Last fall I purchased a 3.5x15-56 Leica that I love indeed. Euro Optic had them for 50% off at $650.00 shipped. I got duplex reticle, but they offered 2 others.
If your friend wants to shoot an Elk farther away than any good 3-9X or 4-12X scope is adequate for, then he is trying to shoot too far.. Sorry, but that is a good way to wound a fine animal..Been a while since I've posted here.
Buddy of mine wants to shoot elk a long ways off. He's got a .338 RUM and asks me what scope to get. I'm thinking he is wanting to keep it around or just below $1000. He is wanting magnification at least 14x or higher and good low light performance at high end magnification. He says he does not care for illuminated reticle either. He does want a mil dot type reticle.
I THINK DAVE HAS AN EXCELLENT POINT!If your friend wants to shoot an Elk farther away than any good 3-9X or 4-12X scope is adequate for, then he is trying to shoot too far.. Sorry, but that is a good way to wound a fine animal..
I agree.... My favorite rifle is a .270 Winchester and it wears a 3-9X Redfield scope.. My longest kill on an Elk has been 375 yards (lasered). One shot with my .270, 150gr handload and he dropped within 20 yards.I don't understand how 12x is just right and 14x is to much to be ethical. I have killed several elk with my scope ring pegged on 25x that could have easily been killed with it on 9x.
Look at Burris XTR II for a target style scope and the Nightforce SHV for a hunting style scope in the $1000 range.
If he wants a reticle based holdover system for shooting long range tell him he doesn't need a 338 rum and a high dollar scope. Just get a 270 Winchester with a tasco on it he'll be able to hit 1000 easy....