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40mm or 50mm?

 
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Old 02-08-2002, 02:08 PM
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Re: 40mm or 50mm?

I have and use Leupold, Kahles and Swarovski scopes. I was looking for something to put on an .244 Ackley which is just about ready to go to the bench. I will use it for both day and night shooting. After comparing and studying and looking, I purchased the new Leupold LPS 2.5 X 10 X 45. I wanted to stay as low as possible but also wanted the low light abilitys as well as night shooting at coyotes. The scope has a 30 mm tube and I will be able to keep it low. What a piece of glass it is. The euro scope companys need to stand up and take a look at their new US compition.
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Old 02-17-2002, 05:15 AM
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Re: 40mm or 50mm?

I recently acquired a Leupold LRT 8-25x. Yes, it has a 30mm tube, but be aware that the outside objective is 58mm, while the outside objective of the Leupold "40mm" 8-25 is 51mm. That only .275" greater.

And, if you use the Burris signature "high" model, the lift isn't too much. The 30mm Burris high rings are actually midway between the 1" medium and 1" high. On a one-piece Leupold base, I can get a decent cheek weld on a standard stock. I've seen a lot of 40mm sitting on weaver bases that sit higher.

It's just about sweating the details and picking the right hardware setup.
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Old 02-24-2002, 12:56 AM
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Re: 40mm or 50mm?

While looking at high end scopes, check out Schmidt & Bender's PMII 4x16. It makes most other scopes look like toys by comparison.
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Old 02-24-2002, 07:15 PM
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Re: 40mm or 50mm?

Let me throw yall a curve!! See if you can
find an IOR brand scope to look thru, it wont
matter what obj. it is as the glass is as
good as Swaroski(spelling ?) for a third of
the price. They have a reticle that is second
to none. 10mil's worth of hold points below
the cross and 50moa on the vert. adj. Check it out, you will like it!!!
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