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Posted: 4/17/2017 7:44:49 PM EDT
Headed out West with my 7mm Rem Mag.  Looking for a recommendation for a good scope that will get me out 400 yards.  Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:46:00 PM EDT
Mine only reaches about a foot and a half.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:46:42 PM EDT
For 400 yards, pretty much anything
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:47:30 PM EDT
I swear, this place needs a tech forum for optics.

Maybe we can recommend one?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:47:36 PM EDT
That'd be a pretty doggone heavy scope...
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:48:11 PM EDT
What are you wanting to spend?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:49:13 PM EDT
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Yeah, I was about to say this. Any magnified optic can do this. You can do this easily with a ratty old 1940s Soviet PU scope, much less any sort of modern glass.

OP needs to be more specific. Price range? Intended use? Terrain?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:49:46 PM EDT
Not to be a jackass, but if you're asking this question, please don't take a 400 yard shot on an animal.

That said, pretty much anything 4-12x and higher mag will get you there with ease. Do yourself a favor and skip out on the BDC reticles; learn how to work the turrets.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:50:12 PM EDT
Look at the Nikon lineup.  Excellent hunting scopes and great prices.  Burris is also great glass.  

Check out the Optics Planet for a baseline and then shop around.  Amazon carries a lot of stuff, just type in the part number you want. 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:50:40 PM EDT
For 400 yards and under, I'd look in the 2-7 or 2-10 power range.

Eta. Your 7mm will reach out quite a bit farther so I'd personally look at a 4-16 in case you want to stretch it out more in the future.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:51:52 PM EDT
Check the "OAL" spec in the description of any optics you are considering.  You are looking for anything 14,400" or longer.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:52:02 PM EDT
I run an inexpensive $200 4-12x Nikon on my 7mag. Ive got good hits out to 700m. I live out west.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:53:04 PM EDT
I've never found the maximum viewing range limit on my scopes.


I think they are broken.  Cheap Philippine made shit.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:53:20 PM EDT
Irons out to 600
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:54:46 PM EDT
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I don't know, that's pretty cheap for getting out to 400yds.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:55:42 PM EDT
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You sure?

I was thinking something along the lines of This.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:56:17 PM EDT
400 yards, I'ed get a Rolex or Omega.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:56:38 PM EDT
What no Nightforce ATACR 7-35 recommendations? or this S&B

http://www.opticsplanet.com/schmidt-bender-5-25x56-34mm-tube-pm-ii-psr-riflescope-limited-edition.html

Tangent Theta should also be on your short list.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:57:21 PM EDT
I'd grab a SS 10X
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:59:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:00:39 PM EDT
If you want an inexpensive external turret scope, look at the Bushnell Elites.  I have a couple, they are fixed 10 power with mil turrets (3 clicks to the inch at 100 instead of 4).


Here.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:01:16 PM EDT
A quick look at JBM shows that a 7 mag will be point blank on a 10'' target to 378 yards. I used a 150gr Gameking @ 3100 fps, 5,000 ' altitude for a quick calculation.

You shouldn't need anything too fancy to achieve your goal. A Leupold VX 3 should do what you want.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:02:04 PM EDT
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Yea irons or a red dot with a magnifier are still fine at that range. lol
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:02:38 PM EDT
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If you want an inexpensive external turret scope, look at the Bushnell Elites.  I have a couple, they are fixed 10 power with mil turrets (3 clicks to the inch at 100 instead of 4).


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Only way I'll ever go da-da-damn fixed again will be with an AIMPOINT.

Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:05:13 PM EDT
If you don't want to spend a ton of money, I would look at these, first focal plane, mil reticle mil turrets, $229
http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-arms-4-14x44mm-riflescope-mil-dot-pa4-14xffp
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:12:05 PM EDT
400 yards is doable with a 6 power scope and an MOA/milrad reticle. If you have bad eyesight, might want to bump it up to 10X. 

I can hit 12" plates out to 600 with my .308 at 10x.  I rarely dial the magnification past 10x unless it's super windy and I'm trying to watch for misses. 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:12:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:14:01 PM EDT
Question is... Can OP hit something at 400 yards?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:15:04 PM EDT
What do want to do at 400 yards?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:21:40 PM EDT
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^^ THIS^^

Used to do it all the time in competition (on the clock) with a Eotech
then I started getting old, now I use a 1-6 (Eotech as well)
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:26:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:27:42 PM EDT
Schmidt and Bender 5 to 25x
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:28:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:28:12 PM EDT
Good gawd.  Reach out to 400 yards?   US Army snipers of WW II were using 2.2 X Weaver 330 scopes.  A few luckier ones may have had a Lyman Alaskan 2.5 X.  The No. 32 used by the Brits was only 4 X.  The Russians had 4 X and 3.5 X.   Perhaps vying for worse of the lot was the German ZF-41 at 1.5 X.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:31:46 PM EDT
Leupold VX3- 3.5x10. All you'll ever need and some for around 400$

Use one on my browning a bolt 3006.

Took a moose at 325 yards and multiple deer and various ranges.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:32:16 PM EDT
You can hit a man sized target with ease on a 4X ACOG at 500 yards. 400 yards isn't as daunting as you think it is.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:34:29 PM EDT
Just 400 yards.  Irons will work fine if you do your part.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:34:46 PM EDT
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Good gawd.  Reach out to 400 yards?   US Army snipers of WW II were using 2.2 X Weaver 330 scopes.  A few luckier ones may have had a Lyman Alaskan 2.5 X.  The No. 32 used by the Brits was only 4 X.  The Russians had 4 X and 3.5 X.   Perhaps vying for worse of the lot was the German ZF-41 at 1.5 X.
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Yeah, hard to miss at that distance.  A 10" gong at 500 is too easy.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:34:47 PM EDT
What are you aiming at at 400 and a budget would be helpful.

Making hits at 500 is easy with my 1-4 vortex pst on a 24" plate.

A clay pigeon on the other hand I want my bushnell elite 3.5-21.  Still hard but at least I can see it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:38:57 PM EDT
Burris 4.5-14 maybe not the rest glass in the world but internals hold zero better than most..
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:38:58 PM EDT
Half the responses here are from guys who have never shot past 100 yards at a range I'd bet.  I'm no expert myself but can at least share some hunting experience.

I don't have young eyes anymore and appreciate good glass.  You can never go wrong with a Leopold scope.  I use a 3x9-40 shooting out to 300 yards comfortably for Wisconsin Whitetails.  Would go 4x12-50 for shooting 400+ yards out West.  

Key is gathering light from good glass as you may be shooting in dim light conditions.  I've shot most my deer at sunrise or sunset under cloudy conditions.  Basically little shooting light.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:44:30 PM EDT
I really like my viper 1-4. I shoot them out to 600.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:46:47 PM EDT
SWFA 3-15s are on sale today's the last day, go man go!
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:48:29 PM EDT
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Yea irons or a red dot with a magnifier are still fine at that range. lol
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Irons while firing off hand is best and easily done after reading the GD.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:49:19 PM EDT
As others have said it really depends on what you are trying to do, and your budget. 24" gong, 10" gong or 3" or smaller? Only willing to spend 500 or less or are you fine and ok spending 3000 plus.  There is a whole lot factors that come into play. I'd at least check out some of the options for Vortex optics they have stuff for a range of applications and a kick ass warranty. And an industry partner here.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:49:28 PM EDT
Well, I'm making hits at 512 yds on a 12" steel plate with a Trijicon 1-4. So that should work
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:50:05 PM EDT
Nikon Buckmaster 3-9.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:52:29 PM EDT
Wrong forum OP.  Everyone here is an ex-sniper who only shot in daylight and no wind at a 12" steel gong.
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