The NF NXS 3.5 - 15 scopes aren't much more than that. You might call Leupold and see if they offer an mil turret for their Mark 4 scopes. I thought they did, but couldn't find it when looking--the 4.5 - 14 Mark 4 scopes should be just under your $1200 number. Good luck.
I do plan on calling Leupold about a Mil turret, but I don't think it is an option.
I would love to buy the Nightforce, but see, $1000 is the budget, $1200 is what I figure I can get away with, $1400 may mean moving to the dog pen.
Edited to add: If I have to sacrafice one of the original requirements it will be the mil/mil setup, it would be nice but but so would a lot of other things.
Yes, I've mentioned this before, but I sure wish Leup would get the matching reticle to turret thing figured out and offer both in mils and MOA. It seems like such an obvious thing to many of us, but it seems to escape them.
but I don't think reticle rangfinding is going to be accurate for solid, first round kills at much over several hundred yards for most of us. Why not just offer matching turrets and reticles in mils and MOA. Seems like a very simple concept.
The two new SS's, the 3-9 and 10X HD; also the IOR 2.5-10 FFP. Unfortunately I don't think you can find any higher power without stepping down in glass quality or stepping up in price. The next up would be IOR 3-18 FFP and NF SFP with MLR.Is there anything out there in the $1,200 or less range with glass good enough for hunting to 1000yrds, exposed turrets and a mil reticle and mill adjustments?
That makes absolutely no sense.For one, MILs are for ranging, and by far least desired for adjustment(hold off or dialing).