Scope recommend for 50 yd benchrest

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  1. garandman

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    What are y'all running ?
     
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    Not the $1000 scopes that will be recommend.... Just a clear scope that hold zero at wapping 50 yards because I don't have a $2000 .22... So what ever dedicated 50 yard scope that you like and can out shoot you and the gun.... So Leupold or even Nikon upper end or maybe not even that high... Once again personal preference or how big your wallet is....lol.... If your shooting against your buddies or trying for a new world record.... The difference is about $1500 bucks...
     
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    Weaver 36x is a popular one, some prefer the Sightrons. I prefer the Weaver 36x FCH, no dot while others prefer the dot. I prefer the Weaver glass over a Sightron 36x glass myself. Try and look thru all the different brands/models to see what works for you at 50y.
     
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    I run about an 8 minute mile.
     
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    Now that's good.
     
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    Weaver 36x
     
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    You run about 11 fps velocity then and have about 40' long max trajectory... no scope needed for that... :)
     
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    Sightron 45x45, i like it very much.. i was using a Leupold FX-III 30X40 Silhouette scope, but i have put that one to pasture.. great scope, it's just that i need the extra power now.
    I'd sell that Leup scope.. someone that shoots steel would most likely like that one. Used to be owned by Bill Myers. Just not sure if i want to put it on the market or not, it is a very good scope..
     
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    Curious....how clear is the glass? How's mirage? Most of the scopes on the line where I compete are either Sightron or Weaver T-series. Owners of both are both sure their brand is best. :)
     
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    Weaver T24 with the target dot. Natchez has had the T24's for less than $300, I don't know if they still have them in stock though.
     
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    i think that for the price point, the clarity of the scope is above board.. yes, i have seen mirage in it, and thankfully i did.. fore if i hadn't, it would have spelled disaster for me. i feel that it is an excellent scope to use for BR, esp rimfire BR..
     
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    Everybody talks about clarity, which is certainly great but not on the top of the list for importance.
    Lets remember that the single most important task of a benchrest grade scope is to consistently hold POI.
    Minimum 36X, 40-45X even better.
    Very tough to beat the venerable Leupold Comp, good used ones always available for about $800.
    Weavers have always been super but remember, if anything goes wrong, there is no more Weaver.
     
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    I'm using a weaver t36 wanting to buy a Sightron 45x though for another project
     
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    I am in the process of testing the 45x45 Sightron. I have had it on my 600 yard rifle, but recently put it on my CZ 453 .22LR. It may well be the optimum 50 yard scope. It focuses parallax down to 10 yards and has 1/10th MOA dot and 1/10th MOA adjustments. It holds point of aim and has superb ED glass from Japan. It has a street price under $1000 (I have seen prices as low as $750).
     

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  15. Tim s

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    James,
    Looking forward to your thoughts on the scope.
    One of the guys was shooting one @ the last IBS 100/200 match this past weekend @ Camillus and said he really liked it.
     
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    I had a Leupold 45X and it was really grainy.. .. not a clear sight picture at all. Even early A.M. before heat/ humidity, as well as 6-8p.m. wth lighting) Had an original T36 that was much clearer. (Sold the T36 to get the Leup.... MAJOR disappointment. ) Looked through the new side parallax T36 yesterday (40mm obj and 1" tube) and it was grainy like the Leup.

    Given many of our shoots are at dusk and dark… with lighting... A clear glass with good light transmission is going to be paramount for me
     
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    Yeah... love to hear from the Sightron 45x folks...
     
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    You probably want to get your eyes checked or focus a scope properly.
    LCS glass is well ahead of a T36 as well as being 30mm tube.
    LCS is still the most common scope used for Super Shoot top 20.
    There is no such thing as “grainy” , if it’s not a sharp image, you have the eyepiece adjusted improperly.
     
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    I tried *everything*

    Every.

    Thing. :)

    Ppl told me its picking up humidity in the air. I tested that also.... even early AM amd low humidity days... it was not sharp / clear. Trust me.... I wanted the 45x Leup to be a better scope. It was 100% functional. But not "clear." ( vs. my Athlon Ares ETR or Leup MK 6 or even MK4)


    Maybe it was defective. I dunno. But I know it was "grainy" / not clear. Was gonna send it back to Leup for factory service. Sold it instead.
     
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