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    Decent, bigger, cheap(ish) scopes

    Right so my 338-06 will be getting built shortly, just piecing bits together. I am almost certainly getting a red dot for it as my primary sight. Run 250gr RN at 2500fps and thump anything this side of 100 yards. This style of hunting really appeals to me, I'm a stalker not a shooter and I want it to be hard.
    The red dot I'm looking at is around £350 inc mount but an Aimpoint Micro is around £550 or so.
    So, if I decided to get a scope to get the most out of my 338 instead of the red dot, what would you recommend within the same price parameters?
    We'll go polar opposites so the bigger the better and all the turret goodies if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    I'm a stalker not a shooter and I want it to be hard.
    Well in that case just use a stick and a stone and drive them over a cliff-edge! That is hard...in particular for the deer.
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    I'v got a 8x56 german S&B ? other than that have a look at the Delta for a few ££ more

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    I'll take your word that the .338-06 A-Square will make 2500, but at 'short range' all you need is a fixed 3x or 4x for quick target acquisition. There are plenty of old-style secondhand 'scopes around about the £80-£90 mark.
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    You don't have to have an Aimpoint - great sight, long battery life, etc - but the truth is that the red dot sights made by Burris are really good ( military uses them ) and the Tasco and Bushnell for $100 or less have multiple reticles, colors, dot sizes, and brightness levels, all adjustable in an instant. And they are used on 12 gauge slug guns and .44 magnum handguns in the USA, so they are plenty tough. The tiny red dots like the Bushnell and Fastfire are used on the slides of combat handguns, like the FNH 45, and on the US Marine Corps Benelli entry shotgun.

    Don't know your intended use, but I bought a model change closeout Bushnell 30mm 1.5-6x44mm with German No. 4 reticle for one of my .30-06s for under $80.00 (!!!), sitting in Warne rings. It is entirely workable from running boar up close to a 400 shot on sheep, if I wanted to take such a shot. It is all personal taste, but something like the very bright 4x40mm Swift Premier ( or Leupold M8 4x, or Weaver K4 or K6 ), would do all required of a .338-06 thumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinistral View Post
    I'll take your word that the .338-06 A-Square will make 2500, but at 'short range' all you need is a fixed 3x or 4x for quick target acquisition. There are plenty of old-style secondhand 'scopes around about the £80-£90 mark.
    Well book velocities have it at 2550fps with a 250gr so I reckon 2500 +/-25 is reasonable.
    I see your point with the low power scope but I'd just go red dot for short range. All the normal stalking scopes I am relatively familiar with, I'm more thinking about very high mag so 20 or higher.
    I likely won't get one, just curious if there is any good ones under £550.
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    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/f...ge/hst-sm4.jpg

    May i suggest the hubble telescope jim......

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    Not under £550 is it you idiot!
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    Well how rude. Just comform and get a middle of the road caliber with a middle of the road scope and be happy. 7-08 with a 6.5-20 would be Oerfect.....
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