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zulu
01-05-2015, 06:41 PM
So I've recently picked a used weatherby vanguard s1 in 7mm rem mag. I hunt in Alberta where it's easy to come across shots ranging from 100-400m.

What I'm looking for is a scope that can

Take the 7mm recoil
Has very impressive light gathering
Has the ability to have a custom turret made for my bullet choice.

So far I've been looking at a Nikon 2.5-10x40 (on sale for 230$)
A Burris full field ii 3-9x40 I've always wanted one I don't know why.
Or a used leupold

Right now my budget is 300$

If I wait till spring I could spend 700$ however I'd miss spring bear season.

Funny bit the rifle came with "a scope" which turned out to be a Bsa huntsmen. I looked online and could find this for 25$
I plan on taking it to the range Wednesday to test the rifle accuracy and see if the bsa explodes.
Even if it works I have no intention of keeping this scope, it's very dark

lone-wolf
01-05-2015, 07:21 PM
Under that budget, my vortex diamondback 2-8x seems like a fine scope, and a couple reviewers say it has the best light gathering of budget scopes and arrived in my hands for $230 iirc from sfrc.
I like my nikon monarch, so I'd be fine with a budget nikon as well.

Custom turrets for them, I am unsure of.

zulu
01-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Yeah Nikon has custom turret service in the us but not here. It is possible to get a after market one made. I own the vortex hst and like that as well. Hmmmmm

762shooter
01-05-2015, 10:12 PM
I just bought a Burris Fullfield 2 for a Vanguard S-2 that I also just purchased. Seems like a good match.

JustBen
01-05-2015, 11:10 PM
Yeah Nikon has custom turret service in the us but not here. It is possible to get a after market one made. I own the vortex hst and like that as well. Hmmmmm

If you can get it shipped in the US, you should be able to get it across the border. It's just a metal cap, really.

blacksmithden
01-05-2015, 11:58 PM
I've got a Burris 3x9x40 on my Browning BAR 300 win mag, and it's served my very well here in Alberta. 3 power in the bush....dial it up in the fields.

zulu
01-07-2015, 09:52 AM
Well now p&d has burris fullfield e1 with ballistic plex for just 220 sooooo even cheaper then the prostaff that was on sale. As well they also offer custom dial service. I'm waiting for a reply from burris if they extend that service into canada.

zulu
01-07-2015, 03:13 PM
It's been done.
Old BSA scope
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p680/zulu3030/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6dcf58c3.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/zulu3030/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6dcf58c3.jpg.html)
Sorry no testing the old BSA today as the burris is now mounted.

New burris e1
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p680/zulu3030/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps49cd329e.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/zulu3030/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps49cd329e.jpg.html)

I'm really excited to try this reticle out however it being January everyone I know needs to get a rng membership again.

zulu
01-07-2015, 03:16 PM
By the way p&d only has two of these left. Price was $303 and now only $220. Which is $20 more then what I was about to pay for a used one online.

Foxer
01-07-2015, 04:12 PM
Well im' sure you'll enjoy that. The 7mm mag is a great cartridge, we've dropped many a moose with 7mm mag. In fact the first moose i ever saw shot as a kid was with a 7mm.

Honestly - i've never felt the need hunting to scew with turrets. Learn your max point blank and working with that is generally more practical. but either way, sounds like you're in for some fun times :)

blacksmithden
01-07-2015, 05:58 PM
I've got a Burris 3x9x40 on my Browning BAR 300 win mag, and it's served my very well here in Alberta. 3 power in the bush....dial it up in the fields.

I lied...its a Redfield.

zulu
01-07-2015, 07:11 PM
Well im' sure you'll enjoy that. The 7mm mag is a great cartridge, we've dropped many a moose with 7mm mag. In fact the first moose i ever saw shot as a kid was with a 7mm.

Honestly - i've never felt the need hunting to scew with turrets. Learn your max point blank and working with that is generally more practical. but either way, sounds like you're in for some fun times :)

Yeah that's why I choose the 7mm too. When looking at a new cartridge I wanted something flat and with this you can zero 2" high at 200 and at 300 you're 3" low and 400 9"low. So it seemed very simple point and shoot up to 300. With this ballistic plex reticle it gives you the variations for each caliber on the bdc the worst of which is 3 " off at 500 and it gives you a choice of 175 grain or 140grain. The 140 should extend to 600m. From the weatherby site this gun was tested for accuracy using 175 grain so I'll have to see if it will also like 140 gns. Anyway I will have to confirm each range to see if it changes.

Foxer
01-07-2015, 07:24 PM
Yeah that's why I choose the 7mm too. When looking at a new cartridge I wanted something flat and with this you can zero 2" high at 200 and at 300 you're 3" low and 400 9"low. So it seemed very simple point and shoot up to 300. With this ballistic plex reticle it gives you the variations for each caliber on the bdc the worst of which is 3 " off at 500 and it gives you a choice of 175 grain or 140grain. The 140 should extend to 600m. From the weatherby site this gun was tested for accuracy using 175 grain so I'll have to see if it will also like 140 gns. Anyway I will have to confirm each range to see if it changes.

Well we found the 175 grain class to be real killers. Anything lighter was a little less 'emphatic' in it's lethalty, but then again when we did our testing and were trying different rounds it was a LONG time ago and there weren't the bullet choices we have today. I can tell you with absolute conviction that 175 grain partitions are just devastating at decent hand load speeds :) I'm sure with many of the modern bullet choices you could go lighter and get the same results. It's definitely a cartridge that justifies the use of modern 'premium' bullets, our first shots with 'regular' rem cor-locs had pretty bad bullet failure compared to other choices. Mind you, the moose still died. But it wasn't exactly a bang-flop.

zulu
01-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Lol okay noted!

road kill
01-08-2015, 06:42 AM
Don't overlook the used ads. I picked up a nice Leupold 3x9 for $250 as a match for the one i had. Lifetime warranty, never had to use it yet on a Leupold. For a new scope in your price range i can't complain about the 3x9 Diamandback Vortex i have.

zulu
01-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Interesting news

The burris fullfield e1 comes with the e1 ballistic plex reticle for bdc but the turrets are only finger adjustable turrets and do not come off however, from burris, you can send your data to them with all your conditions and then they will send you a c4 custom turret which apparently fit over top of the e1 turrets.