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Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


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Just got a Cooper 57M in .22lr.  I tried a Leupold VX-II 4-12x40 AO (too large) and a Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x36 (size perfect, no AO) and a Burris 4.5-14x42AO (way to large).  I think I want a compact AO scope.  Narrowed down to the Burris 3-9x32AO/4-12x32AO or Leupold VX-II Rimfire 3-9x33 EFR.  I would like optics like the VX-III or my Zeiss.  I am trying to solicite comments regarding the relative quality between the Leupold and the Burris'.  I like the south of $400 price range.  Anything else out there to look for?  Anyone own both an EFR and a compact Burris and willing to comment on quality of both?  Thanks.
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By your title I thought cooper was making scopes now. I do not like the Burris compacts, they have panorama on the higher settings which causes the image to resemble looking through a fisheye camera lens when the scope is panned through the horizen. I use a leo EFR on a Volqurstson (spelling?) target barrel Ruger 10/22 and Fajen silhoutte stock. The AO can really be utilized on your very nice Cooper, although it is probably a waste of time on a lesser 22.  (With target Ely the ruger will shoot 1 hole groups at 25 yds. Doesn't sound like much until you try to do it.) It provides the best all around picture without the eye fatique of the 6.5X20 EFR. and at the distances a 22 lr is used 9x is enough.

 

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Optics GrassHopper
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Well I went to LL  Beans (down south) and looked through both the Leupold 2.5-8x36 VX-III and the Kahles 2-7x36.  I left a couple of hundred dollars EXTRA poorer with the Kahles.  It was significantly better, to my eyes.  Lighter, brighter and with greater detail.  I would have never believed it, had I not seen the difference.  Nice.  Mostly I shoot cans.  Now it'll be me and my Cooper and my Kahles.  Ridiculous, eh?  I must have some sort of brain problem to spend so much to do so little.  But I like the way they jump...
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