The 6 Best Scopes for 7mm Rem Mags of 2020

Best Scope for 7mm Rem Mag

The 7mm Remington Magnum came into existence in the ‘60s and has been quite popular ever since. This is because it delivers a hard kick when flat shooting. However, if you want to utilize the maximum potential of this gun, you need to fit it with a scope.

Relying on your sight will significantly reduce your hunting capabilities, especially considering that this rifle begs to be aimed at distant targets. Ideally, a magnification of at least 4X is recommended and that said, we have listed the best scopes for 7mm Rem Mags to consider.

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Monstrum G2

1. Monstrum G2 (Best Overall Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

  • High 24x magnification
  • Large adjustable objective lens
  • Red or green illuminated rangefinder
  • 2 flip-up lens covers
Nikon Buckmasters II

2. Nikon Buckmasters II (Best 7mm Rem Mag Scope for the Money)

  • Affordable
  • Fully multi-coated optical system
  • Precise 1/4 in. adjustments at 100 yds
  • Water, shock and fog proof
Bushnell 616185

3. Bushnell 616185 (Best Low-Light Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

  • DDB multi-coated lenses
  • Large 50mm objective lens
  • Durable 1-piece design
  • Precise 1/4 in. MOA adjustments
Vortex Optics Crossfire II

4. Vortex Optics Crossfire II (Fog Proof Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

  • Fog proof and waterproof
  • Non-changing second focal plane reticle
  • Durable 1-piece aluminum tube
Burris Optics Fullfield II

5. Burris Optics Fullfield II (Compact Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

  • Compact 13-in length
  • Simple ballistic plex reticle
  • Multi-coated lenses
  • Reinforced quad-seal gas seals
Nikon 6729 ProStaff

6. Nikon 6729 ProStaff (Fully Multi-coated Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

  • Multicoated optics
  • Precise 1/4 in. MOA adjustments
  • Water, shock and fog proof

PRODUCT

1. Monstrum G2

(Best Overall Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

Monstrum G2
  • High 24x magnification
  • Large adjustable objective lens
  • Red or green illuminated rangefinder
  • 2 flip-up lens covers

2. Nikon Buckmasters II

(Best 7mm Rem Mag Scope for the Money)

Nikon Buckmasters II
  • Affordable
  • Fully multi-coated optical system
  • Precise 1/4 in. adjustments at 100 yds
  • Water, shock and fog proof

3. Bushnell 616185

(Best Low-Light Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

Bushnell 616185
  • DDB multi-coated lenses
  • Large 50mm objective lens
  • Durable 1-piece design
  • Precise 1/4 in. MOA adjustments

4. Vortex Optics Crossfire II

(Fog Proof Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

Vortex Optics Crossfire II
  • Fog proof and waterproof
  • Non-changing second focal plane reticle
  • Durable 1-piece aluminum tube

5. Burris Optics Fullfield II

(Compact Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

Burris Optics Fullfield II
  • Compact 13-in length
  • Simple ballistic plex reticle
  • Multi-coated lenses
  • Reinforced quad-seal gas seals

6. Nikon 6729 ProStaff

(Fully Multi-coated Scope for 7mm Rem Mags)

Nikon 6729 ProStaff
  • Multicoated optics
  • Precise 1/4 in. MOA adjustments
  • Water, shock and fog proof

1. Monstrum G2 – Best Overall Scope for 7mm Rem Mags

Monstrum G2
  • Magnification: 6-24x
  • Objective Lens: 50mm
  • Eye Relief: 4.0-4.5 in.
  • Length: 15.5 in.
  • Scope Range: 1000+ yds

Starting off the list is this tactical scope, which is considered the best overall due to a couple of reasons. For starters, it is a long-range scope that offers up to 24x magnification, which allows you to view targets as far as 1000 yds out.

The unit is also equipped with a relatively large 50mm objective lens that allows a lot of light in so as to create a sharper image. This lens is adjustable for parallax elimination, range estimation and to create a sharper focus.

You also get a first focal plane rangefinder reticle that can be illuminated in red or green for easy reading, 2 spring-loaded flip-up lens covers, a honeycomb filter sunshade, a battery to run the electronics, lint-free cloth for cleaning the outer lens glass and a carrying bag.

The only problem is that the scope is quite long (15.5 in.), which means it takes a lot of space above your rifle.

Pros:

  • High magnification (up to 24x)
  • Large adjustable objective lens
  • Illuminated rangefinder (red or green)
  • Flip-up lens covers
  • Includes a battery and lint-free cleaning cloth

Cons:

  • Quite long

2. Nikon Buckmasters II – Best 7mm Rem Mag Scope for the Money

Nikon Buckmasters II
  • Magnification: 4-12x
  • Objective Lens: 40mm
  • Eye Relief: 3.7 in.
  • Length: 14 in.
  • Scope Range: 600 yds

Nikon’s Buckmasters II is an affordable scope for 7mm Rem Mag but is still well equipped for the job. It is equipped with precise hand turn turrets that allow you to apply windage and elevation adjustments at 1/4 in. at a distance of 100 yds.

The unit also has a reasonable magnification of 4-12x, as well as a generous eye relief of 3.7 in. This will ensure you keep your eyebrow safe even when the recoil is very heavy.

You also get a water, shock and fog proof design because the scope is nitrogen purged and sealed via an O-ring to prevent any moisture from penetrating through.

Other features include a fully multicoated optical system that consists of anti-reflective compounds for eliminating flares inside the lens and a BDC reticle for maintaining accuracy at long range.

However, this reticle is not illuminated, which makes it a bit difficult to read in low light (dusk or dawn).

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Precise 1/4 in. at 100-yd turrets
  • Water, shock and fog proof
  • Fully multicoated optical system

Cons:

  • Non-illuminated reticle

3. Bushnell 616185 – Best Low-Light Scope for 7mm Rem Mags

Bushnell 616185
  • Magnification: 6-18x
  • Objective Lens: 50mm
  • Eye Relief: 3.5 in.
  • Length: 16 in.

This scope is equipped with Dusk and Dawn Brightness (DDB) multi-coated lenses, which are designed to provide clarity and brightness in low light levels. On top of this, it has a large 50mm objective lens, which allows a lot of light in so as to create the perfect silhouette target.

Other than that, the unit has O-ring sealed optics that prevent water from penetrating through. These optics are also filled with Argon gas inside, which remains stable regardless of the temperature changes inside. This prevents fogging so as to maintain a clear vision.

You also get precise 1/4 in. MOA windage and elevation adjustments, a generous 3.5-in eye relief, a magnification of 6-18x and a single-piece tube design that is very durable.

However, the tube is quite long in size, measuring in at 16 in. It takes up quite a lot of space above the rifle.

Pros:

  • DDB multicoated lenses
  • Large 50mm objective lens
  • Water and fog proof
  • Precise 1/4 in. MOA adjustments

Cons:

  • Long size

4. Vortex Optics Crossfire II – Fog Proof Scope for 7mm Rem Mags

Vortex Optics Crossfire II
  • Magnification: 6-24x
  • Objective Lens: 50mm
  • Eye Relief: 4.0 in.
  • Length: 14.5 in.

Vortex Optics’ Crossfire II also features a fog-proof design but as compared to Bushnell’s 616185, this one is filled with nitrogen inside the optics, which is also very inert. This ensures no fog forms even as temperature changes on the outside.

These optics are also sealed via an O-ring, which keeps water from creeping inside. Other than that, the objective lens is adjustable, which sharpens the target’s focus while eliminating parallax.

More features include a single-piece aluminum tube construction that is very sturdy, capped turrets that are finger adjustable and can be easily reset to zero, a 4-in eye relief, and a second focal plane reticle, which maintains its size regardless of the magnification.

The only problem is that this piece is very costly to buy.

Pros:

  • Fog proof and waterproof
  • Durable single-piece aluminum tube
  • Generous 4-in eye relief
  • Second focal plane reticle; retains its size and appearance

Cons:

  • Expensive

5. Burris Optics Fullfield II – Compact Scope for 7mm Rem Mags

Burris Optics Fullfield II
  • Magnification: 4.5-14x
  • Objective Lens: 42mm
  • Eye Relief: 3.1-3.8 in.
  • Length: 13 in.

Measuring in at only 13 in. in length, Burris Optics’ Fullfield II is the smallest scope for 7mm Rem Mags in this review and occupies very little space above your gun. Despite this, it has quite a lot to offer such as a reasonable magnification range of 4.5-14x.

The unit is also equipped with ballistic plex adjustable objective lens together with the ballistic plex reticle. This setup gives you the simplest, yet most effective trajectory-compensating reticle that is ideal for hunting.

Other features include reinforced quad-seal gas seals for water, shock and fog proofing, parallax adjustment for long-range accuracy and multicoated lenses that reduce flaring inside for sharper imaging.

On the downside, you don’t get an illuminated reticle for easy reading in low light.

Pros:

  • Compact 13 in. length
  • Simple and effective ballistic plex reticle
  • Reinforced quad-seal gas seals
  • Multicoated lenses for sharper imaging

Cons:

  • Non-illuminated reticle

6. Nikon 6729 ProStaff – Fully Multi-coated Scope for 7mm Rem Mags

Nikon 6729 ProStaff
  • Magnification: 4-12x
  • Objective Lens: 40mm
  • Eye Relief: 3.7 in.
  • Length: 14.1 in.

Just like the Nikon Buckmasters II, this ProStaff has fully multicoated optics that transmit up to 98% of the available light from the field of view. This helps to create a high contrast view so that you can easily spot your target even in low light.

The scope also has a patented BDC reticle that gives you a high accuracy advantage when acquiring long-range targets. However, this reticle is not illuminated and this might affect your accuracy in low light because the crosshair cannot be easily read.

On the bright side, you get precise 1/4 in. MOA windage and elevation adjustments, nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed optics for water, shock, and fog proof performance, and a parallax setting of up to 100 yds.

Pros:

  • Multicoated optics; transmits up to 98% of light
  • Precise 1/4 in. MOA adjustments
  • Water, shock and fog proof

Cons:

  • Non-illuminated reticle

How to Buy the Best Scope for 7mm Rem Mag

How to Buy the Best Scope for 7mm Rem Mag

1. Optics/Lenses

With regard to optics, there are a few things you need to check and the first one is size. Large objective lenses like the 50mm ones in Monstrum’s G2 allow more light to pass through, giving you a clearly visible field of view.

The second thing you need to check is the technology. Fully multicoated lenses, for example, the ones in Nikon’s 6729 ProStaff, allow up to 98% of light through while preventing flares inside. This helps to create a highly contrasting field of view for easy target spotting.

Bushnell’s 616185 goes a step further to include Dusk and Dawn Brightness lenses, which are ideal for low light conditions such as when hunting at dusk or dawn.

2. Magnification

High powered magnification is not necessarily the best when aiming for a target because accuracy can be distorted. Instead, you need to check for the range, which should give you a wide playing field so that you can set to low or high as required.

That said, Monstrum’s G2 and Vortex Optics’ Crossfire II have the widest range of 6-24x and these are highly recommended.

3. Eye Relief

Recoil can cause a lot of damage to your eyebrow if you place your eye too close to the scope. For this reason, you should buy a unit that has a generous eye relief, which is basically the distance to the lens from which you can accurately view the target.

Any value above 3 in. should be enough but the longer the better. In this case, Monstrum’s G2 has a relief of up to 4.5 in., which is very generous.

4. Construction

For maximum durability, ensure your scope has a sturdy construction, with the ideal one being a one-piece aluminum build like in Vortex Optics’ Crossfire II. Aluminum is both lightweight and very tough, which makes the scope easy to handle and very durable.

5. Reticle and Turrets

For enhanced accuracy, a reticle is a must. Basically, this is the marking inside the lens that shows the crosshair where you aim at the target.

Even though all the products above have this feature, the one in Monstrum’s G2 can be illuminated to red or green, which makes it easily readable even in low light conditions. This is highly recommended.

As for the turrets, these are the knobs that are used to adjust the objective lens. Usually, you get two turrets: a top one for elevation adjustment and a side one for windage adjustment.

You need to know the MOA movement on each of these for accurate adjustment. For instance, the 1/4 in. MOA in Nikon’s Buckmasters II means that every click moves the impact 1/4 in. on the target. This should guide your adjustments after every shot.

Conclusion 

All in all, the 6 units above are considered the best scopes for 7mm Rem Mags. However, Monstrum’s G2 stands out as the overall best because it has a wide magnification range, an illuminated reticle, a large 50mm objective lens and flip-up lens covers for protecting the lens.

If you like to hunt at dusk or dawn, we recommend Bushnell’s 616185 due to its Dusk and Dawn Brightness (DDB) multi-coated lenses, and large 50mm objective lenses, which let in a lot of light.

If you are on a tight budget though, be sure to check out Nikon’s Buckmasters II.


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