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New March 2.5-25x52

 
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:15 PM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

And don't forget the March also has 100 MOA travel and 25 MOA per revolution, while Swaro has a limited travel. Better turrets too.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:37 PM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

The 42 mm March has 100 minutes of a vertical and the new 52 mm March has 120 minutes of vertical. My Z5 tracks well but I do not like the feel of the turret as well as the March or the Nightforce.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:05 PM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

How do you like the MTR4 reticle vs the duplex...I am considering both.

Are the vertical hash marks 1 or 2 MOA at 20x? This site (the Aussie disti for March) says that the MTR3 and 4 both have 20 MOA of vertical hash below the center, but I swear the MTR3 has twice as much as the MTR4 based on the pictures that shows the measurements.

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Old 06-20-2014, 05:37 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Have you compared the light gathering of the 42 vs 52? For a hunting scope would you recommend the 52 by a wide margin, small margin, or put them equal?

52's are sold out except for MTR reticles though I can get a 42 with duplex in the hunter model with no wait...trying to decide what to do.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:51 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Oregonian,

The MTR 4 reticle has ten vertical marks below the center dot. They are 1 MOA at 20 power, 2 moa at 10 power. Overall I like the reticle very much, that is why I got second scope with the same reticle. I got this reticle for hunting applications and did not want it to be too fine. It works good for hunting and lately I have been happy using it in tactical competitions at ranges of 500 yards and under. The 52 mm should be better in low light but I don't yet know how much better. I'm still waiting to get my rifle back from the smith to do some low light side by side comparisons. I believe that the duplex reticles are not glass etched which accounts for some of the lower price for the duplex.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:21 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Ordered a 52mm tactical with the Duplex reticle...unfortunately it will be three months...but can't wait for the scope.


Edit --- Just got an email from Hobie and he said there is one coming in the next shipment that is not spoken for, so I get mine in about two weeks.

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Old 06-20-2014, 05:57 PM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Oregonian,

I hope that you will like the new March, especially if my thoughts played any part in your decision. I anxious to get mine back. Let me know what you think when the scope comes in.
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