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6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

 
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Old 12-12-2003, 12:49 AM
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6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Seasons greetings everyone, new to this board. I am looking to purchase a 6-24X50 scope (30mm) to mount on top my Weatherby Super Varmint 223 for general range and varmint shooting less than 500 yards. Have narrowed the choices to these 3 (all within about $100 of each other):

1. Burris Black diamond 6-24X50 ($700)
2. IOR Tactical 6-24X50 ($860)
3. Leupold Long Range 6.5-20X50 ($750)

All have side focus, 30mm tube, 50 Obj. Mil-dot reticle.

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Old 12-12-2003, 02:53 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

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Old 12-12-2003, 07:43 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Morning Mark, I'll take the Burris, Got a 6-24xSig. on my 223 and it's great!
Feiffer, Just wondering what you want a 30mm tube for, you could save yourself alot of money by going with the Burris 6-24Sig. with Bal. mil-dot for $519, got one laying around that used to be on my son's 22-250, doesn't have side focus, but that's no big deal, excellent scope, clarity and all that. Jay

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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Leupold---Now that you have an answer from all three choices, which one you gonna pick???
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Old 12-12-2003, 08:18 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

feiffer, Just looked on Midway's website, They have a refurbished 6-24 BD with Bal. mil-dot for 562. and change,(not side focus model though) only one(1) left, scoop that baby up! Jay

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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

I would go for the 8 1/2X to 25X 50mm leupold LR 30MM tube with the side wheel focus for the same price as you have down for the 6 1/2X to 20X in the same series scope.

Great warrenty on Leupolds.

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Old 12-12-2003, 09:21 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Thanks for the input everyone. I wanted a 30mm tube because I can use a Medium weaver style rings instead of high rings. It's too bad we don't get any objective evaluations of side-by-side comparisons. I picked up my PC magazine and they do this all the time with different computers including benchmarks. Too bad I don't see any articles like that. Is it possible that anyone has all 3 and can give reasons for one over the other? Optics clarity, duarability, precision of adjustments, ...etc.

Jay, I wanted the side-focus. I prefer not turning the front AO ring. Also on the old Burris, the whole OBJ rotates, making it difficult to put the flip-up cover.

BTW, the Burris is a hugh scope. It's 16.9" long (as compares to 14.3" for Leupold and 16" for the IOR). Still undecided, will read more articles on the forum.

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