Originally Posted by 284stak
I am ready to purchase a scope for my 338 Lapua improved. Is there any reason not to purchase the Mark IV 6.5-20 for long range applications compared to comparably priced scopes? Have thought about the NXS, but weight and price sway me back to the Leupold. The Zeiss Conquest and Sightron were considered, but I like the aspect of a 30mm tube with solid/audible clicks that the Mark IV offers. I currently have an IOR on another rifle which I love, but that rifle is not braked, while the 338 is ---- and recently learned that IOR's can fail with brakes. Any input is welcomed.
Leupold makes the mark 4 6.5x20x50 in both the standard models and the front focal Plane
models with a wide selection of reticules. The ffp models are a little higher in price but some
people swear buy the Front focal plane scopes.
They weigh just over 2 pounds and have lots of eye relief.
The glass in these scopes is very good and for the money they are hard to beat.
Every scope I buy nowadays has a 30mm tube and side focus With very few exceptions
because of strength and overall length Plus the side focus is quick and easy to use.
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