I have a 6x24x50 XTR W/ ballistic mil dot reticle, I like it, I put it on a heavy 22-250 varminter I built for my grand daughter. I like it, but think it's a bit large for a "hunting" rifle, great for varmint's/target work Great glass, repeatable, lots of elevation, but a little shy on windage (for those of you that "dial") would buy another.
I also have a 6- 24x50 with Duplex reticle on my .338 Ultra (MK4 is in the mail), to this date, I have had ablolutely zero problems with this scope, it is quite robust (read heavy) & has sustained the abuse of 300 SMK's without any hiccups. The elevation adjustments are 1 moa which has both pros & cons, if you are looking to dial a long way very quickly this will do the job, the con being the 1moa adjustment doesn't allow for precise dial in at certain ranges where your come-up may be 9-1/2 minutes, or really anything & a half you just simply cannot do; you either have to go under or over by 1/2 moa and hold accordingly which can be a pain at worst. Turrets at this point are repeatable and precise, albeit, my use of this scope has been limited, I only have about 100 rounds through my RUM, I also had it on a DPMS LR-243 which worked very well.
The fact is that the $300 - $500 scopes available today are 10-times better than the sniper scopes that were used in Viet Nam, and those guys made some incredible shots, without laser range finders and lighted reticles... so spending $1000+ on a scope that you shoot on Sunday's when it's sunny, is silly, in my humble opinion.
I'm not saying the high priced scopes aren't fantastic scopes, I'm just saying I ain't falling for the marketing hype and I could give a s**t about keeping up with the Jones' -- I ain't paying $1000+ to try to make myself look better than my friends that may not be able to afford $1000+ for a scope.
My personal choice in scopes is Nikon - awesome glass, fair prices, and lifetime warranty.
I had a Burris XTR when they first came out and wasn't very happy with the microscopic exit pupil at full magnification, or the goofy 1-minute adjustments (which they told me before hand would be 1/4-minute) so I sold it.
The Jones' are idiots anyways...
Last edited by Quick Karl; 11-08-2010 at 10:32 PM.