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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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6.5 grendel spr optics recommendation

I finally got done with my 6.5 grendel SPR build and am in need of a scope. This is my first long range rifle and I'm just looking to shoot long range as a hobby (no competitions or anything at this point).

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I was able to find this nikon monarch 8-32x50 w/ bdc reticle for just over $600 NIB. I'm really trying not to break the $700 barrier at this point. Does anyone have any feedback on this scope relevant to my application or another recommendation close to the same price point?
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Re: 6.5 grendel spr optics recommendation

I may be biased but my family and I only buy leupold. Like anything in the firearms industry you get what you pay for.
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I may be biased but my family and I only buy leupold. Like anything in the firearms industry you get what you pay for.
If I had the $ I'd do it in a heart beat. This is what I really want to get. http://www.leupold.com/tactical/prod...illum-reticle/

The problem is that it's double my budget and being a relative newbie to long range shooting, I'm not exactly sure what I'd get over the nikon. As long as I can see the target with the nikon...and it holds a zero...I think I'll be happy.
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If I had the $ I'd do it in a heart beat. This is what I really want to get. http://www.leupold.com/tactical/prod...illum-reticle/

The problem is that it's double my budget and being a relative newbie to long range shooting, I'm not exactly sure what I'd get over the nikon. As long as I can see the target with the nikon...and it holds a zero...I think I'll be happy.
And you would be very happy i promise. Ive had a Nikon Monark on my 30-06 for a few deer seasons now and every season i go to sight in my rifles and this one NEVER needs adjusting. Ive even hit the same bullet hole on a target before Not to mention the clarity of the optic and how much light it pulls in. I literally can look through this scope before dawn and see more clearly.Its a GREAT scope and i would buy it again! hope this helps
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And you would be very happy i promise. Ive had a Nikon Monark on my 30-06 for a few deer seasons now and every season i go to sight in my rifles and this one NEVER needs adjusting. Ive even hit the same bullet hole on a target before Not to mention the clarity of the optic and how much light it pulls in. I literally can look through this scope before dawn and see more clearly.Its a GREAT scope and i would buy it again! hope this helps
Definitely...I appreciate the input. I'll most likely be picking it up sometime the beginning of next month.
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Definitely...I appreciate the input. I'll most likely be picking it up sometime the beginning of next month.


how far are you going to start shooting? I refuse to deer hunt with a rifle now unless its over 200 yards
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You build from scratch? Who made your upper and lower?

I have a Spike's lower I need to complete one of these days and I'm contemplating a rig like that.
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You build from scratch? Who made your upper and lower?

I have a Spike's lower I need to complete one of these days and I'm contemplating a rig like that.
Yeah, I'm too cheap to buy a built one. Plus I like the idea of getting exactly what I want and I just get a couple parts here and there when I get $. None of it is terribly fancy...mostly just purpose built.

Upper: DPMS Lo-Pro slick side

Lower: Essential Arms (it was laying around from bunch I had ordered)

Barrel: Alexander Arms 24" (includes 6.5 grendel bolt)

Handguards: Alexander Arms XL Composite Free Float

Trigger: Alexander Arms single stage tactical trigger

Lower Parts Kit: DPMS

Gas Block: JP Enterprises adjustable gas block

Stock: magpul prs

Bolt Carrier: Smith Enterprises Chrome

Muzzle Brake: Primary Weapons Systems FSC

The one thing I'd change if I could do it all over....is to get a reciprocating side charging handle as I don't have forward assist on my slick side upper. You just gotta be sure and keep your hands away from it during firing...like with an ak-47. I could have someone mill the upper, but it would kinda be a pita to do it now.

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