| RifleDude wrote:|
My issue with this combination isn't the reticle, but the Nikko Stirling scope. I've seen several and quite frankly wouldn't walk across the street to get one if someone was giving them away for free.
Which of their scopes have you seen, and what exactly were your issues with them? I don't doubt there are drawbacks, but there seem to be several lines with varying quality. The most disagreement seems to be about their platinum line, which may be made in China. There seems to be agreement that their Diamond line is good and agreement that their gold and silver lines aren't. The discussion about the platinum seems to break down by power, with satisfaction about the lower power scopes and dissatisfaction witht he higher power scopes. I have only seen the platinum series in a store, and have not actually tried one in the field. The platinums I saw in the store were not that great, nor that bad. I have ordered two of the Diamond IR scopes, figuring that they will at least serve as rough use scopes, if not a little more, the Diamond series optics are made in Japan. For $125 each, I thought it was a good risk.
What intrigued me about the reticle is it seems more intuitive than a mil-dot scope, even if the principle is the same. Of course, if I use a scope for hunting with a 308 and zero at 200 yards or so, I should be just fine, as I am not likely to try shots over 300 yards. I am not that good a shot that I think I can be reliable at ranges beyond that.