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#3251686 - 09/04/20 10:24 AM What scope for 338 lapua mag?
hoyot Offline
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Registered: 07/29/19
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Loc: luoisiana
I have a buddy that is building a 338 Lapua mag. What scope do you recommend for it? I have a 308 and a USO on it. I am completely happy with my USO but I don't know where to start on a 338.
Anybody with any suggestions?

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#3251728 - 09/04/20 05:27 PM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: hoyot]
AWS Offline
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Welcome aboard.

This doesn't sound like a calling rifle, LR maybe. I have no experience since the 60's and 70' and some of that was with receiver sights on an M-14.

Hopefully some of our members are into that kind or equipment and can help you.

If not I'd find a dedicated LR sight or thread for that info.

Accurate Shooter, Sniperhide or 24hrcampfire all have LR info. I hear NightForce, Us Optics(your brand), Swarovski and Hensoldt mentioned when talking LR.

Now predator hunting optics, equipment or tactics, this is the place.

Hopefully some of our members are into that kind or equipment and can help you.


Edited by AWS (09/04/20 05:28 PM)
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#3251752 - 09/05/20 03:01 AM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: hoyot]
B23 Offline
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Registered: 12/07/11
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For me at least, intended purpose and what/how the gun will be used dictates what scope I'd use or recommend.

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#3251833 - 09/06/20 12:25 PM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: hoyot]
Santiago Offline
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Registered: 08/18/17
Posts: 8
Loc: San Jose, CA, USA
Vortex make very good scope like Viper HS-T nice and retain zero and for the price you can't beat them.
There have an article written by Fred Hoffman on top 10 best scope for 338 Lapua Magnum available here, you may check the article.
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#3251840 - 09/06/20 01:45 PM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: hoyot]
erikc838 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/13
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM
Depending on budget: Nightforce ATACR 7-35x56 F1 or 5-25x56 F1, Vortex Razor Gen 2 4.5-27x56, S&B PMII 5-25x56 or even an XTRII or III. Can't go wrong with USO either.
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#3252166 - 09/11/20 09:55 AM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: hoyot]
kyyotestalker Offline
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Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 318
Loc: Kentucky
It depends on budget and intended use of the rifle. I run a Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 on my 338LM, but will soon be switching to a Leupold Mark 5 HD 3.6-18x44 to save some weight and get a FFP reticle.

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#3252183 - 09/11/20 03:19 PM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: hoyot]
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I had a bushnell xrs on mine before i sold it. Just to dang expensive to shoot.
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#3252352 - 09/13/20 08:43 PM Re: What scope for 338 lapua mag? [Re: B23]
skinney Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
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Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: B23
For me at least, intended purpose and what/how the gun will be used dictates what scope I'd use or recommend.


+1000,
What is he going to be using it for? Hunting, lowlight, mid range, long range, ELR?
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