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Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

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Unread 03-21-2005, 08:17 PM
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Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

I am giving advice to a buddy so I thought I would ask here. I know my preference.

In order of price (lowest to highest):

Leupold Mark IV. 4.5-14
US Optics SN3 3.2-17 (edited)
Schmidt Bender 4-16

Application: 200-500 yards perched on a .30 cal bolt.

Which scope would you recommend your grandmother buy and why.

If you don't give a technical or specification reason, then just be honest with your reasons why such as "made in U.S." etc.

Thanks.
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    Re: Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

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    I am giving advice to a buddy so I thought I would ask here. I know my preference.

    In order of price (lowest to highest):

    Leupold Mark IV. 4.5-14
    US Optics T3 3.2-17
    Schmidt Bender 4-16

    Application: 200-500 yards perched on a .30 cal bolt.

    Which scope would you recommend your grandmother buy and why.

    If you don't give a technical or specification reason, then just be honest with your reasons why such as "made in U.S." etc.

    Thanks.

    Thanks.

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    Do you mean SN-3?..sakofan...
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    Unread 03-21-2005, 08:41 PM
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    Re: Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

    Yes. Thanks. I meant SN3.
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    Unread 03-21-2005, 08:57 PM
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    Re: Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

    my 1st choice is the nightforce nxs 5.5-22 x 56mm. it was designed around the .50 cal sniper rifles( various makes ).The scope itself is one tuff unit.you should check out there website.
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    Re: Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

    Of the three you list, S&B PM2 4-16x50. Why? reliability, repeatability, very good optics and very good factory quality control. Also the single turn turret is very nice.

    USO is worth cinsidering if S&B don`t have what you want the way you want it, you can have a USO built your way.

    I would also consider two more options, Nightforce NXS and Hensoldt. Or to put it another way I have an S&B PM2 4-16 and NXS, my next scope will either be another NXS or a Hensoldt depending on what magnification I want.

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    Re: Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

    This thread is going to turn into a "Whats your favorite color" type deal. I like chocolate, you like vanilla.

    All the scopes you mentioned are very good to great, with the SN-3 and the PM II being on top. Smaller budget, get the Loopy.

    I ran a SN-3 and loved it. No experience with the PM II, unfortunately...sakofan...No offense intended.
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    Re: Scope selection. Leupold, USO, Schmidt Bender

    If money is no object I am sure the USO would be well liked.

    I do see a glaring omission though in the list of quality optics. I get a quite a few Leupold LR's and Mk4s, S&B's, and Swarovskis traded in on Nightforce NXS scopes for what that is worth.
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