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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008160 06/29/20
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I would put one my 2.5x16x42 bushnell 6500 scopes on it and be good from 30 yds to.......................

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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: srwshooter] #15008241 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by srwshooter
I would put one my 2.5x16x42 bushnell 6500 scopes on it and be good from 30 yds to.......................

Had one, sold it.

It's a good scope for the price.

IME, in dim light, it gets pretty dark as the powder is increased and the eyebox gets critical. If I was getting another, I'd probably check out the 50mm version. I don't like those big scopes in general, but think it may be better at higher power settings in low light than the 42mm.

At the lower power settings, pretty good scope.

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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Dirtfarmer] #15008254 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Never been moose hunting.

If I was to go, I'd probably take this Ed Brown Damara 300 WM with Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x50. Great low light glass,

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That would certainly work!
Nice gun.
What does that weight all up, out of curiosity?

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
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Never been moose hunting.

If I was to go, I'd probably take this Ed Brown Damara 300 WM with Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x50. Great low light glass,

DF

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That would certainly work!
Nice gun.
What does that weight all up, out of curiosity?


Will need to weigh when I get home from the office. Damara is pretty light, Victory isn't the heaviest, but not the lightest.

Guessing mid 7's, less than 8..

Will post actual weight tonite.

DF

Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Dirtfarmer] #15008281 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Never been moose hunting.

If I was to go, I'd probably take this Ed Brown Damara 300 WM with Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x50. Great low light glass,

DF

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That would certainly work!
Nice gun.
What does that weight all up, out of curiosity?


Will need to weigh when I get home from the office. Damara is pretty light, Victory isn't the heaviest, but not the lightest.

Guessing mid 7's, less than 8..

Will post actual weight tonite.

DF


That’s a darned nice set up at less than 8lbs DF! That’d make one excellent elk rifle as well.


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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008410 06/29/20
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Moose or mouse? I don't even have anything that goes past 9x for yotes, groundhogs, deer etc.

Are these miniature moose?

Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008423 06/29/20
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I pulled a once in a lifetime Maine non-resident bull moose tag this year. Unlike my Newfoundland moose hunts where I used a 338RUM and 4-16 optic, hunting in the Maine timber has me using a 45-70 levergun with a 1.5-5x33 Leupold with a Firedot duplex. Shots are expected to be under 100yds. My outfitter said that I don't need any optics at all. "Bulls can be called in quit close."

Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: beretzs] #15008485 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by beretzs
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Never been moose hunting.

If I was to go, I'd probably take this Ed Brown Damara 300 WM with Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x50. Great low light glass,

DF

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That would certainly work!
Nice gun.
What does that weight all up, out of curiosity?


Will need to weigh when I get home from the office. Damara is pretty light, Victory isn't the heaviest, but not the lightest.

Guessing mid 7's, less than 8..

Will post actual weight tonite.

DF


That’s a darned nice set up at less than 8lbs DF! That’d make one excellent elk rifle as well.

Actaul postal scale weight, all up is 8# 7 oz. It feels lighter than that, balances perfectly. The big scope is heavier than a Leupold, probably adds a few ounces.

The non-Damara is 6#'s +. So, I guess the mag version must be seven pounds and change.

It has a muzzle brake, which I don't care for. Ed said his light weight magnum rifles shot better with a brake. I've shot it with and without and he's right. It's the only rifle with a brake that I have. It came with a Jewell trigger, set up perfectly for the 3.6" full mag length box, throated accordingly.

As a card carrrying Loony, I always can find something on any new rifle that I can tweak. Not this one... Perfect in every way.

LAW bought Ed's 704 design and tooling. The 704 LAW rifles are about half Ed's price point. Good guns, just not quite what Ed made. BTW, it came with a match grade SS Shilen barrel and has Ed's proprietary metal finish. The stock is identical to a McM Hunter's Edge, but has Ed's proprietary paint job.

I was sorry to see him shut down his rifle line, but guess he decided to focus on his high end 1911's.

DF

Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008528 06/29/20
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Thanks for the follow up DF.
I have eyed a couple of used examples online but never handled one. Appreciate the info!

OP- sorry for the sidetrack ... but it IS the optics forum! grin

Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008567 06/29/20
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I took my northern BC moose (and an elk) in 2008 with a light tang Ruger M77 35 Whelen with a 2-7X Leupold VX-II. The shot was 250 yards. Assuming the hunt is still on I am heading back in September with a light M700 338-06 rebore with a 2.5-8X Vari-X-III for moose, elk and goat. Both combos well proven.


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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Sitka deer] #15008659 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by Sitka deer
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Out of those listed I would opt for the Zeiss.

I would probably sell a couple and get something with a lower bottom end and great class quality. A 1.7-10 Meopta R2 or one of the various Meopta, Swaro, Leupold, etc 1-6s would work well too.

What zone did you draw? Congrats on the tag.

A lower power than 2x? Better glass than the Zeiss?
Sorry, laughing.


You ever hunted Northern Maine timber?


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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008729 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by Bowhunter7259

Originally Posted by Sitka deer
Where are you hunting?


I’m in Maine but would take the rifle out west as well.


So you’re headed for MI and WI?


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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Bowhunter7259] #15008801 06/29/20
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I used a 3-9 ×40 Conquest #4 on my 375 Ruger Alaskan last year and will again this year. Ready up close, 35yds last year, 7 yds in 2009, but able if you have to take shot at a wounded one at 400yds.


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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: Dirtfarmer] #15008852 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by beretzs
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Never been moose hunting.

If I was to go, I'd probably take this Ed Brown Damara 300 WM with Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x50. Great low light glass,

DF

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

That would certainly work!
Nice gun.
What does that weight all up, out of curiosity?


Will need to weigh when I get home from the office. Damara is pretty light, Victory isn't the heaviest, but not the lightest.

Guessing mid 7's, less than 8..

Will post actual weight tonite.

DF


That’s a darned nice set up at less than 8lbs DF! That’d make one excellent elk rifle as well.

Actaul postal scale weight, all up is 8# 7 oz. It feels lighter than that, balances perfectly. The big scope is heavier than a Leupold, probably adds a few ounces.

The non-Damara is 6#'s +. So, I guess the mag version must be seven pounds and change.

It has a muzzle brake, which I don't care for. Ed said his light weight magnum rifles shot better with a brake. I've shot it with and without and he's right. It's the only rifle with a brake that I have. It came with a Jewell trigger, set up perfectly for the 3.6" full mag length box, throated accordingly.

As a card carrrying Loony, I always can find something on any new rifle that I can tweak. Not this one... Perfect in every way.

LAW bought Ed's 704 design and tooling. The 704 LAW rifles are about half Ed's price point. Good guns, just not quite what Ed made. BTW, it came with a match grade SS Shilen barrel and has Ed's proprietary metal finish. The stock is identical to a McM Hunter's Edge, but has Ed's proprietary paint job.

I was sorry to see him shut down his rifle line, but guess he decided to focus on his high end 1911's.

DF


That sounds about darned on the money for a 300 magnum myself. Weight wise. And that action is pretty danged slick. I liked when the LAWs came back out but they weren’t really chambered and throated how I’d want one. The 3.6” mag on a 300 Win is darned nice. Makes it pretty versatile.


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Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: beretzs] #15008961 06/29/20
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Originally Posted by beretzs
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by beretzs
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Never been moose hunting.

If I was to go, I'd probably take this Ed Brown Damara 300 WM with Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x50. Great low light glass,

DF

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

That would certainly work!
Nice gun.
What does that weight all up, out of curiosity?


Will need to weigh when I get home from the office. Damara is pretty light, Victory isn't the heaviest, but not the lightest.

Guessing mid 7's, less than 8..

Will post actual weight tonite.

DF


That’s a darned nice set up at less than 8lbs DF! That’d make one excellent elk rifle as well.

Actaul postal scale weight, all up is 8# 7 oz. It feels lighter than that, balances perfectly. The big scope is heavier than a Leupold, probably adds a few ounces.

The non-Damara is 6#'s +. So, I guess the mag version must be seven pounds and change.

It has a muzzle brake, which I don't care for. Ed said his light weight magnum rifles shot better with a brake. I've shot it with and without and he's right. It's the only rifle with a brake that I have. It came with a Jewell trigger, set up perfectly for the 3.6" full mag length box, throated accordingly.

As a card carrrying Loony, I always can find something on any new rifle that I can tweak. Not this one... Perfect in every way.

LAW bought Ed's 704 design and tooling. The 704 LAW rifles are about half Ed's price point. Good guns, just not quite what Ed made. BTW, it came with a match grade SS Shilen barrel and has Ed's proprietary metal finish. The stock is identical to a McM Hunter's Edge, but has Ed's proprietary paint job.

I was sorry to see him shut down his rifle line, but guess he decided to focus on his high end 1911's.

DF


That sounds about darned on the money for a 300 magnum myself. Weight wise. And that action is pretty danged slick. I liked when the LAWs came back out but they weren’t really chambered and throated how I’d want one. The 3.6” mag on a 300 Win is darned nice. Makes it pretty versatile.

Yeah, I was amazed at Ed's attention to detail. 3.6" mag and throated to match.

DF

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Thanks for the follow up DF.
I have eyed a couple of used examples online but never handled one. Appreciate the info!

OP- sorry for the sidetrack ... but it IS the optics forum! grin

Yep, about par for the Optics Forum... laugh

I bought this scope used. Retail price is kinda steep.

DF

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I am always pushing 2-10 scopes when hunters ask.
It covers it all....From thick forest to open Fields.
I’m just waiting for someone to Make a 1-10 or maybe 1-12.


All of them do something better than the 30-06, but none of them do everything as well.
Re: Moose hunt scope help [Re: GuideGun] #15010130 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by GuideGun
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Out of those listed I would opt for the Zeiss.

I would probably sell a couple and get something with a lower bottom end and great class quality. A 1.7-10 Meopta R2 or one of the various Meopta, Swaro, Leupold, etc 1-6s would work well too.

What zone did you draw? Congrats on the tag.

A lower power than 2x? Better glass than the Zeiss?
Sorry, laughing.


You ever hunted Northern Maine timber?


No, but have routinely hunted Alaska alder patches and old growth. Even trailed wounded brown bears through it with a 3x scope. Even shot them much too close.

And the point you are trying to make?


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Originally Posted by GuideGun
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Originally Posted by GuideGun
Out of those listed I would opt for the Zeiss.

I would probably sell a couple and get something with a lower bottom end and great class quality. A 1.7-10 Meopta R2 or one of the various Meopta, Swaro, Leupold, etc 1-6s would work well too.

What zone did you draw? Congrats on the tag.

A lower power than 2x? Better glass than the Zeiss?
Sorry, laughing.


You ever hunted Northern Maine timber?



Thanks! I drew zone 9.

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The green dot does fantastic against the dark hide of a moose in both open fields or dark timber. No batteries, adjustable fiber optic/tritium means no issues when miles from camp. Great lens clarity and handles rough treatment well. I use one for deer/moose/bear in zone 8.

It is not on your list of scopes, but since this is a pretty hard to get tag/hunt you might as well go as prepared as you can be!
Might have to take that longer shot, jumping out of the truck, on the last day of your trip. Some magnification power may help as those big boys can cover a clear cut pretty fast!





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