Hi, so new to the long range shooting and currently building a rig out of an old Rem 700 chambered in 7mm rem mag. Would like to end up at one mile when all done is my goal however it will take time to get there and would mostly do 1000 meters. I am looking for a scope in the $1500 to $2000 range. I was looking at the SWFA SS 5-20 HD since that magnification range should get me out to a mile when i get there or should i look towards the US Optics B10 1-10 for the time being and then purchase another down the road? The reason i brought up the B10 is because i don't see me hitting a mile for a while and getting a great optic. Is there another optic in that price range that will track well, along with great glass, and will let me reach to a mile?
Dec 28, 2019
Given that the reticles in both scopes are something I can work with, which one between the PA GL 4-16x50 RGrid2 and the Arken EP4 4-16x50 gets the nod? I understand the PA has a little more elevation available, and the Arken is a 34mm tube. I understand that the glass on both is surprisingly good for the price point of the scope, and the Arken has very good tracking. I would primarily be using this as a LR plinker out in the pasture out to 890 yards (farthest I can safely). Thanks for your time and input.