Hard to find scopes with this criteria:

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jrsolocam, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    This is what I want in my next LR scope.

    1. SFP
    2. Lighter weight, < 25 oz. or so
    3. About 20 MOA per turn
    4. 3-4 to 15-20 magnification range.

    What I've found is that only the March 2.5-25 fits this. NF NXS is too heavy, Premier LT is FFP, Viper PST and Kahles KX418 have limited adjustment.

    Many are close, and I don't want another Leupold M4. What am I overlooking? Thanks.
     
  2. orch

    orch Well-Known Member

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    hey there...

    zeiss conquest 4.5-14 or 6.5-20 are both under your 25oz limit and i think they both use 18 iphy per turret revolution...
    the ones i have looked through have excellent glass

    however i am not too fond of the reticle selection. it would be nice if they used moa instead of iphy and had a matching moa reticle like nightforce's npr reticles...

    elevation adjustment may also be a factor depending on your caliber and what range you want to shoot to... the 4.5-14 has ~68 iphy elevation and the 6.5-20 only has ~45iphy... but a canted base could take care of that dilema...

    orch
     

  3. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    How about the HUSKEMAW, if I remember correctly 23 oz, 20 moa per revelution 60 moa overall 5x20 power
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Huskemaw comes pretty close to that criteria. I have two of them and have been using them for a few years with excellent results. I consider them equal, maybe better than my NF and Mk4's for my long range hunting.
     
  5. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    Grey fox, you did happen to be at the huskemaw rendezvous this past weekend were you?
     
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    No, but i had read something on another post that mentioned it. Was it a long range shoot?
     
  7. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    It was a longrange shoot, and antler trade show, and a whole lot of fun! I really cant wait for next year.
     
  8. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I had forgotten about the Huskamaw. I guess people that use them really like em.
     
  9. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

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    Minox ZA5 3-15x42 is <15oz and has 60 minutes of travel. 4-20x50 is 19oz and 80 MOA travel. Even the 6-30x56 is less than 25oz.
     
  10. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    I have four rifles and all of them have Huskemaws and am building a 5th one in 6.5x284 and yes it will be wearing a Huskemaw. I love them, They do what they were designed to do very well.gun)
     
  11. Jordan Smith

    Jordan Smith Well-Known Member

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    That's very true. Those that don't like them typically quit using them :D
     
  12. DanGuy48

    DanGuy48 Active Member

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    Not sure about 20 clicks/turn but otherwise these seem to fir your request. BTW, the Elite line is pretty good stuff, built on history of old American Optical.

    Bushnell - Elite 6500
     
  13. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how AO relates to them but Elite's are the old Bausch & Lomb scopes. Very good scopes for the money!
     
  14. DanGuy48

    DanGuy48 Active Member

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    Ah, good catch. My employer has remnants of some of both of those old lines and I'm always mixing them. I think you're right that it's B&L.