First off, love the sight. One of the best places I've found with everyone talking wonders about their customer service. Guess there's something to be said for being from Texas.
Ok, I bought my very first bolt action rifle, a remington 700 sps varmint heavy barrel .308. Did a lot of research and looking around before buying.
I know it's been asked before, but I'm looking for a good scope for it. My intent is to learn how to shoot up to 500yrds, eventually getting to the 1000yrd mark(not anytime soon though). I have three scopes that I'm looking at, all right around the same price. Either way, I want mil-dot.
#1 - Millett 4-16x50 TRS-1 Tactical 30mm Riflescope I haven't been able to find any reviews for this. I am wanting to find out how durable it is as I've never heard of Millet. From what I've seen on SWFA, some have complained that, although a 50mm objective, the edges are dark, taking away from the benefit of a large objective.
#2 - SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical Riflescope I have not seen one bad review for this. It looks to be a very solid scope. My only concern is that it is a fixed power scope. A few of my co-workers I've talked to have tried to steer me away from them, including one of the snipers on our swat team.
#3 - Nikon 4.5-14x40 Buckmaster Riflescope I've started looking at this scope as Nikon has a lifetime warranty, and comes with a free mildot master(mail-in). From the couple reviews I've read, people really seem to like it. My only concern is no target turrets. I have been to Nikon's website and see that you can order target turrets seperately.
What I'd like is some good solid info on how well the Millet and Nikon will hold up durability-wise as I don't want to worry about banging the rifle on something and either losing my zero or messing up anything on the rifle. I'm not putting together a trophy rifle to sit on my mantle to look at, I want to be able to "use" it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Not sure if it helps, but the ammo I will be using will be Hornady 168grn A-Max Match. Base is going to be a Weaver tactical picatinny 20moa and Burris XTR low rings.