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Buy Here - Review of Huskemaw 5-20 LR Scope

  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, Huskemaw 5-20 LR Scope Review, By Ernie Bishop. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article
     
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  2. BH Hunter

    BH Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Ernie: Nice review. I am still getting used to the scope but I really like it. I haven't gotten my turret yet, I took my kids out looking for the perfect spot to shoot my data just tonight. Man, 1000 yds is a long way in the Black Hills. How does the clarity of the Huskemaw compare to your VariX III? I only own one and it is a 2.5x8 (about 20 years old) and I have never fallen in love w/ that scope. My Huskema is clearer than it, but I have a gun that needs something smaller. Thanks, Brad
     

  3. Ernie

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    Brad,
    Thank you.
    The Huskemaw compares nicely to the new VX-3 8.5-25 I own. It also has a 30mm tube, side focus, etc.
    The new VX-3's (improved from the VX-III) is a different scope than one of 20 years ago.
    I have a Leupold VX-3 3.5-10 (1 inch tube) with Holland's ART that is on a Rock River AR-15 "pistol" that we will be using for Dave Lauck's International Tactical rifleman's Championship (ITRC) this weekend. It is a 2-man team, three day competition. We will be an all handgun team, and my partner will be using the AR handgun. I don't typically use scopes with this low of magnification, but it is a really nice optic.
    I wouldn't hesitate to get a VX-3 in a lower magnification scope.
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Well written, I may have to give one a try.....
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    AHH! Here it is. Thanks Ernie for taking the time to put this together.
     
  6. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ernie, your explanation is excellent advice for HUSKEMAW scopes. I have been very reluctant about them, but after your explanation I am now more open minded towards them. They will be considered an option for the future.
     
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    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Here's to it Ern. Well done. I remember being impressed with the compactness of it. That's something i've always liked in the optics i use for big game. Backpack hunting tends to make u think that way.
     
  8. Ernie

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    Thanks guys!!!
     
  9. KingJames338Lap

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    Love the Article, very well written. I wish best of the west / huskemaw was a little more Canadian Friendly.
     
  10. Ernie

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    KJ,
    Thanks!
    Are they not able to get a scope shipped to you?
     
  11. KingJames338Lap

    KingJames338Lap Member

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    No They Wont ship to Canada,or cant not 100% Sure. I know 2 people up here that have there scope's, and there not the friendliest of people once they find out it's a Canadian on the other end of the Phone.
     
  12. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    What is the warranty like for this scope? Does anyone know who is making this scope? It is obviously from over seas but any specifics?

    Thanks,
     
  13. Len Backus

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    Lifetime warranty. I don't know the name of the factory but it is one of the best in Japan. There has been a very low rate of scope needing service.
     
  14. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    Just finished reading the manual. Can I just say how nice it was to be able to make sense of the whole manual! Very well done IMO.

    Do you know what power is used for proper reticle use for windage, etc? Most are max power but I didn't see that listed and saw one picture discussing 10x.

    Thanks for writing this article. Very imformative.

    Scot