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    Default no idea about long range scopes!!!

    i just purchased a new savage model 12 FV in 22-250. wondering on what kind of max range i can get? and what would be a good scope for under $500? Was looking at the mueller target dot 8-32x44 or a SS 20x42 which is the best one?

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    22-250's are sweet. I had one made out of an old Argintine Mauser action. It's a quick round, but it bleeds engergy fast...the curve really drops out at around 250-300m. Depending on application, i'd look for a variable power. Under 500? Prolly a Leupold 3.5-10X40mm.

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    What are you going to use the rifle for? If target or varmint - stay away from mil-dot type scopes. Those dots are for human-deer sized targets.

    Leupold, Zeiss, and a few others made some good scopes. Stay away from fly-by-night manufacturers that have been in the optics business for less than 30 years.

    The 22-250 can put rounds out quite a ways, but the bullet itself will determine accuracy at that range. You can lob a .223Rem bullet a couple miles, but there is no guarantee that you will hit what you were wanting to put a hole in.
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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    thanks for the info the SS does have mildots but i was not planning on useing thr mildots for ranging. i wanna use the turret system to the fullest. from what i have been researching the 22-250 with a good load is able to reach out to as far as 750yds. Do i plan on shooting that far propably not, but at least 600yds. is the mueller target dot any good i have heard more good about it than bad

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    I have an Apex Tactical. I did a review here some time ago. It is a little more than $500 but it has worked great for me.

    http://forum.pafoa.org/optics-46/854...5x50-gmir.html
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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    Trust me you don't want a fixed 20x scope unless you're only target shooting. I have a fixed 10x40 Mark 4 Leupold and anything inside 100 yards can be a task to track.

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    Consider the WOTAC Wonders Optics 4-14x50 (http://www.sightwonders.com/wotac.html)

    Matt is excellent to deal with/provides great customer service.

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier42 View Post
    Consider the WOTAC Wonders Optics 4-14x50 (http://www.sightwonders.com/wotac.html)

    Matt is excellent to deal with/provides great customer service.
    Wish I would have seen those a month ago. How is it holding up for you? What are you using it on?

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JB70 View Post
    Wish I would have seen those a month ago. How is it holding up for you? What are you using it on?
    JB70,

    Have it on a Savage 10PC in .223 and is holding up real well. Have their newest, which is a Gen 5. Glass is great for the price. No issues so far.

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    Default Re: no idea about long range scopes!!!

    WOTAC scopes are all in mil readings correct?

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