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    Long range scope

    I'm going to start target shooting out to 600yd and need a good scope, I don't want to spend a fortune so I was thinking of a vortex 6-24x50 or a bushell elite tactical 4.5-30x50. What do you guys think?

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    Vortex. nightforce. ior.

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    What's the budget if you don't mind me asking?
    Check out the "IOR Recon". It's big bulky and heavy. Two lads I know have them on target / stalking rigs and swear by them. They cost around €2000 and this includes mounts.

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    Leupold. 600 metres easy peasy.

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    Nightforce kahles or sightron

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    The vortex viper is top quality glass for the money. The lifetime warrany makes it a no brainer for me. They also do the viper in several flavours depending on your perversion ( covered turrets, exposed turrets, elevation turret only exposed. FFP SFP)

    And from anywhere between 330 to 700 knocks the socks off most competition at the price range....
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    Recently looked at some scopes for the same reason. Sightron S111 6-24 x 50 had reasonable optics and good positive turrets and seemed good for the price. Bushnell Elite Tac 4.5-30 x 50 seemed better made, but felt quite heavy. Great optics. Slightly cheaper was the Leupold 6-18 x 40 (VX2)AO which was great for the money. Nice bright optics. For 600 I'd want something with slightly more zoom, so the Bushnell or Sightron seemed better suited to that purpose and range for me. Not a lot in it price-wise so I'd have probably opted for the Bushnell. Looked at a few Vortex scopes too, including the Viper PST (SFP). Didn't think optically that it was any better than my M18 Falcon (FFP) but was twice the price. The M18 has been doing sterling service on my .308 and was a bargain. For longer ranges though I think I'll be changing to either the Bushnell or a Leup Mk4 Tac 6.5-20 x 50. Looked at some used Nighforces but preferred the Leups and even the Bushnell.

    To the haven't mentioned budget. If budget isn't a consideration, the Leup or a S&B target/tac scope should be on your wish list. If budget is an issue, the VX2 6-18x40, used Sightron S111 or a target Falcon scope all offer good value and performance. Best thing is to get to some RFDs and have a look at some.

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    Consider a fixed power Leupold or Weaver with AO and 1/8 minute turrets. Lots of world championships won and benchrest records set with everything from 10X to 36X.

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