Scope Weight

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by rost495, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. rost495

    rost495 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone done a comparison of weights of top line scopes? Something in the 4-12 up to 6-20 range? I want quality glass and if I go quality I don't have to use the huge 50mm objectives.

    Wondering if we have that info stashed here somewhere? Trying to save some weight on an upcoming rifle project here and there. Don't want to skimp on things like the barrel etc... though.

    Jeff

    Jeff
     
  2. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    You might start out using the shooting catalog from Cabela. One of the few that show length, weight, etc in their charts. Then you'll have to add in the other brands to make a spread sheet. I've done the same thing for slighly lower power scopes. Big differences in different brands! Good luck in your search. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  3. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Leupold lists all the weights of their scopes on their site.
     
  4. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Those that know me, know I'm not a big Leupold fan. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    That said, in the compact, light weight scope game they are very, very good. Few, if any can compare.
    Swaro A-line comes to mind as well, if you can live with a 1" tube..sakofan....
     
  5. rost495

    rost495 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the starting places. I can handle a 1 inch tube. Good glass in 1 inch as is good as most 30mm plus lighter. What I can see through my 1 inch 3x9 Zeiss is better than any other scope I've looked in so far.

    Jeff
     
  6. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    I usually check Bear Basin for scope weights. Pretty easy to get all the info I wan there.
     
  7. Reloader

    Reloader Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest you look at Nikon's Monarch line. They are light, clear, bright, durable, and they track well.

    Good Luck!

    Reloader