Help with new hunting scope

nksmfamjp

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I have my rifle parts out at the gunsmith being fit up into a hunting rifle. Winchester 70 action, PTG bottom metal, 24” Brux chambered in 300 Sherman, all bedded in a alum bedding block composite stock.

Specs for optic:
warranty - easy to use
mil-mil
low power - 5x max
reticle - MRAD Xmas tree
weight - 32 oz max
high power - 20x is about the most I can use
objective - <= 50mm

Looking at
Meopta Optika6 3-18x50 RD FFP
Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 2.5-15×50 APLR3 FFP IR MIL HD
Vortex
VIPER® PST™GEN II 3-15X44 FFP EBR-7C (MRAD) Reticle

i think they fall into a $600-$800 price point depending on sales. Is there something obvious I’m missing? Do you have one? How is it working?

i feel like Athlon and Vortex have the best warranty....not sure, but how is Meopta warranty?


Also, my 5-25x Vortex is quite clear, but I read the Meoptas might even be better!
 

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I have a meopta optika 6 and have been very impressed with it very clear and tracks good in fact I will be talking to doug at cameraland to order another and as far as warranty I have only heard of a couple people that have had to use it and they seemed very satisfied No matter what you decide on give doug a call they always do better price wise over the phone very good folks to deal with
 
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nksmfamjp

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My only issue with the Meopta is the donut in the reticle blocks too many windage hash marks near the reticle center.
 

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I just wonder if anybody has used it and received satisfaction. I’m pretty sure Athlon and Vortex can meet my warranty expectations.

still, I hate to buy for the warranty.
It's not Meopta but I have a couple of European scopes that have the same warranty. "I" personally do not have a problem with an $800 investment with a 30-year warranty just like a $50K+ vehicle with only 4-6 years warranty (extended extra) ... but that's just "me." Between your 3 choices, I would go with Meopta.

Meopta Optika CZ made e-mail response..JPG


Good luck!

Ed
 

nksmfamjp

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I studied the Meopta. I kind of get the donut. For minute of deer shooting at high speed like my 15 yd deer 2 years ago, it overcomes some of the FFP struggles on 3x.

When when you have 1 mil of elevation and 0.5 mil of wind, then it is kind of a pain.

300 Sherman: 305 yd 7mph crosswind E1.1 W0.4

Not impossible, but you have to learn it.

How is the illumination....Just a center plus, right?
 

nksmfamjp

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You're not spending enuf. NightForce, SchmidtBender, Zeiss, Swaro ---- first cost is least cost.
Huh!

I get you! I could spend more, but these are at a weight limit. I have no interest in heavier!

I bought the Meopta Optika6 3-18x50 MRAD FFP. Should be fine considering Vortex optics are good enough to me!
 

nksmfamjp

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30oz is not a light optic. It is well balanced to slightly heavy on a 9.5 lb rifle....so, I’m guessing I’m looking at 11.5lbs. Is that ok? Meet your approval? It is about making a reasonable well balanced rig that you can make hits with in the field.....and at a decent price.
 
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Like it or not the individual toting the rifle breaks down way before the gear 9/10 times. Rather than be too winded to make it up a hill, poor trigger control leading to missed shots, etc. The shooter is the biggest variable in this game. Anybody that says otherwise isn’t being honest with themselves.
 

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