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Old 12-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #21
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This is as good a reticle as I've ever seen. Did not know about this African Monarch.

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Default Millet DSM-1

I really like my Millet DSM-1 1-4X20 scope. It has a very similar reticle to my NF NXS 1-4X20 scope. It is currently on an H&K 91.

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The Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4x is the ticket. Light (9oz.), under 10 inch length, very clear, great reticle ( the SPR) and the best illumination I've seen in a $400 scope. The dang Burris PEPR Q.D. mount I bought weighs almost as much as my scope.The Green FireDot is easily visible in bright daylight, but has many setting so you can use it for night time pig hunting, etc. Same motion sensor technology as the pricier VXR and VX6 line. Reticle is easy to pick up for fast up close shooting and allows precise shooting for longer ranges. The SPR has holdover marks out to 800 meters for the 62 gr. FMJ, while the elevation turret is calibrated for 55 gr. loads. Their custom shop can make a turret for any load you want, 68 gr., 77 gr., whatever, just provide them with all the info. I believe the cost for a custom elevation turret is $35. But the reticle hold overs are much quicker than taking your eyes off the target and clicking your turret. I have shot mine only out to 500, and out to there the holdover marks are right on. $400 is a screamin' price considering this optic has many of the features of Leupold's high dollar tactical scopes.
looks GREAT! but I am afraid it might be out of the range I want to spend.

but i'll keep an eye out! if I get a chance, i'll definitely try to get a look at it.
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Heres a look through the Nikon Monarch Africa ,German#4 reticle .Very very very clear . Is there any reason you really need illumination ?

thank you for posting that! that reticle looks awesome! I l also like the look of the point blank reticle of the m223.

initially, I really wanted illumination for quick target acquisition.....but it seems the illumination I have seen often washes out in daylight, making it a bit pointless (at least in my price range). I think with a good, simple reticle (like this one)....target acquisition will still be very quick.

i'm starting to think a non illuminated scope is what I would prefer.
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thank you for posting that! that reticle looks awesome! I l also like the look of the point blank reticle of the m223.

initially, I really wanted illumination for quick target acquisition.....but it seems the illumination I have seen often washes out in daylight, making it a bit pointless (at least in my price range). I think with a good, simple reticle (like this one)....target acquisition will still be very quick.

i'm starting to think a non illuminated scope is what I would prefer.
I use this one on B27 target drills on 1x while on the move and out to 300 is not a problem . I shoot everything with 2 eyes open though
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I have the Burris 536 and really enjoy it.You can use it with illumination on or off.It has the range dots out to 300 yards and id calibrated for 556.Red or green and works good in bright sunlight. I just wish the eye relief was a little more.

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I have the Burris 536 and really enjoy it.You can use it with illumination on or off.It has the range dots out to 300 yards and id calibrated for 556.Red or green and works good in bright sunlight. I just wish the eye relief was a little more.
calibrated for what 5.56 ammo ? Somes hotter than others and when you jump to .223 same deal . Thats why I prefer to try to stick with one brand that shoots well . I always know its going in the 10 if I do my part
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well, i have currently ended up with the nikon m223.....i looked through several scopes....and i really did like the leupold mark ar.....in fact, it really made me think....but for $400 it had a few issues that i couldn't get over, the main one being it was a 1.5 vs a 1X. for that $ (i'm a cheapo), i guess i would expect it to be exactly what i wanted....it was very close, but not quite.

the m223 was on sale $50-70 cheaper than i had seen it anywhere else. it was bright and extremely clear, and i like the simplicity of the point blank reticle. my only gripe is i wish it was an inch or two shorter, and the turrets look way too large for the scope. minor gripes for the overall benefits of this scope....i THINK it is what i am looking for. got it on a QD mount, hope it works out.....i think i'm going to be happy with it.

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Sounds like you will. And having winter gloves on, you might change your mind about the big turret.

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I bought a weaver kaspa 1.5-6 scope for my AR. Yes Its a china scope but reviews have been real good . Only fired a few rounds at home thru it but I think I am going to like it. Weaver makes it with 2 recticle variations , a duplex and a Z-cert variation and the street price can be as low as 170 bucks. Not bad for almost 290 dollar retail scope. It has a 30mm body with a 32mm objective lens snap lock turrets and illumination if wanted. I doubt I'll ever use the illumination .
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/449264/weaver-kaspa-z-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-15-6x-32mm-z-cirt-reticle-matte

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