Millett Scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by killjoy, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. killjoy

    killjoy New Member

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    I purchased a very nice Browning A-Bolt in 7mm RemMag, from an individual that included a Millett 4-16x56mm scope. I know very little about these scopes and few friends do either. I believe they are owned by Bushnell. Any info or comments? Thanks!
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If you want to know honestly what they are...They're cheap junk....

    Just like all of MY Konus M-30 scopes, all my Simmons and Tasco scopes, etc... They are a "budget brand" optic manufacturer that produces high-end inexpensive scopes for low-budget individuals. Their scopes are great for what they are (cheap), but are nowhere near good on a comparative scale. I have some high-end scopes on my main hunting rifles, but I also have alot of cheap scopes, and inexpensive scopes, as well on rifles that I might not shoot as much, or aren't designed for precision shooting and hunting.

    Honestly, do that A-Bolt a favor and get a higher-end optic. You will enjoy shooting and hunting better with high-end glass, and a $1K rifle deserves a good piece of glass on top of it.

    Sorry I know there was alot of conflicting adjectives in my post, but that's basically what they are. And no, I was not putting down your Millet scope, I was just explaining to you what they are, and what they are on the grand-scale of things...

    What's your price point, if you were to look for a new scope? I can help you out on selection, but won't know where to begin without a maximum price.


    This is the exact same scope I have on my Browning A-Bolt II 7mm Rem Mag...

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/77...3-12x-56mm-first-focal-8-duplex-reticle-matte

    I would go with this base...

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/13...evated-base-browning-a-bolt-long-action-matte

    And these rings...

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/181601/tps-30mm-tsr-picatinny-style-aluminum-rings-matte-medium

    Here's a pic of my A-Bolt / Zeiss combo (I am currently awaiting to order my picatinny rail, and already have a set of those rings waiting on my bench)...

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  3. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    I have a Millet scope that was pretty much given to me by a friend. I planned to use it on my muzzle loader, planning to use the mil-dots for drop, but the scope did not fit on my gun. I instead put it on a Ruger 10-22, and I love it on that gun, but the optics are not what I would prefer for a long range rifle. Hope that helps.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I was saying... Putting them on guns that shoot under 500 yards will be fine. And you MIGHT be fine shooting further than that. But if you step up to real glass for LR, you will notice a night & day difference.

    Most of my cheaper scopes are on rifles I don't shoot very often, my rimfire rifles, or on my target-only rifles that I don't hunt with.

    For example, I have a cheap Konus M-30 8.5-32x52 that I use a rail system on 2 of my rifles, and interchange the scope between the 2. The reason for that is because those rifles are not ones I take in the woods for hunting where ultra-crisp and clear is a MUST. I use them for target shooting only. And with it's Mil-Dot reticle it works just fine. On my actual hunting rifles I use high-end optics like Zeiss, Kahles, and scopes of that nature.

    I wasn't trying to be a dick with my first post, but after re-reading it, it might have came off that way. So I appologise for that, if it did.
     
  5. Codyg510

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    I used that same optic until a recent upgrade. I was able to take it out to 650 consistently, but the glass was too foggy and the turrets too mushy/incorrect to get reliable hits beyond that.