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 Anyone here know anything about this scope? Mil-Dot reticle?

 

 

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Originally posted by Dualspringfield Dualspringfield wrote:

 Anyone here know anything about this scope? Mil-Dot reticle?

 

 

                                          Thanks Casey.

 

What do you want to know?

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 Better than a SS 10X?
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Apples an oranges.

 

It is hard to compare a fixed magnification scope with a variable.  If you can live with a fixed mag scope, Super Sniper is a spectacular piece.

 

If you must have a variable Buckmaster is not bad, although there are always several choices for any given application. 

 

What is the scope going to be used for? What are the features you need/want?

 

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 Paper killin',metal killin',hunting all hunting should be at least 100 yards. No running shots not that good yet.  Thinking of getting a little tactical training down in Ga. I have two Buckmasters now both are 4.5-14X40 AO basic reticle. Im waiting something with a Mil-Dot. I have looked at the new Buckmasters not sure I like the new design. I know there are better ALOT BETTER variable scopes out there but cash is a problem right now. I'll be getting the buckmaster or SS 10X. Juat havent ever looked through a SS before.  Just wondering which is the better scope. Alot of people love those SS's.

 

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For the kind of versatility you seem to need, I'd go with a variable.  For hunting it is quite helpful to be able to use a lower magnification.  For tactical training, etc, Super Sniper is the way to go.

 

Some other alternatives:

 

In a similar price range you can look at Sightron S2 scopes which are avilable in a 3-12x42 and 4-16x42 configurations with Mil-Dots.  4-16x42 is a bit more expensive, but if you look around you can often find good deals.

 

Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42 with Ballistic Plex is a good choice if you can live without a Mil-Dot reticle.

 

Another scope that is excellent for the money and has a Mil-Dot is Mueller Tac II 3-10x44 would have to be up there as well.  I recently saw one and I was impressed.  It is certainly a step up from other Mueller scopes and is right in your price range.  I think it has better glass that Buckmaster and Fullfield II, although I have not yet looked at them side by side (although I plan to).

 

That's all that comes to mind off the top of my head.  There may be others that I am missing, and if you are willing to spend a little more there will be more choices.  To be honest though I think any of these scopes would work very well for you.

 

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As koshkin already stated, apples and oranges.

 

Variables are always nice, but the more I shoot my 10x SS the more I like it.

It's a really nice scope for the money. You won't be disappointed.

 

I also like the BM, as this forum can attest. 

 

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"Another scope that is excellent for the money and has a Mil-Dot is Mueller Tac II 3-10x44 would have to be up there as well.  I recently saw one and I was impressed.  It is certainly a step up from other Mueller scopes and is right in your price range.  I think it has better glass that Buckmaster and Fullfield II, although I have not yet looked at them side by side (although I plan to)."

 

Wow!

That's saying a lot for the Mueller.

 

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On Mueller Tac II: just initial impressions for now, and I did not get a chance to play with the adjustments yet, but it has 95MOA of adjustments according to Mueller.  The glass itself is very nice. 

 

As Sightrons keep on getting more expensive every year, I am paying more and more attention to Mueller scopes.  They are carving our a pretty good repution for themselves with good customer support and solid products.

 

Unfortunately, I can not afford to have expensive scopes on all my guns, hence I pay a lot of attention to sub-$300 scopes.  Even in the sub-$200 range there are some very decent offerings these days.

 

ILya

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