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Scope help

Postby ILgoosehunter12 » Sun May 26, 2013 10:19 pm

Hey guys, I recently just bought a Savage 110 30-06. It has a Redhead brand scope on it and let me tell you, the recoil beats the tar out of it. I was wandering what kind of scope you recommend. I plan on using this rifle for deer hunting and maybe plan on taking it on a hog hunt or two. Even though it is overkill, I plan on blasting a coyote with it. I was looking at a Zeiss, but can't afford the price tag. I am wondering what you guys would suggest. Also, what kind of mounts do you guys use on these big caliber rifles? Thanks!
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Re: Scope help

Postby Toller_Atlas » Wed May 29, 2013 8:26 am

I have a Nikon Monarch 4x16 42 on my Winchester M70, 30-06 on a set of medium height Leupold rings and bases. does very well has taken a beating in the field and held it's zero. However if I had it to do all over again I would have dropped a Vortex on it. I bought their binoculars and the glass is much better than the equivalent Nikon's.

If you're after coyotes don't worry about over gunning with the 30-06. The beauty of the 06 is the range of projectiles it will shoot. from 125 gr to 220 in factory ammo, and an even bigger spread if you hand load. Remington does or a least used to make a 55gr sabot round that shoots at over 4000fps. Not particularly my thing, but just goes to show the versatility of the round.

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Re: Scope help

Postby ILgoosehunter12 » Thu May 30, 2013 12:02 am

Toller_Atlas wrote:I have a Nikon Monarch 4x16 42 on my Winchester M70, 30-06 on a set of medium height Leupold rings and bases. does very well has taken a beating in the field and held it's zero. However if I had it to do all over again I would have dropped a Vortex on it. I bought their binoculars and the glass is much better than the equivalent Nikon's.

If you're after coyotes don't worry about over gunning with the 30-06. The beauty of the 06 is the range of projectiles it will shoot. from 125 gr to 220 in factory ammo, and an even bigger spread if you hand load. Remington does or a least used to make a 55gr sabot round that shoots at over 4000fps. Not particularly my thing, but just goes to show the versatility of the round.

Congrats on the new gun.



Thanks a lot. I really wanted a .204 Ruger, but came across this gun for a good price. Have you ever shot the Hornady V-Max bullets out of the aut6?
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Re: Scope help

Postby ajmorell » Thu May 30, 2013 8:14 am

I have, the 110gr VMAX's at least (not sure if there is more than one weight of VMAX available in 30 cal off-hand). For me they didn't group worth a damn. I had a lot better luck with the Sierra 110gr TNT's, they grouped about 3/4" with little to no load development. Personally, I'd just find the round you like for deer hunting and use it for everything else, any decent 150-180gr bullet will kill a hog and smack the crap out of a coyote. As far as scopes go, I have a Bushnell Elite on my -06 and am pretty happy with it.
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Re: Scope help

Postby jarod1076 » Thu May 30, 2013 8:25 am

Take a look at Vortex. Good glass and a lifetime warranty and you aren't paying Leupold prices.

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Re: Scope help

Postby ILgoosehunter12 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:52 pm

Thanks guys. I am still deff. on the hunt for a good scope and some bullets to start flinging at em. Its gonna take some time to get it figured out. Thanks for the help! I will deff have to look into the vortex scopes!
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Re: Scope help

Postby Sagebrush » Fri May 31, 2013 11:13 pm

I picked up a used Sightron at a good price and it works for me.................on the 30-06.

As for mounts, you need to match the scope so you have clearance off your barrel............what ever height
of rings it takes. Some have hex screws, standard screwdriver or allen wrench fittings. Just don't over tighten
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Re: Scope help

Postby cONG » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:34 pm

I was looking at buying his vortex 4-16x50 http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-16x50-Viper-PS ... 44565.aspx
Lots of good reviews and good for low light
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Re: Scope help

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:15 pm

get a leupold and you will never regret it. a 3x9x40 is a good all rounder for deer out to 3-400yrds and still good up close n personal. see what your gun shoots best 150 or 180 grain projectiles. you can try 125-130 if you can find them or get them loaded for you. lighter pills = less recoil.
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Re: Scope help

Postby ILgoosehunter12 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:42 pm

sorry guys. been a crazy last month or so. i ended up with a Centerpoint, shot it, didnt like it. waiting til i head back over to cabelas before i get a vortex. thanks guys!
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