huskemaw or Grey Bull Precision

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 284stak, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. 284stak

    284stak Well-Known Member

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    Am looking at both of these scopes. Both are priced similarly and have a lot of the same features other than magnification. If purchased, would likely get two turrets - one with moa and the other with the compensator.

    I am looking only at these two scopes now as I like the idea of a compensator turret, and also a reticle that has moa windage. I do own a pda w/exbal and have a kestrel, and have shot a lot of long range, so am not new to LRH, just like the simplicity of the compensator.

    Have read Ernie's review of Huskemaw - and like the sounds of it, but have a lot of respect for John Burns and assume his product is great also. The scope would be on a braked 338 Lapua and be used on elk and deer from short to long range. I shoot long range targets for practice and shoot game as the conditions allow - ie it doesn't have to be long range, my goal is a one shot kill.

    Question: Which of the two scopes would you purchase?
     
  2. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    never seen a huskemaw but have used john burns scope and really liked the build and design. very nice reticle. also love the fact that it is a leupold so you know for a fact you never have to worry about warranty issues. I am sure huskemaw has a very good warranty plan as well but who do you really send it to, "The Best Of The West"? Also i am sure the Huskemaw tracks very well and is repeatable but is still somewhat of a newer product and the leupold is a tested tried and true platform. Also with burns's scope right now i beleive you get 2 sets of turrets with the purchase but maybe that deal is over.
     

  3. 284stak

    284stak Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts also on each point you brought up. Spoke w/ Don yesterday and placed the order. You Actually get 3 turrets if ordered this month - one in either moa or numbered clicks, plus two custom drop turrets that you can have made at your convenience. When watching the video on the scope, I got the impression that the lens covers were included, but they are additional.
     
  4. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    There is no way you will be disappointed. plus two drop turrets, thats at least $160 savings right there.
     
  5. EJN

    EJN Well-Known Member

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    I am going to put my two cents in this conversation. Take a look at Darrell Holland's ART system. I think you find you will be very happy with ART system and how it compairs with the other guys. The ART can help you in achiving your shooting goals. Give Darrell a call he will happy to go over what his systems can do for you. He has helped me big time!! No, I do not work for Holand Gunsmithing.

    Good luck

    Holland's Gunsmithing & Shooters Supply
     
  6. 1300meters

    1300meters Well-Known Member

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    Iown a leupold with premire optics bdc also the huskemaw both are great but the huskemaw edges out the leupold. 1 14 power versus 20 no brainer if your shooting 1000 plus clarity of glass equal. the huskemaww has so many features like windage calc, that are eazy to use has much eazier method of range estimation.get the operation manuals for both and compare.good shooting.2009 killed bullelk at ranged 1.024yds. with the huskygun)
     
  7. 270 lefty

    270 lefty Well-Known Member

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    I think the Grey bull scope they are talking about also has the windage calculation retical same as the huskemaw.
    (I dont own either scope) but the husky has a zero stop not sure about John Burns scope? my leupolds dont but I use a red sharpie to mark my zero on my m1 turret work real good for me.
    But the Leupold has 1/4 moa the husky has 1/3 moa not a big deal until you start streaching things out.
     
  8. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Better read up on the Greybull, it has 1/3 MOA clicks too.
     
  9. 270 lefty

    270 lefty Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I was thinking it was the same as my leupold my mistake
     
  10. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    I think they change it to get 20 moa in one turn. 1000 yards in most rifles.
     
  11. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Didnt know huskemaw had zero stop. Johns scope does have zero stop and is 1/3 MOA, 20 MOA per revolution.
     
  12. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    I know you said you aren't interested in other scopes but the new G7 scope is also setup exactly like the 2 you mentioned but is on the Nightforce NXS platform.

    From a optics/scope standpoint I would go with the G7 over the others any day. Better scope all around in my opinion. Just a thought to give you some more research to do! :D

    Scope- gseven - G7 5.5-22 Riflescope
    Reticle- gseven - Testing G7 Reticle
     
  13. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I would 2nd. that, mostly because of the rifle being a braked lapua. I have a mark4, that I picked for features, but weight was a major factor for my carry rifle,hope it holds up, similar to your rifle.Those big bores w/ brakes are tough on scopes.
     
  14. SidTheKidd

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    $1150 for the GBP or $1800 for the G7/NF.

    Don't think you would have to worry about recoil/muzzle blast on the GBP. Just as tough as the MK4's. They are really nice scopes. Ive had the chance to shoot alot of them. I will have one on my next build. Reticle makes windage correction easy and fast. Also they have marks for ranging and judging target size. Which comes in handy if the RF won't pick up the target or you wanna know the size of a rock/target at distance.