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This is a discussion on Too much scope for a Scout? within the Optics forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I decided to scope my Scout. My first choice is this one http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-a...1-8x24ffp-acss however this one just came to my attention http://www.primaryarms.com/new-prima...r-reticle-null My question is ...


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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:38 AM   #1
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Too much scope for a Scout?

I decided to scope my Scout. My first choice is this one http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-a...1-8x24ffp-acss
however this one just came to my attention http://www.primaryarms.com/new-prima...r-reticle-null

My question is will the 6-30X56 be too much scope? I would be using it at 6-800 yrds. mostly. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks in advance for all input.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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second one would be better
check steiner,also

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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:48 AM   #3
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An 8X at 800yds makes it look like 100yds. A 30x at 800yds makes it look like 27yds.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:51 AM   #4
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The 1X8 would be my choice for a scout rifle.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:51 AM   #5
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I bought pallet of stuff at the USMC Albany GA inside a box next to the benchmill
was 5 now called Super Sniper scopes. Great scopes. Rusnok has been great benchmill.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:58 AM   #6
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For me it would be far larger than necessary and to put it on a scout/carbine type firearm which is intended to be "handy" kind of defeats that purpose plus a lot of extra weight.
Military operators and LE folks rarely use optics more than 10X and usually fixed, not variables and shots at the ranges you mention are not uncommon. The 1-8x seems more fitting for the Scout platform, but it's your money and your rifle. Just a suggestion.

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I appreciate all the input, very helpful. I 'm going to stick with the 1X8 as originally planned. The bummer is it's still out of stock and the wait goes on.

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I would get a nightforce 2.5-10x32 or perhaps a Leupold 3-18 mark 6. Another scope I've got that I really like is the Bushnell LRHS although I would try to find a deal on their newer LRTS model as it doesn't have the circle reticule.

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10x is the max that I would recommend. I would get the 1-8 scope. I have a 2.5-8 scope that works great for my needs.

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It all depends what you are shooting at.

1x per 100 yards is fine for shooting a silhouette size target.

2-2.5x per 100 yards makes it easy to hit a head size target.

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