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Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

 
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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I looked at Leupolds site and missed this one.

Not sure its even in production.... Fine scope, no doubt. But I was looking to save some money, not spend it.

There are loads of quality 16x variable scopes out there for less than the Leupy fixed.

Another poster points out that the trend is variable. I need to research durable variable scopes that perhaps do not have perfect optics, but are reliable.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

As others state - 16x Leupold Mark 4. Solid. Clear.

Bet you just leave it on the next rifle you test with....and go hunting!
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:09 PM
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

Get a Super Sniper from SWFA. Read all the reviews you like, you won't be disappointed. Don't let the name or price fool you, it will hold zero and the glass isn't bad at all. You can get 6x, 10x, 12x, 16x or 20x.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:05 PM
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

Why not go with a scope that is just as good and far more versatile? You want a fixed power scope for load development which is fine, I also want a scope for load development but I am not looking for fixed power. I have never had a problem shooting a fine group at 100 or 200 yards with a 14x scope. But plenty of company's offer scopes that are variable magnification that are plenty tough and yes they can handle recoil! Very few people nowadays are shooting fixed magnification riflescopes and the simple reason for that is the the benefits of the variables outweigh the benefits of the fixed scopes. If your try to state that variable mag scopes can't handle recoil your dead wrong! A few scopes come to mind when I'm thinking of versatility or magnification range. March scopes for one. Swaro z6. Bushnell 6500. I think you need to do a little more research. Why buy a 16x fixed scope when bushnell makes a 4.5-30x scope.
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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Get a Super Sniper from SWFA. Read all the reviews you like, you won't be disappointed. Don't let the name or price fool you, it will hold zero and the glass isn't bad at all. You can get 6x, 10x, 12x, 16x or 20x.
+1. I use mine for shooting out to 1000 yards at steel very comfortably and the turrets are dead accurate. Adjustable objective, better than just good glass in my opinion.
Comes in fixed powers up to 20 x for only $300. Unless they've changed that recently.

I'm sure you won't be disappointed with an SWFA SS.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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Get a Super Sniper from SWFA. Read all the reviews you like, you won't be disappointed. Don't let the name or price fool you, it will hold zero and the glass isn't bad at all. You can get 6x, 10x, 12x, 16x or 20x.

You sir have a Definition of good glass than I do. The SWFA is a good scope, its hard to package that durability with tracking, and adjustment like that in a 300 dollar package, but the glass is far from "not bad at all". I still think its a good buy, but lets call a spade a spade, the glass kind of sucks.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

SWFA glass sucks? I don't think that's a fair statement. Compared to a night force, yeah it sucks. Compared to the rest of the $200-$350 scopes its good glass. More than good enough for 100 yard load working. Which is what he asked. The SWFA is solid and the glass is good for 100 yards
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