300 PRC caliber is a long-range cartridge that makes long-range look like child’s play. There are quite a few guns available that can fire this cartridge. If you are someone who uses this for hunting, you also need a scope that can do justice to this cartridge.
Long-range scopes are always preferred for hunting to begin with. However, finding the right long-range scope may not be as easy as you are thinking. Besides the magnification, you will need to consider a lot of other things as well.
Let’s try to find out some of the best scopes for 300 PRC, shall we?
Best 300 PRC Scopes – [Editor’s Choice]
1. Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen II First Focal Plane Riflescope
Vortex scopes are appreciated in both hunting and tactical shooting. They make short-range sights to long-range scope regularly. Razor HD Gen II is an upgrade over the first-gen Razor.
Razor HD is made out of durable aircraft-grade aluminum. Inside of the scope is argon chemically purged to make it fogproof. Fogging issues can be annoying in lenses.
Glasses users can relate to that quote. On top of that, the Razor is sealed with O-rings. Making it 100% waterproof as well. Naturally, it’s also shockproof. Can take a good beating from a 300 PRC gun.
The lenses of this scope are made from HD glasses. HD stands for high-definition. They are clearer and brighter than regular glass. They are also more durable and better at spotting targets in low light. Lenses are fully multi-coated as well.
The Reticle of this scope is FFP. That makes it a great choice for 300 PRC. You will be able to hit more accurate shots thanks to this.
Is it worth it?
I know the price tag might seem obnoxious to some people. But what you are getting in return for that investment is quite literally insane. It’s a premium scope with premium features. Of course, it’s worth it.
What is the diameter of the tube?
Instead of a classic 1”/30mm tube, Vortex Razor HD features a 34mm tube.
Is there any visual distortion present in maximum magnification?
No, the HD lens is clear and stays clear even at full magnification. You won’t find any chromatic aberration or distortion.
2. Nightforce NX8 4-32x50mm F1 Scope
Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not a night vision riflescope. But it’s a riflescope with a huge objective lens. NX8 is a long-range riflescope. Don’t worry, you can still hunt during the dusk with this riflescope. Just not at night.
Made from high-quality durable aluminum, NX8 is as durable as a riflescope can get. While I am not saying you should throw it under the bus, in theory, it could survive. Just don’t try to act on that theory. There is no anodization error either.
NX8 is water, fog, and shockproof. Signs of a good scope.
The lenses used here are fully multi-coated. That big objective lens is super helpful for light transmission. As expected, the reticle is in the first focal plane.
You get 4 reticle options to choose from and some of them may cost more than the others. Choose the reticle you are comfortable with.
Does NX8 have zero stop?
Yes, NX8 features Nightforce’s own ZeroStop Technology.
Does it come with mounting rings?
No, you need to buy separate mounting rings from NIGHTFORCE.
Does this scope come with a sunshade?
It comes with flip-up caps instead of a sunshade.
3. Leupold VX-6HD 3-18X50mm Riflescope
It wouldn’t be a long-range riflescope list without featuring a Leupold. Made in Beaverton Oregon, USA, Leupold has been part of the telescope and lens-making community for decades now. The Leupold VX series has a budget and flagship riflescopes. This one is on the flagship end.
VX-6 is made from aircraft-grade aluminum as well. With a matte finish, this scope is both durable and stylish looking. The inside of the tube is also filled with nitrogen to make it fogproof. The outside is scratch-proof to some degree and also shock-proof.
Lenses of this scope feature the Twilight light management system and HD glasses. When you add in one of the best light management systems with HD glasses, you will get a spectacular result. As the scope is waterproof, you won’t see any fog inside the scope ever.
There are two reticles you can choose from. Both of them are in the second focal plane. This may be a turn-off for a lot of people, but the second focal plane is not bad at all. It’s etched on the glass and visible under bad lighting conditions as well.
Will I get to custom order a dial?
This tube is standard size 30mm or 1”.
Will I get to custom order a dial?
Yes, VX-6 HD comes with a free voucher for CDS. You can use that right after purchasing the scope. Make sure to determine the ballistics and cartridge beforehand. In our case, it will be 300 PRC.
How to Choose The Best Scope for 300 PRC?
You need to keep some things in mind before purchasing a scope for the 300 PRC.
300 PRC is a long-range firing caliber. It’s best to buy a scope that offers quite high magnification. That will come in super handy.
As we are working with high magnification, chromatic aberration, and distortion can be a pain to deal with. If the lenses are good and coated the right way, those two issues won’t be persistent in the scope.
We need to purchase a scope that won’t add too much extra weight on top of the gun. While long-range scopes will be a bit heavier than short or mid-range scopes, they shouldn’t weigh too much to destroy the balance of the gun.
300 PRC cartridge can be a bit intimidating at first. But once you get the taste of it, there is no going back from that. The bolt action rifle itself is quite addictive. You add in the fun of a long-range scope and a great cartridge, fun becomes super fun.
I hope this guide was able to carve the path of that fun road for you. These are some of the best long-range scopes for PRC 300 you could buy to begin with. Besides PRC 300, you can use them with different calibers as well.
Scopes:- 17 HMR | 204 Ruger | 220 Swift | 224 Valkyrie | 22 Hornet | 22 Magnum | 243 | 257 Weatherby | 270 Winchester | 28 Nosler | 3 Gun | 303 Lee Enfield | 338 Lapua | 350 Legend | 35 Whelen | 375 HH | 444 Marlin | 6.5 Grendel | 6.8 SPC | 7.62.39 | Benjamin Marauder | Bergara B14 HMR 308 | CMP Service Rifle | Crickett 22 | | FX Impact | Gamo Swarm Magnum | Gamo Swarm Maxxim | Henry H001 | High Recoil Rifle | HK 91 | M1a | Marlin 1894 | Marlin 795 | Marlin Model 60 | Remington 783 | Rossi RS22 | Ruger Gunsite Scout | Ruger Mini 14 | Ruger Mini 30 | RWS 48 | RWS 54 Air King | Tikka T1X
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