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  • Sam Salvati

    blacksmith
    Apr 22, 2013
    616
    Finksburg
    What optic for a 7mm bolt gun, top load non detach magazine? Red dot? Red dot reticle 1-4? Something longer range?
     

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    sbowers

    Active Member
    Jun 15, 2012
    225
    What are your intentions for the rifle? You are underutilizing the abilities of the rifle by limiting your magnification to 4x. I’d say look at a Leupold VX3i 3.5-10 or something comparable.
     

    sbowers

    Active Member
    Jun 15, 2012
    225
    You’ll still be able to load the gun if you cover the bolt with a scope. Unless your fingers are the size of a hotdogs.
     

    calicojack

    American Sporting Rifle
    MDS Supporter
    May 29, 2018
    5,278
    Cuba on the Chesapeake
    Which 7mm? 7mm Mag? 7mm-08? 280 Rem? For the 7mm mag you might want a 4-16X scope. A 7mm mag has long legs so to speak. For the lesser 7mm calibers I would say something in the 3-9X or 2.5-10X.
     

    Pinecone

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Feb 4, 2013
    28,175
    Again, what are your intentions for use of this rifle?

    Shorter range, the 2.5-10x makes a lot of sense.

    If you are going to reach out with that round, you many want more than 10x at the high end.
     

    dist1646

    Ultimate Member
    May 1, 2012
    8,640
    Eldersburg
    For hunting, Leupold 3.5-10x40 is great. I have an old 4x fixed power on my 7 mag. I bought it that way and it is good enough for any reasonable hunting shot that I would take. If I ever decide to change, it will be the 3.5-10x40.
     

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