» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Sporting Optics > Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-07-2010, 07:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
Best Scope for Rem. Mod .270


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


Whats everyones opinions on the best scope for a Remington Model 700 .270?
Ive never really shot with a scope before so I dont know much about them..
I will be shooting about 50 to 300 yards at the most.. So what power and brands does everyone recommend? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-08-2010, 03:40 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 42
I suggest a 3x9 power. Low end should be good for any close up shots and the higher power settings should serve well for your longer shots. I like Leupold products; I have seven different guns with their scopes. Of course others here may have other opinions.
Try several different scope brands in your budget range at gun shops,etc and get the best you can afford. A well-made scope should last the life of your rifle if treated with reasonable care.
Ron
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-08-2010, 04:09 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mooresville, IN
Posts: 9,259
Welcome to ShootersForum, JD R!

To take advantage of the range of a 270 Winchester, you should look at scopes in the 2-7x range, or higher. If you'll hunt deer in the East, I recommend the 2-7x or 3-9x, with an objective lens between 32 and 44 millimeters. If you'll be shooting varmints or targets, exclusively, you might consider a 4-12x or 6-18x, with a 50mm objective. So, it sorta depends on what you'll be doing, but the one constant is that you get what you pay for, where glass is concerned. If you want decent quality, expect to spend at least $200, and depending on your budget, you could easily spend 4 times that, for an excellent scope.

You've got a fine rifle that will most likely be very accurate. Pay a little extra for good glass and you won't regret it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-08-2010, 06:42 AM
Davers's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 2,682
I just bought a Leupold VX-1 4 to 12 power for my .270. A 3-9 power should work well though. Just buy a good scope within your budget.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-08-2010, 07:43 AM
Tnhunter's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,534
If your .270 is to be used for big game hunting (the most common use for the .270), then I'd suggest a 2-7x32/33/35 or 3-9x36/38/40 for your estimated 50-300 yd shooting distances. There are a number of good scopes that fall within those guidelines including Bushnell Elite 3200, Burris FFII, Redfield (new version) and Weaver "V" series at under $200. And Leupold, Nikon, Zeiss, etc at various price breaks above the $200. level.

One thing to consider might be that if you buy a lower powered variable, say a 2-7x33 rather than a 3-9x40 or a 3-9x40 rather than a 4-12x40, you may be able to upgrade your quality of glass and coatings. As with many things, you pretty much get what you pay for in a scope and higher power and/or larger objectives CANNOT replace upgraded glass or coatings.

An example:
A Leupold VXI 2-7x33 costs $210, while a VXI 4-12x40 costs $300. $300 is what the VXII 2-7x33 costs and I can promise you that it is an upgrade in quality from a VXI, no matter what it's power range. Buying more magnification than is actually needed is a very common mistake some shooters make. There is no substitute for glass and coating quality when it comes to scopes. I own and hunt with several rifles in the .270/30/06 class that wear scopes with no higher magnification than 7X and do not feel handicapped in the field at all.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-08-2010, 08:39 AM
Davers's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 2,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tnhunter View Post
Buying more magnification than is actually needed is a very common mistake some shooters make. There is no substitute for glass and coating quality when it comes to scopes. I own and hunt with several rifles in the .270/30/06 class that wear scopes with no higher magnification than 7X and do not feel handicapped in the field at all.
This may be true if you aren't planning to shoot farther than 100 yards. However some like to use their .270 for hunting coyotes & other varmints, thus a higher magnification would be an added plus on smaller targets that could be out there over 200 yards. Also target shooters like a little more magnification rather than a 2-7 power scope.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
I see some great information here...I just went thru the scope buying dilema myself.
I picked up a new 270 last month and spent weeks looking through scopes..Being a Leupold guy I was really leaning that way until I picked up a Vortex.

I ended up Vortex Viper 3.5x9x50 with the duplex reticle for $249.00.

Great glass at a great price and a life time warranty...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Tnhunter's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,534
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davers View Post
This may be true if you aren't planning to shoot farther than 100 yards. However some like to use their .270 for hunting coyotes & other varmints, thus a higher magnification would be an added plus on smaller targets that could be out there over 200 yards. Also target shooters like a little more magnification rather than a 2-7 power scope.
Are you telling me that shooting over 100yds needs more magnification than 7X ?? I would have to strongly disagree with that statement in any big game scenario. I feel completely comfortable to 250-300 yds with a 7X scope, period. And, I was talking big game hunting, that should have been clear enough in my initial posting. At the range I've had zero problem with many rifles shooting sub MOA with only a 4X scope @100yds. Some groups way under MOA. I also disagree that any decent shooter needs more than 4X @ 100 yds to produce MOA or better groups.

Last edited by Tnhunter; 11-08-2010 at 11:56 AM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-08-2010, 09:19 AM
Jim H's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,001
i was shooting at a 9" paper plate with a 2" colored bull in the center at 100+ yrds last week with my 2X scoped Savage Styker (pistol) and was able to get decent groups. i think for most hunting, even yotes, out to 300 yrds a 9x will be more than enough. now for target shooting where fractions of an inch can make or break ya then it's a different story. also a good quality 7x will be better than a cheap 12x as far as image goes, trust me i've been there.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-08-2010, 09:31 AM
Irv S's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado/Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,504
I agree with TnHunter about the advantages of getting a higher quality 2-7 scope rather over a similar priced 3-9 scope. At 9 power the image is only about 28% larger than it is at 7 power. The 7 is enough out to 300 yards for big game. The lower end 2 power also has an advantage over the 3 power in brush. But, part of the decision should be based on the terrain to be hunted. I would, of course, put larger magnification on a dedicated varmint rifle, but my .270 with a 2-7 has been adequate for incidental coyote to 300 yards.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-08-2010, 11:03 AM
Davers's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 2,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ifishinxs View Post
I see some great information here...I just went thru the scope buying dilema myself.
I picked up a new 270 last month and spent weeks looking through scopes..Being a Leupold guy I was really leaning that way until I picked up a Vortex.

I ended up Vortex Viper 3.5x9x50 with the duplex reticle for $249.00.

Great glass at a great price and a life time warranty...
Sounds like you're good to go then.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repair On An Old Redfield Scope ? Davers Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes 2 11-06-2010 09:07 AM
Need Scope Mount Advice shooter65 Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes 3 10-21-2010 12:49 PM
Rifle Scope Questions Airdale Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes 12 09-20-2010 10:17 PM
Just ordered a new scope Jakeway Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes 4 01-03-2010 08:25 PM
Scope or sights for a Marlin 336C? StretchNM Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes 14 12-30-2009 10:46 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:01 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2