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Old 08-13-2004, 10:56 AM
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long range shooting optics

i'm lookin for a high quality scope that i can shoot at longer ranges. My price range is around $1,000 or less... Any good suggestions?
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:19 PM
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Re: long range shooting optics

My preferance is US Optics SN-3, but that would be over a $1000.

Unless you could go with a ST-10, which is an excellent scope, but it's a fixed power.
An ST-10 would be around a grand.

Option #2 would be a Night Force or IOR, IMO..sakofan..

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Re: long range shooting optics

sakofan...
ive been lookin at a sako 75ss and i want to set it up for long range hunting/target shooting. I've looked at us optics but i cant get any prices... any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: long range shooting optics

Tel: (714) 994-4901

This is the USO office. Give them a call, and talk to John personally. He's a great guy and can steer you in the right direction for your needs.

Hope this helps. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

The website is going under a radical upgrade right now, and I don't think it's quite finished..sakofan....
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Old 08-13-2004, 11:57 PM
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Re: long range shooting optics

I think that SAKOFAN will agree that the minimum configuration USO Variable is in excess of $1800, for price.

Given your relatively generous budget (sometimes this question is asked with $200 as the amount.) I would say you are an excellent candidate for one of the great LEUPOLD Tactical Variables.

Take a look at their site at: Leupold Tactical



Product Highlights
Created specifically for the military’s new Special Purpose Rifle, an M-16-style sniper system, this scope delivers excellent capabilities for everything from 50 to 700 meters. M3 dials have ½ MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation adjustments. Eye relief is optimized for AR-style systems and this scope is ideally sized for these relatively compact rifles.

Product Specifications
Actual Magnification: 3.0(3) 8.7(9)
Length (in): 11.3
Eyepiece Length (in): 3.1
Objective Length (in): 2.6
Objective Diameter (in): 1.7
Eyepiece Diameter (in): 1.7
Tube Diameter: 30mm
Weight: 16.0 oz. / 454 grams
Eye Relief (in): 3.7(3) 3.0(9)
Eye Relief (mm): 93(3) 76(9)
Obj. Lens Diameter: 1.4in / 36mm
Max. Adjustment @ 100 yds (in): 90
Max. Adjustment @ 100 m (cm): 229
FOV @ 100 yds (ft): 35.5(3) 13.6(9)
FOV @ 100 m (m): 11.7(3) 4.5(9)

Ring Spacing
Max. Mount Ring Spacing (in): 5.8
Front Ring Space (in): 1.9
Rear Ring Space (in): 2.4

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Re: long range shooting optics

US Optics are fantastic scopes, but not in my budget. For the money, I'd go with the IOR scope line. These scopes are also fantastic, the optics put even the best Leuys optics to shame and they cost less than leuys.

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Re: long range shooting optics

Gota agree with the IORs.The glass is top notch and the MP8 works sweet!Depending on what you call long range the new varmint reticle they are putting in the Leupolds and Burrises these days are also a good choice.Dang hard to beat a 5-22 NXS with a R2 for a long range scope.They run twice what an IOR will but have twice the internal elivation adjustments if thats important to ya.
Going a little cheaper with the scopes may mean you can aford to put the same style scope on all your long range guns,easier(for me at least)to keep track of sight picture and adjustments.
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