Review - NEW Premier Reticles Heritage 3-15x50mm Tactical

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by CS T, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. CS T

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    Here is a review of the Premier Reticles Heritage 3-15x50mm Tactical w/ GEN II reticle. First off I have to say thanks to Mike Miller for taking the time to let me look at the Premier Reticle Heritage scope.

    The first thing I noticed was the compact size and how stout the scope looked. The 34mm tube adds to the stout look. The turrets are very big, this will make it nice when using big and bulky gloves. Do to the size of the turret Premier Reticle put 22 + mils in one turn making the 1/10 mil clicks seem really close. The turret clicks were not as positive as I would like but they were positive. I like the fact that at every 1mil mark when turning the turret you would feel an aggressive click more like a clunk to let you know you hit a mil mark.

    Here is a photo to show the size and the big knobs:
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    The illumination was nicely done. The illumination and the side parallax are one unit. You pull out the illumination and you have a rheostat adjustment.
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    Like the rest of the scope the glass was not skimped on. It was what you expect when buying a very high-end scope. The GEN-II looks great like always!
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    Here it is in action:
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    We will be getting some in stock, I’m told, tomorrow / today.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  2. sscoyote

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    Absolutely awesome. sir!! How much r these going for Mike??
     

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    Super high. Close to $3,000 bucks I saw a price on one I just can't recall the exact price. When I did see the price I put the magazine down and bought a lottery ticket. I'll be buying another ticket today.
     
  4. CS T

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    They are $2799.00.

    Here are some more photos. I put one on the Patriot 308 and it looks great! Things I noticed when testing it.

    The scope is very compact this is good and bad. Bad because you do not have a lot of rail room on the rail for other items, good because it does not look so big on a rifle.

    The eye relief is long 3.5” a lot of guys may like this but I found that it is almost too long when mounting it to a Short Action. I could not use low rings like the Seekins 0.92” for it would run into the rail I used the Badger USMC 1” high 34mm rings. When I mounted it on a long action with the Seekins it work very well.
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    I did not address this before but the illumination is very nice. How the illumination works is you pull the knob a way from the parallax and it exposes numbers to indicate the intensity of the illumination and you simply rotate it to the intensity you wish.
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    In the photo above you can see the flip lever for zeroing. It is quite simple to re-zero the turret simply flip the lever up and over this disengages the erector system, click it back to 0, flip the lever back locking it into place now your scope is ready to go.


    Mike @ CSGW
     
  5. Iron Worker

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    Ok so is it as good as a S&B ? The ones are our snipers use? Where is the glass from?
     
  6. CS T

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    My Patriot rifle had the S&B 4-16x42mm and I love the S&B. There are some things I like better about the S&B and some things I better about the Premier Reticles Heritage.

    Here is a photo of my S&B on my Patriot:
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    I’m not sure were they get the glass from but it is very, very good glass no matter were Premier gets it from. I cannot tell the difference between the S&B or the Premier glass if there is any. Once you hit a certain quality of glass you will be hard pressed to tell the difference.

    They were going to go with the 4-16x42mm but they did not and went with the S&B 3-12x50mm.
     
  7. Iron Worker

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    Wouldn't that be because they could get on target quicker with lower power? No doubt those are both super cool looking scopes. I'm a varmint/predator hunter the elite 4200 and 6500 gets the job done for me. Plus I'm never going be attacked and drop my rifle pick it up again and win the battle with that last shot.
     
  8. CentreHit

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    Thanks CS GunWorks,

    Great 'mini' review there mate!

    Thanks for taking the time to get the excellent photos posted up - very nice indeed.

    Now, my next scope will be the Premier (this model) or the S&B, I just love them and in mils.:D

    Such a pity the Oz dollar has crashed...:mad:

    Cheers.
     
  9. CS T

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    I love MIL on MIL and this scope is doing a great JOB!

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  10. Akkill

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    wath about the glass premier vs S&B
     
  11. jwp475

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    The way I see it the S&B is time tested and the Premier is not at this point a time tested product. The Premier may very well prove to be a hell of a scope, but only time will tell.
     
  12. Akkill

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    what do you mean whit clics not so positive ? are they little erratic or someting like that ? lack of presicion ?
     
  13. CS T

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    When you get to certain quality of glass it is going to be hard to say what one is better. I have put Premier Reticles Heritage, The S&B, and the Nightforce F1 side-by-side and they all look great even the Nightforce glass was great. Really the only thing that set the S&B apart was the line thickness of the P4 Fine and how thin it was at 16x. The Premier Reticles Heritage GENII my not be as thin but it is very nice and works great! At first I thought I was going to have an issue with the thickness of the GENII at long ranges but I have not.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  14. CS T

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    This is Premier Reticles Heritage First scope to the market and yes time will tell. I will say this for Premier Reticles, they have been work on scope for years doing power boots, FFP conversion, They have the USMC contract for the GENII, and the engineers they have are some of the best in the industry. When you hold this scope and use it you can feel the time and the pride that went into it. There are thing that I have said that I would like to have changed (if feel this way about all scopes) but for Premier Reticles fist scope to come out like this is outstanding!

    Mike @ CSGW