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Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:34 PM
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Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

People sometimes get a little excited when one mentions a scope of exceedingly large magnification (in excess of 25x). But before I offend anyone, let me state that I am looking at going into the 2500 yard range with a .375 CheyTac.

I'm considering the the S&B 12.5-50x 56 multi turn. This unit allegedly has 75 MOA of elevation. My concern, however, is that the turrets are in MOA (1/8) while the reticle, I believe, is still in mRad. How does one cope with this? There is also an option for a turret in cm but this too is foreign to me. I'm good with mRad or MOA but not cm with respect to elevation adjustments. My other option is the March 5-40x 56 but I am not that crazy about March rather than S&B.

Does anyone have the S&B 12.5-50x 56 multi turn? The S&B sites are pretty vague and I am wondering if the units really are transposed?
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:18 PM
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Re: Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

In reference to the cm turrets, think about where the scopes come from. They use the metric system, those turrets are 1/10th mil adjustments.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:37 PM
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Re: Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

I have an NXS that has the MLR mil reticle but has the moa adjustments. I range the target and dial in the elevation according to my chart. I do this with all my rifles, works for me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

I was more concerned about hold-over. When engaging a target that requires more elevation change than the scope has to offer, one must resort to the reticle. It complicates the issue if you have to switch units. Doesn't seem very logical to me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

If you are concerned about having a scope that adjusts in MOA but has a MIL reticle, then consider a different scope. Since you're already in the 'S&B' price range,you should consider a USO or Premier. Both will essentially build a custom scope for you. Where you can choose the reticle you want and the turret adjustment.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:02 PM
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Re: Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

I am. My second choice is the March 5-40x 56.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Schmidt and Bender 12.5-50x 56 Multi Turn

Thanks, Bravo. The downfall of the S&B with the cm turret is that it has less range of elevation travel than the MOA option. Another fact that doesn't make any sense to me. 75 MOA of overall elevation change is about my minimum.
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