GUN Best Long Range Scope

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  1. nycmatt49

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    Hey guys,

    I just got a Les Baer Thunder Ranch rifle, .223. Got the Leupold CQ/T 3x scope for it, which is a great scope, but it's not doing it for me at 100+ yards. I was wondering what you all felt was the best scope out there for 'long' range shooting.
     
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    swarovski :o it depends on how much you want to spend...
     
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    ya. i don't mind spending up to a couple of thousand or so on a scope. just depends on features and how badass and accurate it is.
     
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    I couldnt afford to spend a couple thousand on a rifle, let alone a scope :eek4: Swarovski, zeiss, leupold, etc all make nice scopes. Mid South Shooters Supply has a good prices and a decent selection categorized by power, you can check them out here: http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/deptsearch3x.asp?dept=OPTICS&dept2=SCOPES&dept3=RIFLE
     
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    you shouln't be having problems with a leupold. my best friend uses a leupold VXIII fixed 10x on his PSS. while it's not zeiss or swarovski, it's also not an arm and a leg. once you get that high in price, you're paying for less and less actual improvement. but, there is improvement. the VXIII goes for about $700. get GOOD rings. badger rings are the best. my friend uses the badgers meant for .50 BMG rifles, which have 3 allen screws on each side of the tube per ring, but he says they're overkill. they will always work, though. he's got a badger mount for his PSS too.
     
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    Those USOPTICS scopes look incredible. Definitely look much nicer than any other's I've seen. I'm going to check on prices tomorrow, but I'm sure they are pretty pricey.
     
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    i believe he didn't like the leupold for longer ranges as it's a red dot scope with a 3x max zoom,
     
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    i knew it was a red dot, but i didn't know the magnification on it. that would explain it. i like red dots for quick target acquisition. they are NOT good for precision shooting. i wouldn't mind having a good aimpoint, but iron sights are my thing. i'll stick with them until i've got all my other gear done. THEN i'll buy an aimpoint or an acog.
     
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    Uh, yeah, the CQ/T is pretty much the blacksheep of the Leupold family.

    Since you're talking like you'd be willing to drop the cash, i'd look at the US Optics SN-3 Mk2 or Mk3, those will pretty much take you to the usable range of the 5.56mm.
     
  11. nycmatt49

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    I love the CQ/T. The Thunder Ranch + that scope is ideal for checking out noises aroung the house at night. But ya, After 50 yards, it's tough to be very accurate with it. I will check into those US Optics
     

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