Need a scope recommendation for the 82 hornet I just purchased. This one comes without a scope and I want to buy something pretty nice. Not looking to spend more than 500 -600.
Very nice Rick. That is what I was looking at is a Leupold. Somebody recommended their VX Freedom line 3-9X 33MM because it has the ability for targeting at the lower end 30 yards. I am more going to use it for target shooting very little hunting if anything at all. I definitely am looking to shoot longer 100+ would I be better off with the 12x like you suggested.
also you bring up a great point what do I do for a mounting system of course Leupold doesn’t have kimber 82 on their sight when looking for a mount
Warne makes both bases and rings for the Kimber 82. Remember that Greg Warne and his dad were the original makers in Clackamas OR of the first Kimber rifles. To my knowledge, their bases/rings are the easiest to find for your application. They also work very well, the rings are split vertically as opposed to the rest of the makers that are split horizontally.also you bring up a great point what do I do for a mounting system of course Leupold doesn’t have kimber 82 on their sight when looking for a mount
On your rifle with a Lupy 4-12X, most likely Low will work, but when you order from Warne, ask them if Low will clear the objective of the scope with the AO. With a standard weight barrel, that should work as opposed to a HB rig, but ask to make sure. Most experienced riflemen much prefer the scope to be mounted as low to the bore axis as possible, so my rifles all wear Low rings whenever possible. Once set up, you'll have a very nice rig there.Thanks again found the scope
Mounts on his site. Do you recommend medium or low rings