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What to look for when choosing Optics

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: What to look for when choosing Optics

I look for a 30+ mil tube, then a turrets system that tracks every time with good solid clicks, 65+ moa for a mid range and 100+MOA for a long range rifle. Has to have a good functional zero stop, a Second focal plane reticle that is thin enough to use for precision shooting then glass quality. I primarily like two optics, Vortex and Nightforce and both of which I can shoot just fine in any legal hunting light and condition.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:40 AM
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Re: What to look for when choosing Optics

If you have 2k to spend its pretty hard to make a mistake at that level.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:40 AM
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Re: What to look for when choosing Optics

All my scopes that cost ~ $2K have first focal plane.

I hate first focal plane for hunting. The reticle is invisible on low scope power shooting running shots at 50 feet with a black background.

I think some new USO scopes have a FFP reticle and a SFP illuminated dot, or something, but I don't own one of those yet. That may solve some problems.
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