Originally Posted by jason USO
I am Jason from U.S. Optics. I’m new to this particular forum, so here is a little introduction about myself. I served in the Marines for 12 years as an Infantryman and currently I am the V.P. of Operations here at U.S. Optics.
What we are trying to do here is come up with the ultimate long range hunting rifle scope. This is where your expertise comes in. With you being the end user your input is extremly important to us. So to get things rolling I have a few questions to start.
What power range?
Adjustable parallax on the side or objective?
Weight and how important is this?
What type of reticle? One of our exsiting ones or we can design a new reticle with your help.
MOA or MIL?
You've definitely come to the right place, some of the guys here are truly talented (& humble).
My .002 cents:
1. Weight means almost nothing (within reason), most of my rigs are +10 lbs anyway
2. SIDE FOCUS ONLY for me, much easier to use
3. Illumination is cool but I haven't found a legitimate use for it yet (outside spotlighting
) may be an unnecessary cost.
4. MOA OR MILS in the reticle as long as it matches the turrets!! But preferrably MOA. Now the less clutter the better, sometimes i'll spend an enormous amount of time behind the rifle observing or spotting & seems to me the more "stuff" inside the reticle the faster my eye fatigues?? (maybe i'm weird) i'm thinking about the MOA scale Type 1 as just about right.
5. Power range, the make it or break it for me. In contrast to other folks, if the power range is below 20x kiss it good bye, i'll look but I won't be buying.
Keep us posted buddy & thanks for asking