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Unread 10-02-2007, 08:11 PM
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The SS scopes will focus in to 25yds no problem (I have an early SS10x42 - 1998 vintage, and a later SS16X42). Field of view on any fixed 10x or 16x scope is gonna stink at that range, but they will focus fine.
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    The SS scopes will focus in to 25yds no problem (I have an early SS10x42 - 1998 vintage, and a later SS16X42). Field of view on any fixed 10x or 16x scope is gonna stink at that range, but they will focus fine.


    Do not anticipate shooting much , at that close of range . But just in case ........................

    All these scope questions are centered on a new Marlin .45-70 .

    I just ordered a peep sight from Midway , in hopes that that may work & I may not have to scope the rifle . Hope not .

    Trying to cope with aging eyes . :-(

    If the peep sight does not do it for me , I will probably go back to shopping for a scope .

    Thanks ,
    Wyr
    God bless
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    Ah... maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'd put a fixed 10x on a lever action .45-70. Other than maybe for load development at the range.

    It's kind of a waste of the scope IMHO, and limits the usefulness of the gun.

    If it were me, I'd look at something like a Weaver V3 (1" 1-3x20mm) for a scope to give you quick-n-dirty close-in capability, along w/ a touch of magnification for a little longer shots (say, 200-300yds w/ that kind of .

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    Monte
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    Don't have a SS or Elite 3200 sniper scope, but I have had several other Elite 3200s and 4200s. The 4200s have been consistently sharper and brighter than the 3200s and track great. I have just started working with a new rifle with a 6x - 24x Elite 4200 Tactical scope. So far I'm impressed with all aspects of the scope but the range of adjustment.
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    Unread 10-02-2007, 11:39 PM
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    I read , in several places , Bushnell bought Baush & Loamb (sp) .

    Had not heard they bought Tasco ??????????
    I have a Baush & Lomb 6X - 24X Elite 4000 and it is nearly identical to the Bushnell Elite 4200 except for the tick marks on the turrets and the "rainguard" coating. Whether Bushnell bought Tasco or not, I don't know, but the Elite series scopes are still built like the Baush and Loambs and have short but consistent eye relief (with the exception of the 4 - 16 x 50mm which has more generous eye relief) and solid costruction. I have a hard time spending the money on anything else...although I don't pretend to suggest that they are the best scopes there are. They're a great scope for the guy on a budget that still wants to take advantage of all legal shooting hours.
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    Ah... maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'd put a fixed 10x on a lever action .45-70. Other than maybe for load development at the range.

    It's kind of a waste of the scope IMHO, and limits the usefulness of the gun.

    If it were me, I'd look at something like a Weaver V3 (1" 1-3x20mm) for a scope to give you quick-n-dirty close-in capability, along w/ a touch of magnification for a little longer shots (say, 200-300yds w/ that kind of .

    As always, this advice is worth exactly what ya paid for it ;)

    Monte

    I am a paper puncher , not a hunter . But you never know what will wander into my line of fire .

    Or if you might have to use it for home / self defense . :-(

    I like higher magnification scopes , probably more so than a hunter .

    Also looking at
    SIGHTRON 3-12x42mm SII FULL-COAT MATTE PLEX


    From Graf & Sons for $ 199.00

    Any one have any info on this scope ?

    Thanks ,
    God bless
    Wyr

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    Unread 10-05-2007, 08:03 PM
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    Burris Fullfield 2, 4.5-14x42 A/0 for .17HMR

    I would like to hear from anyone using this scope (rimfire or center fire) and opinions on it. It can be had for about $350 online and I am looking at the ballistic plex or mildot reticle. I will need to send it to Burris as the scope does not come with these reticles in the silver finish and want to make the correct choice. Ranges will probably be 250-300 yards & under.
    I plan on shooting paper, varmits and general plinking. Maybe the occasional coyote or feral cat on my land. Opinions on the Burris Zee signature rings also much appreciated. The scope will be going on a Volquartsen 17HMR.

    Thanks.
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