Need slim trim scope ideas for new 7mag

Remington92

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2022
Messages
34
I recently picked up a new colt light rifle in 7mag that eventually I plan to send off for the Melvin treatment but for this season I’m planning to run it as is. I had a Nikon monarch 3 4-16 I was set to put on it but I’m running into clearance issues on the bolt handle and magnification ring. I tried out a leupold vx1 3-9 i had and it clears the bolt handle. I could get new rings to try lifting the Nikon but I’m afraid I’d need sky scraper mounts to make it work. So now I’m looking at either running the 3-9 for this season or doing some horse trading for a vx3 4.5-14. Does leupold make a 4.5-14 anymore that’s a non cds model? Also is there anything else under 700ish that would be slim like a leupold and clear the bolt? Mostly elk and mule deer hunting in Montana and I’m blind and like more than 9x.
Thanks!
 

amo16

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 26, 2019
Messages
138
Location
Gallatin Gateway, MT
Melvin sold NULA to Wilson Combat earlier this year so you may want to verify that they're still working on the Colt Lite Rifles.
 

Don Fischer

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 27, 2017
Messages
2,326
Ya probably won't like this but my 7mm Rem Mag years ago had a fixed 4x Redfield on it! My 338 Win Mag had a fixed 2 3/4x Redfield. Neither ever left me wanting!
 

Remington92

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2022
Messages
34
Melvin sold NULA to Wilson Combat earlier this year so you may want to verify that they're still working on the Colt Lite Rifles.
I spoke with them a while back. Sounds like Melvins main men are taking over CLR upgrades as well as servicing original ULA and prewilson NULA and will keep doing things the same way he was. Guess Wilson didn’t want anything to do with that
 

.270

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 17, 2017
Messages
328
Location
Tucson
Have you looked into the Swaro Z3 line? They have a 4-12x50, since you want a little more power. I am not familiar with your colt light rifle but my Z3 has no problem with bolt throw on a kimber hunter and talley lows.

I see SFC beat me to it.
 

TN2shot07

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Messages
1,055
Location
West TN
It doesn’t meet the zoom you’re after but it’d be hard to beat one of the VX3s in 2.5-8 for a trimmed down rifle like that. Saves a few ounces off the 4-14 and is awesome in the woods
 

Farmerj

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 12, 2021
Messages
751
Don’t get a vortex.

@schmalts just set me up with a nice VX3HD 3.5-10X40 I put onto my Remington 700 .280 Remington. Hopefully I get to shoot it before Saturday and zeroed.
 

std7mag

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 23, 2016
Messages
2,356
Location
central pa
I'm putting a Burris Fullfield E1 on my Weatherby Mark V in 7mm WBY Magnum.
Will be my 4th Burris.
Light weight, decent glass, and doesn't break the bank at $200.

The Forbes 24B i had wore an EGW one piece base, Vortex Viper rings and a Sightron SI Field Target 4-12X40. All told fully dressed came in just under 7 lbs.
That's sling & 3 rounds of ammo.
 

ludville1

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 19, 2021
Messages
276
Location
Michigan
Have you looked into the Swaro Z3 line? They have a 4-12x50, since you want a little more power. I am not familiar with your colt light rifle but my Z3 has no problem with bolt throw on a kimber hunter and talley lows.

I see SFC beat me to it.
I had a Swaro Z3 4-12x 50 on my .257 Wby. mag for a while. Nice scope, should have never have sold that scope!
 

nrpate05

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 5, 2015
Messages
1,428
I have a VX-3hd 4.5-14 on mine. Part of what makes Leupolds my first choice is how light and streamlined they are.
 

Remington92

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2022
Messages
34
I have a VX-3hd 4.5-14 on mine. Part of what makes Leupolds my first choice is how light and streamlined they are.
You have a CLR? Is yours the 1” or 30mm? I imagine the oculars are the same diameter but want to make sure there’s no surprises since even this 1” vx1 is close to making contact on the ocular
 

Farmerj

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 12, 2021
Messages
751
The Remington 700 on top has a VX3HD. Chosen for simplicity and weight desires.

14 oz and duplex reticle. Gun weighs 7lb 8 oz.

The savage on the bottom tops 13Lb 9 oz.

3902D16E-3AEE-4F7F-A584-EF277989D844.jpeg
 

Alpine01

Active member
Joined
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
148
Location
Colorado
Just received my VX6HD (3-18 x 44) from Schmaltz for my new 7mm Rem Mag. Should come in under 7 lbs, 12 oz with everything mounted. Have to wait until December to start dialing it in though. Great winter project!
 

Remington92

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2022
Messages
34
Picked up a set of medium talley aluminum rings and bases and the Nikon just baaarreeelllly cleared so its going to riding on the rifle this year till I can send it in for the new stock and better glass. Took 4 kinds of ammo out today to sight it in. It shot 162gr eldx well enough I didnt even bother trying the others! So far im very happy with the new setup.
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
103,653
Messages
1,691,178
Members
32,352
Latest member
ploxwithblox
Top