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    Leupold Scopes, looking for advice?

    Travelling to Florida this year for Hols, heading to "Bass-Pro" looking to by a new scope preferably a Leupold!

    On returning then going to purchase a new rifle 308. What type of Leupold scope do you think i should by for my 308?

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    Well depends what you are shooting. The MK 4 tactical is v good and nice illuminated small central cross. Mind you very critical on eye position and eye relief. The 4-14x is v good but if you are doing long range stuff then the 20x might be a bit more usefull. Whilst your there if you buy a Leupold make sure you get the long sun shades ( indispensible) and if money allows buy the pack of screw in filters as they are close to 100 in UK. MK 4 will come with Butler creeks. Currently MK 4 in this country are in 900-1k bracket!! but thats due to the exchange rate.

    D

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    Thanks Cyres, will only be using the rifle for stalking Roe / Sika, should have mentioned this in the first post.

    What about mounts better bying them their also?

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    You do realise that you are liable to import duty and VAT if your suitcase gets openend on you return from the US.

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    Take them out of the packets Say they are a gift.
    "Even at the very bottom of the river, I didn't think to myself, Is this a hearty joke or the merest accident? I just thought, it's wet." - Eeyore

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    Always been a fan of Leupold scopes, ever since i first picked up a rifle.

    I would stick to simple high quality here, the tacticle stuff is bloody excellent for range work, but 3-9 x 56 is ample for stalking. I have had mine 10 years now and its still bang on and never suffers from recoil.

    EAW Ernst Apel GmbH
    <LI class=g>Apel mounts without a doubt the best in the world
    In regione caecorum rex est luscus

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    Yes they are good scopes just never look through a european scope cos you will be upset. Been there done that.

    New zies duralight should cover what you will be spending on a leupy with much better glass. This is of course for stalking and not long range target/varmint shooting.

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    About 3 years ago I went to the same shop you are intending to go to witht he same thought in mind then the budget was 400. I ended up going for a Zeiss 4-14x50 for the same money as a similarly speced Leo the exchange rate was 2$ to the 1 at the time. good luck

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von View Post
    Travelling to Florida this year for Hols, heading to "Bass-Pro" looking to by a new scope preferably a Leupold!

    On returning then going to purchase a new rifle 308. What type of Leupold scope do you think i should by for my 308?
    Leupold VX-L b&c reticle a x56 goes on x40 mounts a x50 on x36 mounts! set on low mag its great for close shots in shaded woods etc
    turn the mag up and you get to see the b&c reticle, it comes with a CD and a book and has all the info on the .308 using the Boone&Crockett reticle,see Leupold web you may be able to view the video!! PS ide flatten the packaging and post it to myself,and use the scope as it were a pair of binos!! if you got sick of it ile bet you'd get more on flea bay than you'd paid for it!!

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