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I went shooting yesterday with my Savage 12FV (.223) and A-Bolt (260 Remington).  Optically, these rifles wear a Millett TRS-1 (4x16 50mm w/Ilum. mildot reticle) and a Zeiss Diavari VM/V 4x12 56mm, respectively.  Well, I think I've decided that it's time to get rid of the Millett.  That's not to say that there is anything wrong with the TRS-1.  I still believe that it is a good scope for the money and it does what it is designed to do.  I think the problem lies with me and the fact that I've spoiled myself with the Zeiss, two different Kahles CL models, and an IOR 35mm 6x24 50mm.  The Millett just doesn't use the quality glass that I've grown accustomed and the resolution started to bother me yesterday.

With this in mind, I've narrowed down my new scope choices to the following:

--Meopta Meostar 4x16 44mm w/Mil dot reticle; found one for $575

--Bushnell Elite 4200 6x24 40mm w/Mil dot reticle and side focus; price @ $450

 

I'll be mounting this new scope on the Savage 12FV.  Applications will be target/range shooting out to 300yds and occasional varmint hunting. 

 

For those of you in the know, which scope do you thing is better from the following criteria:

1) Optical quality;

2) Reticle for my usage;

3) Tracking & mechanics;

 

Thanks a ton for the help!  By the way, I'm going to sell the Millett TRS-1.  Let me know if you're interested & I'll give you a great price! 

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Hello Ceylonc

 

The Meopa Meostar would be a exellent replacement to the TRS-1,glass quality is superior to

the 4200 inferior to the CL, reticle is similar to the Mil-Dot in the Conquest useable at highest

power only. Tracking and mechanics have been improved from ealier  model meopta's and

will satisfy your quality needs. For the price the Meostar line is hard to beat, IOR will also be

a exellent replacement to the TPS-1,have you looked at any of the side focus IOR's yet?

 

 

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Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

have you looked at any of the side focus IOR's yet?

 

 

Yeah, and I LOVE them!  I'm a huge fan of the MP8 reticle as well.  Problem is that they're out of my budget.  The Meopta is pretty much the top end that I can spend right now without getting busted by the Mrs..

 

Thanks for your help & advice!

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Ceylonc if you do not have a great need for this gun at this time I think you will be happier with a side focus IOR, maybee wait a while and put a lttle side fund aside.
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Ive had one for a couple of years at this point, I got it after I gave my son one for a B-day gift(and Christmas, and....). I liked it enough that I got one to use myself on a 6.5-284 bench gun. Its used at 600yd and the magnification and resolution seem as good as or better than al ot of scopes w/more power. Mildot reticle is OK bbut Im not smart enough to use it well. The mechanics have been good and repeatable. The 0.7cm@100M is a near equivalent to1/4"@100yd.. Changing ranges by ckicking the caalculated values off a balistic chart is always w/in a click of 2going from 100- 400 or to 600 yd.  The price youve got is better than most Ive seen, by $25 2 years ago, or abt 100 now. I havent shot one of the B&Ls but all the folk using them seem to be V satisfied with them. Just a small $0.02 from a small frog in a small pond.
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if the side focus isn't a major concern, go w/ the Meostar -

 

i have A/B'd my 56mm meostar with my Kahles C 56mm and i can't tell much difference if any.

it is an excellent scope for the money.

 

if you are shooting long ranges, you may want the side focus on the 4200 (still a great scope)

 

neither will be the diavari quality, but VERY VERY close w/ the meostar.

 

let us know what you decide.  I couldn't be happier w/ my meopta meostar.  i will def. get more of them.

 

J

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Both are good scopes.  But I would get the Meostar for the larger field of view.  The Bushnell is more of a true long-range varmint scope and would be overkill for this application.

 

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Thanks so much for the advice.  Sounds like the Meopta is the way to go. 

 

I'm going to sleep on it one more night & then decide on firing in an order or staying with what I have for a few more months.  Ahhh, decisions, decisions...

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happy dreams Ceylonc

 

 

 

 Keep us posted buddy.



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i think you will be quite happy w/ the meostar. 

 

i am saving up for another one now!!! 

 

Let us know what you decide.

 

J

 

 

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Ceylonc what are your latest thoughts on this purchase?
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Awww man.........

 

When I woke up this morning, I had made up my mind to buy the Meostar.  Well, I put on some coffee & started surfing here & some other hunting/shooting sites (the vendor in TX wasn't open yet and I wanted to call beforehand; I was just killing time).  Then I decided to grab some breakfast & on the way to Chick-fil-a the belt that drives the alternator, power steering, etc. snapped!  Needless to say, I hightailed it to my local mechanic and spent the rest of the day out & about with the Mrs because my truck was in the shop...

 

Anyhow, now I'm reading about Zeiss using a new coating and Swaro coming out with a groundbreaking new scope.  Cold feet are starting to creep up on me.  Should I go ahead & buy the Meostar or find out more about the new Zeiss & Swaro features.

 

Regardless, I've decided to sell the Millett TRS-1.  This is truly a case of there being absolutely nothing wrong with the scope. I've really gotten spoiled with some of the nice stuff out there and now looking through that scope isn't fun.

 

Hopefully I'll make up my mind by tomorrow AM.  Any help & suggestions are obviously much appreciated!

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My best advice Ceylonc is if there is no need for that rifle  at this time wait a while.
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