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Scope choice for long range hunting rifle

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I am in the planning stages of a long range big game hunting rifle. I have not been in the LR game long and would like to ask what most folks are using for their long range optics. I know Nightforce is popular along with Huskema and the big Sightrons. I am looking for a zero stop setup with a simple, uncluttered reticle. Weight is also an issue. Not going light sheep rifle but don't want to be much over 10 pounds or so. Open to suggestions. I have a Sightron SII 6-24x50 with target dot that works well from the bench for testing and I like it on my varmint rifles. I could find a turret maker for dial and shoot setup. Thanks.
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IMO, if you're serious about going long range you should be looking a FFP Mil dot reticle scope and learn how to use it. They are pretty easy to learn and put into use and once you've used a Mildot reticle for shooting and set up your dope card you won't go back to a standrd duplex again..
Doug at Cameraland above- a supporting vendor on this site - would be a great resource. He will give you straight answers from feedback and recommend a scope in your budget and for your purposes. I would personally look seriously at the Athlon line. Lots of different reticle choices, adjustment ranges, great parllax controls, zero stop, etc.. for very attractive prices. I have a couple and I like them a lot... and CameralandNY carries them and is having a huge sale right now...
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