Originally Posted by Ian M
I have carried fixed ten power scopes on open field hunts and never had a problem. If you happen to go into the cover you might get into a situation where you are too close for the limited field of view available at 10x, but that is not likely to happen if you stay in open shooting areas. The Super Sniper is reliable and reasonably priced, so are the Nikon Buckmaster large power range variables and also the Bushnells. You are talking some good optics for the dollar. If money is a consideration I would get the Super Sniper and save more $ for ammo.
Ian, I appreciate the info. I need to buy a couple of scopes soon, but I want to keep my costs down some in order to buy a couple more handguns , rifles & alot of ammo by 2008 elections.
I have your complete article from the Am. Rif. Sept 2007. You mention the 5-15 3200 Elite & it has a good powerrange for my 25-06AI & looks good fo0r a 308 I just bought also. I noticed you said that the adjustments are reliable.
My question in regards to the 5-15 is how does it compare to the Buckmasters in ruggedness, brightness & overall quality. Also, compared to the SS10X, would I lose optical quality by going to this variable? I like the 5-15 specs.
Thanks for the article & info.