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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2018, 09:19:38 AM »
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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2018, 06:56:39 AM »
After some further research I realized that the VX-6HD 2-12x42 doesn't have parallax adjustment.  Does this seem like a dealbreaker to those in the know?  I won't be shooting past 500-600 yards.

I wouldn’t worry about it. At lower magnifications (10-12x) and the ranges you’re planning to shoot it won’t make a big difference, especially for hunting. Plus it will save an ounce or two and keep a slightly smaller profile by not having the extra knob.
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Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2018, 08:06:07 AM »
I’m a lefty due to an accident over twenty years ago, and I’ve carried an Xbolt in 30-06 with a Zeiss Conquest 3x9 with ammo ranging from 150, 165, 180 grain of top offerings from the major brands. Damned if it doesn’t like Fusion the best. You can put a telescope on a rifle, but I prefer something that has good glass over mega distance. Shooting an elk from 600 yds doesn’t make you a better hunter.


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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2018, 09:38:03 AM »
Shooting an elk from 600 yds doesn’t make you a better hunter.


It does if you use a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2018, 02:57:34 PM »
I'm a big fan of low power hunting scopes as well. My fav is a vortex viper 2.5-10x44 I got from bullblaster. Low light is no prob with that scope!
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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2018, 03:29:08 PM »
I don't know how old you are and how your eyes are. But I'd been shooting a 2-10x scope throughout my first 40 years of hunting out to 400 yards without any problem. Now that I'm 60 and my eyes suck, the 2-10x I bought for my Grendel isn't enough. For shooting 500-600 yards, I'd need more magnification, like at least 16, possibly 20. It's surprising how fast eyesight can change as you get older.
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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2018, 03:49:43 PM »
I don't know how old you are and how your eyes are. But I'd been shooting a 2-10x scope throughout my first 40 years of hunting out to 400 yards without any problem. Now that I'm 60 and my eyes suck, the 2-10x I bought for my Grendel isn't enough. For shooting 500-600 yards, I'd need more magnification, like at least 16, possibly 20. It's surprising how fast eyesight can change as you get older.
im 38 but hunt in north eastern wa. 200 yards is a long shot. You can't see that far in my hunting areas in most cases. Every deer I ever killed was in bow range, 200 yards being the farthest shot ever on a game animal
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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2018, 09:05:35 PM »
Any recommendations out there for a good set of 30mm tikka rings?  I would prefer rings that attach directly to  the receiver.

Also, stopped by a Bass Pro to put my hands on a vx6-hd.  I was a little disappointed in the feel of the turrets when dialing.  The clicks didn't feel very "positive".  Has anyone else had this experience?

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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2018, 08:06:53 AM »
My two cents,
Go with the Tikka Lite in a .280, less recoil for that light of a rifle.
The .280 should handle the 160 grains just fine.
no argument from me about the .280 being a fantastic cartridge, but i might give the nod to the 7mm mag in his case just because it doesn't appear that he is a reloader, and a lot of .280 ammo is pretty anemic due to the fact that it's loaded to function in those old remington 740s.  not to mention, that unless you live close to cabela's or sportsman's, it can be a little tough to find.
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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2018, 07:35:19 PM »
Any recommendations out there for a good set of 30mm tikka rings?  I would prefer rings that attach directly to  the receiver.

Also, stopped by a Bass Pro to put my hands on a vx6-hd.  I was a little disappointed in the feel of the turrets when dialing.  The clicks didn't feel very "positive".  Has anyone else had this experience?
I have 2 of the VX6HD and a VX5HD, the click feel doesn’t effect anything, not as positive feel as say a night force but they track perfectly for me anyway

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Re: Rifle/Scope Combo - Change my mind
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2018, 08:08:05 PM »
Any recommendations out there for a good set of 30mm tikka rings?  I would prefer rings that attach directly to  the receiver.

Also, stopped by a Bass Pro to put my hands on a vx6-hd.  I was a little disappointed in the feel of the turrets when dialing.  The clicks didn't feel very "positive".  Has anyone else had this experience?
i use light weight Tally’s on my tikkas, been real happy with them

 

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