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Old 03-11-2007, 12:07 PM
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Quality of different brand mil dot scopes?

I'm looking for a mil dot scope for my 30" 300RUM that is in the works. Got a baby on the way so this will have to be as cheap as practical. In other words, no Nightforce [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Weaver makes 6-24 but that is too much power. Swift makes a 4.5-14 and a 6-18. They have fully multicoated lenses. Millett makes a 4-16 side focus with turrets. I have not heard anything about the Swift or the Millett. Any other moderate price brands? Can anyone help me out?
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Re: Quality of different brand mil dot scopes?

BUSHNELL 10X40 CHEAP, REPEATABLE TRACKING(BARRETT USES THEM ON HIS FIFTIES) GOT MINE THRU ETRONICS.COM FOR 165.00 SHIPPED.
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Re: Quality of different brand mil dot scopes?

I would also take a look at the Clearidge Ultra XP 4.5-14x40. Quality scope for a good price. Comes with 95% light transmission and Transferable Lifetime Warranty. Great scope for the money!
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Re: Quality of different brand mil dot scopes?

Ric,
I assume the mil dots are calibrated at max power and I think 24x would be way too much for a shot at 500 yds. The particular area that I elk hunt has lots of cedars and pines and the elk appear in small openings sometimes. I would prefer lower power for that kind of range while still having my mil dots usable, and my max will be 1000 yds assuming that I am confident that far. I have not as of yet practiced farther than 600 yds but intend to stretch that out when the 300RUM is done. The 265 gr Wildcat ULD RBBT at around 2900 fps (more?) ought to be impressive downrange. I'm just guessing on the velocity, I'll take what the rifle gives me safely. I'll check out the Super Sniper scopes you suggested.

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Re: Quality of different brand mil dot scopes?

Hi Sambo,

1 year ago I got for my 300rum a Sightron SII 6-20x50 Side Focus MILDOT scope with 1 inch tube, without braking the scope.
The price it was $550.00.
The mils are calibrated for maximum power (20x).
My first choise will be SUPERSNIPER 16x fixed power scope ($250 USD), but because I leave in Canada, The company will never ship this type of sccope to me.
So I got my Sightron, and I'm very happy.
Go with SUpersniper, and you will have 108MOA on Elevation.
Sigtron have just 50MOA Elevation.

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