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Forum Name: Hunting with the .303 British cartridge.
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Topic: Scope choice
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Scope choice
Date Posted: March 12 2018 at 6:04pm
Once my new Addley mount comes, it'll be going on a No4 Parker Hale sporter. I have shot this rifle with an older 4x Weaver Microdot. I was checking my parts bin and found a new Tasco Pronghorn 3x9. The rifle will be used for hunting, with a probable max range to Target 200-225 yards. I'm interested in members advise on which scope they would choose.

Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: March 12 2018 at 6:20pm
I really like the Vortex Viper scope in 3-9 X 40.

Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually

Posted By: Macd
Date Posted: March 12 2018 at 6:31pm
I originally put an older (1950's) Bushnell 1.5-4x20 made by Bausch and Lomb on my PHale but after getting whacked in the nose in the semi-prone position I went to a Vortex 2-7x32 with a longer eye relief.  Scope centre is 1.75 inches above line of bore and I get a good and consistent cheek weld on the stock.  I used Weaver Tip Off rings which are about the lowest you can get.  The only issue with the rings is you have to start off with the scope slightly turned to the hinged side of the rings as they will turn the scope as they are tightened up.  As an aside I use the Wheeler system to get the scope reticle perfectly perpendicular.

Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: March 12 2018 at 7:57pm
That Wheeler system is really cool! I bought one kit a couple years ago and wow what a difference with way more control over proper reticle levelling. It’s the most important tool in my fire arm tool box.

Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually

Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: March 12 2018 at 8:05pm

My scope of choice has always been a Bushnell 3-9×40.
This one is the Bone Collector. A very forgiving scope in every way...

Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: March 13 2018 at 5:50am
The Weaver, although older and a straight 4x, still has a very clear lens. Much better than the Tasco so I think I'll go with that. Looks better on the rifle! Thanks.

Posted By: Ranch Dog
Date Posted: March 14 2018 at 3:56am
I like the Weavers, the scout scopes brought me to their K4 Classic Scout. No issues shooting a 4X out to 300 yards and I've killed a desert mule deer at 197-yards, shooting offhand with my Savage 10FCM Scout, a 308 Win.  I do wish they would update the basic K4 as it still retains the long tube that it always has had, make it short and like the K4 Scout (9" and 9 ounces). I wrote them with this request and they said they are working on it, I replied that I would buy 13 of them immediately.

When I was a kid, the only scopes you saw in South Texas were Weavers, that was when it was a Texas-based outfit. The family is still around, I've been on their "Scope" ranch.

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