Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

Long Range scopes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-21-2005, 10:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hillsboro, Texas
Posts: 6
Long Range scopes

3 scopes I am considering. I have 2 Leupolds &amp; they are excelent. <u>Does anyone have any info on the ATN or Shepherd?</u>
*ATN 4-12X60LU. Has 6 interchangable Cams for different balistics. 1/8 MOA at 100Y. Price $400
*Shepherd P2 has Cool Retical for ranging from 100Y to 1000Y Price $600
*Leupold VXIII 4.5-12X50 LR with Boon &amp; Crocket Retical Price $770
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-21-2005, 10:38 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NY
Posts: 394
Re: Long Range scopes

Welcome PanHandel,

Stick with a Leupold or a Nightforce scope. I have no personal experience with a Shephard scope but when doing my research I read more negative feedback than positive about the Shephard Scopes. Search the board, I think there might be some information in the optics section.

Frank D
__________________
"A tie is as good as a loss, and no one remembers second place."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-22-2005, 02:52 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 647
Re: Long Range scopes

ATN, worst scopes ever made.
Shepherds, I have 2 both work as advertized. glass is good but not as good as xotic or IOR.

look into xotic optics
http://www.riflescopes.com/departmen...flescopes.htm.


what caliber are you using and what are you using it for???
BUrris FF2 is also a good candidate for hunting
__________________
B4
SOTIC Class: 93-06
DA Class: 08-93
Rakkasan

U.S. Army Sniper
"Opening Minds Worldwide"

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-22-2005, 07:12 AM
ds ds is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Cz
Posts: 235
Re: Long Range scopes

Will second what was said on ATN`s. Briefly saw one on a 300WM CZ. It lasted three shots before the reticle broke, that was from new. We compared it to an old Meopta resolution etc it was not in the same class by a long way.

I would prefer iron sights rather than an ATN.

David.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-23-2005, 04:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hillsboro, Texas
Posts: 6
Re: Long Range scopes

Thanks for the info.
Shooting a 7mm Mag. Hand load 165gr spitzer &amp; H380, slow burning. 2800fps. Very accurate in this gun. The balistics match the Shephard P2 perfictly out to 800y. I like the retical on the Shephard but wory about the glass. The Leupold has excelent image.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-25-2005, 08:24 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sutter Buttes, Ca.
Posts: 57
Re: Long Range scopes

Nightforce!!! Do it right the first time.


Murf
__________________
www.murfsmallard.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2005, 10:04 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 647
Re: Long Range scopes

I have a Nightforce as well, super scope but$$$$$
the shepherd scope is good, glass is equal to the Super Sniper and maybe a little better. Sightron scopes are also good but if you are looking for a rangeing retical, give the Shepherd a try, they are often on ebay for 390-400 dollars, I have 2 left, one on my 300 WM is still holding strong and works great so far out to 600 yards it is dead on.

IMO: if you want a scope for 800.00 or less with super glass, go with xotic Optics.

300 or less, go with Super Sniper

bullet drop compisation in the retical, Burris FF2, about 325.00

bullet drop compisation and range finding on elk or deer, Shepherd out to 1000 yards

high end over all best optics IMO, US optics, then night force. big $$$$

__________________
B4
SOTIC Class: 93-06
DA Class: 08-93
Rakkasan

U.S. Army Sniper
"Opening Minds Worldwide"

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Long Range scopes
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long range scopes Ultramag45 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 11 02-02-2009 07:14 AM
Long range scopes, what to buy, again... Diezel Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 6 05-13-2008 09:10 PM
LONG RANGE SCOPES lance Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 10 08-11-2003 04:27 PM
Long Range Scopes bblaine2k Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 8 07-18-2003 05:32 PM
Long range scopes ? V-MAX Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 03-13-2002 09:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC