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Unread 12-02-2003, 05:40 PM
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Need scope recommendation

Guys

I am looking for a good quality illuminated reticle scope with some key attributes:

Ideal magnification range of approximately 4-14 power
Duplex crosshair or dot/crosshair reticle
Target adjustment preferred

I have a Nightforce 3.5-15 that works very well, but wanted a lighter scope for a new rifle. I have found the Leupold 4.5-14, but it does not have target adjustment and the Sightron 4.5-14, but it only comes with a Mildot reticle. Anything else out there that I have missed?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Fergus
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    Unread 12-02-2003, 08:58 PM
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    Re: Need scope recommendation

    How about the Hakko products? Rumor has it that you can get them in the land down under... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Nikon also makes illuminated 'duplex' reticle scopes, albeit in 3.5-10x50 or 6.5-20x44 version. USA dealer cost (in US dollars) is $443 and $502 respectively.

    Good luck finding what you want.
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    Unread 12-04-2003, 09:13 PM
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    Re: Need scope recommendation

    Nate

    Thanks for the suggestions. I had not thought about the Hakko. We do get them here, though they donít have a great reputation.

    I will look at the Nikon as I have heard a lot of good things about them. What supplier are those prices you mention in your post?

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    Unread 12-05-2003, 12:12 AM
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    Re: Need scope recommendation

    Nikon prices per Jerry's Sport Center, a wholesale distributor with about 6 warehouses scattered in the eastern half of the USA.

    You might try Jon Jackoviak at The Optic Zone (albeit in the US). He has good prices on Nikon, and is a friend to the shooting boards: http://www.theopticzone.com/
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    Re: Need scope recommendation

    I echo Nate's recommendation of Nikon, and Jon at the Optic zone.

    Good call, Nate!!..sakofan.
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    I would agree with Nate and Sakofan. I personally believe the Nikon Monarchs are the very best buy for the money. They are outstanding, very clear and bright. You would not be disappointed with one.

    Oh and by the way, thanks Nate and Sakofan.

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    Re: Need scope recommendation

    Just 2 cents from someone that has wasted their time on HAKKO. I have had a HAKKO 8-40x56mm w/Illuminated reticle on a .243 win and it rattled apart within 300 shots. I sent it back it was fixxed rather cheesily, but it worked, the it did it again, and then some of the internal screws came loose. Maybee it was a lemon, but a 600 dollar scope is a 600 dollar scope no matter how yoy look at it.
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