Originally Posted by Topshot
What about Clearidge Optics?
I just ordered one for my son. Got the 30mm tube version Ultra XP5 2.5-12.5x42 mil dot for under $600.
They have the Ultra XP version with 1 inch tube for about $370
Carn't tell you how good it is yet as it has not yet arrived but from all reports they sound quite good. If it turns out to be no good then you will hear about it!!!!!
Picked up the Clearidge scope from the mail yesterday. Came with a 3" sun shade.
Did a comparison with my 5.5-22x56 Nightforce scope in the afternoon with both scopes set at 12.5 power. It was very hard to tell the difference between them under overcast conditions.
Just on dark, still set on 12.5 power, the Nightforce was clearly better.
We then wound both scopes back to 6 power, both scopes then provided enough light to see stock in my house paddock with no problem at 100 yards at a time when they were hard to see with the naked eye.
The power adjustment ring was smooth to use.
The turrets were OK with just a bit more friction in some areas that others, the clicks were very quiet and I would have liked them to be a bit louder.
Another minor thing was that the elevation turret .25 MOA etchings did not line up with the marker on the scope. I might be able to fix this when I set the zero on the scope?
The bulk turn indicator was also a bit small and hard to read but is not a major issue.
Time will tell how accurate and reliable the Clearidge scope adjustments are. I will post the results after I have mounted the scope and tried it out.