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#5562080 - 01/24/15 01:27 PM Tough scopes and mounts - whose?
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5084
Loc: Central Texas
We went to see American Sniper the other day, then went home and rented Lone Survivor. In the latter movie, during the intense combat scenes, the guys jumped (twice) off of steep rocky ledges, then they recovered their weapons and kept fighting. The scoped rifles clattered down steep rocky slopes, and were still usable and accurate. No scope and mounts that I have would have taken that abuse and still been functional and/or accurate. Granted, it was a movie, but it was based on reality. So...my question is will military spec scopes and mounts actually take that level of abuse and still be accurate? Can any of you speak from a position of knowledge on this?

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#5562118 - 01/24/15 01:54 PM Re: Tough scopes and mounts - whose? [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2563
Loc: Hurst
I saw this article the other day which gives you the specs of Chris Kyle's rifles. Looks like he uses NightForce stuff.

Article Here
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#5562162 - 01/24/15 02:31 PM Re: Tough scopes and mounts - whose? [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 898
Loc: Dallas / Fort Worth Area
I have a SWFA SS20 in the Burris Xtreme Tactical Rings mounted on a 24" Bull Barrel 308 AR Platform.

The rifle is a bit of a boat anchor.

It got knocked out of a gun rack and fell more than four feet to the concrete floor.

Point of impact moved less than a 1/2" to the left at 100 yards.

I don't know if that would be rated Good or Bad???

I was expecting a lot worse.

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#5562184 - 01/24/15 02:55 PM Re: Tough scopes and mounts - whose? [Re: 603Country]
headhunter54 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/11
Posts: 578
Loc: Longview, TX
When Brandon Webb took over the SEAL sniper school he equipped the rifles with Nightforce scopes. There is a reason a combat veteran chose that brand, durability and repeatability.

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