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Old 03-10-2010, 12:04 PM
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Iowaboy,

They wouldnt give the Zeiss the credit it deserved all they would way is they were very surprised by the Zeiss. I guess thats something. I wasnt there to proove anything, in fact I was expecting to be embarrased to be out there with my little 21.5 inch Tikka and Zeiss, they are just off the shelf products with 0 modification, my Tikka ins'tt even bedded.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:38 PM
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This is ironic Tikkamike, My girlfriend (sounds like I'm 12) called me the other night. I was watching the UFC's best of 2009 and she was watching the Outdoor Channel (like always) She asked me what I knew about the Huskemaw scopes. I told her nothing and she told me that some guy had just made an 890yd shot using one. She said that they sounded great because of the "pre-doped" turrets. (she's never killed anything over 200yds) So I had to explain to her why I prefer a mildot and that the only way that their turret could work is with one specific load. Then I explained, that is if the weather changes, the elevation turret is going to develop error. Any change in weather, altitude and a number of other things. Anyway, I had an idea that maybe they were mostly hype. Guess that confirms it.

I don't have any high dollar glass either. 3 Leupolds, 1 Burris, a Bousch and Lomb and a Super Sniper. I do believe that you should get as much scope as you can afford but with my budget, I have to get the same job done with less glass and custom stuff.

In LE i see a lot of guys sporting their custom AR or Benelli shotgun or their pistol with a weapon light dangling off the front of it. Those guys are great for the economy but since my shooting, I've met several others who have been in deadly confrontations. None of them have thanked God for their laser grip or any other doohicky they had purchased. Every survivor is still here because of skill, luck and a lack of hesitation to act. (not necessarily in that order)

I think the same holds true for hunters. You can purchase a lot of cool toys and show them off to your (non shooter) friends and they will think you are really cool but when it comes down to bagging a trophy, (not on a game ranch) You can pull up in your brand new Suburban with you DU sticker on the back window and get out wearing your brand new camo pattern clothing. But you will be competing against a salty old man with an 30-06 that he's had for twenty years, wearing a worn pair of Carharts and actually knows what he's doing.

All the "bling" in the world can't save your life on the streets or replace actual skill in the field.

Good post Mike
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:21 PM
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Maybe I should clarify my earlier statement concerning Huskemaw glass.
I do think thier glass is ''better''(clarity wise) than my Burris FF2, but not by much. But to more than double the $ for..........for what? IMO They do not mach nor excede the glass on the ''higher end scopes'' so why would I pay that much? Swaro, Zeiss, Leupold, and imo (looking thru only comparison on this last one) Nightforce, has them beat in the clarity dept.
Huskemaw IMO, does perform like they say they do in my limmited experience with them. But I think(my opinion only here) they shouldve gone for the top end of the ''affordable'' market. They would have DOMINTED it. They just arent a ''High End top of the line glass'' kind of scope. Again JMO with my limmited experience with all the scopes mentioned.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:52 PM
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My experience w/ the scope has been better than yours. My scope is very clear: on par w/ my Nightforce. I have not set up my turret yet, but I was shooting w/ a friend who has Mark 4's and he seemed impressed w/ it as well. He shot gongs w/ it at 635, 735 and 835. His first three shots and the were all first shot hits (this was just adjusting clicks from my drop chart as I don't have a custom turret built for the gun yet.) I suppose everyone's preferences are different. Your skill level may be higher than your cousin ( and mine as well, I personally have to sight my gun in at 25 yds after bore sighting. I know I couldn't come close at 500 immediately after bore sighting.) Heck I can't hit a 8x11 target at 100 after bore sighting usually. What is your cousins' name? I am sure Aaron would like to look at the scope and check it out. I don't know him personally but have spoken to he and Mike and they have been very helpful.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:14 PM
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My experience w/ the scope has been better than yours. My scope is very clear: on par w/ my Nightforce. I have not set up my turret yet, but I was shooting w/ a friend who has Mark 4's and he seemed impressed w/ it as well. He shot gongs w/ it at 635, 735 and 835. His first three shots and the were all first shot hits (this was just adjusting clicks from my drop chart as I don't have a custom turret built for the gun yet.) I suppose everyone's preferences are different. Your skill level may be higher than your cousin ( and mine as well, I personally have to sight my gun in at 25 yds after bore sighting. I know I couldn't come close at 500 immediately after bore sighting.) Heck I can't hit a 8x11 target at 100 after bore sighting usually. What is your cousins' name? I am sure Aaron would like to look at the scope and check it out. I don't know him personally but have spoken to he and Mike and they have been very helpful.
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Brad
I'm with you on that Brad, I can't seem to bore sight worth a damn either. I was pretty impressed with the 500yd shot after bore sight. I wouldn't have even tried it.
What kind of bore sight do you have Mike?
Tom
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:25 PM
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I'm not defending the Huskemaw scope per se, as I've never seen one, much less looked through one. And I don't mean this the wrong way, but... are you sure the 'blurry' effect wasn't mirage? Some higher dollar scopes (like NF) pick up the more subtle effects of mirage well enough that it can be very distracting for many shooters, and they are forced to dial down the power if they want to have any chance of hitting what they are aiming at. I've had a few people walk away more than a little surprised when they looked thru my NF after telling me how their low-end Chi-wan-ese scope had looked 'just as clear as the big $$$ scopes when looking across the showroom...'. In my sport, I *want* to be able to see the mirage - it shows me the wind - but it drives most folks batty. Maybe I'm just already there ;)
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:20 PM
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Brad and Tom,

I guess I didnt actually bore sight the scope. The scope had already been on the rings and sighted in when I took it off. All I did was put the scope back on (never removed the rings) and threw up my Leupold Bore Sighter (old Style) and made sure it was still in the grid where I remembered it being. Although I do have extreemely good luck with that Bore Sighter. I just put it on the end of my barrel and move the cross hairs where they need to be on the grid and I am almost always within a couple inches at 100yards.

As for being able to see Mirage that is inevitable. its the nature of the game. But when I say it was hazy I mean the Target was not a crisp clean edged target it was like loking under water.
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