Top 5 Long Range Scopes for 308

Long range shooters love the .308 Winchester out to 1,000 yards. It goes without saying that shooting at those distances requires a rifle scope capable of the task. We've put together a list of a few of our favorite scopes for success at long range with your .308.
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Nightforce NX8 F1 Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 4-32x 50mm ZeroStop Daylight Illumination Integrated Power Throw Lever MOAR Reticle Matte

The NX8 4-32x50 F1 riflescope is a compact and capable long range riflescope. Building upon the legendary durability of the NXS family from Nightforce, the NX8 adds first focal plane performance with an 8x zoom range in a small package. This wide zoom range allows for fast engagements at close range along with the ability to detect, identify and engage targets at long range.

Other features include the ZeroStop elevation adjustment for a rapid return to zero. The 50mm objective is optimized for resolution and light transmission, with a parallax adjustment coming as close as 11 yards. An integrated PTL (Power Throw Lever) makes power changes fast and easy. The compact size and incredible capability of the NX8 4-32x50 F1 makes it an instant favorite for nearly any rifle and intended use.

Features:

  • 8x zoom range, 4x to 32x magnification
  • First Focal Plane (FFP/F1) reticle
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for superior image quality
  • 50mm objective lens for maximum resolution and low-light use
  • Compact length at 13.4"/340mm
  • 30mm body tube
  • Parallax adjustable from 11 yards to infinity
  • ZeroStop elevation adjustment for rapid and easy return to zero
  • Capped windage adjustment
  • Integrated PTL (Power Throw Lever)
  • Locking diopter adjustment

What Customers Are Saying

I would buy again.

Nightforce. What else is there to say. The only thing I don't like , it don't come with a sunshade. Sunshades are extra. For the price, it should come with one.
- James, 9/20/2019

About Nightforce

Nightforce riflescopes have been proven in the hands of the military and special operations units, by hard-core hunters, competition shooters and law enforcement professionals. They’ve performed impeccably in combat, at the range, in bitter cold and in desert heat on every inhabited continent in the world. They have consistently pioneered innovative products, technology, techniques and solutions embraced by shooting and hunting enthusiasts from amateur to professional.

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Vortex Optics Viper PST Gen II Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 5-25x 50mm RZR Zero Stop Side Focus First Focal Illuminated EBR-7C MOA Reticle Matte

The Viper PST Gen II hands an unfair advantage to shooters who seek to keep the upper hand in every situation, from close quarters to long-range shots. The illumination dial is cleanly integrated into the side focus adjustment knob for easy access and streamlined performance. The glass-etched reticle offers shooters highly functional, intuitive, and detailed hold points, yet remains uncluttered for optimal viewing, and features 10 intensity levels with off positions between each setting.

What Customers Are Saying

Great scope

I mounted this scope on a Ruger Precision Magnum in 300 Winchester Mag. The scope is clear and bright. I especially like the EBR-7C. The center dot is small enough for precision shooting but still easily seen even with my old eyes. I would have given 5 stars but have only fired approximately 100 rds at this time.
- Old rifle shooter, 9/9/2019

About Vortex Optics

People, Products, and Promises – at Vortex Optics, we’re about you. Our products are designed, engineered, and built to work for you, no matter the task. Whether it be punching paper from the bench, or taking that trophy buck from a distance, we’ve got your back with purpose-driven products made by shooters, for shooters. Every Vortex product is backed by our VIP Warranty, which is our promise to the customer that no matter what, we’ve got you covered. Here at Vortex, you’re not just a customer, you’re Family. Welcome to the Vortex Nation.

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Nightforce ATACR F1 Rifle Scope 34mm Tube 7-35x 56mm ZeroStop Side Focus First Focal DigIllum Digital Illumination Integrated Power Throw Lever MOAR Reticle Matte

As shooters continue to push the limits of rifle and cartridge performance, Nightforce continues to exceed the needed performance in riflescope technology by introducing the ATACR 7-35x 56mm F1. With its extensive magnification range and legendary ATACR optical performance, via an ED glass package, the ATACR 7-35x 56mm F1 will push the boundaries of even the most capable of today’s long range cartridges.

 

With parallax adjustment down to 10 yards and 100 MOA of elevation travel, precision is attainable from short range distances to as far as any modern extreme long range rifle and cartridge can reach. This riflescope offers an incredible field of view across the entire magnification range, making targets easy to find, identify and engage. Whether the need is for competition like the Precision Rifle Series (PRS), or extreme long range shooting, this riflescope delivers unmatched precision and repeatability.

 

What Customers Are Saying

Top notch scope

I've used my 7-35x in matches and casual shooting. It does everything I could dream: Spot-on adjustments with lots of travel, excellent optics, and user friendly features.
- James, 11/7/2018

About Nightforce

Nightforce riflescopes have been proven in the hands of the military and special operations units, by hard-core hunters, competition shooters and law enforcement professionals. They’ve performed impeccably in combat, at the range, in bitter cold and in desert heat on every inhabited continent in the world. They have consistently pioneered innovative products, technology, techniques and solutions embraced by shooting and hunting enthusiasts from amateur to professional.

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Vortex Optics Viper HS Long Range Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 6-24x 50mm Side Focus First Focal XLR Reticle Matte

The field proven Viper HS LR has gained another extraordinary tool with the addition of the First Focal Plane Reticle. The HS LR was designed for long range shooting and now you can extend that range even further. The exposed elevation turret features ½ MOA adjustments with 24 MOA/Revolution and 75 total MOA of travel. With a generous eye relief and ample field of view, the HS LR FFP is in a class of its own. The 30mm 1-piece tube is 100% weatherproof and the extra low dispersion glass is XR fully multi-coated for increased light transmission and maximum brightness. The HS LR also comes equipped with the CRS Zero stop to prevent dialing more than one rotation below your zero when dialing for extreme long range. Other outstanding features include side focus, MAG-View fiber optics to verify the magnification setting even under low light, ArmorTek scratch resistant lens coating, fast focus eye piece and the HS LR is covered by the Vortex VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.


What Customers Are Saying

Great Product, Great Service

I ordered this scope over a year ago from Midway and have never looked back. It's been on a QD mount and been used on many rifles, primarily a semi-auto 308. On a Sunday afternoon of shooting, the unthinkable happened, and I went to adjust the windage... no positive click from the turret. In fact, it freely spun and came off in my hand. I was pretty upset, and wrote an email to Vortex's customer support the following week. I received an email less than an hour later saying to send it in and they'd repair it and ship it back to me. I was pretty happy, and they quoted me two weeks lead time to get it back. Bummer. I shipped it overnight to them on a Thursday, and received it back via Fedex, totally fixed on the following Monday! Great to see a company stand by their product so quickly.
- Chris H., 4/5/2016

About Vortex Optics

People, Products, and Promises – at Vortex Optics, we’re about you. Our products are designed, engineered, and built to work for you, no matter the task. Whether it be punching paper from the bench, or taking that trophy buck from a distance, we’ve got your back with purpose-driven products made by shooters, for shooters. Every Vortex product is backed by our VIP Warranty, which is our promise to the customer that no matter what, we’ve got you covered. Here at Vortex, you’re not just a customer, you’re Family. Welcome to the Vortex Nation.

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Leupold VX-6HD Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-18x 44mm CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Illuminated Reticle Matte

Legendary Leupold durability, ruggedness and stunning optical quality- times six. With a powerful 6:1 zoom ratio, the Leupold VX-6HD delivers crystal clear images from edge-to-edge throughout the entire magnification range. Leupold’s legendary Twilight Max Light Management System and DiamondCoat 2 combine with edge-blackened lead free lenses for astonishing clarity and light transmission. The extreme fast-focus eyepiece ensures a generous eyebox, superior field of view and optimal diopter adjustment in the field. A rugged 30mm maintube, twin bias spring erector system, and two turn CDS Zero Lock finger click adjustments assure maximum adjustment range and precision. These scopes also feature an electronic reticle-leveling system. If the scope becomes canted by more than 1°, the reticle with flash to alert the shooter that the gun is not level. Once the scope is returned to level, the reticle will stop flashing to let the shooter know they can make an accurate shot.

 

All Leupold VX-6HD rifle scopes include one free Custom Ballistic Dial with purchase. Leupold second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing resists the effects of thermal shock much more efficiently than standard nitrogen. Waterproof, shockproof and backed by the Leupold Full Lifetime Guarantee, the Leupold VX-6HD sets the standard for riflescope performance.

 

Leupold CDS (Custom Dial System) models allow you to quickly dial your elevation to different sight-in ranges with a custom adjustment matched to your specific ballistics information. The CDS dials change out easily, allowing you flexibility with different loads, conditions and calibers. Every CDS dial features ¼-MOA click or 1 cm click (metric versions), finger adjustments and no adjustment covers to lose. The CDS System works by laser-inscribing your scope's elevation dial to match your load, velocity and conditions. Your scope will be in perfect synch with the way your rifle and load shoots, even for hand loads. Each CDS dial is unique, taking all practical ballistic and environmental factors into account.  Detailed instructions are included with CDS Scopes on how to contact Leupold directly to get your customized CDS dial. The first CDS dial is free of charge, and others can be ordered.

 

What Customers Are Saying

Amazing high end scope

This scope blew me away as the light transmission from this scope is something I've never experienced before. Only a friend's Nightforce could compare and I would not have traded scopes with him. No edge distortion, no CA, and crystal clear glass throughout the range. Turrets give excellent feedback and have zero stop. The Leupold scope caps are included and are the best in my opinion. Plus you get one free custom dial to your specs to boot!
- Mikky, 1/11/2018

About Leupold

At Leupold, we hold ourselves to a higher standard of leadership. A major part of that is bringing new technology and innovation to our industry. Whatever it takes to give you the most clarity, brightness, and ruggedness, you can bet we will be at the forefront making it happen and leading the way.

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