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Things I want, low light capable, side focus, target turrets "MOA", 3x on low side and 15 on high side give or take!, not a huge scope, and last around $1500 or less.   I have a 5.5x22 nightforce on my match rifle but dont consider it a hunting scope due to dull optics and oversized. Have to drive about 100 mi. To really look at anything in person, otherwise just relying on internet. Been on some hunting forums looking but this forum seems way better and more info here. Thanks
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Welcome to Optics Talk.

Respectfully, why the instance on MOA clicks?  
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Welcome to the OT!
 
I have a Premier hunting scope that I really like.Glass is about as good as it gets,3-15 x50 with either 1/3 moa or .1mrad,also has side focus all for $1650.I have the Illum version which set me back an extra $300 but well worth the extra coin.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Welcome to the OT!
 
I have a Premier hunting scope that I really like.Glass is about as good as it gets,3-15 x50 with either 1/3 moa or .1mrad,also has side focus all for $1650.I have the Illum version which set me back an extra $300 but well worth the extra coin.
1/3 MOA???
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Must be a custom option..

He called me ugly in another post...


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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

Must be a custom option..

He called me ugly in another post...


That's nice compared to what he called me...
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1/3 MOA = 
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You know how it is ---you either set out the options you want and forget price--- or you set price and check as many options that you want off as you can get. 
 I really think that the Swarovski is what you want but its way over the price mentioned. 
The photo of the trijicon makes it look huge but it comes with a free sun shade -- you dont have to have that on.  
Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR23R
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade w/ Purchase
$1,147.50 
Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope Mil-Dot Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 800362
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • 1/4 MOA
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
  • $100 Mail-in Rebate
$799.95 
SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope
Stock # - SS315X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • First Focal Plane
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Side Focus (6m-infinity)
  • OK for .50cal
  • .10 Mrad Turrets
  • IN STOCK
$699.95 
SWFA SS HD 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS HD 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQ
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
  • IN STOCK
$1,299.95
Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST416F1M
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 Mil Reticle
  • 30mm
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
  • .10 Mil Adjustments
$899.95 
Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST416F1A
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 MOA Reticle
  • 30mm
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
  • .25 MOA Adjustments
$899.95 
Vortex 4-16x50 Viper HS 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x50 Viper HS 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - VORVHS4313LR
  • Matte
  • XLR
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Shockproof
  • First Plane Reticle
$849.95
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Lots of good values on samplelist also as far as demo and used scopes.
SPL18554 Zeiss 3-15x42 Conquest HD5 Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5226219981, Matte, Rapid-Z 600, 1"
$899.95
SPL18992 Zeiss 4-16x50 Victory Diavari FL Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 5217779972, Rapid Z 800, 30mm
$1,999.95
SPL19026 Zeiss 4-16x50 Victory Diavari FL Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5217779920, Matte, Z-Plex, 30mm
$1,799.95
SPL16739 Zeiss 4-16x50 Victory Diavari FL Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5217779920, Matte, Z-Plex, 30mm
$1,799.95
SPL18878 Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view TR232G, Matte, Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot
$899.95
SPL18336 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 59417, Matte, Ballistic Reticle, 30mm
$1,599.95
SPL16791 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 59419, Matte, BRH, 30mm
$1,999.95
SPL16793 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 59411, Matte, Plex, 30mm
$1,809.95
SPL16794 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 59414, Matte, 7A, 30mm
$1,809.95
SPL16202 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 59411, Matte, Plex, 30mm
$1,729.95
SPL18967 Swarovski 2.5-15x44 Z6i Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 69437, Matte, Illuminated BRH, 30mm
$2,629.95
SPL18337 Swarovski 2.5-15x56 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 59517, Matte, Ballistic Reticle, 30mm
$1,699.95
SPL16781 Swarovski
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Viper PST 6-24 MOA/MOA sfp. Absolutely love it. Great glass, it tracks perfectly. I've taken second place with my hunting setup at a 1000 yrd shoot. It's affordable as well. Great warranty in case you drop it. Also I know a lot of hunters love the huskemaw scopes for hunting. Just buy one of those and put 500-750 dollars towards a new toy :)
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Now there you 2 go rambling again,you both must be new to the game of turrets.Guess we're going to have to send you back to the basics.Hopfully one of the gurus like Ted,Wes or Ilya can explain it better than I can[difference between moa & mrad]Wink
 
By the way I didn't call you ugly I called you OOGLEE Clown
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YRDS

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MOA

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MRAD

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INCHES

 

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Thanks for the welcome. And alot of thanks for the replys. I think ive found my new home page. Really tho. Lots of info. Almost over load. I wish i could look at the SS to see how bright it is. Ive seen the premier and love it just a little much right now. I luckyly drew a sheep tag and expences are adding up!!!
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The SS  5-20x50 outclasses anything in it's price range including my Leupold Mark 4 scopes and the glass is far better than Nightforce scopes from a couple years ago the newest Nightforce like the ATACAR is pretty close.  You really have to pay a hell of a lot more money to step up in quality from the 5-20x50  SS.    I have the illuminated model but If I was to do it over I would probably pass on the illumination and spend more on quality rings.  I would probably use La Rue quick detach rings and pack the high quality scope in then attach or take in two optics in La Rue QD rings .  Consider adding a level and consider the Eberlestock packs that have a place for the rifle.
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Good idea on the QR rings and packing in high country. Gotta make a choice on the scope this wk and get it ordered.   Really prefer 3 or 3.5 on the low end.   Going to use this on a smokeless MZ also.
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One tip with a musket put a piece of military type duct tape on the bottom of the scope to protect where you get ignition flash which can burn the bottom of the scope.  On a musket I would probably use the 3-9x42 mainly because its way smaller than the 5-20x50 and with a musket you will probably be limiting to around 300 yds unless you spend a lot of time on the range getting it dialed in so that you know the trajectory.  We have shoot deer out to almost 400 yds with a TC Encore Musket but we practice out to those distances and it requires a lot of range time to know how much correction to dial in with a musket a trajectory is almost like a 45-70.  I really like the 250gr Barnes sabot with the blue tip.   
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SPL19101 SWFA SS 3-9x42 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view SS39X42MQ, Matte, FFP Mil-Quad, 30mm
$499.95
I would have no problem going with one off samplelist and saving some money on it.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Now there you 2 go rambling again,you both must be new to the game of turrets.Guess we're going to have to send you back to the basics.Hopfully one of the gurus like Ted,Wes or Ilya can explain it better than I can[difference between moa & mrad]Wink
 
By the way I didn't call you ugly I called you OOGLEE Clown
 
When they do set us straight lets hope they don't round or confuse us with the facts and science behind what .10 is in moa why it is not 1/3moa...
 
and my nickname is P.retty B.oy or PB...
 
 
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