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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/13/2007 at 23:20
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New guy enjoying this GREAT forum.

 

Looking for a tactical scope,  10x fixed or 4-14 or 4-16 with 1/2 MOA elevation and windage adjustments, target turrets and AO for under $400?

 

I've begun practicing for a local monthly tactical match, distances from 200 to 1000 yards, mostly prone, and I'm already fed up with 1/4 MOA adjustments.  What I need is a scope that I can dial in quickly without a bunch of wasted clicks and counting, that doesn't cost more than my first car that I bought back in 1976.

 

Any ideas will be appreciated.

 

 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/14/2007 at 22:12
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You cant get there from here. Your only choice under $400. is a Super Sniper 10x and it has 1/4 moa clicks.

A Leupold M3 has 1moa elevation clicks and 1/2 moa windage, A Leupold M2 has 1/2 moa clicks but they are not even remotely in your price range.  Practice you will get used to the 1/4 moa.

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Another possible soulution is buy a SS and add custom marked target knobs from this source:

 

http://www.kentonindustries.com/

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Henry455,

 

Funny you should mention that link, as I just found it a couple of days ago.  It seems like a good way to avoid all the counting, just dial and shoot.

 

Do you have one of these?  If so, which type of knob?  It seems to me that the LR Hunter would be best as it appears to be the only one marked in yardage, unless I'm not reading the others correctly.

 

Thanks for the advice!

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Hey guys, sorry for "buttin in"..  That 1/4 moa click at 100yds is going to give you some drastic inches at 1000yds..???  yes ???  Are you sure you want to give up your fine-tune as you work out to 1000..?

 

 

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Hey hot30,

 

I got to thinking about what you wrote, and at first I dismissed what you said as being relevant more to benchrest type shooting.  A 1/4 MOA change at 1000 yards is a little over 2 1/2" so doubling that to a little over 5" of change didnt' seem so bad with a human silouette target.

 

Then I measured the scoring rings on a target I'd shot.

 

The scoring rings are all oval and run vertically over the form of a human.  The 10 ring is center mass and measures 6" tall by 4" wide.  The X ring is 3" tall by 2" wide.  The 9 ring is a little over 11" tall by 8 1/2" wide.

 

This means that from a height standpoint, the 10 ring is less than MOA past 600 yards, and actually a little over 1/2 MOA at 1000.  If I were just low of the 10 ring with a shot at 1000 and clicked up 1/2 MOA I would be close to going over the the top of it.

 

The target I grabbed had an interesting 5 shot group at 600 yards that measured 4 1/4", with 3 in the X ring and 2 in the 9.  A Sub MOA group with Xs and 9s is an unforgiving target.

 

I think I'll stick with the 1/4 MOA adjustments, at least as long as we're using this target.

 

Thanks for giving me the food for thought to measure the target.

 

 

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