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Scope Dial Repeatablity?

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Unread 03-22-2012, 09:49 PM
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Scope Dial Repeatablity?

Looking for a good 4.5-14x min scope up to a 6.5-24x. My main concern is the repeatability with solid clicks as we will be dialing up and down to where need be. Side focus would also be nice.
I am currently using an old Vari XII 6-18x40 that has worked quite well so far. Would also like a 30mm tube both for more light and more elevation adjustment, not a hard/solid requirement.
Some decent eye relief also.

Have spent much time the last couple days trying to come up with something. Thought the
Vortex was going to be the ticket, saw one in the local store, but for my old eyes and possible low light conditions I am very concerned the cross hairs and hatching will dissapear. This is to be used for mulies at distance, hopefully 700 or less, could stretch out further of course.

Budget is the big problem, of course. Would go with a NF or Luepold Mark4 but am needing to go much lower.

Looking at:
Burris 4.5-14x42 Fullfield II Rifle Scope (I assume these have dials under the caps?)
Burris 6.5-20x50 Fullfield II Rifle Scope (I assume these have dials under the caps?)
Burris 6.5-20x50 Fullfield E1 Rifle Scope (I assume these have dials under the caps?)


Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Riflescope
Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Riflescope

Looked at Millet, just not familiar with them and have not held one?
Probably out of budget but was considering the Leupold 6-18x40 Mark AR Riflescope and changing the dial out but am not sure how this compoairs with the VariX III or II?

Thanks!
PD
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    Unread 03-22-2012, 10:05 PM
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    Re: Scope Dial Repeatablity?

    Id go used and watch classified here and SWFA-sample list.You could get a nice Vari 3, or ziess probably.I would consider the Bushnel and Weaver tact. also
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    Re: Scope Dial Repeatablity?

    Use the search function-type in Millet LR 6-25x 56. About a week ago Longtimelongranger had 3 NIB for $399 I believe. Don't know the scope first hand, but seems like a good place to start.
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    Unread 03-23-2012, 12:06 AM
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    Re: Scope Dial Repeatablity?

    my vote is for the Vortex 4-16 HS viper. am very impressed with mine. repeats excellent, side parallax, 30mm, nice cross hair, and the turrets are covered. a great scope for the money.
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    Unread 03-24-2012, 02:50 PM
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    Re: Scope Dial Repeatablity?

    Thanks guys, have two scopes in my "sights" ;-)
    Is the Illuminated Vortex usable without batters, and what about the Leupolds or Millets for that matter?

    Danka
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    Unread 03-25-2012, 10:20 AM
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    Re: Scope Dial Repeatablity?

    If the Leupold MK 4 fits your criteria, simply obtain the same scope in a VX3 line and send it off to Leupold Custom Shop to have them install the M1 turret; elev only or both elev and windage. The base price of the VX3 might make the price easier for you buy. Great repeatability! I've done this several times.

    Alan

    Last edited by Alan Griffith; 03-25-2012 at 10:20 AM. Reason: add info
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    Re: Scope Dial Repeatablity?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Propdoc03 View Post
    Thanks guys, have two scopes in my "sights" ;-)
    Is the Illuminated Vortex usable without batters, and what about the Leupolds or Millets for that matter?

    Danka

    Yes, the reticle is still useable w/o batteries, you just won't get illumination. I have lots of Leupy's, i've only had one Millett, twice.... first one wouldn't track at all, second one was so blurry @ max magnification you couldn't hardly pick up your target.. I don't have any info on the new ones.

    Whoever said watch the classifieds was dead on, you can pick up a used anything for a good deal. You can get a VX-III or MK4 for substantial savings.
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