Trijicon 5-20x50

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Boman, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if any of you guys run this scope? I was looking into a new scope and came across this one. Specifically if you have used them to dial for range. I dial for all long range shots and need something reliable. I understand they don't offer a mil/mil or moa/moa combo but I can get by without that. I know the glass is good but not sure how it stacks up to say Leupold VX3 or Vortex PST. Any experience and help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    Trijicon Delivers Unprecedented Clarity: The TR23 Review

    check it out, pretty good review. I have a friend whos uses it, raves about it, likes it better than hi Swaro's.
     

  3. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    With less adjustment than other 30mm scopes in it's class, you might need to have some cant built into the base depending on how far you want to dial out to.

    I find the mil dot reticle is a little thick for my liking and not having 1/2 mil graduations could be a pain for some people. I will say that the glass is impressive.
     
  4. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Thank you kenny for posting that review. It was quite the read. Does your friend dial for range with his? How has it held up?

    Thank you marine, ive read that the total elevation adjustment is around 40-50mins. I need to call them to verify. But a canted base is no big deal either. Thanks again
     
  5. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    He has 10 MOA in the rings ( Burris signature) if memory serves. He zeros for 250, and dials for dollars from there. Its a 300 win mag, with a known load. ( i think he only shoots that load out of the rifle in fact. So, its pretty predictable.) 180 grain accubond, 4350, like 76 grains, 3200 and change.
     
  6. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    I've evaluated the Trijicon 5-20x50 at the last few Shot Shows. The optical performance was similar to a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50. Glare was low in both. Contrast was better than average for that price point.

    I've evaluated Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 a few times. Optical performance is OK but not in the same league as either the Zeiss or Trijicon. For the PST, glare is obviously worse. Contrast is likewise considerably lower.

    While people use PST scopes for hunting, I consider them to be more of a range scope. For hunting, I would prefer something with better (lower) glare and a lower mag range. In the Viper line you have to drop down to 4-16x, which would be fine for me but may be too low for some folks.
     
  7. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Kenny,

    I would setting my rifle up very similar. Zero for 200-250 and one dedicated load. I've used the burris signature rings with the shims before so I could go that route as well. Thats a good setup. Thanks again for the info.


    Bruce,

    Thanks for the comparison info, I haven't had a chance to look through the viper pst so that's good info. I love the zeiss conquest glass so it seems this will work out well for me.

    Thanks everyone
     
  8. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    Boman, if you buy the scope, please review it. I have been thinking on one of these for years.
     
  9. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    I would agree that both the Zeiss and Trijicon are better over all optically, however they are missing key features that the PST has. If Trijicon would fix some of the features, they would own that price point.

    However, with trijicon corporately managed the way that it is, I don't see that happening.

    The same with Zeiss, if they would just update the conquest in terms of features, it would be a more complete package.
     
  10. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you brother.
     
  11. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    I think ill get the scope and yes ill post a review. May not be for a few months though.

    Marine,
    I agree 100%. I love the zeiss glass and the viper pst's options. I hoped when trijicon came out with the dedicated long range scope they would update this scope as well.