Re: Nikon Tactical 4x16x50
If you aren't stuck on a variable, and might wish to spend WAY less than the models you've suggested, you might try the Tasco SS16x42 (as built for military contract bids several years ago). 30mm main tube, rear parallax adjustment (where the mag ring would be on a variable) with target turrets and etched glass mil-dot reticle. Fully multicoated optics, matte black. 105 MOA of elevation, and the same amount of windage. Clicks are 1/4 MOA type.
I've got a couple of them, and they perform as well as my Leupold Mark 4 scopes (of which I have three). I have a third Tasco SS16x42 for sale (as I just have WAY TOO MUCH STUFF). Slight ring marks, otherwise perfect condition. (Sold the rifle this one was previously on...) $269 shipped, including the BC flip up covers. Just thought I'd mention it. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Anybody in the market for a lower powered variable, I also have a like-new Leupold M1 LR w/illuminated mil-dot reticle. 3.5-10x40 w/side focus, BC flip up covers. No marks whatsoever. Hasn't been used, but movers tossed the box (and the green cloth, sob!).
Save $120 vs. DEALER price, and $200 vs. SWFA or Bear Basin. Buy this one for $695 plus shipping.
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