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    Tricky scope spec- can you help me?

    I have a list of specs for a scope but am struggling to work out which is the right one to go for. I am after
    1. Top end mag over 10x
    2. reticle in FFP
    3. Quality glass
    4. Illuminated ret
    5.External turret adj inc windage
    6. a 42mm obj.
    7. 3.75-4'' eye relief
    The closest I get is a S&B 3-12x42 but I am having trouble getting anyone to quote for the scope. Anyone any other ideas? Thanks

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    I have the 3-12x42 S&B and would highly recommend it - the only thing it doesn't have on your wish list is illumination and external turrets, but I have never needed them. I have a Z6i with ballistic turrets and illumination - only ever used the BT at the range and never used the illumination. In the field I always use hold-over as it is generally quicker than fidling with turrets, and time spent at the range has taught me how the rifle behaves in different conditions. I don't know of another scope with first focal plane reticle. I've always felt the S&B feels more rugged than the Swarovski too, Z6i just 'feels' delicate.
    Try and find one second hand?
    Last edited by Virbius; 04-06-2013 at 22:17. Reason: typos

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    Thanks for the replies. I don't think the Swarovski comes in FFP? The PM2 is heavier and 34mm? main tube which makes it less attractive than the 3-12. Also it is difficult getting anyone t0 quote for a non stock Sand B.

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    Vortex viper pst 6-24 check out the specs, nice scopes

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    Thanks. It is available with illum and can be ordered with external adj. I agree that holdover is most simple when stalking hence the need for FFP ret, but I like the option of external adj for longer range foxing. The scope is for a .25-06.

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    What about a nightforce 3.5x15x50. Front obj lens is a little bigger then you wanted.
    But they great range of ir rets and target turrets

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    Nightforce is a possibility but I had a different spec before and didn't like the fact that the whole eye piece turned when changing mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWH View Post
    Thanks. It is available with illum and can be ordered with external adj. I agree that holdover is most simple when stalking hence the need for FFP ret, but I like the option of external adj for longer range foxing. The scope is for a .25-06.
    That would be a lovely scope, I think you've found your answer - just have to wait a bit for it to be delivered?

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