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Old 02-11-2003, 09:08 PM
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No paralax... I wouldn't even look at it.

Leupold compared to "high end" scopes. I think what you refer to are "high priced" scopes. Personally, I don't like leupold scopes, many people love em and they sure do shoot well at the 1000yd ranges. I would consider them a "high end" scope though. Very high. I simply prefer a different construction and have opinions of my own about them. For me, I like the fact that Burris and Nightforce both offer the same warrant now that Leupold once did.

It is unfair to compare a 6-25 leupold to a 10-40 nightforce, as the extra magnification lends itself to loss of clarity. That's why more power allways costs more $$$$.

It is also unfair to compare say a straight 40x to a 10-40 because again, there are less parts and it will of course have a sharper image. You say you are a hunter, well then, I would most likely want to get a variable power scope. even at 1000yds and perhaps to 1500, you may have trouble finding a deer or other game in your straight power scope.

Off the cuff, I'd say the Leupold's are as clear as "anything" in thier class. They just, cut off the class at 25x.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:52 AM
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IOR Valdada scopes might belong on your list as well.

The 6-24x50 comes with a fine duplex and side focus. Not too sure in the side focus is a parallex adjustment but I am sure somebody here knows.
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Update on the Zeiss 6 x 24

I had it in my hand at the Shot Show but it is 2 months late (at least) for delivery. Maybe April delivery, 1/8 inch clicks and almost 58 MOA. Expensive. Only available with Mil-dot reticule. Side focus and target mounts. I have a picture somewhere if anyone needs it.
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Sorry, make that Target adjustments.....
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:53 AM
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Elk

As far as the "best Scope" for "everyone", I have to agree with Boyd. There is no such animal to be found.

Each scope has features that attract or distract from the funtion as to the shooters likes and dislikes.

For instance I, like you, don't like certain reticules that have lots of lines, circles, numbers and such to impede my view. You had mentioned this about Nightforce and I agree. Some of their reticles are not real desireable for the hunter. There is one that is however and it's the MOST desirable in the Nightforce line, as told to me by a distributor. I'll mention it in a minute.

You also stated you want to have it simple and use a Bullet drop compensator type scope. I have never found one of those to be very accurate out to the 1000 yards that you mentioned you wanted to shoot to.

If you are an elk hunter (mainly) as your handle suggests, there are ways to pick a scope that may work for you.

I'm not sure how your measuring the distance to the different yardages but, this could mean you need an accurate rangeing device to know the EXACT distance to target.
You could have a rangefinder and then click your Dot or Duplex reticle from the drop chart taped on the side of his rifle or If you don't want to fool with that, you will "have" to have a ranging reticule.

If the rifle you are shooting is for hunting only and you don't want to fool with a rangefinder and the click system and as much as I don't like the verticle and horizontal lines in my field of view of what I'm about to say, I would suggest to you elk hunter, the Nightforce in the NXS 3 1/2X to 15X or the 5 1/2 to 22X with the R2 reticule for hunting purposes and what you mentioned you wanted to do.
You could range and shoot to 1000 yards (depending on the rifle used) with the built in 30MOA Total line spacing at 2MOA apart. There are 15 Horazontal lines that allow that. You can also range the distance off of that reticule too. You would still have the ability to click to target with the 1/4 MOA click system the NXS offers.

The problem with the Nightforce scope (compaired to the Leupold for instance) is the weight. They are heavier if your trying to keep the weight down to a minimum.

This is not a fool proof suggestion or system by any means because of every person likes and dislikes. It's just something that may work for your needs.


I personnally like to click to my targets but, the range I shoot is MUCH further then 1000 yards. The R2 may just work for you and for the distance you plan on shooting..

Later and just my 2 Cents worth

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Come on, guys - fess up. Everyone knows deep in their hearts that there is only one truly best scope in the world. This scope far and away outclasses ALL other brands in construction, durability, consistency and utility. Anyone who purchases anything else is a wannabe, or is cheap, or uninformed or is just plain dumb.

Just because you didn't think of it, or you're heavily invested in several inferior scopes from lesser manufacturers, or you sell something else, or you can't afford it, or whatever... Don't knock it - just accept the truth and move on.

Now let's hear it for the single greatest optical improvement since the Egyptians first learned to grind glass...

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