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Old 11-23-2010, 04:23 AM
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advice on double duty scope

im looking to spend at or under $1k on my first "nice" scope. its going on a 700 sps-v in .308 that will be my go to gun for spot n stalk whitetail, pigs and varmints. i will also use it for banging steel or milk jugs from however far away i can get on my property, i would love to try and shoot 1k yds if i can find a spot.

i had been set on waiting for the viper pst 4-16x50 ffp mil/mils to come back out, but then i got to looking at IOR's 2.5-10x42 ffp mil/mil. another $400, no parallax and less power, but a better quality scope overall and much better glass. i know 10x is probably enough for the hunting that i would do, but i feel like id prefer more power for target shooting.

i would really prefer a ffp scope, but mil/mil is an absolute must for me. do any of the zeiss conquest scopes come ffp and/or mil/mil? these seem to be in my budget, but im not sure how practical that z1000 reticle would be for me. i dont really like their mil dot either, seems like it would cover up too much target at long range. i much prefer hash like in IOR's mp8 reticle.
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and does anyone know if i can get any of the zeiss conquest scopes in ffp mil/mil?
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im looking to spend at or under $1k on my first "nice" scope. its going on a 700 sps-v in .308 that will be my go to gun for spot n stalk whitetail, pigs and varmints. i will also use it for banging steel or milk jugs from however far away i can get on my property, i would love to try and shoot 1k yds if i can find a spot.

i had been set on waiting for the viper pst 4-16x50 ffp mil/mils to come back out, but then i got to looking at IOR's 2.5-10x42 ffp mil/mil. another $400, no parallax and less power, but a better quality scope overall and much better glass. i know 10x is probably enough for the hunting that i would do, but i feel like id prefer more power for target shooting.

i would really prefer a ffp scope, but mil/mil is an absolute must for me. do any of the zeiss conquest scopes come ffp and/or mil/mil? these seem to be in my budget, but im not sure how practical that z1000 reticle would be for me. i dont really like their mil dot either, seems like it would cover up too much target at long range. i much prefer hash like in IOR's mp8 reticle.


Look at the Leupold 4.5x 14x 50 30mm tube VX3 or the Mark 4 . the power range is a good
compromise For close in shots and is more than enough for long shots.

Leupold has probably any combination you want . It's just a mater of how much you want to pay

I also like the side focus instead of the objective adjustments.

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Re: advice on double duty scope

ya just found their mk4 m5 er/t which are ffp mil/mil. might be just my ticket, just a little pricey for me right now.
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Check on Ebay lots of great deals on Leupolds new in box. Cant go wrong with 4.5 by 14.
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im looking to spend at or under $1k on my first "nice" scope. its going on a 700 sps-v in .308 that will be my go to gun for spot n stalk whitetail, pigs and varmints. i will also use it for banging steel or milk jugs from however far away i can get on my property, i would love to try and shoot 1k yds if i can find a spot.

i had been set on waiting for the viper pst 4-16x50 ffp mil/mils to come back out, but then i got to looking at IOR's 2.5-10x42 ffp mil/mil. another $400, no parallax and less power, but a better quality scope overall and much better glass. i know 10x is probably enough for the hunting that i would do, but i feel like id prefer more power for target shooting.

i would really prefer a ffp scope, but mil/mil is an absolute must for me. do any of the zeiss conquest scopes come ffp and/or mil/mil? these seem to be in my budget, but im not sure how practical that z1000 reticle would be for me. i dont really like their mil dot either, seems like it would cover up too much target at long range. i much prefer hash like in IOR's mp8 reticle.
Search around for used scopes. Otherwise...you might want to wait for that PST you have on order. My .308 innitially wore an IOR 6-24x with the mp-8 reticle ....Awesome glass, the best I've seen...but I had problems with the turrets in cold weather. Currently I have a NF NXS 5.5-22X by 56mm on it....seems to be the perfect blend of what you are talking about... deer hunting...but having the top end for targets. I used to own a VX-III 4.5-14X....it didn't have the top end performance for my long range shooting I do in Montana....JMHO. I have a Vortex Viper on an AR-15...and think, for the money, they are pretty awesome scopes.

Good Luck...More options for the U.S. shooters is a good thing!

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What problems did you have with the turrets income weather?

I found a real good deal on a 3-18 IOR for sale on here. It's a gen IV, has that problem been fixed on those?

I'm just worried about buying a used scope. I could save a lot of money doing this but it also seems like a good way to really get screwed...
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