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scopes for weatherby rifles

Mike

scopes for weatherby rifles
« 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #1 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



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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #2 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
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #3 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

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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #4 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....
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Mike

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #5 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..)
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Nate

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 08:29:12 AM »
Leupold VX-III.  Love the optics and eye relief on Leupolds. 

John

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #7 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!
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #8 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. 
BPH

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #12 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!

Brett

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #13 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

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #14 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
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