Re: Russian optics, any good?
Thanks for the replies, sorry for not getting back, been away killing bugs on young trees; spraying, the shootings not that good!
My main use is for a new 243 or 260 for shooting small deer (roe). At the moment it tends to be ranges from 50 to 400m.
What I am looking for is a good scope with some form of quick ballistic correction via the reticle (mil or bdc)with front focal plain so it works at all mags. Turrets would be nice for target practise, but are a bit slow when an animal pops up at 300+, they do not hang around. I have a 11 year old Lup 3-9x 50 that works ok at close range on a 22-250 and its good at dusk. So thats the size of glass I'm after.
Looked at Meopta, ior zeiss s&b. I like the ior best (solid and this is my working rifle, Im in forestry) but no FFP. Also the mp8 reticle seems to be a bit thin from what I hear. Not sure about the meopta ones in practical use.
I have used the ex ussr optics elsewere and found them ok but heavy.
I think my main problem is that here in the uk there are few places that I can go and look at anything but a narrow range of scopes or any shooting stuff. Shops tend to have a small number of items and a lot of old tired not well looked after firearms!