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Anyone have any experience with this scope? I'm looking for a starter scout scope for a guide gun. I can probably get a good deal on this. It would be used for whitetails in woods.
 

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Only by reputation, which is excellent. Have you found scoutrifle.org? Lots of good scout rifle info there (not surprisingly).
 

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Leupold makes great scopes, I've used them for decades without any issues at all. I'm just not sure how many variants of that scope were made, and if using for a "scout scope" type set-up, make sure it has the extended eye relief you would need for that if the case... (receiver mount vs. barrel mounting)
Good luck to you.
 

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We have several Leupold scopes including a 1.5-5 X 33 VXR Scout Scope. All are great scopes. I'm sure the model you are considering would be fine too.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Thanks also on the scout rifle .org. I'll check that out too. I know Leuopold makes great stuff.
 

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I have two of that very scope. I have one on my GBL and a spare that I have on the shelf. It is perfect for a big bore rifle as it has very generous eye relief.
 

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BigMike, I've got an Older M8 6x on an older Weatherby 270 mag that is a tack driver. Can't go wrong with Leupold probably the best bang for your buck scope made IMHO.
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The scope you're looking at is a handgun scope right?
I have a couple older M8's collecting dust. One blue, one silver. As I remember you must really be spot on when it comes to your eye placement to get a full view. The new scout scopes are much more forgiving and work really well.
 

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I had one of these scopes on a guide gun in a scout scope set up. My reticle did break from the recoil of the 45-70. I called Leupold and talked to them and told them I was not the original owner but did have the box and all paperwork. They told me to send it in and they would look at it. I got a call a few days later, and they didn't want to put the same reticle back in the scope they asked if they could put a German post in instead. They felt this reticle would hold up to the recoil better. I agreed. Really loved the German post. Traded the rifle later down the road, so I don't have it anymore. Love the customer service at Leupold. Everything was free of charge.
 

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Maybe y'all can help again. I bought the scope, I have couple more questions. I want to use Leopold qr rings, does a 1" tube take 1" rings? Also what height would you use for a guide gun?
 

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iER's are a love hate arrangement. Dad hates my Leopold scout and I dig it. I setup dad's 1894 with a red field gold five star 1-4 and after using it for two years he figured out that he could move the power ring off where I had sighted it in at about 2.5.

It is not really a scope setup to me. It is just advanced iron sights. I still hunt 90% of my field time so when I get a chance I might have 15 to 20 seconds to get on target and get off a shot. By then the animal has me figured out and will move on either at a walk or a sprint. I love the ability to grab the handle at the receiver but after hunting for several years with the scout setup I can see a few issues with the setup. Low light (extreme), shooting into or with sun directly behind me. I might at some time jump off the scout bandwagon and go with a conventional setup. Some of the newer scopes have unbelievable clarity and wonderful low light abilities. It is just I spent the money already and it works great. If it is not broke I normally don't fix it.

Here is my setup and last years deer. I long shot for me in open field at 90 steps plus. The deer was moving the whole time and I fired 4 times with 2 hits. I believe I hit the first and last shots. I think in hind sight one shot was all that was needed but I got no back leg kick or twitch.

 
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