Hi all, I just signed up at this forum and I am impressed with the experience many of you possess. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with the Springfield armory 10x mil dot government scope. I guess they are probably not as good as a Leupold but I am looking for a sturdy 30 mm tube long-range scope to put on my new Sendero 338 UM. I was thinking of the Springfield because of its adjustable objective, fixed power and mill dots and relative low cost as compared to a VariX-III. Does anyone have any experience with these scopes? Will they handle the recoil? How about their optical quality? Any suggestions on an alternative? I am trying to stay below the $500 mark.
My father has a GenII and GenIII in 4-14x56 or something like that. It has the rangefinding reticle for 308win. The scope itself seems solid, the lighted reticle (GenIII) works great but the optical clarity is not what it should be. I would take another Leopold 3-10 or 4.5-14 or whatever instead, at least they're clear and bright even if they aren't the very top shelf material you get for $1000 or more. My father loves the thing and is buying a third one this summer. I swear I'm going to buy him a Nightforce 5.5-22, he'd never go back.
Yeah I figured they wouldn't be as nice as a Leopold but I will need something that will let me identify a deer/elk at 500 to 1500 yards. I am practicing my long range shooting and while I am not good enough to take an animal at 700+ I hope to eventually be able to.
How about some other brands to consider? Tasco SS 10X42 fro $299. Lots of adjustment and pretty good optics. Will be using mine to over 1 mile.
Bushnell Elite 4200 or 3200 scopes. Very good optics. Most have around 50 min of adjustments. With a shimmed base, you can easily get to 1000yds and beyond. Very well priced too. I own several. Best optics for my eyes.
They just released a 10X mil dot 3200series scope with turrents. I am guessing there would be about 50min of adjustments so with the dots could easily go to 1500yds (use a shimmed base, and sig rings). Very well priced.
Burris Fullfield or even the Black Diamond line. never owned one but they have a solid reputation.
If you are willing to consider a shimmed base or Burris Sig rings with inserts, then you can look at almost any brand of scope. As long as you have an elevated zero, any scope will have the adjustment to go 1000yds+
I was looking at the Tasco 10x42SS but I thought Tasco was going out of buisness, and yes my base has a 20 MOA cant. I am really thinking about the Burris Black Diamond scopes, they seem to have a good rep.
I just checked the Bushnell catalog and that tactical 10x model 3200 is supposed to have 100 minutes of adjustment.
I have one ordered, will keep you guys informed as this might be a good little LR scope. Looks like the old B&L Tactical turrets from the picture I saw.
Most guys are somewhat hesitant as you generally get what you pay for with optics, but 3200 are pretty good scopes. Those 3200 tacticals are selling for around 180 bucks in the U.S. and 350 or so in Canada.