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New March 2.5-25x52

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Unread 06-20-2014, 06:14 PM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Will do. Thanks for sharing your impressions.

I am no expert with optics but will share my thoughts after comparing mine to my VX6 2x12x42.
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Unread 04-26-2016, 02:17 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Oregonian and Scf,

What were your final thoughts on this.... I'm trying to decide between the NXS 5.5-22x50 and both March's 2.5-25x42 and 52. I will be varmint hunting, deer, and antelope with my 6.5-284. What are your opinions??
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Unread 04-27-2016, 09:05 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

I am still very pleased with the March scopes and their customer service. I have a NXS 5.5-22x56 and to me it does not compare to the March. The Nightforce is a very good scope but it does not have the 10:1 zoom ratio and it is much heavier. If I did not plan on carrying the rifle much and did not want to pay the price difference I might choose the NXS, otherwise I would get the March. I do not believe you can find a scope with all of the March features anywhere at any price.
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Unread 04-27-2016, 09:10 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

How does it track???

This is where I have heard issues about the March
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Unread 04-27-2016, 10:44 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

It tracks flawlessly and to me this is the most important feature of a long range scope if you dial for drop. I tested it on a surveyor's rod with the rifle securely strapped to a concrete bench. Ran it to 5 moa, back to 0, repeating all to the way up to 50 moa in 5 moa increments. Average error was 0.1 percent and in reality there may not have been any error due to the difficulty reading 0.01 ft lines on the rod. I have shot it out to 1143 yards on my 338 Lapua and always spot on once I got my drop established. Apparently there were some issues with early first focal plane models in mils. March used a different mil value but that has since been changed.
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Unread 06-29-2016, 04:08 AM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Hi guys,

I'm also interested in new 2,5-25x52 for my hunting rig in 7mm RM. I saw there is new reticle MTR-5, looks interesting for me because there is only red dot. I don't like illumination of whole reticle.
Is here anyone using the new MTR-5 reticle?

One more the question for the owners: I was told that there were some problems with the eye box by 42mm version. Can you tell me something about it or it was just information like "hearsay"? No such problem on the 52mm version?
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Unread 07-01-2016, 06:05 PM
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Re: New March 2.5-25x52

Not familiar with the MTR 5. I have both the 42 and 52 mm versions and the eye box is not a problem for me.
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