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Title: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Mike on September 11, 2007, 08:20:13 PM
what scopes and powers does everybody prefer to use on their weatherby's, or other rifles for that matter. I will withhold my thoughts and opinions until after a few other people have responded.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: skipper on September 11, 2007, 11:08:37 PM
for my:
 .378 i have Zeiss victory 3-12-X56mm and a Zeiss Z-point
My .300 i use a Zeiss victoryv 6-24X72mm  Use it for night hunting after vild boar (light not aloud i europe)

My .257 I have a S&B 5-25X56 PMII.

I have picatinny rail and rings from www.nearmfg.com, very nice

I can move all my scope from one rifle to another due the rail. Just make the reverce clicks and i don't miss Zero
I have a leupold 1,5-6x20 VIII and a Zeiss conquest 3-9X50 that i don't use much anymore.

the leupold 1,5-6x20 is replaced by the Zeiss Z-point



Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Vitek on September 13, 2007, 05:35:48 PM
I use Leupold scopes on all my guns the quality and clearity are there and the prices are very good on them as is thir resale value

on my 300 wby i have 3-9x40 leupold EURO 30
and on my .223 SUB-moa varmint i use VX-II 4-12-40 AO
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Jean-Pierre on September 13, 2007, 06:58:24 PM
i use Leupold scope on all my rifle
i have a 1.5x5 with quick talleys tetachable scope on my .340 wby
for brush ..and a 3.5x14 Leupold LPS with also quick detachable Talleys mounts
when i plain hunt ...i zero them at 200 hundred yards once and i never had to make any more adjustement since ...they give me just a hell of a good time
THANKS AT LEUPOLD FOR THERE GOOD PRODUCT
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: John on September 14, 2007, 05:10:47 AM
I have a Bushnell Legend 5-15x40AO mil-dot with Tally mounts on my 300wby Vanguard Synthetic.

So far, this gun gets more use on the 200 and 300yd ranges than anywhere else....
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Mike on September 14, 2007, 08:17:05 AM
well I forgot that this thread is for weatherby owners, and weatherby owners top their guns with class, not trash. Im so used to hearing about people buying a very nice remington or browning ect... and then top it with a $100 piece of junk.
my 270wby has a burris 4.5-14X42
the 22-250super varmintmaster has Nikon monarch 5.5-16.5X44
and the 300wby will get the Zeiss 4.5-14X44 in silver soon enough
I like leupold, but for the money the nikon monarch is a better deal with just as good optics as the VX-III, and the burris was just as good in extreme low-light as the loopy and nikon. the zeiss IMO is the best scope on themarket(even compared to swarovski and Kahles ect..)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Nate on September 14, 2007, 08:29:12 AM
Leupold VX-III.  Love the optics and eye relief on Leupolds. 
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: John on September 19, 2007, 04:57:55 PM
Zeiss 5 X 15 x 42 Diavari V on my Mark V Synthetic in 300 Weatherby. Great long range elk medicine!
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Greenheadjed on September 19, 2007, 07:13:09 PM
I have a Swarovski 4-16x50mm with a TDS reticle on my .300 Wby.  With Talley rings and bases this is one tough setup.  One of the only scopes i've seen that "gathers" light as well on 10 power as it does on 4 power. 
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Magman on September 19, 2007, 09:19:08 PM
I have a Mark V SVM in 22-250 with a Leupold Vari-X III 8.5-25x50. The side focus parallax adjustment is very easy to use, and with a Harris bipod, it makes for a wicked rig on prairie dogs.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: curthopson on September 26, 2007, 07:24:44 PM
My preference is the Zeiss Conquest in a 4.5-14x44 with the side parallax adjustment.  I have tested this scope side-by-side with a Swarovsky product many times and my opinion is that the Zeiss has better optical quality.  I am not sure about their ballistic reticles yet---I need to use them a little longer. 
For mounting my preference is a Leupold reversible dual-dovetail in matte steel.  I can zero them one time and I have never had one move on me one bit despite serious use in the field.  The medium rings work perfect with the Mark V.  This combination will cost you a little over $700 unless you get a deal, but in my opinion the final product is an awesome rifle/scope combination.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: dubyam on September 27, 2007, 08:01:08 AM
I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 in 3-9x40 on my 270Wby Mark V Synthetic right now.  I love the scope, but will eventually change it out in favor of either a Nikon Monarch in 4-16 or a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14.  The 3-9 is a great scope, despite some folks calling it 'cheap.'  I have noticed that they all seem to shut up about my so called cheap scope when I start shooting, as the rifle will print consistently under .5MOA, and sometimes (rather frequently, in fact) under .25MOA.  Nothing seems to shut people up about what equipment you're using faster than posting some impressive groups which their equipment cannot match.  As far as other scopes go, I would like to get a Zeiss Conquest (either 3-9 or 4.5-14) in stainless for a stainless 300Wby, but the budget doesn't warrant it right now.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: leupoldman on October 01, 2007, 04:09:17 PM
I always buy leupold of course. Had a good friend of mine at the range in the evening. the sun just started going down and he had to stop shooting, his swift didn't send the light to the eye. My leupold on the other hand, was just like looking into daylight. Great light transmission. I like the 4.5-14x50. I like the extra power for the longer shots. Never know when your going to need it!  Good Luck!
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Brett on October 03, 2007, 11:55:43 AM
.300 wthby mag has a vari-x III 4.5x14x40 ao. new 257 mag has vx III 4.5x14x40 ao. I love the leupolds as the vari-x III has served me well!! my 308 ss vanguard has a burris 3x9x40
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Lynn on October 03, 2007, 03:51:34 PM
I'm personally a Zeiss fan. i can use the eyepiece to take my adjustments for not wearing my eyeglasses. Lynn
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Jim on October 04, 2007, 04:15:22 PM
Leupolds here also.  VARIXIII 2.5 - 7, VARIXII 3x9, VARXI 2x7
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: SoWhatAgain on October 04, 2007, 05:16:15 PM
For my .378 and .460 Wea Mag MkV Deluxe Rifles I use the Tasco 1.5X to 5X EXP 4-plex variable scope which is no longer in production.

On my .220 Swift MkV SVM Rifle and on my .30-06 Spgfld, .257 Wea Mag, .300 Wea Mag, .30-378 Wea Mag and .338-378 Wea Mag MkV Accumark Rifles I use the Leopold 45X target competition fine crosshair scope.

If I ever get the .22LR Mk XXII Deluxe bolt action I will probably try to put the same Leopold 45X scope on it.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Paul on October 08, 2007, 04:47:51 AM
At the moment im in process of putting together several rifle packages for work. The scopes i am fitting are allways Zeiss the most popular being a straight 1" tube 6x42 but personally i like the 8x56 1" tube. I find that zeiss make probably the best scopes out there like them more than your scmidt and benders and swavoski scopes. I will try and post some pics of them on my gun room.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Renegade-Rick on October 09, 2007, 12:58:27 PM
3.5X10X40 on the 300, 1.5X6X36 on the 338 and 4x12x40 on the 25-06. All leupolds vari-X III's except the 4x12 its a vari-X II.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Marc on October 14, 2007, 02:54:15 PM
3.5X10x50 VX-III on the .243 Synthetic and VX-L 3.5X10X50 on the .340 Accumark. The difference in scope height between the two 50s is incredible. The VX-III is on high mounts, the VX-L on lows. I would have considered a German/Austrian scope, but the VX-L truly does break the rules as only an American company can.

I have also used Nikon and Burris scopes. If I were pinching pennies, I would go with the Nikon.

My VX-III survived a fall better than either myself or my .243 MKV. The MKV had to go to the shop to fix a broken safety. The bolt would not stay down after I fell on it and forced it open.. The factory authorized shop that fixed my MKV said the only other time they had seen this type of damage was when the stock was broken as well. My synthetic stock didnt break, but it does have some beauty marks ;) The VX-III is has matching beauty marks. I used a sharpie to blacken the aluminum that was exposed. I had to file the rim of ocular lens because the gouges were so deep. Did I mention it retained zero perfectly and no glass was broken? I was out of the hunt as I hyper extended my left knee. I attempted to go out the next day, but used my MKV as a crutch when my knee froze up.

Weatherby and Leopold, what a combo.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: denson on October 15, 2007, 07:46:05 AM
I shoot a Weatherby Mark 5 30.06 topped with a Weatherby Premiere 3x-9x40. To show you how times have changed I received the rifle and scope combo from a bank in Kentucky when I opened an account with the bank. I got the 30.06 and a 300 both with Weatherby scopes. I use the 30.06 every year for hunting while the 300 and the other scope are still in the box brand new. Must have gotten these 20years ago or so.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Scott on October 15, 2007, 09:46:47 AM
All of my rifles have Leupold 4.5-14x tactical scopes with 30mm tubes. with the mill-dot retical.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Milgauss on October 16, 2007, 09:49:31 PM
Weathery's not only have heavy recoil energy, they have fast recoil velocity- they can be scope killers.  Good choices are Leupold, Burris, Nikon. Avoid European anything. Power?  If your young with keen eyes, 3-9x40.  Otherwise go for more power.  4-12 or 4.5-14 etc. All Weathery calibers are capable of good long range performance.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: riodot on October 23, 2007, 01:15:23 PM
dubyam:

    I agree with you on the Bushnell Elite 3200.  I have a 1.5-4.5x32 on my 375 H&H and it holds up great.  I think it is way better than it's price.  Of course it is the same as the old Baush & Lomb line that Bushnell bought out. 
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Magnum 7mm on October 26, 2007, 10:29:05 AM
All of my Weatherby rifles wear Leupold scopes.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Bill on October 26, 2007, 11:14:36 AM
Currently my 257LM wears a 4x16 Nikon UCC. I do like Nikon, but I have a Meopta Meostar 3x12x56 30mm 4D on layaway and hope to pick it up tomorrow or Sunday. The clarity of the Meopta bested the Luepold VX-7 and is 1/2 the price. Plus I really like the 4D reticle (it's a version of the German 4C).
Our buck season is exactly 1 month away. I called the farmer that grants us hunting privileges last night and he still has 5 bucks running together...so it's safe to say the archers probably won't score on one between now and then.
This will be my primary hunting rifle...and I couldn't ask for more!
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Scott on October 30, 2007, 05:34:58 AM
On my Weatherby vangaurd 30-06 I use a Barska 6.5 - 20 x 50 mm w/ target dot reticle. Really enjoy it, and very versable from hjunting in thick NE Texas timber one moment to turn the corner and have a open grassland with a possible 300 yd shot, it "cuts the musterd!"  especially with my eyes not what they used to be and don't necasarly have tocarry a binocks with me.  O well it works for me.  ;) 8)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Dshack on November 02, 2007, 09:44:54 PM
I have a Vanguard Sub-Moa in 30.06 and it is topped with a 3 x 12 x 42 Nikon Monarch with the BDC reticle. It is bright, crisp and the side focus can double as a range finder. It shoots great and looks good
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: bill on November 13, 2007, 07:43:19 PM
i like burris. i own 2 . one on my rugar 22-250 and one on my 257 vanguard. they shoot well in low light conditions. you could spend mo money but why. the new black dimmond is great. the pa ajustment will realy dial in the target when you need to be sure what your looking at.i also have a 300 um with vxiii its a great scope too. i prefur the 4x16 50 black dimmond 30mm. i have to pay close att to my watch, if you know what i mean. ::)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Chris338378 on November 15, 2007, 11:42:17 PM
On my .270 Vanguard VGX I have an old Redfield 3x9.  On my Dad's 30-06 Mark V he has a Weatherby Supreme 3x9, and on his .300 Weatheryby Mag Mark V he has a 3x9 Leupold as does my Brother on his Stainless Mark V .340.  On my baby, my .338-.378 Acumark I have a 4x12 Leupold with AO.  I want to get a Shepard to try out and compare it to the Leupold on the baby to see which works better at longer ranges.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Doug on November 16, 2007, 09:20:56 AM
Both my mark V's have Leupolds on them.  In my humble opinion there is no substitute.  Great glass, made in USA and great warranty with outstanding customer service.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Chris338378 on November 22, 2007, 12:44:32 AM
I agree on the Leupolds but don't count out the Burris or Sheppard scopes either.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Jesse on November 22, 2007, 08:39:38 PM
I used a redfield 2 to 7 power because i dont need a big nice scope for deer in Minnesota!!!

   I have it on my wby. vangaurd .243 win.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Scott on November 24, 2007, 09:02:40 AM
I've found a low cost but very good scope that really works for me, its the Barska brand. I'm currently using their Varment 6.5 x 20   50mmAO scope w/ target dot reticle on my Vanguard 30-06 I have really fallen for this scope good clarity even down to 25 yds or out to 600+ plan on getting something simlar for my vanguard 243 preditor killer & they got some nice shotgun scopes. The price is more than fair especially if you buy at Sportsmens Guide  got mine fore $49.95 + shipping I think total was 62. I'd have give 300- 400 for this scope easy.   8)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Luvjet on December 01, 2007, 11:47:33 AM
Schmidt and Bender Classic 3-12 X 42 w/ #8 Reticle
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: 1st300 on December 10, 2007, 07:18:33 PM
I have a Nikon Buckmasters 3x9x40 on the kids 7/08, A Leopould vx2 3x9x50 on my 06 and I put a Ziess 3x12x56 on my Weatherby. From my own experience my Leoupold and Nikon are very close in light gathering with the Leoupold getting a slight advantage however I took my 06 and Weatherby the other day and that Zeiss is simply amazing.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: kbg1 on December 11, 2007, 03:42:19 PM
I have a leupold 3-9x50 on my 300 wby mag.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: runningdeer on December 15, 2007, 09:36:52 AM
Iv'e got three weatherby rifles.my 7mm has a leupold 2.5X8.I also have two 300's,one has a leupold 3X9 and the other has a leupold 6.5X20.I like the 3X9 the best.they are all good scopes.The 6.5X20 took a little getting used to.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Dan on December 22, 2007, 08:29:26 PM
I love my Leupold 6.5-20x50 on my .22-250 SUB MOA Varmint.  I think it’s a crime to buy an awesome rifle and not put a worthy scope on top.  I tested several scopes from Bushnell Elite to Zeiss, as will as some scopes I've never heard of.  I love the eye relief of the Leupold as well as the quality and clarity.  A long time ago some guy told me not to waste my time and money buying a cheap scope telling myself I will up grade later.  Do it right the first time and you will never be disappointed.  You might be a little lighter in the wallet, but happier in the long run.

Dan
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: patrick on December 25, 2007, 09:50:50 AM
leupold 3x9x50 on my 270 vanguard. works for me. ruined a nice 6 point's day this past nov 16th too. an accurate rifle deserves a decent scope. you are cheating yourself if you go cheap on optics or on ammo.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Scott on December 26, 2007, 08:00:14 AM
Forget the Shepperd they are good for anything except a weatherby had one on my 30-378 and my 338-378wby's they are clear and have a good concept but they cant take the beating of the recoil of the weatherby mags, stay with the Leupold or Burris series and live a long happy shooting life.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Jerry on January 03, 2008, 02:08:36 PM
I have a Bushnell 6 x 18 x 50 and haven't had a problem. I have it mounted on Burris cnc billet high mounts . I've put a box of shells through it. Bushnell carries a lifetime warranty so I thought for the money I would put through the test. 
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: OB1 on January 03, 2008, 08:55:30 PM
I've got my ultra light 300 WBY mounted with a Shepherd.  I've really come to appreciate the one shot zero and since it has two seperate reticles, its a snap to see if it's still zeroed (both are still in perfect alignment...if not, you need to re-sight the scope).

The ballistic drop compensator (now being copied by Leupold, Cabela's and others) , is dead nuts on and that's why I put one on my son's 300 too.  Most of the other guns all have Leupolds,  & one with an 4000 Elite.

Not sure about the luck of the 30 & 338x 378 rifles, but neither of our Shepherds have had any problem with our 300's recoil...but the six elk, five deer and my 22" black bear didn't like it one bit.   ;D
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: James on January 04, 2008, 04:18:27 AM
I use a Leupold 6.5-20x50mm long range target scope on my .340.

It is not the best choice for a hunting scope, but it works well for my needs!
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: natureboy300 on January 06, 2008, 08:50:08 PM
 I run leupold optics on all my rifles. I have a 3.5-10x40 VXIII on my .300 wby, a 3-9x40 VXII on my .270, and a 6x42 on my 12ga. slugger. From my understanding the post 2005 VXII are more comparible to the VXIII, both of mine are older than that and there is a big differance in optical quality and glare reduction. When it comes to optics in my opinion thats the last place you want to cut corners. The VXIII in my opinion is the best scope for the money, and with the quality and reliability you get with that im not sure I will ever own a zeiss or swarovski (unless I win the lottery).

NB
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Lone Pine on January 17, 2008, 03:40:15 PM
My Lazermark has a Hakko 3x9  while my 444 Marlin has a Leupold Vari X III 1.5 x 5 My other firearms have scopes I would not advertise . Hoping to get new Leupolds soon.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Kenn on January 17, 2008, 04:25:42 PM
Hello, more votes 4 Leupold.
Lazerbee 300 4-12x40 VXII
Lazerbee 30-06 3-9x40 VXII
XXII 2.5-8x36 VXIII
 8)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: sp6x6 on February 12, 2008, 05:51:39 PM
5 Weatherbys with 5 Leopolds, one was my Dads for 20 years ,horse fell on gun ,dented scope.It fogged some,sent it in ,fixed NO CHARGE, I've had it 20 years.Now its my sons.Favorite 4x14 mil dot, tactical on 340 WM long range elk widowmaker
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Mark on February 12, 2008, 06:30:37 PM
2 weatherby's swarovski 1.7-10 ;D
1 weatherby   nikon 3-9 :-X
t/c encore ph 3 nikon 3-9  :-X 1 leupold vx III 3-9  :-\
5 other rifles ruger, browning ect. leupold vx II  :-[ - vx III  :-\
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: albie1 on February 26, 2008, 06:52:51 PM
I have a Nikon 6/18x40mm on the sub moa,My synthetic 08 came from Weatherby with a Bushnell mounted on it,3x9 it seems fine,and I doubt that Weatherby would sell their rifles with scopes that would not perform,it would give their products a bad rep.....
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Hugh on March 08, 2008, 01:10:54 PM
Help. I have just purchased a Zeiss 4.5x14x50 Conquest to put on my Mark V 300. I  have Bheuler bases and Conetrol rings on the rifle presently.It looks like the Zeiss may not fit this set up (darn) due to ring height.
I am thinking of new bases and rings and want a quality set up.Has anyone mounted one of the scopes on a Mark V and what did you use? I need sugestions and part numbers ???
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: john on March 08, 2008, 08:52:29 PM
happycamper
I use the leupold mounts and rings on my weatherby's and have never had any problems. They make make mounts just for weatherby's and they offer high rings to accommodate the 50 dia. scopes. I hope this helps you and good luck.
John
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: ultralight mike on March 09, 2008, 06:46:59 PM
I'm old fashioned, and my name says it all. I like to go light, so I kave my Ultra Lightweight scoped with a Leupold 4X in rings and bases of the same make. I have never felt handicapped while hunting big game with a 4X scope. Rugged, lightweight, and dependable, what more could you want?
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Mark on March 09, 2008, 08:01:25 PM
1 fiber mark topped with swarovski Z6 1.7 - 10 x 42
1 accumark topped with swarovski Z6 1.7 - 10 x 42
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: bill on March 10, 2008, 06:36:38 PM
i put a burris black dimmond on my 257. its dead on . i first set it for the bilst table 3 high at 100.  shot my first deer at 160 and was not happy. the shot was too hi. so i redialed it .8 hi at 100 .shot 5 more bucks this season with perfict shots out to a little over 300. my rifle shoots .8 hi @100, dead on @ 200, 4.5 low at 300, 9.5 low @400, 29 low @ 500. i have been shooting 100 sp. this setup works for where i hunt. the burris black dimmond has the burris plex, which are marked at these distances. this scope workes well for me. i also wear contacts so i realy like the pa ajustment on the side.it keeps everything in focus.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2008, 07:52:22 AM
Hey, just an update on anguad  w/ Barska top it. The scope has so far held out very well! I've only been able to shoot about 700 rds since I first got it in the fall, and havn't any problems or major redialing- the only time I did is because my son had an accident dropping it off the back of the truck!  :o :'( but ater I came too and he came down out of the tree!  ;Dit was only a inch an a half off! Whew! thank goodness for my case so no scaratch on gun or scope.  Took 2 deer from 145 and 87 yds, serval hogs aand last sat a coyote from 586 yds! So fa so good! Always wanted a Lepold or Zeiss but I have to admit I've really fallen for this scope. Have a great one.  ;D
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Arnold on March 11, 2008, 05:18:15 PM
I used to have leopolds on my varmint rifles, But recently switched to Bushnell 4200's and am very satisfied, especially with the "rainguard" feature. The optical quality is in my opinion far superior to the Leupoled, and at a reduced price....Just make sure the Bushnell scope isnt made in china!!
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2008, 04:48:01 AM
I agree on Bushnells from China. My folks bought my oldest son one for Christmas year before last, Didn't hold setting well at all, and clairity was lacking, wel my $49  Barska is better!  :D They didn't know it and at the time I didn't either. US Bushnells are as good as they come!  :)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Jerry L. on March 13, 2008, 08:28:22 AM
For my 460 mag I when with a Burris 1-4 power euro 4 PI illuminated dot . Great scope for the price..
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: jason on March 16, 2008, 06:36:26 PM
One of my favorate scopes is 6.5x20x50 leupold VX-|||.
And it is on my Custom 416 wby. Lots of people said it is too powerfull for the 416 wby.
" my saying is you cant shoot something that you cant see". And at 1000 yards you need a good scope if you are trying to shoot a good group.

jason
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Paul on March 20, 2008, 06:14:16 PM
I use New Century Optics (NcStar) 6-24x50 AOE Illuminated Rangefinder on my Vanguard Synthetic .300WSM......I have a VX-III 3-9x40 on my Winchester 30.06.  The Vanguard and NcStar are my favorite combo.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Travis Maphies on March 26, 2008, 09:55:55 PM
swarovski 6-18x50 w/ TDS on my 340 in sako 75
swarovski 4-12x50 on my weatherby mk V ultralightweight
If your gonna have a gun that can shoot why short yourself on good glass...
You can put crappy optics on a good gun and make it a piece of crap or you can just put good stuff on it from the start.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: barry on March 26, 2008, 11:59:33 PM
leupold vx iii 6.5 - 20 x 40 ao with varmint hunter reticle on my 257 and 300 wby ultralights.  leupold vx iii  4.5 - 14 x 40 ao with varmint hunter reticle on my 30-378 and 338-378 accumarks.  for me, the varmint reticle is very easy to use, matches weatherby ballistics very well, and the fine crosshair makes it excellent for long range precicion shooting.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Dan-the-man on April 01, 2008, 07:56:46 AM
I'm mounting a Bushnell 4200 2.5-10x50 on my Vanguard Sub MOA in 270 WSM.
I'm using Warne Maxima rings and mounts.

Dan
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Skip on May 13, 2008, 09:26:52 PM
I use a Leupold VX-III 4.5 -14x40 on my .270 Win Ultralight, and a Swarovski Z6 2-12x50 on my 7MM Rem Mag Ultralight.  Both are great scopes and have worked well for me.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: scott on May 14, 2008, 07:04:46 AM
I have a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 on my 300 WBY Mag. My dad got me started on leupold when I first started hunting and I have never looked back. As far as I am concerned there reputation is in the same class as Weatherby. ;)
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Jerry L. on May 19, 2008, 04:42:14 PM
Burris Euro Diamond 1.45 x 4 power, tally low mounts with quick release, Great scope red dot at center a plus for low light on my 460. A great buy for the money..
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: bbbbucky on May 22, 2008, 07:47:20 AM
i bought a mark v deluxe 7 wby mag w/ a weatherby premier 3x9 scope a few years back and have not had the best luck in my grouping. its not me i've shot other guns that hold good groups. i'm not sure if the scope is as good as the rifle . anyone ever had any luck with the weatherby scope?
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Michael on May 23, 2008, 06:39:53 PM
I own a Weatherby Vanguard Stainless in .300 WIN Mag 24" barrel with a Xdoptic 10-40x50 ESF Y Reticle Rifle Scope Russia Technique + a Versa-Pod Model 2 Steel (160-002)
& a Universal Mounting Adapter (150-100) + Federal 180gr Power-Shok Speer hot-Cor SP, & Federal 180gr Premium Vital-Shok Nosler Accubond.
there is nothing ya cant kill with this setup..  ;D

http://www.versapod.com/proddetail.asp?prod=160%2D002

http://www.weatherby.com/products/guns.asp?prd=Rifles&prd_sub_type=3&prod_code=VGS308NR4O#

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Xd-10-40x50-ESF-Y-Reticle-Rifle-Scope-Russia-Technique_W0QQitemZ380029956961QQihZ025QQcategoryZ7307QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Renegade-Rick on July 04, 2008, 07:22:27 AM
I am an NcSTAR dealer if anyone is interested in purchasing one. My son has had good success with a 2.5X10X40 mil-dot Mark III on a 300 wea vanguard. delta87@wkybb.net Check them out at NcSTAR.com
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Wlfdg on August 08, 2008, 06:56:10 AM
My Burris Fullfield II 3-9X40 Ballistic Plex has been treating me well at the range so far this summer on my 7mm.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: kent on August 08, 2008, 08:06:09 PM
all the top riflescope mfg, make a wide range of scopes.so pick a price range first then pick a brand.you will be much beter off.that way you will compare an apple to an apple,and thats my two cents
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: kalugero on August 31, 2008, 10:26:07 AM
I have both Nightforce NXS, one is 3.5-15x56 illuminated reticle, used in the Sako 75 for long range shoots on stalks and for wild boar "esperas" here in Spain; "esperas" is a kind of hunting done at twilight or night,  when wild boars wake up and go to eat/bath or when they return to their "beds", aided with a surefire M4 flashlight improved with a 700 lumens bulb from lumensfactory, clamped on the barrel to assure the shot with very poor light or without light (use of flashlight or similar at the moment of shoot is allowed where I live, Valencia).

the other scope  is a Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x24 illuminated reticle, to use in other kind of spanish hunting (batidas and monterias), where the game run very quick pursuited by a large group of dogs (rehalas), and it's need more field of vision neither too much of power vision

to attach the scopes on the Sako, I use a warne maxima european grooved receiver quick detachable rings, one low and other ultra-high.

Now I'm going to use this scopes on the Weatherby using warne maxima quick detachable too, and save the Sako at the gunrack.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: piove on September 07, 2008, 10:54:11 PM
Hey Dubyam (or is it Jedi Dubyam now?),
I have the same scope on my .308 satinless sporter, and was going to make the same points about it that you did.  You are just a fair bit more eloquent than I...
Good, basic, versatile scope.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: nickelstick on October 25, 2008, 09:31:05 PM
I've always heard scope should equal costof the rifle.  I mounted Bushnell 6500 Elite 2.5-16x50.  Love it.  20$ more than the rifle. LONG eye relief.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: rhasty on January 16, 2009, 11:52:56 AM
I have an older Leupold VX-1 3x9x40 on a 300 Win Mag Vanguard DLX, and a new Leupold VX-1 3x9x50 on my new 7mm Rem. Vanguard Tan synthetic.I just bought a Leupold VX-1, 4x14x40 to put on my new .257 Vanguard that I recently restocked. I own several other scopes on many different rifles, including 2 Redfields ,an older Illuminator and a Tracker , both still good ,3 Nikon's, one 3x9x50 and two 3x9x40's, all reasonably priced Buckmaster models.
 An old Tasco that came with a recently bought used Marlin 336 , and a Tasco that came on an older Remington Model 788 which I just traded for,,,which will be replaced when my money situation improves.I also have a couple of older retired scopes. None of my scopes are high end, but they do what I need them to do. When I was a teenager, I bought a Browning .308 (BAR) topped with a Redfield scope , and it was considered by my family as top of the line. And it was pretty darn good!
Scopes , to me , are the finishing touch on any set-up. You don't feel like the gun is ready until the scope is right!
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: badsection on January 24, 2009, 05:30:42 AM
I recently replaced the Weaver scope I had on my .338 RUM Mark V. The Weaver stood up to the recoil,held it`s zero great. The drawbacks were not enough eye relief and limited light gathering. It seems my hunting has a way of paying off at last light ;D. I put a Zeiss Conquest 3-9X on it and am very happy with it. I have a Zeiss Diavari on another rifle,top notch.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Bill L. on January 24, 2009, 08:40:42 AM
I will echo, or second, what just about everyone's already said about the Leupold:  My dealer recommended the Leupold VX-III on a .300 Win Mag, for a trip to British Columbia in 2007.  Today, I have that one, plus two VX-IIs, one on a Vanguard Sporter in .243; the other on a new CZ 550 Safari Magnum in .375 H & H.  For me, there's simply no reason to try anything else.  Thanks-
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Moen0321 on January 24, 2009, 11:36:03 AM
I'm a huge fan of the Leupold MK 4 LRT or ERT's, Yeah they are a lot of money but tough, accurate, and have turret knobs if you know how to use them they pay off for shots out past 500yds. I love the TMR (tactical mil reticle) its really fine. Excellent light gathering, Marines use it on their M14 DMR rifles, along with other rifles.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: kaos1 on January 24, 2009, 03:02:51 PM
I have a Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x40 on my Weatherby Vanguard SS. Very clear and brings in a lot of light.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Robert on January 24, 2009, 04:04:26 PM
Folks I'll try to keep it short, as each their own choice.
#1= Mark V Deluxe 270 WM ( German ) = 2 3/4 X 10  Weatherby preimer
#2+ Mark V Deluxe 7mm WM ( Japan ) = 3 X 9 Weatherby Supreme
#3= Vanguard Syn - 22-250   =  Nikon 4.5 X 14 Buckmaster
#4 = Howa M1500 Heavy Barrel 22-250 w/Primos 350 Yrd red Light = 6 X 24 Bushnell 4200
I keep them @ 10 power as the 1,3 & 4 bullet trajectory is close to the same and adjust #4 for night hunting that will be a lower or could be higher when checking something out. I live in Western New York, between Buffalo and Rochester NY.
Sorry about #4, not a Weatherby but just scope talk. I use #3 & #4 for Coyotes and Fox when luck will have it.
100 gr for #1 and 45 gr for #3 & #4. I'm 65 years old and this works for me. No more open sights for me.

have fun hunting and be safe.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: randy9129 on January 24, 2009, 06:55:09 PM
 :) Have a .300wsm sub moa with a Kahles 3.5x10 scope this is clearest scope I've ever owned.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Chip on January 25, 2009, 10:18:46 AM
I have a Nikon Monarch 2-7x32 on my Vangaurd VGL and a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 on my Accumark.  I also have Leupolds on other rifles.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: ohr61 on March 04, 2009, 10:47:29 AM
Leupold scopes for sure. In my opinion, the best bang for the buck!    ;D
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: bigload on April 21, 2009, 08:15:32 PM
I have never gone wrong with a Leupold, Zeiss or Swarovski.  I have 5 Leupolds that include 2-VXII's, 2-VXIII's and a new VX3.  I have 4 Zeiss Conquests.  And I have one Swarovski AV 3-10X42.  These are all excellent scopes.  I will say these things....
1.  I think the Swaro's are a bit over priced for what you get, but it is a dang nice scope.
2.  I think the brightness and clarity of the Zeiss scope is the best of all and incredible for the price....but they are a little ugly sitting perched atop a beautiful new Weatherby Deluxe.
3.  I think the new VX3 is very close (maybe equal if I stretch just a little) to these other scopes....and Swaro and Zeiss don't offer gloss!  I think this wins the beauty contest and looks absolutely sexy sitting on that new MkV Deluxe.
4.  I think the VXII and VXIII are both fine scopes and good values but are just not quite as clear and bright as the others mentioned.  But I think these are still very good scopes..... and I did I mention made in America? 
5.  I wish Leupold would make their power dial as smooth and comfortable to operate as the Euros do.  Sometimes I think I need a darn pipe wrench to adjust the power on those Leupolds.
6.  At the end of the day, it would be hard to be disappointed with any of these.  Just boils down to personal preference and budget.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: jonahb on April 22, 2009, 03:19:59 AM
 I have a Leupold Rifleman 3x9 with an 50mm bell on my Vanguard 204 SubMoa. I really enjoy this scope, clear glass and wicked eye relief.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: joboo45 on April 22, 2009, 09:17:37 AM
My Vanguard Synthetic 300wby is topped with a Nikon Buckmaster 4-12x50SF.  The lines are smooth, the eye relief is good the glass is crystal clear and the price is great.  The gun retails for $399 and the scope retails for about $360 although I got a better deal than that on both.  Counting rings and bases I have about $700 in the whole package and I couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
Post by: Rob41256 on September 24, 2018, 07:26:26 AM
Nikon fan here. Have a Prostaff 4-12 on my Savage 93 17HMR and a Monarch 3 on my Vanguard True North (300 Wby) and Browning X bolt in 308 Win. The Vanguard is a 3-12 x 42 and the xbolt is a 2-10 x 42 model.

On my Vanguard S2 in 243 Win and 257 Wby I have Redfield 3x9 x 42 scopes. These work well and are very clear.

I have a Hilux CMT 1-4 tactical on my 336 Marlin. Great combo on this type of rifle. This is my "tactical rifle" and goes everywhere on the ranch with me. Great for all forms of critter control.

On my Mk V  Accumark I have a Vortex HS-T in 4 to 16 (my long range target/hunting gun). And finally on on my Remington 700 VTR 223 Rem I have a Burris Fullfield II tactical in 6.5  x 20 x 50.  This is my coyote/little vermin gun

All this to say I prefer the Nikons. Clear glass, really usable magnification ranges and basically a lifetime warranty. Seems to endure the western hunting environment as well. That is cold, wind, sleet and snow. Not to mention bumps and thumps climbing the valleys. 

Good luck on your quest for a good Scope.