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Unread 02-06-2006, 02:21 PM
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Re: 30mm scope choice

I have the MK4 4.5-14x50 30mm on my 300 RUM. I love the scope but wished I woulda got the 6.5-20 version now that I find myself wanting to shoot longer and longer distances. The glass is very clear. I like the exposed knobs and how there big. You can have big gloves on and still turn them. They track very very well. I have no problems with mine going from my 200 zero to 1150, to 525, back down to 200, up to 1150. Mine has the standard duplex. I dont like that reticle for LR shooting I have come to find that out, especially only with 14x. One more reason why I wished I woulda got the 20x. It just covers to much target area. I paid $830 for mine last year out of midwayusa. I just got the new catalog and there listed at like $960 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I'm glad I bought mine when I did.
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Unread 02-06-2006, 06:02 PM
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Re: 30mm scope choice

I am a bit concerned about weight as this scope is destined for a lightweight rifle. I have no experience with, nor have I heard much feedback on the IOR scopes. I have had really good experience with a number of Leupolds and for this reason have not really considered switching. I would like to try a S&B at some point but am not looking to spend quite that much right now. My only two reservations about the Mark 4 are the increased weight over the VX-III (minor) and the duplex reticle being a bit thick. I really like the Leupold fine duplex and I suppose I could have the reticle swapped out if it came down to not liking it that much.
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Unread 02-07-2006, 01:40 AM
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Re: 30mm scope choice

That's why I asked about weight--the IOR 4-14 is a heavy mutha (heavier than the current specs list).
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