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too much out there and i could use help deciding on a 6-24 AO mil dot. my budget is $400.  thank you
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There is nothing that meets your requirements, in your price range, that I would purchase.  I don't really recommend scopes, but suggest things for people to look at.  Swift Premier has a very nice target dot reticle in 6-24 with side focus, within your price range.  Swift scopes are very high value. 
You perhaps need to reconsider your requirements or extend your savings period...
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what about the bushnell elite?
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It was outside your price range... the Elite is a nice little scope.  I like the Swift better glass-wise, but the Elite has all your features and is a very good scope.  If you HAVE to have the mil-dot reticle... it is worth the extra hundred dollars.  I don't think you would ever regret getting it.
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is the new Elite as good as the discontinued 4200?
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the Elites are all limited in adjustment range... this one even more so, I believe.  It has only 26 MOA adjustment, total.  That is not a lot.  You'll definitely use that mil-dot reticle.  However, it should be a good dependable scope.  I don't have one, know people who do... there is not a "mad" like or dislike.... they seem to do well and as long as you are not trying to do a lot of long range shooting, seeem to perform "as expected".  Perhaps someone with more experience with them can give you better information.
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That little vortex crossfire is 6-24 mil-dot...  AO

I have one and have been impressed.

OOPS just realized they don't sell it anymore...
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Welcome to Optics Talk. 

How come you need so much magnification for a .22 LR?? 

Consider this little gem.

http://swfa.com/Nikon-45-14x40-Buckmaster-Riflescope-P42210.aspx
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Thank you for the welcome. my eyes are comfortable using 16X from 50 ft. but i would like to have a decent variable. which comparable scope would have more than 26 MOA adjustment? is this info found in the scope specs? 
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50 MOA of adjustment. That translates to 25 MOA of UP, theoretically. 
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Welcome to the OT!
 
For the amount of cash you are looking to lay out maybe you should take a look at SWFA sample list,you can get some killer deals there!
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the Elites are all limited in adjustment range
 
so, on a .22, will 26 MOA total adjustment be an issue with a mil dot reticle?
 
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How far out do you plan on shooting, my friend? 
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our furthest metal target is 166 yds
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Without knowing what ammo you plan on using, I'd venture to guess that 20 plus MOA of up, should get you out to 166 yards.  
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than that would eliminate the 6-24 Elite which is k at13 MOA up(26 total).
 
Square 1; now what variable to look at?
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This is an excellent scope for a 22LR target rifle. Unless you need target turrets I don't think you'll do any better. I use Weavers for 50yd and like them a lot I'm just not sure whatthe maximun adjustment range is. According to this chart you're looking at 30" of drop (50yd zero) at 160yds.

Weaver 6-24x42 Classic V Rifle ScopeMil-DotWeaver 6-24x42 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849412
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
$385.95
Add Weaver 6-24x42 Classic V Rifle Scope to Cart 



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very nice looking rig. will one of the mill dots cover 165 yds?
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http://swfa.com/Nikon-6-18x40-Buckmaster-Riflescope-P42257.aspx this would be close to you what you want.......
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Originally posted by rjclay rjclay wrote:

very nice looking rig. will one of the mill dots cover 165 yds?
I'm not sure what you're asking. I'm not a fan of mil-dot scopes for target shooting but that's what you asked for. If you're asking about bullet drop I don't know I don't shoot 22s that far and I think I'd be concerned about the size of the dots depending on how big the target is.


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i've read mil dots are .2 MOA(cover 3/4" in at 100 yds)
 
Actually, i'd really like a scope where i would not have to use turrets, just aim through a known spot on the crosshairs and shoot. our club course has 50 metal shapes from 50 ft to 166 yds-five at each of ten stations. i've been using a 6-24x44 BSA platinum contender on a 1710D std barrel; ran out of money when i bought the Annie, but now i'd like to upgrade.  Appreciative of all the help as i just got back into .22.
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Have you checked out the Pride Fowler 22 holdover scope. It sounds like its just what you ordered.
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Double check your math, or your source on m.o.a. measurement. A Minute of Angle is actually 1.047" at 100 yards.
.2 m.o.a. is .2094" at 100 yards, less than 1/4" (.250). That might make your decision easier.
 
That range sounds Awesome, too!
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rjclay, I just re read your .2 moa comment. My math was right on the m.o.a. part. However, .2 mils is actually about .72 inches at 100 yards, so the mil dot cover up is right. Sorry for the confusion, and good luck with the search.
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