I'd go with a 3X9 from Leupold or Burris. That should give you plenty of scope for anything out to 600 yards or so. I'd also stay away from Weaver mounts with that caliber. I've got Leupold mounts on a .338 Win Mag that have held up well. As for free floating, don't file the receiver. Wrap some 80 grit sand paper around a wooden dowel and sand down the stock channel. Pretty easy to do. You might want to skim coat the stock with Acraglas after thatremington70023 said:Hello all!
Great website here, lots of information. So I had a few things I wanted to get some opinions on. I recently got a brand new SPS Tactical in .300 Win Mag. I want to choose a good scope for it and I got a pretty decent budget to work with. Say around $500-600. Also I would like it to have mil dots. as I do have alot of training from the military with the M24. If it was in .308 I could find something myself, but I am worried about the recoil knocking things around. I was definitely thinking weaver sight rails unless anyone has any different opinions. I also do all my own reloading if that makes a difference. This is my first .300 so choosing a good scope is somewhat of an issue to me. My range only goes out to 300 yards, but I would like a scope capable of hitting out past that if I needed it to for hunting situations, I know its more the shooter lol, but you have to be able to see what you shooting at! Anyways any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Also a little side note, the barrel on this firearm seems to be not free floating, by that I mean I can't get a piece of paper to slide under the barrel, would it be okay to file down the receiver? If it was wood I wouldn't see an issue with it, but its synthetic. It looks like it would hardly need any filing the paper just barely can't make it down the barrel. Thank you very much for reading and I hope I get some help!