Re: Long Range Scope Discussion-Varminting
I have both a NightForce BR 8-32x and a Sightron SIII 8-32x. I think the SIII is an amazing value for the dollar....the glass is close to the NF. However, I really like the 1/8 clicks for precise long range work with the NF. With good data...and that fine of adjustments...the scope is right on. One caution....you can get really messed up if you don't pay attention...because of all the clicks involved at times. Even though the BR is supposed to be a bench scope...it is very robust....more so than the SIII...but you're paying more as well. As far as the amount of adjustment available....I haven't had a problem with the NF...I use 20 m.o.a. bases on my rigs...and the longest shot with this scope so far was 850 yards taking a prarie dog that was laying on his mound.
I can't speak directly about the Leupold's. It's been a couple of years since I owned one.....my last one was a VX-7 and it seemed like a good scope....just not what I needed...but I won the thing. I believe the Leupold's use Japanese sourced glass...just like NF and Sightron. The NF is assembled in the U.S. I'm not sure all of the Leupold's are....I'm thinking in terms of their cheaper ones.
Last edited by Senderofan; 12-05-2010 at 10:23 AM.