- Jul 25, 2020
Ok folks, this is a subject about which i am completely without knowledge about where to start, even after starting with numerous internet tutorials (too many options!). I have always favored high quality glass and have Leupold, Swarvoski, Kahles, Burris, Nikon, several with MIL dot system and a range of variable powers. I have mostly used Warne bases and rings so I can quickly swap scopes when traveling by having two sighted in on the same rifle if one gets messed up, easy swap. What scope would you choose for hunting and occasional long range target shooting? Can it be the same scope? Recognizing the "you get what you pay for", and "buy the best first so you don't have to trade up" arguments, but is a $3,000 Nightforce vastly superior to a $1,300 Leupold or $700 Nikon? Load specific dials seem to suggest swapping scope between different rifles as long as bases were compatible, anyone do it? Has anyone had experience with retrofitting turrets to an existing scope? Comfortable shooting targets out to 600 yards, but never needed to shoot an Elk past 350. i used to shoot silhouettes with open sights at BP cartridge matches to 500 meters, but new target games I have looked into will potentially be out to 1,200 so a dial would be handy and particularly when the match has multiple ranges of engagement (have not shot in one yet). Thanks for any help!