The scope proved to be excellent. My best 100yd groups were in the .2's with .3's consistantly. Best 10 shot 300yd group was just over 1 inch so i was very pleased. I took the rifle to a BR competition last saturday and was very happy beating every other rifle built off a factory action ( I lost to the nearest "Open class" rilfe by 4 points). The match was 300yds and 200yds, (at 200yds you shoot two shots each at 5 bulls) I had one bull with two shots that measured .1" (center to center) in the 10 ring. I'd have loved to make it a 3 shot group but I'll have time for that another day. When I started getting serious mirage I just turned the power down a little, and all was well. The scope tracks perfectly and I couldn't ask for anything more. It's a little on the heavy side compared with a 6-20x50 VX-III with 30mm tube. Here's some pics from the match...
You'll notice I've painted the rifle since the last pics.
Last edited by landcbeitner; 04-17-2008 at 01:03 AM.
I have little experience with mil dot reticles, do you find the diameter of the dots to be about right?
I can't complain about them. When I range with mil-dots (wich is almost never) I do it off of "center to center" guestimations not dot size. I haven't done any mil-dot ranging with this scope. I would naturally assume they have the correct spacing when placed on 12x as advertised. I wish I had more experience with this so I could give you more info, but I'm a rangefinder man.
Yes, I painted it with an airbrush. I wanted to have it last so I used Alumahyde (just sprayed it into my airbrush paint bottle). I get lots of compliments on the paint when at the range. It's pretty easy to make the camo look exactly how you want with an airbrush. You can get as detailed or as plain as you wish.