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Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

 
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:16 PM
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Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

Well I'm down to the hard part of deciding witch scope I want. I have narrowed it down to a S&B PMii 12-50 or a March 5-50 or 8-80. From everything I can find they are very close in price. Has anyone used both? Witch has better glass? Any complaints? I will be hoarding every dollar for awhile and do not want to regret my decision so any input welcome.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:40 PM
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Re: Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

Because of the crazy high magnification, eye relief is VERY short on all three. Just something to be aware of if you weren't already.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:53 PM
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Re: Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

I personally think there is a difference between a good scope and a spotting scope with crosshairs in it! LOL In all aspects a scope that reaches 25x is all you need for long range hunting.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:19 PM
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Re: Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

why do people insist on pounding "all you need" into their opinion.
All you need is a fixed 10x
All you need is a 300 Win Mag
All you need is blue jeans and some carhartt
Give it a rest.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

Thanks C_bass16. I would have deleted the post if could. Sometimes it not worth it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:06 PM
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Re: Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

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Thanks C_bass16. I would have deleted the post if could. Sometimes it not worth it.
I wasn't dogging your thread man, I meant to quote the gentilman above me that said "In all aspects a scope that reaches 25x is all you need for long range hunting. "

I hate when people are looking for input and someone just jumps out and says "ALL YOU NEED"
Which is why I added some of the most common "all you need" suggestions.

I don't believe all you need is 25x
I don't believe all you need is a 300WM
I don't believe all you need is some blue jeans

I DO BELIEVE, this is still America and if you want an 8-80, then get it, run it and if you love it, then great...tell someone to F-off.
If you find that you don't love it, then pass it on to someone else and use it as a learning experience.

I love magnification. I have run as high as 40x and find that the only downside is the low end zoom being typically in the 10x range....and the elevation adjustment is usually a bit lacking.
I've rand 32x and it's a great LR zoom power but the elevation is still right at the edge of what I would like. A bit more would be better.

The one I'm looking at how is the Bushnell XRS in 4.5-30x which i feel is an excellent low end for hunting, and an excellent high end for seeing what you want, for spotting for a partner, for using as a spotter if you need to, and I'm looking forward to running it.

Both of the ones you're looking at are excellent optics, but they might not be the best choice for a LR hunting optic.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:11 PM
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Re: Need input PMii 12-50 vs March 5-50 or 8-80

C_bass no worries. I wasn't referring to your post. I put my 2 cents in if I have dealt with the item or caliber in question but other than that I keep to myself. To easy to get a **** thread started. Thinking about the Nightforce 12-42 once again. My funds are cut a little as I'm trying to lease an area to establish a longrange range. I'm more into long range target now as it is hard to find any land to lease in northeast PA to lease for hunting. I look at it as practice for western hunts.
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