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Recently got two new scopes
both low powered variables with german #4 and lit reticle

4200 1.25-4 for my AR for varmint (coyote mainly) hunting
Euro Diamond 1.5-6 for my Tikka 308 kind of setup mainly for hog hunting at night (legal in Texas) and as a general purpose hunting rifle/backup to my Sako 270

both scopes are very, very nice
taken out in the evening and testing
the 4200 lit dot can be seen in the daylight at full power but not as bright as say an Aimpoint or Eotech (have one)  at night, it's almost too bright at lowest power for precise shots say at 150 yards.. the Burris is not as bright and I would feel I could do more precise shots with it

last night I was comparing the Burris against my Kahles CL 3-10
both set at 3 power and looking at objects, trees, etc.. from 30-100 yards
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the glass is on the Burris...
in all honestly, at low power, there really isn't any difference in being able to see clearly...
trying to hit a small target at 200 yards in very low light the Kahles would win but the Burris definitely holds it's own...

most of the night time hog hunting is done over feeders and 50-75 yards tops is the shot range...   I went hunting this past weekend and though I heard hogs everywhere, none came into view to shoot.. there was a red light setup aiming at the feeder area and it was very low light, the Leupold Scout scope on my 45/70 guide gun would have enabled me to take a shot but both the Burris and the 4200 are clearly (pun intended) better in low light...
but I do like the setup of the scout scope on the guide gun, in daylight or walking around it's a nice setup



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Interesting.

I too hunt hogs in Texas (the little bastards are everywhere) but have gone the route of a Springfield Armory Socom with Millett DMS for my primary shooter (multiple .308 shots in rapid succession) with an AR for the piglets.
The 4200 was just coming out when I bought the Millett (a few months ago) and I got the Millett.  The reticule is good, the glass ain't great, the optic is servicable.  I can take a dusk shot without the illumination or a spotlight shot with low illumination.

Enjoy the new scopes, and lits o' Miss Piggy, they are really screwing up the landscape in our great state.
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I have been looking at 308 autos, the Springfield, AR10s, etc..

where are you hunting?

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Groesbeck and around Houston (have a few property owners who have them so bad, they have given me an open invite to kill as many as I want whenever I want.)

The Socom is a good gun for the purpose, an AR10 would be too, as well as the DPMS new .308.  Socom's are something of a pain in the ass to mount a magnifying, fixed eye relief scope on (unless you get the really new one with the full-length rail.)  My Millett is mounted on a LaRue mount, turned backwards and it functions great.  I do need to mount a cheek piece since the mount raises the line of sight significantly over the iron sites.

All things considered, I'd buy a Socom again, great gun, great design; but I would spend the extra $200 on the extended rail.  If you want it done after-market, it is $700.

My other hog killer (for long range and just mess'in around) is a Tikka T3 Lite 300WM.  I've had a few run from a well-placed .308 round (not far, but they run), I've never had anything run from my 300WM launching a 190gr Sierra BTHP at about 3200FPS.
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Thanks for your review.
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Thanks for the review. How do the other features compare to your Kahles? Eye relief, reliable dialing etc?
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