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i just put a new barrel on my 257 wby mag. and put the old scope on another rifle,so now i need another scope. i don't want to send a lot of money on this scope,because i am saving up for a up coming build. i was thinking about a vortex,but now i see a sell on that 4-12x by 50mm Minox. anyone use a Minox,,how good is the glass??
 
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i just put a new barrel on my 257 wby mag. and put the old scope on another rifle,so now i need another scope. i don't want to send a lot of money on this scope,because i am saving up for a up coming build. i was thinking about a vortex,but now i see a sell on that 4-12x by 50mm Minox. anyone use a Minox,,how good is the glass??

On SWFA they do a review and rank it right up there with Ziess. I love mine its a great hunting scope and VERY clear & bright at dawn and dusk. it's a 3-15x50.

Jon

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I was going to get one once but the reviews tended to trend toward it being a lot like looking through a key hole.. need to be right behind it or else you dont get full field of view.
 
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I was going to get one once but the reviews tended to trend toward it being a lot like looking through a key hole.. need to be right behind it or else you dont get full field of view.

Koshkin (well respected reviewer on SWFA) did a review on the ziess, minox and meopta and put the minox right there with the ziess. Comparing it to my SIII's the optics are just as good if not better and it has more eye relief I do not have any keyhole issues with mine, as a matter of fact I think it's easier to line up the my SIII's or my Lupey FX. I would put the minox into more of a "hunting" style of scope. I don't twist turrets on it so the the internal adj. was not an issue for me. Most the poor reviews I have read on them have to do with the first models and the parallax (no adj option) on the 3-15x42

I bought it on a whim since a buddy of mine is a dealer and figured if I didn't like it I could sell it for what I paid for it. (got it for less $$ then the open box specials @ cameraland)

I am happy with it based on my application for it.

Jon
 
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Thanks for info on the glass,now I'm worried about the tracking.it will only be used out to 800yards (if that far) at most and for hunting. P. S...very nice gun Jon!
 
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Thanks for info on the glass,now I'm worried about the tracking.it will only be used out to 800yards (if that far) at most and for hunting. P. S...very nice gun Jon!

Not to knock my Minox (again I got it at cost) but I would consider this for the same price if your gonna twist turrets, I know for a fact that sightrons track awesome! Not sure about the minox, but then again I don't plan on twisting them other then to get my POA which it holds just fine.

Thanks for the compliment on my rig!

Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-14x50mm MtBlk Plx SIIB451450

Jon
 
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