Optics Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by oneshot976, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. oneshot976

    oneshot976 Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    I am having problems deciding which scope to use on a 338 Lapua build I have in the works right now. I currently have 2 scopes in my safe to pick from:
    1. S&B PMII 4-16x42 GenII Double Turn MOA
    2. Leupold Mark4 8.5-25x50

    I am struggling with the magnification difference.

    What are your thoughts between these 2 scopes. I do not want to spend the cash on a new scope with these 2 to pick from.

    Gun will be used for LR hunting.

  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    one thing that comes to mind is mirage. How does your Leupald preform on a hot day? Will you be hunting in warmer weather? What is the adjustment on your Mark 4?

    I ask these q's because if I'm not mistaken, the mark 4 may be better for adjustment on a longer range big game due to it's 1 moa clicks(?). The lower power scope will allow you to see better at range when heat is playing a part too.

    Depends on what you want to do with your rifle. Sorry to say I dont' have that same dilema -oh what to choose? what to choose? LOL!
    good luck

  3. ChrisF

    ChrisF Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    The main reason for using a S&B PMII , is the combination of , FFP , metric knobs & metric adjustments , altogether make a Fanastic Tactical scope , drop any of these and you may as well go SFP scope like a Nightforce NXS , but if you still want a PMII , look at the 5-25x56mm PMII S&B .

    Later Chris