Delta Stryker HD 5-50x56...

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  1. Ledd Slinger

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    2 posts above yours I detailed how much elevation I was able to dial with the turret. It was 32 MILS or roughly 110 MOA. Granted actual elevation on a measured target could be +/- up to 10%, but it would still be roughly 29 MILS/100 MOA to 35 MILS/120 MOA. So there's a lot of elevation adjustment built into the scope no matter how you look at it.
     
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    The only thing I dislike about the scope is the focus adjustment. They put a lot of effort into dialing the image in perfectly sharp at closer ranges and not enought fine adjustment for really long ranges. While an image at long range can be brought in nice and sharp, it is very touchy with only going to 300 yards then infinity. At 2200 yards, I actually have to back down from infinity just above 300 yard setting. They definitely could have done a better job with the focusing mechanism for long range since the rest of the scope is set up very well for long range work .
     
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    I remember seeing the scope on IWA with the big paralax wheel , indication its initial target segment was likely Field Target

    Field Target spawned many of top LR scopes , and one of the main demands the have is as wide and linear as posible paralax in sub 100y span.As they actualy ranage distance to 1Y precise using the paralax
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    Was similar with Kahles 1050 when it was introduced in 2013 IWA with the big paralax wheel
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    Yeah there's no doubt The Delta would work well for field target use. Although the wheels make fine adjustments easier, I'm not putting one of those on my scope. Especially not with a left load port on my action. The wheel wouldn't be too bad on the Kahles since the parallax wheel is up out of the way. But I don't think the Kahles really needs it. It has a much finer adjustment at long range.
     
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    Its near mandatory for FT as its used as range finding scale not as a finer dial . Much smaller knob wheel is used on March scopes for more paralax fidelity in centerfire. March tried to take on FT with their designs but so far no good enough.

    FT is in terms of scope preformance most demanding discipline of all , these guys have things figured out right down to temerature efected scope shanges ,a nd you know silver scopes are one of their inovations as black scopes wander more in terms of paralax han the silver ones that heat up less.


    Note on this picture different setings for different temps, those are not because of atmospherics but physical dimension changes of the scope and its internals changing the settings.(low temps strip likely British rig)


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    The big wheels are not very applicable for centerfire long range shooting or hunting. I suppose it could work for people who do not prefer to use actions with a left or dual port. My intended purpose for the scope is ELR. I wish manufacturers would be more specific on their parallax designs. They all state something like "10 yards to infinity".
    Well duh, we all know scopes will focus close and go to infinity :rolleyes: They need to specify the full detailed range settings on the focus so a person can get an idea on the level of fine tuning adjustments at certain distances. One of my favorite side parallax adjustments for long range shooting is on Nikon scopes. They go to 1000 yards before infinity. Can dial the parallax in very nicely at long range. The Kahles does this very well also with going to 800 yards before infinity. The new Sghtron SVSS line adopted the two speed focus design with a coarse and fine wheel that is found on some of today's modern spotting scopes. I haven't tried the SVSS personally, but I would imagine it works as well as it does on spotting scopes.
     
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    I'm a Varmint shooter. How will the glass compare on a Prairie dog ? I have a Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29x56mm and them dogs hate that scope. I have a Zeiss V6 5-30x50mm and its glass is small step above the Cronus in clairity I think. I'd love to see a side by side of your Delta to a Athlon Cronus. That englishman thinks the Delta is better.
     
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    I don't see how looking at a prairie dog is different than looking at any other object? I've hunted ground squirrels (gophers) and prairie dogs for many years and they aren't out after the sun goes down and I'm not shooting them at 2K. Most optics perform very good in nice daylight at moderate ranges.

    I won't be testing a Cronus BTR 4.5-29x56 because I don't use FFP scopes. Nor do I even care to look through any of them. Just my preference.

    I do have the Midas BTR 4.5-27x50 SFP and Argos 6-30x56 SFP scopes and the glass is very nice in both of them. Tac sharp edge to edge on all powers. Probably comparable to the Delta on similar power settings tho I haven't had either one side by side with the Delta yet because comparing them to a 5-50x56 is kinda like apples and oranges.
     
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    I just saw the Trijicon 5-50x56mm on Optics Planet. Maybe the OP can check it out and say for sure they're both one and the same scope ? Just shy of $1800 bucks.
     
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    That's good to hear that Trijicon brought the street price down to be right on par with the Delta. That definitely strengthens my suspicions that the Trijicon is the same scope in different clothing and a different reticle.

    Being the price is the same now, I think the Trijicon would be a better option for folks in the USA since warranty service can be handled by a US company and Trijicon gives it a lifetime warranty. Provided the reticle is what a person wants of course. I only have a 10 year warranty with both my Delta and my Kahles K1050
     
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    It sure is tempting.
     
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    Looks like they changed the knobs on it .Do you have Red & Green Illumination ? Everyone else wants $2700 and Optics planet want $1780.00 6-8 weeks shipping. Dang it now I'm not going to be able to get back to sleep.
     
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    Don't know if id trust the 6-8 weeks shipping part from Optics Planet.

    I noticed the couple other places that carry the Delta have much higher prices as well. Theres a company up in Canada that can get the Delta Stryker and Optics Warehouse in the UK has them as well. I believe they run around $2300-$2500 if you buy through them. Not sure why or how Optics-Trade.eu can get them for $1700? Maybe they just don't mark them up as much.
     

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