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Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice

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The back story:

I bought a VX6 2-12x44 plex reticle.  It was a toss up between this and a Swaro z3.  It's never been mounted,  and sits in my gun safe in the box.  I still haven't sent off for the custom dials.  Since the purchase I have spent a lot of time with my SS 3-9.  I love the mil quad holdovers, and the simplicity of being able to dial in the range necessary based on my ballistics drop chart.  Obviously the VX6 will be just as easy once the calibrated dial is in place.

The SS makes a great hunting scope, and in the next couple of weeks I'll be taking it out to 600yds with my .308.  I must admit, I would like a little more magnification.  I'm sure the desire for more mag will only increase as I try to punch out to 800yds reliably.  I now feel like my VX6 is sitting in this middle ground area that is covered well by by 3-9, but lacks on the top end mag with only 12 power.

The real question:

Should I:

keep it and try it first

trade in the VX6 for a

sightron S3 6-24x50 (close range hunting will be compromised, but I have binos for spotting), similar reticle to the SS milquad

Meopta Meostar R1 4-16x44   seems like a good hunting/distance shooting compromise

Minox ZA5 4-20x50 I don't liek this reticle as much as the sightron


feel free to suggest an optic that is optically equivalent or superior.  Based ont he reviews of the optics above, they seem to be optically equivalent to the VX6

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2012 at 16:16
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Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master

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Toughie. I reckon I'd at least give the VX6 a try. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2012 at 18:11
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Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper

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I shoot at 600yrds all the time, with my dial back on 8.5X. I find it easier to see hits with less magnification. Im shooting at a pretty small target that is 11"WX21"H, and can see my hits just fine at my lowest setting. I would try what you have.
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