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6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

 
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:25 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

feiffer, not to muddy the waters, but how about a Zeiss Conquest in 6.5-20x50? It's a one-inch model, the only way it comes.

New in box. Mildot reticle, side parallax adjustment knob, target turrets with 1/4 MOA clicks.

$699 shipped or pick it up in SF East bay area for $679.

Need the funds to pay a supplemental property tax bill, not a happy surprise. I've had the scope for just 3 days! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Nate, thanks for the offer. But I am partial to 30mm tubes.
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:06 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Nate, I will take the Zeiss. Check your email [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 12-23-2003, 10:13 AM
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

It would be hard to make a bad choice with these three!!All will get the job done.
The leupold has good glass,great warrenty but will cost you more by the time you send it to Premeir to have rangeing dot put into it.I see they are comeing out with a gold series that have a makeshift rangeing reticle?
The Burris is tuff and again has a good warrenty.They can be had with the Bullistic plex but not sure how they would work with at 223 velosities.The glass would be iffiest of the three.
My choice would be and has ben the IOR.Best glass of the three HANDS DOWN.The NP8 reticle would allow you to shoot past 500yards on a calm day with minimal dialing.Pick you supplier well(they are tuff and trouble free though).
If you like turning the terrents to dial range any of the three would work with the IOR haveing the the best glass.
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Feifer,
None of my business but I just don't see the need for more than 12-15 power on a .223, the little rascals can only shoot so far accurately and mirage gets ugly when you crank up to higher powers.

I would look at 2.5/3.5-10 Leupold or Nikon Tacticals or the 4-16's from those same companies. About the same money I believe. The 4-16 Nikon is an amazingly bright and sharp scope.

Most big range scopes get very dark when you crank up the power, plus you usually lose about 1/3 or more of your eye relief and a hell of a lot of field of view.

The .223 can be pushed out to 500 on prairie dog type targets but scope power is not a factor in hitting at that distance. The ultra-long range and benchrest guys need big power factors but for hunting, field of view and eye relief are very significant. I have not used IOR but have some time on Leupies and Burris high range scopes - optically they are very close, comes down to the turrets for me and Leupy wins.

Quantifying image quality could be done but the rifle scope industry seems to ignore the fact that the camera lens people do it all the time.
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Ian, since the 6-24x50 covers the 4-16x50 range pretty well and has a better top end, what will be the disadvantage to get the 6-24 and just turn down the zoom ratio?
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Re: 6-24X50 30mm scope - which one?

Ian M has a good point.I have 12x Leupold(1") and 16X IORs on my 223 prairie dog guns....They work great.The biggest advantages are rangeing and the POI does not change when I change the power(fixed).
About the only thing they have trouble with is close moveing targets.
If you are thinking IOR you might want to check out the 16X with NP8 reticle.It has a big field of view for a 16x scope.
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