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Old 11-05-2004, 08:43 PM
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MOA,

I guess I did not see the part about "exclude price" and according to my post I did specify that my ranking where price vs. quality, so yes I did weight the price of the Bushnell vs the Zeiss. If money did not matter, than I would have ranked the Zeiss higher. I am actually surprised that you have the Bushnell Banner on your list. Oh, I see it is just scopes that you own.
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:11 AM
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U.S Optics, if money is no object. Second place goes to top tier europeans. A servicable alternative, Leupold, Burris and Bushnell, in decending order. It just depends on your needs.

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Old 11-06-2004, 07:17 AM
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Re: Survey on Scopes!!!

I only considered the scopes I've used (owned) in the last few years and did leave a few off the list that would have rated somewhere around the TP roll in durability (but above the SA).


PracTac, Ian

I guess you could tell I'm not much of a Springfield fan. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

I'll try the long Xmas wrap tube deal for long range, maybe I'll make a "set" of tubes (TP, paper towel and Xmas wrap) and then I can have a variable.
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Hey Dave,

I tried it. I took a toilet paper roll added a cross hair, though the mil-dot reticle I tried to make was just too hard. I settled for a standard cross hair.

I pulled out my old Springfield Armory scope for a comparison.

Optical clarity on the TP roll was excellent, even out to the edges. The Springfield Armory scope optical clarity was very fuzzy toward the edges.

I must give overall ruggedness to Springfield. Somehow, I think it'll work slightly better in the rain. LOL! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-06-2004, 09:51 AM
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Dave, you may be on to something. My own tests indicate that your TP approaches 100% LIGHT TRANSMISSION, BEST IN THE INDUSTRY. For the price conscious, it stands alone.

I'm thinking a nice length of EMT conduit might do the same, again without those pesky crosshairs. And, it's considerably more durable than TP, secured with duct tape, POA hasn't changed noticeably.

Next, I'm going to try it on my Citori.

Good hunting. LB
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This based on scopes I have owned and used.
35mm 6-24 IOR(best glass by far!)
30mm 6-24 IOR(just as good as the NF and cheaper!)
12-42 NF br varmint reticle HIT THE ROAD
8-32 NFbr varmint reticle HIT THE ROAD
16x IOR x2(glass has a yellow tinge but very clear)
5.5-16.5 Nikon Monarch(short eye relief prevents me from owning more of these)
12x Leupold x2The dot HIT THE ROAD
8-32 4200 B&L elite(very limited elivation adjustment ;-(HIT THE ROAD
6-24Leupold VX3(bach to the shop twice and still dont trust the taget turrent!!goin down the road!)
8-32 Swift(worthless past 24x and x hairs too thick for prairie dogs)HIT THE ROAD
3-9 Burris fullfield II
3-9 Leupold
4-16 Weaver(suppose to be a good scope but this one just verly better than open sights)HIT THE ROAD
4-14 Simons.
open sights=Daves toilet paper reticle
4-14 Springfield found a sucker HIT THE ROAD
6-18 BSA Gave it away!!
Tascos long gone
older Bushells and good riddence

Wish list would include a few 5-22 NSX's.....just as soon as I win the lottery.
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Mach V

LOL, another Springfield lover. I've never bought a BSA either but I did see a bent (Nikon I believe) scope on Ebay that I'd buy before the BSA models.



In the next few days I'll have a picture of my new line of scopes..... All with the 100% light transmission option!
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