| supertool73 wrote:|
The SS scopes are 30mm tubes are your rings for 30mm scopes or 1 inch?
They have good knobs on them already, IMO I would say not to worry about the Kenton's.
As far as side vs rear, that is personal preference. I have both and think the rear is just as good, plus for lefty's it works better. Personally I would buy the rear focus and spend the other $100 on ammo or something else you need.
Personally I do not like the ARD on the original SS scopes. It makes the image very very dark and greatly reduces image quality as well. Plus for a non military why does one really need to worry about the scope glaring? I shot my ss for a while without it then put it on one day and took it to the range and it came off in about 5 seconds and has not went back on.
The sun shade might help a little bit block out the sun on certain days though. The caps I would get for sure.
Plus you would want the fixed kit, not the variable kit. http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-All-Fixed-NON-HD-Power-Advanced-Shooter-Kit-P41071.aspx
The Leatherwood scopes for the most part do not have much of a following. I have heard of quality/consistency problems. Plus most of these gimick scopes are just that. The SS is a good quality scope at a great price. It is good enough and precise enough that may never need another scope. But if you decide you want a fancier one with better glass and a variable you can always sell it for a good return and upgrade. You will probably see the need to upgrade your stock long before you need to upgrade your scope.
ST, we go to the mat on this one... First let me state, that the Super Sniper would serve you well and I do not believe you would be unhappy with it...
Now, 1) Jim Leatherwood is a TRUE American hero. He served in Viet Nam, was wounded and almost died there. He developed the original Automatic Ranging Telescope (A.R.T.) and gave our sniper forces an advantage that turned the tide of the sniper battle over there by dramatically reducing the time required to turn a good shooter into a good long range shooter. Because the A.R.T was such an advantage, the U.S. Government forbade him from commercializing the concept for 30 years. For 30 years he was denied the ability to profit from the fruits of his labor. There is NO GIMMICK to the Leatherwood M1000 and M1200 rifle scopes. They are based upon the design that was used in Viet Nam, and as a matter of fact, the Viet Nam era Leatherwood A.R.T.s are the only scopes from that era that are still maintained and issued for use in the OIF and OEF theaters. In the late '90's Mr. Leatherwood was finally granted the right to produce his rifle scopes for the commercial market, after that costly 30 year court battle with the nation he fought so hard to protect. With resources depleted, he turned to the overseas markets to bring his scopes to market, the only ones he could afford. But he had a passion to deliver a quality tactical-style scope to the general public that also suited the hunting market. I am proud to say that I have number 0049, which is the 50th Leatherwood Sporter A.R.T. off the line. It serves just fine and has aided in the proccesing of more deer than most people see in a lifetime. Good ole Alabama hunting laws... 2 deer a day.
There have definitely been some quality problems in the introduction and continuation of the Leatherwood/Uni-dial line of scopes. There have been, at various times, quality problems with Swarovski, Kahles, Zeiss, and certainly with Leupold, Burris, etc, etc, etc. Jim Leatherwood died in 2007 and the rifle scope world lost a genius who still had a lot of designs left in him. There is no "gimmick" to the A.R.T. scopes. They are easy to use, fast acquisition, and deadly.
Edited by Kickboxer - April/29/2010 at 13:58