huskemaw vs leupold mark 4 m1

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by tack driver, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. tack driver

    tack driver Well-Known Member

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    Ok all if you had a choice witch would it be????
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Depends on the uses.
    The biggest negative to me is Huskemaw's small amount of windage adjustment.
    For the multi-types of LR shooting I do, it is not enough.
    For LR hunting only, it does not pose a problem.
    Then it becomes a matter of preference about reticles, zero stops, etc...
     

  3. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    To easy. Leupold all the way.
     
  4. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    Which models? I have four Leupold 16x40 M1s. Zero Huskemaws.
    I like the 16x40 for:
    huge elevation adjustment
    light weight
    properly calibrated mil-dot reticle
    long eye relief
    simple
    rugged
    I prefer the fixed 16x40.


    The only scope I own which I like better is a Horus Vision Falcon with an H37 reticle.
    It's advantage is that it's much faster to use because it eliminates knob twisting.
    It's disadvantage is that it's big and heavy.

    What I'd really like a simple, light, and rugged scope like the Leupold with a mil grid reticle similar to the H37.
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    This question is like the 308 vs 30-06 debate. IT NEVER ENDS WELL. It seems the 3 best ways I know to start a dust up, or ruffle feathers on L/R/H is to start a post about Huskemaw, 308 vs 30-06, or H.A.T. bullets! These posts are better left alone or researched using the search function to access the L/R/H archives.
    IMO its a personal preferance thing. Both scopes work as advertised. I am from Oregon, and Im very loyal, local, and opinionated, and money concience. So you can guess my vote, but again, these kinds of posts dont ever end well. Do a search and youll see.......
    In the end, it all comes down to personal preferance. The best thing to do is to TRY BOTH PERSONALLY, Price both, and get wichever YOU like best.
     
  6. tack driver

    tack driver Well-Known Member

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    I am not tryin to start up any bs or anything. I am in the market for a long range scope and don't want to regret my purchase. I only have the funds for a one time purchase. To tell you the truth its a toss up between leupold mark 4, huskamaw, vortex pst, night force br, and the trijicon long range. Sorry if I sarted any wrong doings just tryin to buy a scope with no regrets.
     
  7. Ernie

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    If you plan on competing or practicing in high winds, do not get the Huskemaw IMO.
    I own a Huskemaw, a Mark 4, and a NXS.
     
  8. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I looked at scopes for the last year, and I looked threw all that interested me. But I also was concerned with weight. I picked the mark 4, 6-20x 50, TMR, M5 . So far very happy
     
  9. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I own a mark 4 6.5-20X50 with the illum. TMR reticle and have looked through a huskemaw and I think the leupold is optically better. To me the leupold was much more clear and sharp optically. Also, I am not a big fan of scopes with adjustable turrets, I hunt and shoot in too many different places and would have to have several different turrets. So, for me the mark 4 is the way to go.
     
  10. tack driver

    tack driver Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the input. Its hard cause at my out door store they both are side by side. I think I'm going more on the mark 4 side. Because I hunt and shoot all over new mexico and anyone that's been heer knows the elevation can change big time in short distance and weather. And my bulistics calculater reads all that on its own in the field.
     
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  11. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    I own mostly Leupold with one Nightforce ( just bought a 5.5-22x50 with speed dials, zero stop and NP-R1 reticle ) and I have looked through a Huskemaw but never used one. My favorite scope is Leupold's Long Range VXlll's. With Kenton MOA turrets they are hard to beat. I am not a fan of the custom turrets calibrated for certain loads because I feel they are limited in their use. But if you are going to be hunting in one area all of the time then I am sure these would work fine.

    QUESTION: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT MANUFACTURER BUILDS THE HUSKEMAW FOR BOTW?? Sorry for the hijack but this question has never been answered!!
     
  12. Ernie

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    Same OEM that makes NF.
    Not saying the specs are the same, and NF scopes are assembled here in the US.
     
  13. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    I think greybull offers a scope similiar to the huskemaw but made buy leupold. Best of both worlds for you. Problem solved, maybe ?