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Old 07-18-2012, 01:26 AM
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Trijicon 5-20x50

I was wondering if any of you guys run this scope? I was looking into a new scope and came across this one. Specifically if you have used them to dial for range. I dial for all long range shots and need something reliable. I understand they don't offer a mil/mil or moa/moa combo but I can get by without that. I know the glass is good but not sure how it stacks up to say Leupold VX3 or Vortex PST. Any experience and help is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:06 AM
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Re: Trijicon 5-20x50

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I was wondering if any of you guys run this scope? I was looking into a new scope and came across this one. Specifically if you have used them to dial for range. I dial for all long range shots and need something reliable. I understand they don't offer a mil/mil or moa/moa combo but I can get by without that. I know the glass is good but not sure how it stacks up to say Leupold VX3 or Vortex PST. Any experience and help is appreciated. Thanks

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check it out, pretty good review. I have a friend whos uses it, raves about it, likes it better than hi Swaro's.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:04 AM
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Re: Trijicon 5-20x50

With less adjustment than other 30mm scopes in it's class, you might need to have some cant built into the base depending on how far you want to dial out to.

I find the mil dot reticle is a little thick for my liking and not having 1/2 mil graduations could be a pain for some people. I will say that the glass is impressive.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:32 PM
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Re: Trijicon 5-20x50

Thank you kenny for posting that review. It was quite the read. Does your friend dial for range with his? How has it held up?

Thank you marine, ive read that the total elevation adjustment is around 40-50mins. I need to call them to verify. But a canted base is no big deal either. Thanks again
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:33 PM
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Thank you kenny for posting that review. It was quite the read. Does your friend dial for range with his? How has it held up?

Thank you marine, ive read that the total elevation adjustment is around 40-50mins. I need to call them to verify. But a canted base is no big deal either. Thanks again
He has 10 MOA in the rings ( Burris signature) if memory serves. He zeros for 250, and dials for dollars from there. Its a 300 win mag, with a known load. ( i think he only shoots that load out of the rifle in fact. So, its pretty predictable.) 180 grain accubond, 4350, like 76 grains, 3200 and change.
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I've evaluated the Trijicon 5-20x50 at the last few Shot Shows. The optical performance was similar to a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50. Glare was low in both. Contrast was better than average for that price point.

I've evaluated Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 a few times. Optical performance is OK but not in the same league as either the Zeiss or Trijicon. For the PST, glare is obviously worse. Contrast is likewise considerably lower.

While people use PST scopes for hunting, I consider them to be more of a range scope. For hunting, I would prefer something with better (lower) glare and a lower mag range. In the Viper line you have to drop down to 4-16x, which would be fine for me but may be too low for some folks.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:05 PM
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Re: Trijicon 5-20x50

Kenny,

I would setting my rifle up very similar. Zero for 200-250 and one dedicated load. I've used the burris signature rings with the shims before so I could go that route as well. Thats a good setup. Thanks again for the info.


Bruce,

Thanks for the comparison info, I haven't had a chance to look through the viper pst so that's good info. I love the zeiss conquest glass so it seems this will work out well for me.

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