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scopes for weatherby rifles

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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #30 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.

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2007, 12:44:32 AM »
I agree on the Leupolds but don't count out the Burris or Sheppard scopes either.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

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« Reply #32 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.

Scott

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #33 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)
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2007, 11:47:33 AM »
Schmidt and Bender Classic 3-12 X 42 w/ #8 Reticle

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #35 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.

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2007, 03:42:19 PM »
I have a leupold 3-9x50 on my 300 wby mag.

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #37 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.

Dan

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« Reply #38 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
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #39 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.
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Scott

Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #41 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. 
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #42 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
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #43 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!
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Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Reply #44 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