Scope for Tikka T3xPosted by George on December 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm
I just purchased a Tikka T3x 7mm mag super lite with stainless fluted barrel and synthetic stock and would like to put either a Leuplod VX3i 4-14 X 40 scope or a Vortex CrossFire 6-18 X 44 scope and this is the first rifle I will have with a scope was wondering what the forum would think about either one of these scopes. I just retired from 26 years in the Air Force and this coming 2017 hunting season will be my first Elk & Deer hunt in many years and probably be shooting under 300 yards for the majority of the times. All opinions appreciated.
Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
MemberDecember 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm105 Bullseyes
Considering the choices you mentioned, I would go with the VX3…
Not saying the Crossfire is a bad scope or poor choice, but don't think its in the same class as the VX3 for glass if you are trying to decide between the the 2.
4 -14x is a perfect magnification for hunting anything in the 300yrd range you mentioned, and you can easily stretch that distance out further for sure.
MemberDecember 17, 2016 at 6:33 am21 Bullseyes
I agree with Dogdown, if I'm not mistaken the crossfire line is Chinese and you have to go to the viper line to get the Philipine upgrade.
MemberDecember 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm9 Bullseyes
I have the dame VX-3i you are looking to get on my T3 300 and LOVE it. I like it quite a bit more than my PST 4-16……
ModeratorDecember 19, 2016 at 6:48 pm296 Bullseyes
Just because something is made in China doesn't always mean is rubbish , as long as the scope is made to the correct standard and inspected as such there is no resone to not get one , I've used several scopes that was made in China and there as good and sometimes better than scope made and built in the west at the same price point
MemberDecember 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm1 Bullseye
Here's my $.02.
Get either the Leupold or one of the higher end Vortex scopes. I had an inexpensive Bushnell mounted on a .30-06 fail me while on an elk hunt. Had it not been for the fact that a very good, very generous long-time friend loaned me his .300 Win Mag, my hunt would have been over.
Maybe the Crossfire is up to the recoil of your rifle but having learned my lesson once, I'm not going to make it again. I'd put a Crossfire on something like a .223 or *maybe* a .243 but anything with more recoil than that gets a better scope. I have a Leupold VX-3 on my .06, a Vortex Diamondback 2-7×35 on my .243 and a Vortex Razor 4-16 for the .223 that I'm picking up the day after Christmas.
Look around for below-retail deals. I bought both of my Vortex rifle scopes and a Vortex spotting scope on Ebay. All were brand new and purchased at well below the street price.
ModeratorDecember 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm296 Bullseyes
The best range of scopes out the is Minox I have a Zp5 you will not get a better scope at the price point also the lesser scopes of the Minox are better than anything at there price point bar nothing
MemberDecember 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm6 Bullseyes
You guys should take a long and good look at the Delta brand scopes. Made in Japan by Light Optical Works and , by FAR, the most priceworthy optics you can find. Minox has nothing on them and they cost less than Minox.
Idk if these are available in the good ol´US of A though ..
MemberDecember 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm1 Bullseye
Want to thank everyone for the help and opinion on a scope. Here is what I have been considering, I'm going to go with either the Viper HS 4-16 X 44 with 30mm tube or the Diamond Back HP 4-16 X 42 with 1″ tube. I'm going to use the Warne rings. Will more than likely be the Viper HS. I really like the light gathering of it even though I've not had a Diamond Back to compare with the Viper. One of the guys I know let me look through his Viper HS the other morning just before day light and it is nice, so think it will do me a good job hunting on the Oregon coast in the early morning as they always seem to have a low cloud or heavy mist during that time of morning and Elk season.
Thanks again for the opinion and help Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Safe Happy New Year.
MemberDecember 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm105 Bullseyes
The Viper HS is a great scope…I use a Viper HS LR 6-24 x 50mm on my 300wsm and like it alot…
MemberDecember 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm1 Bullseye
I have gotten the Vortex Viper HS 4-16 X 44 with 30mm tube and would like to know before putting out money for the scope mount what would some of you recommend on my rifle which is a 7mm mag super lite T3x. I'm thinking the warne medium rings. I'm wanting to keep the scope as low as possible but have hear that I need to mount the scope on a rail but never putting a scope on a Tikka before was wondering if it is nessary to use a rail to mount the warne rings on the Tikka. as usual all opinions and help appreciated. I would like to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas.
MemberDecember 25, 2016 at 5:47 am105 Bullseyes
Take a look at the DNZ Game Reaper if you are dedicating a scope to a particular rifle…probably the best T3 mounting system available “for the money” in my opinion if you don't go to a rail and ring combo.
I've installed them on 2 T3's…30-06, and a 7mm Rem…rock solid mount!
For your scope:
Low if going with a 0 moa base…
Med if going with 20 moa base…
That should put the scope nice and close to the barrel like the attached picture…
Picture shows a Vortex HS 4-16 x 44 mounted with a low 0 moa mount…approximate 2-3mm spacing from barrel…Med would give you 7-8mm spacing from the barrel depending on scope placement.
MemberDecember 30, 2016 at 8:46 am21 Bullseyes
I use DNZ mounts on 4 of 6 of my rifles. You still have to lap them but they are solid and nice
MemberJanuary 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm1 Bullseye
Hope everyone enjoyed bringing in the New Year. Well purchased a Vortex Viper HS-T with the VMR-1 reticle 4-16 X 44 with 30mm tube. I used the used the warne med rings. All I need to do now is wait for some nice weather to sight her in. Want to thank everyone for all the support and suggestions on scope options. Enjoy the New Year. George
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