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Old 05-27-2009, 09:32 PM
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Scope Survey:

Guys, Im in the search for a scope that meets the criteria listed below;
-Power Range:Low end at least 6x High End at Least 20x
-Reticle: Some type of BDC/ranging or hash mark that is at least thin like Night Force (No Boldness Please!!)
-Side Focus
-30mm Tube
-Generous eye relief
-Price Range: $600

What scope come to mind to fit this bill?

thanks for any comments...tim b.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:19 PM
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Re: Scope Survey:

Take a look at a Buris Black dimond 4X16X50. I have one of these on my 257 Weatherby. It is deadley accurate, and the glass is pretty good too. Bill Maylor
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:43 AM
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Re: Scope Survey:

I would recommend taking a look at the Clearidge Ultra XP5 4.5-22.5x50 Mil Dot. A great scope for the money and competes highly against the bigger name manufacturers.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:25 AM
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Re: Scope Survey:

I think the new bushnell elites 6500 series are pretty close to what you're looking for but I'm not sure about the reticle. there have been mixed reviews about them as well.

there's a new company making a konus m30 that has had some good reviews mixed with some not so good ones but it might be worth checking into.

Falcon, Wonder optics or nikon might be some other options...I don't have any personal experience with the above scopes yet, just what I've read.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: Scope Survey:

i'm gonna have to look into the Elite 6500 series. I know i wont go Vortex, just got a Viper 6.5-20 with the BDC reticle and for one the reticle is way to BOLD/THICK,heck it covers way to much of the target, second it has a bad hazing effect after 10x. Maybe i got the lemon and i wouldn't doubt it, but it is being sent back cause of this and the reticle stinks.

My biggest problem with scopes today are the thickness or boldness of the reticles. Why aren't there more that are thinner like NF's, S&B's, and U.S.O.'s. Yea I know what u pay for on these scopes, but the reticle isn't the huge cost, its there ruggedness and repeatability.

Another scope distrubitor (will not name) pumps the Vortex beyond belief and he thinks NF's are not worth there money...i really hope for HIS sake i got a bad scope or his opinions of scopes are not worth a hell of beans...

Keep it coming guys...on the Bushnell Elite 6500's, how are the reticles?
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: Scope Survey:

are you against mildots for any reason? are they too thick?? I know they do cover a lot of target but it may be an option...i heard some mixed things on the 6500 regarding clarity once you got further up in magnification....the 4200 elites have solid reviews but i think they're mildots....burris may have a line with a bdc reticle that might fit your bill.

I have looked through a konus m30 and for the price i was impressed...

I have one being put on a custom rifle being built...but I won't know what it will do until i get it...warranty is solid but we'll see..
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:49 PM
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Re: Scope Survey:

I'll check into the Konus line...as far as Mil-Dot..I'd rather stay away. They tend to take up to much sight picture. Come to think of it, I really like the Burris Ball.-Plex reticle..
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