QUESTION: Revic 428 & 56 mm Objective

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Pacecount, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Pacecount

    Pacecount Active Member

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    I am highly interested in attaching the Revic 428 to my new rifle which is currently being finished. However, I have some hesitation... 56mm objective.

    I am happy with a 50mm objective but that is as big as I have considered going. Who has been using a scope with a 56 mm objective in the field for a few years? Thoughts?

    Just to eliminate the questions as to rifle size... I am guessing she will come in around 8 or 9lbs.

    7mm Rem Mag
    Manners EH1A
    Lone Peak Action
    24" Proof barrel

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Deputy819

    Deputy819 Well-Known Member

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    Admittedly, I don't own a 56 mm objective scope, but a friend of mine has one in the Leupold VX-L series (I had the 50mm same series). His was 3.5-10x56 and mine was 2.5-10x50. Honestly, I couldn't tell much of a difference but that was probably due to the fact that both scopes only went to 10 power. Now, beyond 10 power maybe the 56mm may really stand out??
     
  3. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    That’s just .1181” larger per side. Not a big deal for my 56 mm vs the 50mm I had
     
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  4. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    What is your barrel profile and ring height?
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Owned quite a few 56mm scopes over the years, and still have a couple 50+mm objectives in the safe. A good quality 50mm scope with a 30mm (or larger) tube will transmit more than enough light for hunting and shooting. 56mm will transmit slightly more. But, with extremely high-quality glass (like Kahles, Swarovski, Zeiss, etc...), most 1" tubes with 50mm objectives will transmit as much light as a mid-range priced scope with a 30mm tube & 56mm objective.

    My Kahles Helia KX 3.5-10x50 4D-Dot (1" tube), and Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 (1" tube) will keep up with most $1,000 50mm scopes with 30mm tubes. And my Zeiss Conquest 3-12x50 FFP (30mm tube) is insanely bright and clear. Phenomenal hunting scope, just pretty heavy and doesn't have target turrets. Thinking about sending it off t Kenton Industries to have the reticle changed and have target turrets retrofitted to it. Then it will be a hell of a scope. Or I might just sell it, and get one of the new Conquest V4 or V6 scopes.
     
  6. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Also, I’m extremely happy with the VX5HD that I have in 3-15x56. The 56 mm vs 50mm will let in more light plus the fact that you have a wider field of view which in my opinion is huge when it comes to gettin on game quick and watching impacts.
     
  7. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I have several 56mm objective hunting scopes.

    5-25×56 S&B PMII DT
    5-25×56 Premier Heritage
    6-24×56 Kahles K624i Gen 3

    All are amazing optics, and I love them.

    I also have a few 50/52mm objective scopes.

    3-15×50 Premier Heritage Light Tactical
    3-15×50 Tangent Theta TT315M
    3-15×50 Tangent Theta TT315M (this one is actually on the way from CS Tactical as we speak)
    3-20×50 S&B PMII MTC LT
    3-24×52 March F

    All are on rifles that have their specific function. I would not hesitate to buy any of them again.
     
  8. Pacecount

    Pacecount Active Member

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    I appreciate the engagement... I am considering the 56mm objective strictly because I like the idea of the new Revic 428; otherwise, it would not be a consideration.

    I only purchase high quality glass and currently run S&B/NF/most recently a Vortex AMG...

    Answer to questions:
    1. Ring height will be as low as possible based on objective... lets call it 2"
    2. Sendero Light
     
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  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    My scopes fall into two categories of size/weight class. For LR hunting, I use 5x20-25X scopes that are 50-52mm, (March/AMG/Huskemaw). For PRS/competition, I use the 5x25x56 scopes(ATAC-R F1 and an S&B PMII). The Revic falls in the size/weight class of the latter. These are big scopes and add 1/2-1.0 pounds to the rifle compared to my scopes that are 50/52MM. While I personally prefer the aesthetics, size, and balance of my 50/52mm scopes on my LR hunting rifles, having considered the Revic, I would have made the trade off in size/weight had I wanted the Revics ballistic capability.
     
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  10. graywolf

    graywolf Well-Known Member

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    The 3-12x56 Zeiss victory HT is a fine hunting scope, just a couple ounces heavier than a 2.5-10x50 and I don't find it bulky or heavy.
     
  11. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Here is a Kahles K624i Gen 3 6-24×56 in Seekins 34mm "Low" (.92") rings & Seekins 20MOA Picatinny rail over a Proof Sendero Light.
    [​IMG]

    And same setup over a Sendero barrel.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Pacecount

    Pacecount Active Member

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    Yes, you state my dilemma better than me.
     
  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    All of my scopes other than AR/Dangerous Game scopes are 50, 52, and 56mm Obj's.

    You won't notice enough difference between them to make any difference unless you have a straight tube on your barrel.

    At the very worst you'll need some extra padding on the stock to get a good, comfortable cheek weld but you're still talking less than .25" difference.
     
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  14. EdWalton

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