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Stumped by My First Mil/Mil Scope Options

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Will_Power, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Hey all,

    Unexpected expenses have hit over the past couple of months and dug into my fun money, but I still need to pick up a starter mil/mil scope.

    Right now, I'm looking between these:

    Falcon Menace 4-14

    Weaver Tactical 3-10

    This will be going on a 5.56 with mix of precision paper punching and coyote/varmint hunting (ie this won't be a range toy, and I don't want something that will fall apart in the field).

    My hard limit is $400. I'm not interested in a fixed power (i.e. the SWFA SS 10x). It must be mil/mil.

    Thanks!
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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  3. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Redfield Revenge Riflescope

    I am really impressed with the redfields I have.
    If you're talking mil dot reticle..... Never mind. Sorry.
     
  4. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    Had good luck with millet and vortex
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 on the Vortex. They seem to be able to put a lot of quality into a relatively inexpensive optic. Scope or Binoc.
     
  6. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Can't afford the Vortex. Hard limit of $400 right now.
     
  7. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Burris E3200 is well within your budget. If you are using the mil dot for ranging, a fixed power scope will be easier to use (and more accurate)
     
  8. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    The vortex is $100 bucks more. If you have to wait, sell some mags or donate plasma, it is still worth it to get a quality scope. ::thumbup:

    From the choices on your list I would go with the Weaver or the Falcon. The Falcon is first focal plane and a 30mm tube so it's not apples to apples.
     
  9. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Active Member

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    Never heard of a Burris 3200. Bushnell makes a 3200 model though.
     
  10. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    You are correct! That what happens when you post past your bed time...LOL
     
  11. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    delete
     
  12. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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  13. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I have 'em both and they are both good scopes. If I had to buy another it would be the Vortex. The Vortex has better glass and I really like the positive feel of its turrets. They both track true and have held up well.
     
  14. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Thanks for the little bit of feedback so far, guys.

    Right now I'm looking to either the Weaver or the Falcon. Heard no complaints about the Weaver, but have heard both good and bad about the Falcon.

    Of these two - and only these two, no other options - which would you go with?
     
  15. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Get the Weaver unless you have to just have a first focal plane, more magnification or a 30mm tube. I haven't used a Weaver myself but have heard they are similar to the Bushnell elite tactical. It should be made in Japan.
     
  16. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for the used Vortex ;)

     
  17. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Predicated on being able to find one used.

    Still looking for suggestions on the other two: Falcon or Weaver.
     
  18. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Had someone on another forum suggest looking at Konus... who I hadn't even heard of before.

    Seems like I find out about a new brand/make of glass every day while researching this.

    Seems like this 4.5-16x one would be the one to research?
     
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    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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  20. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Gone through ten different options at this point. Can't figure out where to go on this.

    Millet

    Weaver

    Falcon Menace

    Konus

    Et cetera.

    Been sitting on some reloading goodies for this AR, but haven't wanted to piece together everything until I got some better glass. At this rate, I'm lucky to be shooting by summer!

    Hell,maybe I should just sit on the cash and pick up Vortex later.