Location: United States
I ended up finally buying the RR900-1 (the yards version), for a ;lot less than the advertised price, and mounted it using Basset's low Picatinny mount, and PFI's own rings, on my 'ol trust M1A. For the record I don't work for PFI or advertise for them.For those of you not familiar with Pride Fowler's RR900, it has a ranging reticle using shoulders or head to determine target ranges out to 900 yds/meters, and has the correct hold over lines out to 900 yds/meters when using a .30 cal 168/175SMK @ 2600 fps. (or the equalivent). The glass is wonderfully clear, the numbers and the reticle are super sharp. The windage and elevation knobs are very stiff, but have softly audibleclicks. The illumination knob for the reticle (on the tip of the parallex knob) turns easier than the parallex knob, allowing brightness to be set or turned on/off without holding the lower part of the knob. A spare battery is stowed in a special compartment in the windage cap. The power ring turns smoothly but it's tight. The "fast-focus" eyepiece is very nice. A simple push or pull of the eyepiece will bring the reticle into focus, but is a little different than most. The eyepiece turns as you pull/push, due to a course thread that it rides on, preventing an accidental bump in the field throwing out of adjustment.I zeroed the scope using only the 100yd range for now. Zeroing was fast, easy, and uneventful. The scope has 1/2MOA adjustments, and are very repeatable. I found this out by over correcting as I walked the shots into the bull, a couple times! Lol... It has BDC knobs, marked out to 900yds, and a zero-stop ring on the elevation turret, but I won't be using these. The reticle's design of ranging/BDC is the main selling point! Most people who want this scope don't want to mess with the knobs!! I was hoping my rifle liked the 175SMK loads that I loaded, but after firing off the bech, it was immediately apparent that my 1:12 SAK barrel likes my 168SMK loads MUCH better. (1" three shot groups vs. 2" groups!)All in all I am very pleased with this scope so far. It seems to be very well made, solid, and very clear. The Basset mount held like a champ also. After firing 65 rounds I checked to see if the bolt was still @ 20 inch lbs, and it was. With the right load this rifle was shooting as well as my Rem 5R/ NF combo! I can't wait to stretch its legs at the 600 yd. range!