Originally Posted by elmerdeer
Hi guys thinking of getting a top of the line scope, and this one looks like it would fit in with what I have(7mm Dakota Custom rifle). Does anyone have any experience with March scopes? i know they are used for benchrest but their new model is for hunting. Also how does their glass compare to a Zeiss , Swarovski, or Smidt&bender? I m looking for a scope with tactical turrets,with a lots of moa, but I would like it if its not a tank, as its not going on a very heavy gun.
I don't know how much you planned on spending, and I'm not certain myself, but I would guess that particular scope is probably in the $2000.00 to $2500.00 range. It is everything you named that you wanted in a scope. You could check benchrestcentral.com and ask the guys who use them. But, I can tell you based on what I've heard, and who is heading up the builds, that the scope will not be over-built like many feel the tactical scopes are. There's a reason tactical scopes are built so beefy, but I digress. It won't be very heavy, and unless I'm completely off, the glass will be second to none. I drool thinking about that model you're considering. That’s the one I want. A 1:10 magnification ratio! Incredible! There are so many applications for a scope of that quality. The one fly in the ointment is the warranty; it's only 5 years whereas other Alpha scopes carry a lifetime or 30 year (Schmidt and Bender) warranty. I’m not sure why March Scopes only have the 5 year warranty. I believe it has something to do with where they are built. Anyway, I don’t think you can go wrong with that scope. I think it’s the next generation in sporting optical technology.