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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2020, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Default Contender 6.8 Rem Carbine setup

Sorry...I posted this in the Contender handgun forum first without realizing there was one for rifles!

Finally got a forend to go with my Boyd's carbine buttstock (pepper laminate). I only have 1 carbine barrel right now...6.8 Rem.

Now that I have a good foreend, I need to get a scope mounted on the thing and get out shooting.

I have installed an SSK Lightweight base and rings on the barrel. It has 1" rings. Most of the scopes I have available are 30 mm, so I may need to use different rings.

If anyone can suggest which of the following scopes available in my inventory might be a good match for the 6.8 Rem Contender rifle:

Burris AR332 3x Illuminated compact
Vortex Crossfire II V-Brite 1-4x24 30mm
Bushnell AR Optics 3-12x40 1 inch
Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4x20 Firedot
Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 30mm
Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24 30mm

You might notice these are all kinda "tactical" scopes, but that's what I happen to have that isn't installed on anything right now.

I was thinking that a light, sleek, low-ish power variable would be good for this little rifle.

Looks nekkid without a scope or sights!

Contender 6.8 Rem Carbine setup-contender_6.8carbine_small.jpg


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If it were me I would use the Bushnell AR Optics. These are great scopes IMO. I like them so well I have two mounted on Contender rifles.


I have a question. What is the weight of your rig with the aftermarket stock setup?
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When I owned a 6.8 mine was mounted on a G2 frame with a set of factory walnuts and I had a Bushnell 3x9x40 scope mounted on it, was a Trophy hunter but I tend to lean to Bushnell because I have had great luck with them.

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If it were me I would use the Bushnell AR Optics. These are great scopes IMO. I like them so well I have two mounted on Contender rifles.


I have a question. What is the weight of your rig with the aftermarket stock setup?
The rifle with the barrel, Boyd's stock & fore end, scope base and rings (but no scope) weighs just a hair under 7 lbs. So not super light. The barrel is also pretty robust--a bull without taper.

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OK...I mounted the Bushnell AR Optics scope. Had to switch to some medium-height QD rings I had. The low rings didn't allow the battery compartment to clear the base using the low rings that came with the base. The medium ones also let me move the scope forward a little more to get the eye relief set better. This scope seems to have a good eye box. No I can go shoot! Some time soon.

Contender 6.8 Rem Carbine setup-contender_6.8carb_scope1_small.jpg

Weight with scope mounted is right at 8 lbs. And the trigger pull on my Cont is 2.5 lb.


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