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I am looking for a compact optic for a 16" AR build in 6.5 Grendel caliber. I would prefer an illuminated reticle as this will be used for hunting and low-light shots are a certainty. As the realistic shooting distance will be 200 yards max, I've set my sights on the Leupold VX III in 1.5 x 5 x 20 as my benchmark - but I would like to find a similar quality optic that is a bit less spendy. How does the similar Weaver Classic glass compare, and are there other alternatives besides the Burris Euro Diamond? Thanks in advance.
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How 'bout the Millett DMS-1 from SWFA?

 

I have one.  I paid $229.00 for it.

 

It is illuminated.

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Thanks for the reply. It is a possibility, although I don't care for the reticle that was on the Gen 1 model (what it appears to be on the Millett web site). Is the Gen 2 reticle different?

How long it the DMS-1?

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That is not a good representation of the reticle.

 

Go here for info:  http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=3&f=18&t=326 527

 

I have not measured the length. This link will give you plenty of info

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Thanks for the link. It answered all my questions.
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