Re: $300 - $500 Tactical scope
YOu will not find a stouter scope for the money then a Super Sniper. No they are not as good as a $1000 scope but they are better then most $600-$800 scopes.
To get the vertical adjustment of the SS you will need to get into the Nightforce range of scopes. No Leupold, save the single power Mk4s will compete with the SS in vertical adjustment which has right around 100 moas. Plus the use of the mil dot reticle would add another 18 moa from the reticle intersection to the base of the mil dot system.
They are relatively small scopes, they are light and they are short. They can also be mounted very low on the rifle for superior shooter comfort with conventional cheek pieces.
I have shot several of these scopes, including all the available powers, 10, 16 and 20x. All have performed very well and much better then anyone would expect for a $300 scope.
The paralax adjustment is often not calibrated correctly for the range indicators but this is common with all scopes that have yardage indicators on the P adjustment. This is why the top end scopes generally do not have yardage indicators, you much adjust by what your eye sees, the correct way anyway so this is not an issue.
Brightness and clearity will compete with most $600-$800 scopes. I have used the 16x SS to test rifles out to 2200 yards with good results. At one mile, the 16x scope is plenty for targeting milk jug sized targets.
For 1000 yards, many will be suprised to hear this but 10x is plenty for most targets except perhaps small varmints like gophers and P. dogs. For chucks and larger game, 10x is up to the task. Personally for dedicated 1000 yard shooting I would personally prefer the 16x if I were shooting chuck size targets but for deer size game and larger do not think you need alot of magnification power to precisely place your shots, its not true.
For the money, you will be hard pressed to find a scope that will give you what the SS will. None will give you anywhere near the vertical adjustment and being a fixed power scope, it will be very hard to beat the ruggedness of the SS.
One thing I have heard is that the Side Focus is not as good as the rear ring focus models. I have not tested the SF model but for the extra $100 I do not feel it would be worth it. The rear position is quite practical to use when looking through the scope.
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