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    high magnification scopes

    Out of the high mag scopes available on the market either in the UK or USA, which in peoples opinion is the best value for money?

    I'm considering trying out some bench rest shooting at greater distances and am wondering what's worth considering.

    By value for money I am meaning glass clarity, focusing, accessories included such as a sunshade, illuminated or not, light gathering etc.

    Nightforce are out the question as they are too pricey but what else is there? I know of sightron and march.

    Cheers

    ​David

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    Value for money is Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-3x50.....

    but that's not nearly the same quality as a Zeiss Victory....

    what's it for distance wise max?
    Last edited by Paul at Fechan; 10-05-2013 at 18:30.

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    David,

    With respect, if you think Nightforce are too expensive then you can forget March! (Twice the price!)

    Good glass comes at a premium, if you wish to compete at the higher ends, then spend money on good glass, Swaro, Zeiss, S&B, Nightforce etc.

    Sightron scopes are great value for money and the glass is first class, but not as good as March, Swaro or Zeiss - but on a level in my opinion with Nightforce.

    Others to consider, would be Leupold, Nikon and Minox (there are lots of others too!)
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    David i baught a sightron from the us it came with target turrets sun shade and cloths the glass is exellent even for foxing and last light work they come with lifetime warrantee so covers all bases really ,the only fault i can see with mine is the top target knob is one click off being inline with the scope if you know what i mean but thats just being picky and it makes no difference as it is marked up correctly.
    prices in the us are crazy cheap so for little money i took a punt after all the good results, it sits on my 300 win and i have put around 100-150 rounds down it with this scope and so far so good hope this helps wayne.
    Sightron SIII 30mm Rifle Scope 6 24 x 50mm Long Range Mil Dot SIIISS624X50LRMD | eBay
    New Sightron SIII SS 3 5 10x44 Long Range Illuminated MOA 3 Rifle Scope Lrirmoa 793139251244 | eBay
    i baught the lrmd cm one from the second seller with no problems at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    David i baught a sightron from the us it came with target turrets sun shade and cloths the glass is exellent even for foxing and last light work they come with lifetime warrantee so covers all bases really ,the only fault i can see with mine is the top target knob is one click off being inline with the scope if you know what i mean but thats just being picky and it makes no difference as it is marked up correctly.
    prices in the us are crazy cheap so for little money i took a punt after all the good results, it sits on my 300 win and i have put around 100-150 rounds down it with this scope and so far so good hope this helps wayne.
    Sightron SIII 30mm Rifle Scope 6 24 x 50mm Long Range Mil Dot SIIISS624X50LRMD | eBay
    New Sightron SIII SS 3 5 10x44 Long Range Illuminated MOA 3 Rifle Scope Lrirmoa 793139251244 | eBay
    i baught the lrmd cm one from the second seller with no problems at all

    Sightron anyday. I use a s111lrmoa2 in 8-32x56 at 1000yds, foxing, stalking. Best value around. Glass as good as a nightforce, if not, better. I think the image through a Sightron has better clarity than a nf. The turrets are re-settable by a t20 torx screw.

    If your local, you are most welcome to have a look

    ​pete

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    I'm in the market for a new scope and was set on a Swarovski, S&b, zeiss but at that money new the sightron does seem tempting - what would you say the comparison is percentage wise to say a Swarovski PV? Like 90% or are we talking a major noticeable difference? My biggest interest is that point when in a highseat waiting for mr fox and the light is fading...

    regards,
    gixer

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    gixer i have not used a swaro ,but i have zeiss bins i have shot foxes in dark lamping and with the nd50 with this scope and would have no problems with deer right on last light , next time i go up to aberdeen i can meet you and you can have a look if you like,atb wayne

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    The original high magnification scopes in the USA were the Unertl

    I have a 20 power one, nice bit of kit

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    sightron s3 will do it all from foxes to deer way out on the hill to target work i sold my night force s/b long rainge and every other high end german stuff in place for the s3 i have no regrets i did have isue with derilight using the s3 but that the derilights falt not the s3 all the low light stuff you hear about this scope and that scope i hyave never found a low light day scope that works after a sertain time if you want to see in the dark get night vision if you want to shoot close or far purchase a scope that has 100percent repeatable turets s3 has them unlike most of the german manufacturers who are way behind on target turret use yes lets manufacture a stalking scope and stick turets on now its a long rainge scope no its not the s3 is one of the best deals out there it was desighned for the long stuff but still a craking scope for vermin deer most of the night force boys have sold up and gone to sightron i use mine on my rem mag never misses a beat no matter how meney turns you put on it it returns to zero every time get one im after another myself

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    I think Wraith has mentioned something important. In a long range scope precise tracking is really important otherwise you cannot dial in a correction with confidence. I would also suggest that your reticle matches the calibration of the turrets ie moa turrets with an moa reticle or mil turrets and mil reticle but not mil reticle and moa turrets. That way if you can spot the fall of shot you can measure off the reticle and dial in a quick and accurate adjustment

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