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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2017, 08:18:48 AM »
Leupold vx6 3-18x50 They can take a beaten and still stay true.
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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2017, 08:26:31 AM »
Leupold 3x9x32 Compact

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2017, 08:40:56 AM »
Vortex Razor HDLH 2-10x40 on my Kimber Ascent in .280AI
Luepold VXIII 2-8x28 on my Savage Lightweight Hunter in 7mm-08

One reoccurring theme in this thread is that nobody uses cheap scopes...there's a reason for that!

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2017, 08:43:22 AM »
Vortex Razor AMG on the 7SAUM
Vortex RazorII on the 338 edge

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2017, 08:48:59 AM »


One reoccurring theme in this thread is that nobody uses cheap scopes...there's a reason for that!

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I started out with cheaper scopes in my youth until I looked through friends rifles with better scopes at dusk and saw the huge difference quality scopes can provide for light and clarity.  And made the switch to higher quality.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2017, 08:51:11 AM »
Burris Full Field 2 4.5-14x42mm on the 280ai.
Burris (don't remember the model) 3-9x40 with a post reticle on the 338-06.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2017, 09:01:08 AM »
Leupold 3.5x10-40 on a Rem 700 in 7mm SA ultra Mag.

That on a .270 Win 700 Mountain Rifle.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2017, 10:27:03 AM »
Nikon Prostaff 5 2.5-10x40mm


I'm intrigued that I'm the first to chime in with a Nikon scope.  I would have thought there'd be more of us out there?

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2017, 10:53:43 AM »
Vortex viper pst 4-16x50 on remington 700 sps 308

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 11:51:39 AM »
Nikon BDC 4x20x50 mounted on a 7mm magnum weatherby lasermark

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2017, 12:09:19 PM »
Nightforce shv f1 4-14x50  :tup:

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2017, 12:37:36 PM »
The same as my frontcountry rifle. Bushnell trophy 3x9

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2017, 01:27:54 PM »
VXII 3X9X40 on a Rem 700, .270
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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »
Athlon Ares 4-27 ffp mil ordered.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2017, 03:03:22 PM »
Leupold vx6 3-18x50 They can take a beaten and still stay true.

That's how I'm rolling too

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2017, 03:56:33 PM »
Leupold compact  3-9x33.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2017, 09:13:00 PM »
Vortex Diamondback 4-12 BDC on my 30-06 and Leupold VX2 3-9 CDS on my new 6.5 Creedmoor. Can't beat 11 ounces!

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2017, 09:44:57 PM »
Leupold VX-III 3.5-10x50 on my .270

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2017, 09:54:36 PM »
Tasco pronghorn 3-9x40
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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2017, 07:31:37 PM »
Vortex Viper 6.5x20 x 44, compensating for bad eyes.  A bit heavy, may have chosen something different if I had a dedicated backcountry rifle.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
Zeiss HD5 3-15x42.
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On a Kimber 280ai, comes in at 6.7 pounds loaded.

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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2017, 08:44:51 PM »
Another nod to the Leupold VX6 3-18
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Re: What scope is on your backcountry rifle?
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2017, 08:46:26 PM »

Burris 4-16 posilock


 

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