Scope for Short-Barelled .308

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Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by rsenatro » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:33 pm

I am forced to shoot with a suppressor, so I noted with interest Bob Stokes' post about his short-barreled .308. I decided to shamelessly rip him off and ordered a .308, 16.25" barrel from Elmer Latala. If it shoots as well as hoped, this will likely be my main setup. Now, for the scope.

I don't want to go crazy, and the SB Polar seemed to check all the boxes, but after reading about their nightmare service and QC issues, I'm not sure I want to sign up for that. My favorite scope is my early (German made) Leica ER2.5-10x42, so I'm thinking of the Leica Visus. Since the barrel is short, I'm anticipating some drop so I'm fairly sure I want a BDC turret. A rail mount would be nice, too, and I can get both on the Leica and still stay under $2k.

Any other suggestions in this same rough price range?



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Re: Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by Corjack » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 pm

I would do a Swarovski Z8I 1.7-13.3x42. Nice and compact, got a nice modular ballistic turrent , and 70cm of adjustment.got one myself on my R8.
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Re: Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by LAairhunter » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:46 pm

I second the Swaro Z8i 1.7-13.3x42.

Mr. Stokes and Corjack have it right.

IMHO, it's the most versatile hunting scope on the market right now. Swaro's BT system is brilliant, and that'd give you a gun capable of shooting long-distance (I don't feel that the short-barrel will hinder its long-distance ability) as well as a beautiful gun for driven hunts. The 1.7-13.3 also seems brighter than other 42mm scopes that I've owned.

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Re: Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by rsenatro » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks to all for the comments. They are well regarded. Kevin at Blaser USA says that after years of computer time, his eyes seem to like Swaro glass better now. I went away from Swaro some years back and haven't really looked seriously at their new glass. Time for a revisit. Thanks to all.

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Re: Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by SPEEDY » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:04 pm

I would give serious thought to a Nighforce 1-8x24, the reticle is perfect almost an I HE with an illuminated center, they are one of the best for accurate and repeatable adjustments, it's not too big, bulky or over powered.
I'd say it's perfect.
I would rather a Kahles K16i 1-6x24 or Swarovski 1-6×24 but neither have adjustable turrets.
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Re: Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by Corjack » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am

SPEEDY wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:04 pm
I would give serious thought to a Nighforce 1-8x24, the reticle is perfect almost an I HE with an illuminated center, they are one of the best for accurate and repeatable adjustments, it's not too big, bulky or over powered.
I'd say it's perfect.
I would rather a Kahles K16i 1-6x24 or Swarovski 1-6×24 but neither have adjustable turrets.
Actually you con now get the 1-6 Kahles with a turret. Or Guo with the Swarovski Z8 1-8 and the BTF snaps right on.
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Re: Scope for Short-Barelled .308

Post by SPEEDY » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:38 am

Then there's 3 good options.
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