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Old 07-23-2010, 05:25 PM
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Budget Scope

I am right now looking for a good tactical scope below $400 and am wondering what would you recommend. I also have a few questions. Should I look for a fixed power or a variable? Are there significant advantages to an illuminated reticle to a non-illuminated one? And can you range find with a MOA reticle like a Mil Dot?
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:04 PM
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Re: Budget Scope

2 recommendations for you. Both are very good buys with lifetime warranties. I have both and like them very much. I like the second one best for really long range stuff, but you couldn't go wrong with either.


1)Millett TRS-1 Illuminated reticle $287

MILLETT BK81001 4-16x50 TRS-1 TAC ILLUM MD RIFLE SCOPE - eBay (item 220575438144 end time Aug-17-10 09:33:44 PDT)


2) Millett 6-25x56 $189.95 (marked waaaaaaay down)

Millett Buck Gold 6-25x56 Side Focus 30mm Tube Fine Crosshair Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:19 PM
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Re: Budget Scope

i bought a bsa 6-24 x 50 ir mil-dot for 100 bucks, put it on my custom 308, zeroed it at 100 yds and it shoots moa at 100 yard intervals out to 1000 yds.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:57 AM
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Re: Budget Scope

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2 recommendations for you. Both are very good buys with lifetime warranties. I have both and like them very much. I like the second one best for really long range stuff, but you couldn't go wrong with either.


1)Millett TRS-1 Illuminated reticle $287

MILLETT BK81001 4-16x50 TRS-1 TAC ILLUM MD RIFLE SCOPE - eBay (item 220575438144 end time Aug-17-10 09:33:44 PDT)


2) Millett 6-25x56 $189.95 (marked waaaaaaay down)

Millett Buck Gold 6-25x56 Side Focus 30mm Tube Fine Crosshair Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies

How does the Millet trs1 compare to the WOTAC or to the Falcon Menace?
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:42 PM
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Re: Budget Scope

Give http://www.muelleroptics.com/ a look. Glass is exceptionally clear for the price. I like the 4.5-14 APT for a Tacticool hunting scope. A friend of mine put the 8-32 Target on his Barrett .50BMG and it has stood up just fine.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: Budget Scope

Look at these www.sightwonders.com the WOOTAC is a good scope. Also check the Sight Mark scopes. I use both & am very happy with each.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:54 PM
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Re: Budget Scope

The WOtac is an excellent choice! Good glass, turrets are excellent! The reticule is the finest feature in my book, at about 9x you have 2MOA between hash marks then at 10X you have .5 MILL between marks. It is more usable for hold overs or holding wind than a mill dot and I have used it to range but I don't like too, it is fine and can be used for precision shooting but it's heavy enough to see well. It's a tank of a scope, Matts warranty is the best, yes I have used it but I have used several other manufactures warranties too.

If your looking for a mid range tac scope for ranging the fixed 10 power MILL/MILL would be awesome!

Here's my rig with a WOTAC mounted up with some pics. Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!
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