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I recently bought two new rifles. One is a Remington Sendero 7mm UltraMag.  I put a Redfield 6-20x50 Illuminator on it.  It came with no instructions for the finger turret knobs and what the increments represent.  So I simply mounted and boresifghted with the knobs to the mid-point and sighted in using the click adjustments.  How do I use the finger knobs?

Also,  I just puchased a new Ruger M77 25-06.  I am probably going to buy the Burris 3x9x40 Ballistic plex.  Is this the best scope for the money in light transmission?  I want the scope to be good but don't want to go to a 50mm to keep it more compact. 

I bought these new guns because my boy just started hunting so he inherited my old ones!  Good excuse to buy new guns and scopes!

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Redfield went out of business in 1998, a company named Blount bought the name and started making scopes over seas with the Redfield name, Blount then sold Redfield to a company named ATK they marketed a few models then recently sold Redfield to Meade and they have yet to let us know what products they are going to make and where they are going to make them.  So depending on the age of your scope it could have 1/4 moa adjustments or 1/8 moa adjustments.  It should be marked on the target knob its self.  If not put it in a vice, aim it at a 100 yard target and count how many clicks it takes to move it one inch, then you will know if it has 1/4 minute clicks or 1/8 minute clicks.  Here is how the target knobs are intended to be used.  First you should make sure each knob is centered by bottoming it out in one direction then count rotations going back the other way until it bottoms out again then divide by two and go back the other way that many revolutions.  Once you do that you would sight the scope in a the rifle by first boresighting it then shooting it a 100 yards using the target knobs to move the reticle up and down until the bullet is hitting the same place the reticle is pointing.  Once it is sighted in you will need to "zero" the knob.  Loosen the little Allen screws around the perimeter of the target knobs.   This will allow the knob to spin freely with out making any adjustments to the reticle.  Spin it around and line up 0 with the vertical line indicator that is facing toward you, then tighten the little Allen screws while the 0 is lined up with the indicator.  Now you know that when the knob reads 0 that it is sighted in at 100 yards hence the term "zeroed at 100 yards".  Now you can sight your gun in at 200 yards and make a note of what number on your knob is lined up with the indicator.  Repeat this process out to as far as you would like to shoot making notes where the knob is at every 100 yard or 50 yard intervals.  Once you are done turn the knob back to 0 and you are sighted in at 100 yards again.  Take your data and type it out small and neat then tape it to your stock.  Now you can easily re-sight your gun in the field by simply turning your knob to the corresponding yardage you want shoot.  It will take some time to due this right but once you do it you will be very comfortable dialing in your target knobs to shoot different ranges.  You will need to stick with the same bullet weight and type for it to be precise.  I know all of this sounds overwhelming but it is very easy and a lot of fun to learn how to use target knobs properly.  Take your time and have fun with it.

 

The Burris Fullfield II is up there with many others as far as a good deal and good light transmission.  Also consider Nikon Buck Master, Bushnell Elite 3200, Weaver Grand Slam and the Simmons Aetec.  Each has their unique features and benefits.

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Hey I appreciate the input!  I have hunted all my life but never used a scope with the target knobs!  I do know the scope has 1/8 MOA.  Now I feel like I can take full advantage of it! As far as the Burris goes, they publish 95% realized light transmission.  Some do not post anything.  I wish the manufacturers would have that info with the other published specifications with all of them!

You have helped me decide to buy the Burris from SWFA.  Plus,  the spotting scope bonus is a great help since it is small enough to take in the field!

Thanks a bunch!

 

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Just a tid-bit....one of the guns I gave my boy is a Remington 700BDL 25-06.  That scope has had a Simmons 44 Mag 3x10x44 on it since I bought the gun around 1983.  That scope has performed excellent without a problem.   Unless switching handloads I have found it to be dead-on year after year!

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Originally posted by abauer abauer wrote:

As far as the Burris goes, they publish 95% realized light transmission.  Some do not post anything.  I wish the manufacturers would have that info with the other published specifications with all of them!

The problem with light transmission is that there is no standardized way to determine it.  Kinda like candlepower in flash lights.  Its a number that really does not mean much unless you are comparing products from the same manufacturer tested in the same way.  Take that statistic with a grain of salt when you see it used in advertising.

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Originally posted by abauer abauer wrote:

Just a tid-bit....one of the guns I gave my boy is a Remington 700BDL 25-06.  That scope has had a Simmons 44 Mag 3x10x44 on it since I bought the gun around 1983.  That scope has performed excellent without a problem.   Unless switching handloads I have found it to be dead-on year after year!

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Hang on to that one.  Its one of the original "made in Japan" 44-Mag scopes that were built like tanks.  Its that scope that made Simmons in the 80's.  We used to demo them by using them as hammers to show how rugged they were.

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