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Lt weight scope suggestions for LRH.

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Unread 07-20-2007, 11:50 AM
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For my 300 WSM Win Featherweight rifle weight was a major factor when it came to the scope. I settled with the Burris 4.5-14X32mm Short mag scope with Ballistic Plex reticle. At 15 oz and $332 at SWFA it a great scope. It's 11.3 inches long has great optics, very good light transmission.

I liked mine enough that I put one on my sons Fetherweight .243 and we'll be putting another on my other son's .243 featherweight.

Optics are as good as Leupold.

Hope it helps
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    Unread 07-20-2007, 02:01 PM
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    I had the same dilemma. Finally have settled on a FFP Schmidt bender classic 3-12 x 42, with a P4 fine reticle ( mil based), and external turrets. Currently waiting for the scope to arrive.
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    The IOR 3-18X42 is only 22 oz. The 2-12X32 is 18 oz but for long range stuff that 18 power is on the first scope is great.
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    SES50,

    When I weighed my 3-18x42mm at 29 oz I was shocked. I even went two doors down from my office to a Post Mart to use their certified postal scales. Same 29 oz. I was able to obtain another example and the exact same weight on the same two scales.

    I'm curious, what has been your experience with weighing the 3-18x42mm?

    Every bit of info I can find on the internet puts it at 22 oz. Wish my experience was just that!
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    Unread 07-21-2007, 10:34 AM
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    link to scope Kirby was talking about.

    Looks like a great choice.... I think one might be getting ordered soon....

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=745149
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    Unread 07-21-2007, 11:03 AM
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    If you can live with 10mag max then I'd suggest looking at

    IOR 2.5-10*42. Lit MP8 (centre dot version) reticle - CM (1/10miliradian) clicks - FFP reticle.

    Lovely little scope - MUCH lighter than the 3-18. Well pleased with mine.



    http://www.swfa.com/pc-10157-292-ior...fle-scope.aspx

    WAY cheaper than the Leupold too. Like 25% cheaper.
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    Unread 07-31-2007, 09:34 PM
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    Alan,

    I have always got my data from the valdada website. I have one that is not on a rifle and just weighed it. You are right it is 29 oz for the scope, 1.25 oz for the sun shade and 4 oz per scope ring. I take back my earlier thread saying it was a good light weight scope. Now it is just a good scope.

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    SES50,

    When I weighed my 3-18x42mm at 29 oz I was shocked. I even went two doors down from my office to a Post Mart to use their certified postal scales. Same 29 oz. I was able to obtain another example and the exact same weight on the same two scales.

    I'm curious, what has been your experience with weighing the 3-18x42mm?

    Every bit of info I can find on the internet puts it at 22 oz. Wish my experience was just that!
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