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Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

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Unread 02-14-2014, 12:54 AM
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Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

I have found a lightweight rig that I am making into a mountain rifle. Looking for a low profile, lightweight scope to complete the set-up. In terms of priority, I want a scope that:

1) Has reasonable quality glass w/consistent dial up/down capability
2) Has side focus for parallax
3) Has 40mm to 44mm objective (might step up to 50mm)
4) Has MOA reticle
5) Has 1 inch tube

This rifle is to be a legitimate mountain rifle so small & lightweight become big factors. Any idea who produces a scope with this list of "must haves"?
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    Unread 02-14-2014, 01:21 AM
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    Re: Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

    Swarovski Z5. Not many with a one inch tube and side parallax.
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    Unread 02-14-2014, 09:16 AM
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    Re: Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

    My research comes up w/ a 2.5x10x42mm IOR.

    13.6 length
    18 oz
    FF plane reticles
    Illuminated center dot
    battery source on top of the A.O. turret(not on the ocular)
    Schott glass
    but it's a 30mm tube
    around $1000+

    Really like the NF 2.5x10x42mm but it's $800 more w/ Jap glass.
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    Unread 02-14-2014, 03:51 PM
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    Re: Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by azsugarbear View Post
    I have found a lightweight rig that I am making into a mountain rifle. Looking for a low profile, lightweight scope to complete the set-up. In terms of priority, I want a scope that:

    1) Has reasonable quality glass w/consistent dial up/down capability
    2) Has side focus for parallax
    3) Has 40mm to 44mm objective (might step up to 50mm)
    4) Has MOA reticle
    5) Has 1 inch tube

    This rifle is to be a legitimate mountain rifle so small & lightweight become big factors. Any idea who produces a scope with this list of "must haves"?
    I use the Leupold VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS, with Alumina caps.
    No moa reticle
    No side focus on 1" tube, has on 30mm.
    Nice compact very light scope.
    Very hard to go past for a 6-8lb rig.
    The VX6 would be worth a look as well.
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    Unread 02-14-2014, 07:15 PM
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    Re: Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

    I would go Z5 with the bt and 4w reticle. It's based in moa.
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    Unread 02-14-2014, 07:24 PM
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    Re: Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

    Leupold vx-3 6x42 + your choice of reticle/knobs.
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    Unread 02-14-2014, 08:43 PM
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    Re: Need Ideas for Mountain Rifle Scope

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    I would go Z5 with the bt and 4w reticle. It's based in moa.
    +1. Great scope. Clear, light, and rugged. Have 2 and love them.
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