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 Post subject: Scout Scope Options?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:27 pm 

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My dad is looking for a good high eye relief scope to mount on his Savage Scout rifle. I am not super familiar with scout scopes so I was wondering if anyone here has any suggestions. I wouldn't want to suggest anything junky to him (something that will break), but he is on a budget so it doesn't need stellar clarity, especially since it isn't a target gun anyway, it just needs to work alright out to 300yds. at the most.


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 Post subject: Re: Scout Scope Options?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:14 pm 
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Leupold makes a nice scout scope.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:25 am 
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Leupold makes the best one I have used. The Burris is a close second. I use the fixed 2.5x scout.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:02 pm 

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I took a look online and found out Vortex makes one, found a like new demo scope from Euro optic that is only $109.00. Very affordable, although I usually don't suggest things that cheap with optics, but I don't think my Dad is going to use it very hard, so he is probably more worried about keeping it cheap. I figure Vortex is likely to be good to work with if something ever went wrong too.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:52 pm 

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I've bought a fair amount from euro optic , my son lives about 5 miles from them . I've never heard anything bad about vortex warranty .


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:39 am 

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I've had a couple

If you can mount the scope so the occular bell sits in line with the receiver, the Leupold VXR 1.5-5x33 is great. Nice illuminated dot, too.

If you want to mount the scope forward of the receiver, then I reckon it is hard to beat the 2.5x28 Leupold (Though I believe they have stopped making it). The 2.75x20 Burris has an advantage (for some) in that it can be focussed.

Not seen the vortex offerings but I've rarely been impressed with them tbh.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:24 am 

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Here's my current set up with a scout scope:

Currently with a Leupold 2.5x28 Scout Scope

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Skinner carry case:

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Reckon should be good for a cleaning kit / rod and an MTM box of 50 rds.

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And when you unpack it:

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And out on the range:

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Hoping to develop a plinking load (240gr cast lead RNFP and Unique) and a hunting load (Thinking 240 gr Nosler JSP or Swift A-Frame. Maybe the 265gr Hornady over H110 or N110)
I know Skinner is selling a kit they call the Bush Pilot with a 16” version in this case.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:41 am 
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Nice looking set up muntjac.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:34 am 

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Quite a handy looking setup. That'd definitely be a pleasure to tote about.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:07 pm 

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JD338 wrote:
Nice looking set up muntjac.

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Thanks very much!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:08 pm 

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DrMike wrote:
Quite a handy looking setup. That'd definitely be a pleasure to tote about.


Very handy for getting around for sure.

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 10:32 am 

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Well my Dad went ahead and bought the Vortex, and I suggested getting some Primary Arms rings as a good balance of price and quality, plus I know that if anything ever goes wrong when buying from Primary, they know how to make things right! When the rings arrived though, I started wondering if I should have suggested something lighter weight, cause this rifle was already front heavy. It has become a bit of a chore to hold up, but being as my Dad seems to like shooting with the bipod he attached I don't think it's a big deal to him.

I mounted the scope for him after ordering a torque wrench to properly tighten the rings to spec, and now the gun is looking pretty sick. Scope, bipod, muzzle brake on a sixteen inch barrel, and a ten round mag sticking out the bottom. Pretty cool if ironic looking. Now my Dad thinks he owns a sniper rifle. :roll: I told him he will probably be lucky if he can get 1 moa groups out of it, but he's convinced that his ownership instantly makes any rifle more accurate! :lol:


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