I recently purchased a scout scope for my Ruger Gunsite Scout. You might remember my previous posts on the GSS (Range Review, The Scout Rifle Concept, and Some Thoughts on Caliber). I love my Gunsite Scout, it shoots great and it's pretty... What more is there to ask for?
I got my new Leupold FX-II Scout 2.5x28mm today and simply had to go to the range. I sighted it in, put a couple magazines through it at 50 yards, and eventually moved the target out to 100 yards. As usual, I had a blast.
Well, every once and a while we throw a shot. It happens. You pull the trigger and almost immediately you're thinking "Shit..." You chamber another and keep going.
Well, this is the result of a shot I F'd up at 100 yards. It might not do so much damage to wood but, yeah, .308 packs a punch.
I use four of these steel clamps to hold the cardboard target to the wooden frame. One of the shots I threw caught one of them.
Wham, bam, thank you ma'am, that's four bucks down the drain.
The only complaint I have with this Leupold is that, for me, at longer ranges I would not mind a little more magnification. At 100 yards the 2.5 magnification is better than iron sites but not by much. I wouldn't want to try shots much further than that. A scout scope with the option to dial in a little higher would be nice if those longer shots are necessary.
Other than that, the .308 is obviously enough lead for the job if you don't pull your shots.