Tell me about your sights/optics

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by JackieBrown13, May 30, 2013.

  1. JackieBrown13

    JackieBrown13 New Member

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    I am new to rifles. Tell me about your optics/sights! Pictures welcome!!! What are the unique niches for iron sights, red dot, magnifier, etc? Different ranges? Anything you want to contribute :) gun on....
     
  2. bcshadow

    bcshadow New Member

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    scopes

    I have a bushnell elite 3200, 3 x9 variable on my Savage 16, .243 rifle.

    For the bigger stuff... i.e. Grizzly, large Moose, I have a Leupold m8 fixed 6x compact scope ( they have very good eye relief) on my 9.3 x 62mm rifle.
     

  3. JackieBrown13

    JackieBrown13 New Member

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    Nice... I have heard great things about Leupold!
     
  4. bcshadow

    bcshadow New Member

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    i am far from an expert, but I know what has worked for me.
    The Leupolds do have good eye relief, and that is important on a gun that has the potential to give "weatherby eyebrow" - proper mounting and stock fit etc are also very important. Mine is an old one, but still works great.

     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One thing to remember when shopping for scopes. You get what you pay for.
     
  6. TreyB55

    TreyB55 New Member

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    Got a Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50 on my VTR .308.

    Weaver Super Slam 4-20x50 on my 7mm-08

    For the price, the Weaver is great, but it can't hold a candle to the Leupold. Amazing clarity, superb manufacturing, and a lifetime warranty. It's awesome.
     
  7. Jersey700PB

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    I have a Redfield Revenge 6-18x44 on my Mossberg MVP. It's been a great scope for the money. Redfield is owned by Leupold since 2007, and for my eyes the Leupold quality definitely rubs off. I have a vx3 3.5-10 on my M700 and I prefer the Redfield personally. I haven't had it for an extended period of time yet so I cannot comment on how it holds zero, but all my research prove favorable.

    For under $300 you can get a very good scope. Also has a ranging aspect to it that is very easy to operate and a nice touch.

    At the end of the day you need to determine what the gun is for. If it will be primarily a 100 yard bench gun no need for high variable power. You can save a lot money if you don't buy more scope than you need. Determine your function and price range and then do the research.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive gone through several of leupold's high end scopes a mark4 3.5-15x a mark4 cqb a mark7 all of which have good glass but the internals are somewhat lacking for the price ive paid for the optics.

    my mark4 3.5-15 bits of the lens delaminated or something was knocked loose and it looks like pepper was sprinkled on the inside of the glass. leupold fixed it sold the scope.

    mark4 cqb total piece of junk wont retain zero from shot to shot off a ar15. leupold said they fixed it same issue on return its sitting in the back of the safe cant find anyone that wants to buy it lol

    mark7 VERY VERY nice glass but the xhairs broke, this was the scope i wanted to replace an old el paso made weaver 3x leupold on my 458 winmag. leupold will fix it if i ever get around to sending it off to them. the weaver is back on my winchester...

    i wont buy anymore leupolds thats a given. while leupold CS is good i shouldnt have to use it that often...

    my current favorites are my trijicon acog trijicon accupoint (very very very very excellent hunting scope!!!!) niteforce 12-50x and my wife has a niteforce nxs 4-15 front focal. all are solid supoerb optics. close behind are my nikon african monarchs and nikon m308 bdc. the wife also has a aimpoint rds for her srm 1216.

    for irons RRA makes THE best iron sights in their match grade offerings for the AR15 for service rifle competition.

    a great flip up rear are the matech rear sights for the ar15

    for levelr guns i like the XD sight system and offerings from marbles if you want more historically accurate irons.
     
  9. Intheshop

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    For the last 5 or so years(been shooting/owning guns for 50)...I've really been buckling down on offhand practice at distances we see here in the hunting fields.75/100 yds....a well fitted stock.....308's & 30-06,and I'll take a straight 6X or one of the 1-4 "shotgun" scopes.The latter with no objective bell.Keep'm small,light,and tight to the bore line.

    Loophole makes a dandy 1-4,rediculously fun shooting for groups offhand @50 yds.Maybe throwing up a friendly bet with your buds?Timing is very important here......the longer you hold,the more you'll shake.So you have to find that,"just right" timing window.

    Post reticle's are a lot of fun.Need to get set-up for moving targets.We have several "mover" stations on our 3-D bow range.....just need to get off arse and set a mover up on the rifle range.Google-foo Olympic,airgun moving targets on U-tube.
     
  10. bamashooter68

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    I have Burris scopes on my 243, 270, 30-06, mini-14 and an Eotech 512 on my Delton Echo 316/moe. All are good quality and price. My brother is a big Leupold fan and they are nice scopes but like I said Im a Burris guy so I will stick with them.
     
  11. mrm14

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    I have a couple of these with the Gen 2 XR reticles...

    http://www.armament.com/heritage-5-25x56

    I also have Kahles 6-24X56 with mill reticle and knobs.

    There is a couple of old Leupold VXIII's that I used to use in the mix as well but they are not mounted on rifles at this time and probably wont be either.

    The rest of my rifles have the iron sights which have become difficult for me to use due to my aging eyes. However, the with the M1A peep sight I went to a smaller aperature and it works for me out to 100 yards or so as far as clear target picture goes.
     
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  12. Anna_Purna

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    For sitting on top of a hill and looking for anything around to shoot, I like my 6x24 Bausch and Lomb varmint scope ontop of my Sako 25.06.
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    For quick acquisition onto targets, (Home defense and 4 legged predators in the winter time while snowshoeing) I like my Aimpoint PRO red dot on top of my AR-15
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  13. gunnut07

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    Most of my long guns that need optics wear night force. I have one with a Sightron SIII and like it as well. I also believe that you can get high quality optics in the $200 to $500 range as well for just about any need.
     
  14. JackieBrown13

    JackieBrown13 New Member

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    Thanks for all the msgs! I actually just bought my first rifle. m&p15-22. Time to save a little money at the range ;)

    Any advice it recommendations?