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Thread: Optics for a 30-06 advice please

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    Optics for a 30-06 advice please

    Hi guys,
    I'm gonna be needing some glass for the 30-06 coming my way and am not sure what level of optics I need to be saving for?

    I will be shooting no further than 150 yds for starters and have a nice old Jap Tasco 3-9x50 with a 30-30 reticle if it's the same tube diameter as the rings. Would this handle the recoil ok to get me going as it's a nice clear scope but was originally on an FAC air rifle from 20 years ago.

    If not what would you suggest without breaking the bank?

    Cheers

    Stratts
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    3-12 and get a zeiss to 'fit in'

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    150yds?

    6x42 Swaro, Schmidt or similar
    8x50/56 if you really must!

    its a point a shoot rifle at point and shoot distances.

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    Any decent 6x42 or above its a mine field of options out there.
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    Absolutely love my Zeiss classic 7x50 (360) and have shot Deer to 240m and foxes further. Don't overcomplicate what doesn't need to be!

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    Stratts
    The BSA would be naked without a 6 x 42 swarovski I took it off last night it had been on 20 years.
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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    A 7x or 8x is a pretty good general deer stalking scope. However 30/06 is the ultimate general purpose rifle, and that needs a variable. If the cash is available, I would go with a Swaro 1.7-10x42. MacLeod has non illuminated versions for under 900.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Have had a Bushnell 3-9X50 on mine for about 5 years now been to Africa and 4 seasons hind and stag stalking in Scotland as well as the usual Roe Fallow . Bright light , no light first thing in the morning and last knockings. The only shots missed were the ones I messed up great scope. If I were you spend the cash you save on stalking. Just because its cheaper dosent mean its no good.

    Tusker

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    I have a 6x42 meopta on my 30.06

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    Stratts
    If you are going to buy a scope make sure it has a 1" tube, 30mm rings are nearly impossible to find to fit a BSA I think Bewsher sold a set on Ebay last year for 150
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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