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Some of the questions of late have developed into an interesting mix in my warped round head. It has been some time since I've seen a GOOD test in the gun rags across brands.  I suspect that anybody running that up the flag poll would have to get thier pair from the lock box in the Vice President of Sales office desk.

RL asked us about a fixed 6x.  Well we have 3 in about the same price range.  Two in a near price range.  And one in the gold standard range.  There are also some stuff in the gold standard range that is new old stock or close to it setting around in odd places, but that would not be so easy to get.  So what if we were to put the Sightron, brand "L", Metopa and IOR on the bench all at the same time?   What would be the paramiters of the test and more important the methods of testing? Resolution? Color clarity? Depth of Field? Mechanical adjustment?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/08/2009 at 19:29
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This is something I , personally would be really interested in. Hopefully we can hear something back on this sometime soon.Excellent
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Better PM Koshkin. He actually has the tools to be able to run such a test. (although it will likely be biased in favor of IOR)Cool
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+1 on the test.  I'd like to hear  the results...
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Right on!  I'd like to see how the Sightron ExacTrac system holds up against the big boys!
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Slap it on a 375 H&H and start seeing which scope hangs in there the best!!!!......( send Chris the ammo bill!!   Bucky   )        
 
 
 
 
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Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!  What Ed said!  A .375 H&H box test!Baseball Bat
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Better PM Koshkin. He actually has the tools to be able to run such a test. (although it will likely be biased in favor of IOR)Cool


Instead of biased in what "you" think is best, right?  Wink
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Better PM Koshkin. He actually has the tools to be able to run such a test. (although it will likely be biased in favor of IOR)Cool


I resent that comment, by the way.

Between these scopes, a lot would depend on the intended use.

If you are on a budget:  Weaver K6 or Burris FFII 6x40

If you want the absolute best in low light for a rifle that is not a crazy kicker: S&B 6x42 with #4 or #9 reticles.

If you can not afford the S&B above, but want really good glass for low light performance: IOR Hunting 6x42 with #4 reticle.

If you need to shoot pretty far out (tactical application). : IOR Tactical 6x42 (has good knobs and MP-8 reticle).

If this going onto something with pretty serious kick: Leupold FX-3 (longest eye relief) or Sightron S2 Big Sky (almost as much eye relief).

If this is going on a hard kicking rifle and low light is a big priority: Leupold FX-3 with heavy Plex reticle.

If your rifle does not kick too much and you feel that you absolutely must have a Euro scope, but do not want to pay for one: Meopta Artemis 2000 6x42 with #4B reticle (pretty good in low light with a holdover reticle and a choke-syle rangefinder, but farily short eye relief).

If this is going on a super light-weight rifle and you want to keep the weight to an absolute minimum while maintaining good performance and eye-releif: Sightron S2 Big Sky or, if are willing to sacrifice some performance for light weight, Leupold FX-II 6x36

Eyerelief, from shortest to longest:
Meopta<Weaver<S&B<Burris<IOR<Sightron<Leupold FX-II<Leupold FX-3

Optical quality, from worst to best:
Weaver<Burris<Leupold FX-II<Meopta<Leupold FX-3<Sightron<IOR<S&B

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Well, that was as easy a post to read as I have seen a while.
 
Thank you Koshkin
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koshkin you are the man!!!!!!Excellent 
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