Cheap scope for out to 500 yards or so

bbowles

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Oct 13, 2013
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His Savage Axis 308 has two piece short pic rail that came on it. Will these work or should he get a Weaver one piece or equivalent? Just trying to save him money for buying ammo etc.
 

maclean46

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I just received the Athlon Argos BTR, from Amazon. The turrets are very good. They listen to the consumer and make improvements. Well worth the $350. If you don't like it, send it back.
 
May 29, 2018
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--> FOURTH CHOICE: Primary Arms, take your pick of scope, and use the ACSS reticle. I can help you here, if you find something you like.

One dog's opinion. Like belly-buttons, we all have one, and not sure what good they are.
I'm pretty damn happy with my Primary Arms HUD DMR ACSS scope on my 6.5 Grendel. I have no problem ringing steel at the Sacramento Valley gun range steel range which goes from 50 yards to 550 yards. Zero'd at a 100 yards and good through the whole range.
I recently stretched the legs on my PA 4-14x44 ACSS and I came back hating that reticle for LR work (went out to 1k). From the lack of a center crosshair to the BDC obscuring the mil dots to the lack of mil hashes for wind holds under 2 mils, it’s a one trick DMR pony (assuming the BDC works for you and your load). I regret not getting the cheaper mil dot version now. My copy also had over 5% tracking error at 10 mils and the 6 mil dials tripped me up for a while.

EDIT: I just reread the thread title and while the ACSS is fine inside of 500, I wouldn’t recommend paying the additional $50 for it.
 
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Weaver K6.
A used Leupold Vari-X II or Vari-III 3-9x40 maybe.

Kind of interesting you don't feel you need a tack driver, but will be hitting a 4" wide target at 500 yards with a couple boxes of ammo for practice. Not saying you can't, just not easy. Would probly suggest starting on pictures of groundhogs at that distance before taking a shot at a living animal.
 
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