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Found a ST 10 USO scope for 775.00, what do you think good deal????

also found Leupold 3.5-10X40 M3 mildot 600.00

and Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20X50, Z-Plex Reticle,
1" Tube Brand New in the Box $ 650.00

New Burris 4-12x42 Laser Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex $767.95

Burris 3-12x50 Xtreme Tactical XTR 30mm Rifle Scope Olive Drab
Mil-Dot 30mm Side Focus SWFA: $627.95

I have about $800.00 to spend.


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Bro, with YOUR background, your asking us our opinions???  

 

I'm a huge USO fan, but the fixed ST-10 isn't for me at that price.  

I think you'd be better served with a variable.

(Or an SS for less than half of that.)

 

The Conquest would be nice, WITH a 20 MOA rail.

 

I have never seen the 2 Burris's you mentioned.

 

Have you considered an IOR Tactical of some kind??

MP8 reticles are real nice.

 

God Speed and stay safe OCONUS, Brother. 

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Bro, with YOUR background, your asking us our opinions???  

 

I'm a huge USO fan, but the fixed ST-10 isn't for me at that price.  

I think you'd be better served with a variable.

(Or an SS for less than half of that.)

 

The Conquest would be nice, WITH a 20 MOA rail.

 

I have never seen the 2 Burris's you mentioned.

 

Have you considered an IOR Tactical of some kind??

MP8 reticles are real nice.

 

God Speed and stay safe OCONUS, Brother. 

 

Big +1 on the IOR Tactical 35mm tube scopes.  I have the 6x24 model and the glass is absolutely fantastic.  The MP8 reticle is very nice and perfect for target and tactical situations.  Definately worth a look...

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Fmsniper,

For about $800 there are a lot of options out there.

What is this going on?

I have not played with any of new scope/laser rangefinder gadgets.  However, since these are, for all practical purposes, first gen devices, they are unlikely to be tough enough for what you do.

Personally, I like the 35mm IORs.  I have a 2-12x32 which can be found for around $900 with rings, I believe.  If this is going on a 308, then I do not think you need a whole lot more magnification than that and MP-8 reticle can be used by anyone who can use a Mil-Dot reticle. 

USO ST10 is a great scope and if you are in the market for a fixed 10x, I do not think it gets any better than that.  For that price it is a very good deal, I think.

Both Leupold and Burris XTR are good scopes, but as far as optical quality goes, they are not in the same league with IOR 35mm or USO.

Conquest 6.5-20x50 is a good varmint scope, but I have heard complaints about its durability, but if you need a lot of magnification, it is not a bad way to go.

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thanks guys

 

not really looking for anything specific I have many guns allready, I will build a gun for what ever scope I buy, I just have the extra money from deployments left over for a scope that is all.

 

I have  Nikon Tac, Muller Tac, Super Sniper, Horus vission, Shepherd, BUrris Black Diomond, Kahels, IOR, NIghtforce, Sightron s3, Leupold, NImrod, and others but I have no USO or laser ranging scopes....

I guess I am asking if you had 800.00 left over for a scope what would you get, I know I have experience and all but I have many rifles and many scopes the laser scope has me intriged for a hunting rifle??????

 ... dam hard choices, I think I will go with the USO or Laser scope.....the USO has GAP retical

 

 

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The Leupold M3 if it's in good condition,  I am drawn to the USO scope but the 3.5-10x40 is such a flexable scope it could go on most anything and with M3 cam system you would just have to order the right cam/covers for caliber of choice/balistics, they can do custom ones if it is not one of the standard ones.

http://www.leupold.com/products/tactical_products/Mark_4_3_5 -10x40mm_LRT_M3.htm

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I got the USO guys, I will build another rifle for it........
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