Interesting question, look forward to the answer.Do any of the scopes offer totally parallax error free viewing like the Aimpoint, ie the dot can be way off the scope tube centre yet it will still hit where the dot is covering?
Easy to test for yourself, if I set mine at 10metres and deliberately lift my head of the combe, I can miss a a4 sheet at 100mtres.Just how far out does the parallax have to be, to be over 3" out, at say 40m ?
Regardless of sight used, you'd want the reticle to be in the correct position, when the rifle is shouldered.
So the rifle needs to be a good fit, even if that relies on an adjustable cheek riser, something I find invaluable.
Check out which companies sponsor those videos and you'll invariably see 'Aimpoint' emblazoned over everything. Little wonder the participants are using their freebie products.It seems by watching video 's of the top Boar shooters they all use Aimpoints.
Nobody need spend that amount of money if they are able to search for the best deal on the interweb and then able to haggle a bit - not even for the top Austrian scopes. Anyway, it's like comparing apples and oranges with one at a fixed 1x mag and the others variable up to 5 or 6 mag, so whatever suits your needs, style of shooting, and even eyes (some have difficulty taking the shot with both eyes open) which may preclude using a reflex or holographic type sight.And why do you need to spend fifteen hundred pound for a top German scope when five hundred will do for the Aimpoint,
Maybe, but some will prefer a bit of mag for longer shots. Even when driven hunting it's sometimes advantageous to be able to dial it up a bit depending on the situation.And you can still use it for woodland stalking with a two inch dot.
I'm not surprised, but to be fair, the tube on the Aimpoint is pretty narrow, and you don't have to move you head very far, before you lose the sight picture.Easy to test for yourself, if I set mine at 10metres and deliberately lift my head of the combe, I can miss a a4 sheet at 100mtres.
The aimpoint is completely different in that you can look from any edge, so long as the dots on the target, so are you, it totally parallax free.
I have looked through the red dots - Docter, Aimpoint etc - they don't have the nice bright image of a good scope.