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Howdy y'all.  I'm looking for a new scope to put on my Remington PSS.  I use the gun mostly for target shooting, but I also deer hunt with it.  I've got a SS 16X42 on another rifle, but that's too much magnification for my hunting.  I'm strongly leaning towards a SS 10X42, but I wanted to find out first how it performs in low light.  I would imagine it would be a little better than the 16X.  Does anybody have any experience with the Super Sniper 10X in lower light conditions?  I'm not trying to shoot deer at midnight, but I don't want to be handicapped towards the end of legal shooting hours either.
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i have a SS10X42 on my ar15 i use for varmints out past 500 yds, and while it has super low light preformance, it is out of place on a deer rifle. unless you are blasting them a ways away, as in over 300 yds, a 10X is clearly unesesary. i like have a scope with atleast 4x on the low end for deer, and predators. but if thats really what you want, the SS10X42's low ligth preformance is complarable to my 2003 VXIII 4.5-14. it will do the trick in low light.

 

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Thanks, Cory.  I don't do much hunting past 300 yards, but some of it is 200-300.  The PSS isn't my primary deer rifle, it sees more paper than anything else, but I like to take it hunting sometimes.  My .270 has a 4.5-14X40 on it.  The reason I was considering the Super Sniper is that is supposed to be a tough scope with good optics, has turrets and a mildot recticle, and is in a price range I can afford.  The only other scopes I could find in the price range with turrets and mildot were the Bushnell 3200 10X40 and the Sightron SII series.  The Bushnell is a 10X, so it would be no better than the SS, and it has a 1 inch tube and is built lighter.  I've never used a Sightron, so I don't know a lot what I'd be getting.  It's a 1 inch tube too, and doesn't have much adjustment.  Are there any other scopes in this price range I have overlooked?

 

Thanks for the info.  I'll make sure to use my .270 on 10X plenty before I get the SS, so I'll know about what the FOV will be, and if it will be practical for me.

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thats a great idea. i dont liek the 3200 10X all that much. but if you can stand another scope on 10x all day long, then the SS10X42 will be fine for you. you would spend a little more money, and get a leupold PR 3.5-10, or 4.5-14.

 

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The Super Sniper is every bit of a $800 scope and is in a class of its own. In the price range you wont find anything that comes close to what the SS offerers.

 

" The reason I was considering the Super Sniper is that is supposed to be a tough scope with good optics, has turrets and a mildot recticle, and is in a price range I can afford "

 

Sounds like a winner to me

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It is a bright scope for a fixed 10x, but keep in mind that it is only emitting a 4.2mm exit pupil when your eye can handle 7mm in low light.  A better low light hunting scope would be the Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40.....$249.95.  Problem is that this is not the best target scope if you will be adjusting your windage and elevation frequently.  A good combination of a target and hunting scope is the Leupold Mark PR 3-9x40....$359.95
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I have a question about the Super Sniper scopes. I'm considering replacing the scope on my .308 Rem PSS with a SS 10x42.

 

Are the turrets always exposed, or are there covers that go over them?  I don't want anything that I have to worry about getting bumped or brushed up against and going out of adjustment.

 

Thanks ... Jim

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the turrets are not covered. if your using this scopes for hunting, you dont want a fixed 10X scope.

 

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