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Posted: 2/22/2021 10:02:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2021 10:50:59 PM EST by thesilvercord]
Looking at taking an “urban scout” sniper course later on in the year. Not a lot of info on the course yet but preliminary info: rifle and glass must cost or be valued at $800.

What do you pick and why?  I know prices are higher now, but I think “normal pre-pandemic price” would suffice.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:04:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
Looking at taking a scout sniper course later on in the year. Not a lot of info on the course yet but preliminary info: rifle and glass must cost or be valued at $800.

What do you pick and why?  I know prices are higher now, but I think “normal pre-pandemic price” would suffice.
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lol what in the fudd nation
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:05:20 PM EST
Ruger American with an SWFA fixed 10x
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FPNI

I suggest you drop this “class”.

@RePp
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:05:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
Looking at taking a scout sniper course later on in the year. Not a lot of info on the course yet but preliminary info: rifle and glass must cost or be valued at $800.

What do you pick and why?  I know prices are higher now, but I think “normal pre-pandemic price” would suffice.
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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:06:34 PM EST
I got a 308 Howa bolt (barreled action) for less than 400, a couple years ago....
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:07:44 PM EST
Ruger American and Primary Arms ACSS might juuuust make that.  I guess you've got to use zip ties for scope mounts though.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:07:55 PM EST
Used Savage 10 and Sightron SIII 10x42.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:08:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sean124:
Ruger American with an SWFA fixed 10x
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Exactly what I was gonna post. Probably sneak a SALT mount in there too.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:08:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
Looking at taking a scout sniper course later on in the year. Not a lot of info on the course yet but preliminary info:rifle and glass must cost or be valued at $800.

What do you pick and why?  I know prices are higher now, but I think “normal pre-pandemic price” would suffice.
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Wut
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:08:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sean124:
Ruger American with an SWFA fixed 10x
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Those are great scopes for the money
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:08:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
Looking at taking a scout sniper course later on in the year. Not a lot of info on the course yet but preliminary info: rifle and glass must cost or be valued at $800.

What do you pick and why?  I know prices are higher now, but I think “normal pre-pandemic price” would suffice.
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Scout sniper...800 dollars...308....  Precision and poverty are a match made in heaven. Nothing for that is going to be worth a shit and is going to make for a miserable class.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:08:38 PM EST
Am I retarded or am I correct in reading this as an actual requirement?
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:09:01 PM EST
Weatherby Vanguard Select and the best glass you can find for $250.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:09:14 PM EST
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That's about the best you're gonna get with that price range.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:09:36 PM EST
Savage 10 or Ruger american with a PA optic.

And this won't be sniper, that's just a sales term. It'll be DM at best, and hopefully making timed hits at +500yds
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:10:12 PM EST
Free rifle and a used Leupold LRP scope.
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I’ve spent more than 2x just on the glass.  The poors are everywhere.  The “class” sounds like it’s run by a bunch of fudds
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:11:09 PM EST
Savage 110 and Leupold VariX-II
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:11:20 PM EST
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Ruger American with an SWFA fixed 10x
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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:11:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JLH3:
Weatherby Vanguard Select and the best glass you can find for $250.
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Seconded
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:12:35 PM EST
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Lol at suggesting a fixed 10x scope for a “scout sniper” class in 2021.

This forum disappoints me.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:13:18 PM EST
Savage 10P-SR seems like a great value for what you get. I'm looking at getting one or spending a little more on a 10BA Stealth.

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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:13:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
Lol at suggesting a fixed 10x scope for a “scout sniper” class in 2021.

This forum disappoints me.
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OP is the one posting the tarded requirements.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:14:15 PM EST
Used Rem 700 LTR with a used Leupold Mark V
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:14:42 PM EST
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This. Or get lucky on a used deal.
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Did you hit any of the Wal-Mart clearance deals posted the past several years? Lots of ok scopes and rifles at 75% off. Just show the Wal-Mart receipts to verify the $800. Of course for a “Sniper Course” nothing from Wal-Mart or costing under $800.00 should be used. Ask for a refund is my advice.

Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:16:01 PM EST
Current value or at purchase.
I have a Rem. 700 Varmint Synthetic in 308 with a Leupold 3.5-10x40 AO with Elevation turret that i paid about $600 for 25years ago.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:16:07 PM EST
Meh, I would not have a problem with that .

Probably don't want to waste time or have frustration with the guy that shows up with his cheap ass mil surplus rifle and his " good as a Ziess/Luepold /Nightforce " BSA scope.

Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:16:21 PM EST
Do you guys suck at shooting when it’s not tier 1 equipment?

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Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
Lol at suggesting a fixed 10x scope for a “scout sniper” class in 2021.

This forum disappoints me.
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It's a good, durable scope within his price range. What's your suggestion?
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:17:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dipper:
Meh, I would not have a problem with that .

Probably don't want to waste time or have frustration with the guy that shows up with his cheap ass mil surplus rifle and his " good as a Ziess/Luepold /Nightforce " BSA scope.

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It’s a “unique” course that Ed Calderon and his sniper buddies are doing.

May or may not happen, but sounds like a cool challenge.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:17:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TacticalGarand44:

It's a good, durable scope within his price range. What's your suggestion?
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The logical one. Save your money and buy something good.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:18:08 PM EST
What does a scout sniper course consist of?

If you're going to be doing a lot of shooting, youre going to need something with a heavy barrel.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:18:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
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Things break when handled and used roughly. Cheap things break less than quality things.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:18:32 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:18:36 PM EST
I have a Ruger gsr with a us optic 1.5-6 and I have more than double your budget.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:18:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
What is your suggestion for a FFP mil/mil in the $400 range?

This should be good.
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I’d suggest a Kahles K525i and to stop being poor.

It’s an unrealistic expectation to purchase a scope/ rifle for that application.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:19:52 PM EST
Remington 783 Varmint
SWFA Super Sniper
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I retarded or am I correct in reading this as an actual requirement?
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I could see it maybe being an $800 minimum just to keep people from showing up and wasting everyone's time with some airsoft scope that won't hold zero.

But then you could get a decent $750 rifle and throw on cheap $50 scope and get the same result.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:20:34 PM EST
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Try to find an older Remington VSF 700 in .308 Win with a decent barrel and a 150 dollar (used, ebay/GB) Bushnell Elite 3200 10X40

I have a VSF 700 in this caliber, it wears a Leupold Mark 4 4.5X14 X 50 but I think the rifle is doing the heavy lifting.
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Originally Posted By Wolverine1776:
I could see it maybe being an $800 minimum just to keep people from showing up and wasting everyone's time with some airsoft scope that won't hold zero.

But then you could get a decent $750 rifle and throw on cheap $50 scope and get the same result.
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Originally Posted By Wolverine1776:
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I retarded or am I correct in reading this as an actual requirement?
I could see it maybe being an $800 minimum just to keep people from showing up and wasting everyone's time with some airsoft scope that won't hold zero.

But then you could get a decent $750 rifle and throw on cheap $50 scope and get the same result.


I’d like to try it with my SCAR, longer barrel and Vortex 1-10, but that’s a little over $800.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:23:37 PM EST
Europtic has Vortex Viper PST Gen 2 3-15x44 EBR-2D FFP scopes on closeout, both MOA and MIL, for $599-620. That's the lowest quality glass for the price I'd go for a PRS rifle, and its moderate to good glass, and a huge bang for the buck.

I'd say up your budget to $1500 and go that route. Save a few months.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:24:39 PM EST
My $800 rifle is a Savage 10fp with bell&carlson medalist, harris 9-13, Bushnell 10x40 elite mil/mil on egw 20moa w/ Warne rings.  I wouldn't call it sub moa with me at the controls but it gets there sometimes.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:24:45 PM EST
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I'd like to try it with my SCAR, longer barrel and Vortex 1-10, but that's a little over $800.
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Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
Originally Posted By Wolverine1776:
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I retarded or am I correct in reading this as an actual requirement?
I could see it maybe being an $800 minimum just to keep people from showing up and wasting everyone's time with some airsoft scope that won't hold zero.

But then you could get a decent $750 rifle and throw on cheap $50 scope and get the same result.


I'd like to try it with my SCAR, longer barrel and Vortex 1-10, but that's a little over $800.
Wait, so it's a max value of $800? That's retarded
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:24:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
Yeah, but I haven't found any Kahles that's in his gun/optic budget.
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Shit, it’s going to be hard enough to find 308 for that price range to complete the class...
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:25:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thesilvercord:


I’d like to try it with my SCAR, longer barrel and Vortex 1-10, but that’s a little over $800.
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Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
Originally Posted By Wolverine1776:
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Am I retarded or am I correct in reading this as an actual requirement?
I could see it maybe being an $800 minimum just to keep people from showing up and wasting everyone's time with some airsoft scope that won't hold zero.

But then you could get a decent $750 rifle and throw on cheap $50 scope and get the same result.


I’d like to try it with my SCAR, longer barrel and Vortex 1-10, but that’s a little over $800.

Why on Earth would that be a requirement for the class? How much is he charging?
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