Tactical Scope With Best Glass For Under $2000?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by EasternNChunter, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. EasternNChunter

    EasternNChunter Well-Known Member

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    I used to have a Swarovski 4x12x50 ($1000) scope. I sold it when I bought my Nightforce NXS and was dissapointed with the glass in the Nightforce. For low light hunting, the Swarovski was the better, brighter scope. I wish I could afford a Zeiss Hensoldt but they are $3500. I want a scope with magnification in the 5-20x50 - 6-24x56 range with nice European glass. MOA or MIL knobs. Any suggestions?
     
  2. EasternNChunter

    EasternNChunter Well-Known Member

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    Ok...under $2500?
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Get the 5 - 25 Swaro....
     
  4. EasternNChunter

    EasternNChunter Well-Known Member

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    Is there a Swarovski with regular MOA or MIL knobs instead of their 100, 200, 300... Yard system? The deer/steel I shoot at are not always in 100 yard increments.
     
  5. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Check out the IOR 6-24x56 35mm tac scope. It can be found under 2k
     
  6. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I really like my ERT Leupolds in 6.5-20 TMR reticle and M5 dials 1/10 MIL Front Focal, they retail just under 2k and provide everything you need in a tactical scope.

    I used to shoot MOA dials and now wonder why I did not make the switch to the MIL/MIL world sooner......
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Zeiss 6.5-20x50 on my 7mmSTW with the tactical turrets that are 1/4" click adjustments. It's only a Conquest, but they are excellent scopes with great glass for the money. Can be had for about $800.
     
  8. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Anyone can see that NF glass is not in the same league with Swarovski. And anyone can find that Swarovski's functions are nowhere near that of an NXS. Weight is a big issue also.
    It's a common compromise.
    To get both these days, if even possible, would cost a fortune.
     
  9. Shane1

    Shane1 Well-Known Member

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    Vortex razor 5x20x50. Excellent in every way, just a little heavy but awesome glass and adjustments.
     
  10. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    For under $2500 March and Premier LT are hard to beat, glass gives up nothing to Swaro and internals and features are more like NF than Swaro....