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I wanted to get some input on this scope. I wanted to here from someone who has one the pros and cons. I will be mounting it on a Savage model 10 predator .243  I hunt coyotes and shoot some prairie dogs.
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I dont have that particular model. I do have the 2.5-10X56 in the green Mil dot. It is an amazing scope and is perfect for use with spotlights, leds or under the full moon. The illuminated dot is lethal in low light.
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Hopefully Urimaginaryfrnd will chime in, he has one and likes it
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I had the 5-20 and there were likes and dislikes.  In all, it is a pretty good scope.

Pros:
good glass for the money
self illumination is always a good thing
turrets were pretty good, tracked true

Cons:
the reticle is fairly thick
eye box at 20X is not the most forgiving
Some have had issues with the post reticle (mine was mil dot, no issues.)


I am not a huge fan of 20X scopes in the real world.  On the bench, no problem, but they aren't ideal for field conditions, too much movement in the reticle.

The scope matched up well with others in similar price range and power.  I liked the turrets more than the Sightron 6-24X and I liked the reticle less (too heavy at high power.)

Trijicon makes a great scope.

I would have liked more elevation adjustment, but so long as it isn't going on a 1,000-yard gun, you shouldn't have problems..
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I have the 5-20 amber mildot on a POF .308.  I've only been to the range with it, shooting from a bipod at midday, not to the field yet.  The adjustments worked well.  The turrets are not hard to turn but don't move when the rifle is being cased, etc.  The glass seemed good, but I don't have experience with anything high-end;  I own primarily Bushnell Elites and Accupoints, so I don't have a lot to compare it to.  The amber dot is very subdued compared to the green on my 3-9 and the red triangle on the 2.5-10.  In daylight I can easily see the green dot at the range, can't see the amber at all.  In darkness it's very, very faint.  I initially thought it might be out of spec and sent it back to Trijicon, came back the same.  It seems as though it will be usable at night based on what I saw after sitting in a dark room to adjust my eyes, but if I had to do it over again I'd probably get another green dot.  I'd heard the 20X might transmit heavy heartbeats, breathing, etc., into a jittery sight picture, and I'm sure it would under different conditions, but it wasn't a problem from a seated, steady position.  I don't shoot long distances yet, so the lack of elevation isn't a huge concern for me at this point,  but I put it on a 20 moa Unimount, and I'm told that should get me to the limits of what my 16" barrel can deliver.  For what it's worth, I shot just as well with the 3-9 out to the 200 yds available at my range, but I personally like the higher magnification.  The parallax knob isn't marked, if that's an issue for you.  The reticle does seem to be a little thick compared to some precision scopes I've looked through, but out to 200 yds I had no trouble clearly putting the crosshairs in the middle of the 1/2" red center of the target.  My eyes are not great anymore, and I'd rather see the reticle clearly than squint to gain very small increases in precision.  And since the amber dot is not very bright, I want to be able to clearly see the reticle in dimming light before the tritium kicks in.  The eyebox at 20X was a little touchy, but not bad enough to be annoying under the conditions I was using it.    

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I have a Trijicon Accupoint 2.5-10x56.  I can't speak to the particular model you are looking at, other than to say that I've also been looking at getting one of those for my .223 bolt action Savage 10 Precision Carbine (for the same kind of use that you intend with your rifle).  The 5-20x50 is tempting, but I've also have very good success with Bushnell Elite 4200s, so I've been looking at the Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x50 (about $780).  While it isn't an illuminated reticle scope, I think it's a pretty comparable item to the Trijicon.  Maybe it's worth a look for you?

http://www.bushnell.com/products/scopes/riflescopes/elite6500/652165M/

If you go with a Trijicon, I would recommend the green dot.  I have the green triangle post reticle and it works really well for its purpose (hog/deer hunting) but it probably wouldn't be my first choice for varmint hunting.
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I want to make sure this is my last scope for some time. I have the coyote special on the savage now and I like the scope but I want something better for low light hunting. I do not want the post retical. I take it most like the green dot better than the amber or the red.
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how far are you shooting on average?
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I shot a coyote at 265 yards running and that was pure luck but most shots are between 100 and 200 yards. If I go prairie dog hunting who knows!
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I'm considering acquiring one but would like to know what the minimum parallax setting is. Anyone with this scope care to share. Thanks.

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minimum parallax should be about 50 yds.
These scopes have nice glass.  I have had several of them I find the mil dots helpful for hold over marks or for judging the distance of known size animals. Buy a "Mildotmaster" that will take the guess work out of it. When you buy it call in and ask for them to check to be sure the illumination is working properly before shipping it.  The illumination from the tritium is not super bright in the mil dot and duplex model and is much more visable in the Post model. The fiber optic in daylight can be super bright and you may want to rotate the cover over most of it to tone it down.
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I own a Green Mil Dot model on BOBRO mount.
I love it. Big Trijicon fan. I have owned many models.
I like the ability to turn off the fiber optic daytime illumination on certain targets too.
I wish the reticle was thinner. Maybe a TMR or modified Mil but for the money
it has been a really great scope.
 
Anyway I hope that helps some.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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