I had one on my .243 for years without any problem
I have three of them (2no. 50mm and 1no. 40mm) on PCP air rifles and a 22LR...but they always market them as being centre fire capable, and I would be happy to use one on my .308.
Stratts maybe you would be best off doing a little internet reading on US shooting sites and see how popular they amy be over there. I think you will find they are quite well thought of for geeral hunting use. The impression I get is that a lot of US hunters do not see the point or need for expensive European glass on their rifles.
Thanks chaps I read that quite a few use the 50mm but wasn't sure if the smaller one made it more fragile so to speak. Only thing I need to see is how it gathers the light in the woods as I'm used to a 50mm Meopta and it can be quite murky under the canopy,
Mind me asking you (or anyone else!) about mounting the scope in the optilocks?
I've got similar for my first setup - T3 .308 with 1" optilocks - and have so far only loose mounted my scope as I'm a bit unsure about getting torque right on the various screws. Just wondered if you bothered with precise torque settings (I don't have a variable torque driver...) or just good old-fashioned judgement?!
I think the base to ring and base to receiver screws will just be a case of getting them up as tight as I can but I don't want to over tighten the ring screws and either strip them or leave the scope over/under tightened.
I'm probably over-thinking this but as it's my first crack at it I don't want to make a howling arse of it!
A scope cannot gather light it can only transmit available light. That is unless it has all changed in the time that I have been out of shooting.
I had one on a 22.250. worked a treat. Sold it with the rifle and I wish I had kept it.
I have an older 3.5-10x40mm which came on a fine .22 LR. It is very clear and bright. I put in on a new T3 7mm-08 for testing ammo, and almost left it there, but put on the 2-7x35mm Burris, as planned. The Simmons is now headed for a 6.5x55mm where I have been using the iron sights for years, for new load testing. I think this scope of mine, and Stratts, is now replaced by something else.