a leupold if I wanted to be able to shoot out that far... but as for the 300 yard shot, I think that the Trashco might be fine. Then again, if it cost you your buck... Bah... I suppose I should just get the rifle first and go from there =). I'm thinking I'll be picking one up in a few weeks.
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    actually if your only looking at 300 to start with.....there are lower end Leupolds.....Weaver also makes a good cheap scope as does Nikon in their lower end stuff.....would take any of those over a Tasco........
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