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Anyone know if Optics Planet has any sort of black Friday or cyber Monday sales?
I've had a $700 scope in my cart for months and itd be nice to get a generous % off of the price. I'd definitely pull the trigger.
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I had problems with Optics Planet being a slow shipper. Several people I shoot with also reported their being very slow shippers. I'll not order anything from them again. This way of doing business flunks the smell test.
 

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I was burnt twice with Optics Planet selling stuff that they didn't actually have "In Stock" when I ordered it.
I will not buy from them after that.

Diesel3, What scope are you wanting to buy?
 

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I was burnt twice with Optics Planet selling stuff that they didn't actually have "In Stock" when I ordered it.
I accused Optics Planet in an email of advertising stuff not in stock. Get enough orders to make an order. Those things work like Ponzi schemes. They got use of your money for how long?
 

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I’ve placed one order there for a few things and they all had different ship dates so I canceled the ones that were going to take for ever. Well like 2 months later I get a stock in the mail from them that I don’t remember ordering. Went back to their site and there’s no purchase history of it. No packing slip/receipt in the package. I’ve sent probably a dozen emails with no response.
 

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That's why I use Eurooptic.
 

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Was looking to purchase this one for target shooting. Done quite a bit of research and asking questions here and this is what I've come up with. I dont hunt, strictly target shooting.
Thoughts and other comparable options welcome

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That is a hunting style scope, not a target scope. Without knowing the intended target ranges you intend to shoot, I'd suggest one of these.

The Bushnell DMR II is a steal for this price -

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020586712

The Sightron S-Tac is also a great scope. While not as good as the Sightron SIII scopes, they are very good scopes, and Sightron's warranty & CS is top notch.
I own 4 Sightron SIII scopes and a SII.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020835684?pid=271789

The Athlon Ares BTR is also a very nice scope. I have one in 4.5-27x, as well as an Athlon Midas BTR and Cronus. Athlon makes some very good scopes.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021821680?pid=564446

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1022373167?pid=197380
 

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Thanks for all the info.
Changing to the first scope you recommend.

Thanks again. Diesel
 

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I picked up this scope.
Wondering if a normal 34mm scope base will do or if I need a 20mm base. I'd like to get into distance shooting but not sure how often I'd make it to the long distance range.
How far, with practice of course, do you think I could push with this scope and a normal base?
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I think you are saying that you are going to buy a set of 34-mm rings, and are wondering if you should get some angle in it to allow the crosshairs to be adjusted for the drop at longer range.

You scope will work for longer distances than your current capabilities.

If you want to add angle to the base, you need to get one which has 1/2 the total adjustment of your scope. The data on the web page should tell you how much total adjustment you have available. You need to be able to zero the rifle at 100 or 200-yds, and then adjust from that zero with the scope adjustment to adjust for bullet drop at longer ranges.
 

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On any rifle that I plan to shoot long range with, I always install a 20 moa or 30 moa base on the rifle.
Not only do you gain back the loss of adjustment range from the scope setting above the bore centerline, it allows you to dial out to father distances before you run out of adjustment.

You can also buy rings like these from Burris that allow you to add cant into the scope with out changing out your base.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1548235656
 
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