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Old 10-22-2007, 10:17 AM
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I am new here but have some experience with long range scopes.
I have tried many and concluded that up to 500 yds the are many that can be used. Burris is good. Leupold better.
After that we go to more expensive. Under $2500., the Leupold is best. Better glass than Nightforce.
Reticle selection is important. Do not use mildot. Scopes are calibrated at 12 -14 power. No good.
I currently use Leupolds VX III and going to MK4 for longer than 600 yds.
Reticles are FD and dialing.
Hope this helps
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:31 PM
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I am new here but have some experience with long range scopes.
I have tried many and concluded that up to 500 yds the are many that can be used. Burris is good. Leupold better.
After that we go to more expensive. Under $2500., the Leupold is best. Better glass than Nightforce.
Reticle selection is important. Do not use mildot. Scopes are calibrated at 12 -14 power. No good.
I currently use Leupolds VX III and going to MK4 for longer than 600 yds.
Reticles are FD and dialing.
Hope this helps
FYI
Weaver and Sightron mildot scopes are calibrated at the highest power setting. a 4x16 is calibrated at 16 (I know Weaver doesn't make a 4x16 MD)and a 6x24 is calibrated at 24.
James
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:14 PM
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Scopes

I put a VXIII and a Nightforce side by side looking at object 500 yds away. The VxIII was better in every way at 25X.
I had a Zeis with a fine plex that was as thick as telephne poles.
Burris calibrates at a max 16X.
If your shots are under 500 yds then there are lots that can do the job. Reticle choice becomes the issue. Many are too thick.
I have actually put my eye on the competition instead of reading the advertising and reports from paid mag writers.
When it comes to optics, buyer beware.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:31 PM
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A lot of guys use the 2nd FP mil-dot reticle at the calibrated power, but it certainly doesn't need to be so, assuming the optic is calibrated at 10 or 12X and goes higher to maybe 14, 16, 20 and 24X's. The rangefinding features will be more accurate at the scope's highest power most of the time anyway, and r just great applied as a ballistic reticle at the higher powers. Look at the optics companies catalogs (especially Nikon), most of them provide the reticle subtensions at the lowest, calibrated, and highest powers. A lot of guys r critical of the mil-dot size relative to a pr. dog--this is another advantage to a 2FP mil-dot reticle that goes to 16, 20 or 24X--the dot size gets smaller relative to the tgt.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:55 AM
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Anyone using Mulller Scopes?

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Old 11-01-2007, 08:44 AM
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I have a Mueller prototype that has excellent glass: 30mm tube, 4x-16x, side focus, second focal plane, mil-dot reticle that I have used some, and really like. But to date that is the only scope I have used. I haven't had time to run this one through the paces yet, but from the times I have used it, I really like it.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:59 AM
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Thanks for the info. 30mm tube is nice, any idea when it will be offered? All I have seen are the 1" tubes, they look good for the money.

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