Light weight FFP scope

218buck

Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
16
looking for recommendations r a long range light weight scope for a new build 280 AI was thinking about the March 3-42-52 with the FML-1 RETICLE in mil has any one used this scope for hunting ?
 
Last edited:

highdrum

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2008
Messages
2,167
Location
Montana
March or Hawke they're the only 2 under 23oz that have decent magnification range, 16+ power. Mk5hd weighs 26oz, nx8 is 28. How light it light to you? There aren't really any options below 20oz.
 

218buck

Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
16
It is for my daughter i think in the low 2 pound range would be good thanks
 

highdrum

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2008
Messages
2,167
Location
Montana
The best bet, find a used zco 4-20 with mpct 1, mpct 2 reticle. Can be had for 3100-3200 or so. Second choice: Kahles K525I
 

218buck

Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
16
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better scope with the weight and features you want and get with a march 3-24x52 or 3-24x42. FFP, mil, 24 ounces or so and I have not found a scope yet that handles glare better. Just my $.02
Thank you
 

264MHC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2019
Messages
102
Location
Eastern NC
Another option is the Trijicon Tenmile 3-18x44. 24oz FFP and can be had for about $1450 in MOA or Mils. I have a couple of the new Trijicons and they have exceptional glass but I’ve also never owned an Alpha class scope.
 

lancetkenyon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2013
Messages
3,033
Location
Arizona
The best bet, find a used zco 4-20 with mpct 1, mpct 2 reticle. Can be had for 3100-3200 or so. Second choice: Kahles K525I
ZCO 4-20x50 is 34.5oz. I have two of these.
Kahles K5-25x56 is 34.2oz.

10oz more than the March F1 3-24x52. But better glass, and better reticles.

Tangent Theta TT315M is 27.7oz, but you lose a lot on the top end. But glass quality more than makes up for it.
March F 3-24x52 is 24.4oz. I think it is just about the lightest FFP high mag scope out. Price tag is a bit north of $3K though.

I had a March 3-24x52 for a while, but eventually sold it and purchased another TT315M. Plenty of magnification for a hunting scope on deer sized game out to any reasonable hunting distance. I run one on my .280AI.
 

Primary

LRH Assistant
Here are some related products that LRH members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to LRH’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to LRH discussions about these products.

 
 
Top