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http://en.leica-camera.com/sport_optics/rifle_scopes_magnus/
 
1-6.3x24
 
1.5-10x42
 
2.4-16x56
 
 
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when will those hit the shelves chris? they look like very nice scopes.
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Well, it looks like Swaro Z6 got some serious competition (although I'd like to see some specs on these new Magnus scopes).

On the surface, I like the configurations.  I think they make a lot of sense.

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I found the specs on the UK site:

and they look good.

Interestingly, these scopes have the motion sensor activated illumination, apparently.  The numbers also indicate that tunnel vision at low magnifications is unlikely.

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Funny you should mention the Magnus series, as I just saw that announcement on their website earlier this morning while looking up specs on the ER scopes.  I imagine they're extremely nice scopes, and no doubt are priced accordingly.

I like the power range & objective configs they chose to go with!  Interesting they went with a 6.7:1 zoom ratio, evidently aimed at one-upping Swaro a little.
 
I have little doubt 3X and 4X erector variable scopes will gradually become the minority design as more manufacturers get on the high zoom ratio bandwagon.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Zeiss be the next to introduce a 6X or greater scope series within the next couple years.
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Tube length looks fairly short?
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Nice power ranges.
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The 1.5-10x42 looks very interesting to me.  Hope to be able to look through one soon.
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the 1.5-10x sounds very interesting...
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Those are great mag ranges and complementary objective sizes. They do look fairly compact for all that.
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I want one.  Unfortunately I would have to sell all my rifles in order to get one.  

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I hereby volunteer to test a 1.5-10 in actual unbiased hunting situations.
Several seasons would allow a more detailed analysis.
I will waive my standard fee. I will donate my time for the betterment of the shooting community.
PM me for address to send scope.
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Hopefully they'll post specs soon...  I do agree that the 1-6.3 does look a bit short on length...
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These look very intriguing but probably quite a bit out of my price range -WAAAAY out, i'm guessing!
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Just got off the pipe with Leica,scopes won't be here till the summer.I have an ER scope & they have no info as to what the differences are only that they are to co-exist with each other.
 
No specs or prices either.Literature will also not be in till summer.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I found the specs on the UK site:

and they look good.

Interestingly, these scopes have the motion sensor activated illumination, apparently.  The numbers also indicate that tunnel vision at low magnifications is unlikely.

ILya


This link has the specs
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Looks like they have a "Aqua-Dura" lens coat.
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+1 for the 1,5 ( or is it2,5) -10.

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Sorry, it is a 1,5-10. But why are they so heavyweight??? Like S&B scopes.
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Maybe I missed it, but are they FFP or SFP?

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Originally posted by brodeur272 brodeur272 wrote:

Maybe I missed it, but are they FFP or SFP?

 
SFP
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Originally posted by 300grains 300grains wrote:

Sorry, it is a 1,5-10. But why are they so heavyweight??? Like S&B scopes.
 
Complex optical designs have more lens elements.  These being a 6.5:1 zoom ratio scopes, they likely have more and larger lenses in the erector assy than a typical 3:1 or 4:1 scope.  The illumination housing integrated into the eyepiece will also add a few ounces.
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Too bad most of the Euros are going to SFP reticles...
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FFP doesn't work too well with extreme high zoom ratio scopes used for hunting, because the reticle will either be way too fine on the lowest power or way too coarse on the highest power.  They are at their best on 4X zoom scopes.
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