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scopes for weatherby rifles

Jim

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2007, 04:15:22 PM »
Leupolds here also.  VARIXIII 2.5 - 7, VARIXII 3x9, VARXI 2x7

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #16 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.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2007, 05:21:29 PM by SoWhatAgain »

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #18 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.
be safe

Marc

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #19 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 didnít 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.
.243 MK V Synthetic
.340 MK V Accumark

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #20 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.

Scott

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #22 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.

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #23 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. 

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2007, 10:29:05 AM »
All of my Weatherby rifles wear Leupold scopes.
"I'd rather live by a man that owned a Weatherby rifle than shoot another brand!"

Bill

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #25 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.
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Scott

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #26 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)
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #27 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
DShack

bill

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #28 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. ::)
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #29 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.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.