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Hi,

So i have a new Ruger American Ranch in 300 Blackout. Going to be for fun shooting at distance for me and hunting deer (beginner rifle for my daughter when i get to take her in a few years). i don't plan on doing extreme but would like to experiment out to 500 yards possibly but then hunt as close as 50 yards. Looking for suggestions on a scope in the 2-7 or up to 10 power range that is reliable and keeping it under $500.
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You will want something then with a lot of drop in the reticle or a lot of travel in the adjustments.

I have a Vortex 2.5-10x with a christmas tree reticle on my AR that will get me to 400 with subs and on my Ruger ranch I have a 20 moa base and a Burris XTR2 2-10x that will get me to 500 with subs without problem. 

You could go SWFA SS 6x or 10x.  They would have the elevation you need to dial that far out.

I really don't know of anything else that is going to do what you want for under $500.  You need a good reliable knob turner scope. 
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I wonder if those new vortex diamondback tactical models hav3 reliable tracking. Not much on them yet.
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Leupold VX-r patrol with TMR? That gets you low range for hunting and the ability to use some mils for drop.
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Problem with the vxr even with a 20 moa base there is no getting to 500 yards. IIRC even using both dialing and reticle 350 to 400 was about it.

It is a great scope choice though.
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Check out the NIkon P-300.  Pretty decent.  You can definitely get to 500 with it, with proper bullet/load selection.  Nice scope for the investment. 


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I will check them out. If i don't feel comfortable i may just pony up the money for the SWFA 3-9HD.
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The SS 3-9x is the one swfa scope that doesn't have much elevation adjustment. IIRC it is around 20ish mils. All the others have a lot more.

The 3-15x has 36 mils listed.

You will need close to 20 mils to reach 500 yards with subs

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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

The SS 3-9x is the one swfa scope that doesn't have much elevation adjustment. IIRC it is around 20ish mils. All the others have a lot more.

The 3-15x has 36 mils listed.

You will need close to 20 mils to reach 500 yards with subs



Thank you. I assumed it had enough elevation adjustment just the others do. I didn't actually see how much of it was listed on their website. Even with a 20 MOA rail it still wouldn't have enough for 500 yards?
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Maybe but maybe not.  It will give you about 6 more mils.  It would be close but not guaranteed. 

If you figure you have a scope with 22 mils.  You mount it and IF everything was perfectly centered at your zero you would have 11 mils up.  So you add 6 more with a 20 moa base and you would have 17 mils.  If you were lucky at at zero you have 15 up and 7 down then you would end up with 21 mils up. 

But you could at zero have something like 8 mile up and 12 down and it would not work at all.  You just never know until you mount the scope. 

I would consider the 3-15x or one of the fixed powers if you are going to go SWFA SS.  The 3-9x is an awesome scope and I love mine, but not a good fit for shooting a blackout to 500 yards.  If 300 was your limit it would be great.  But I am like you, I love lobbing those big bullets way out there.  Its just fun. 
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thank you all!
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The 3-15 is an excellent scope.  Definitely will exceed expectations. 
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Here is a review on the Vortex Diamondback Tactical

http://www.snipercentral.com/vortex-diamondback-tactical-4-12x40mm-full-review/
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I would really look long and hard at SWFA SS 6x42 for this.

Otherwise, bump up the price range.

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