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#6512959 - 10/26/16 01:51 PM Higher End Scope recomendations
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some of you saw my other post a bit ago about the Swaro X5.....having to have a project at all times, I'm thinking about selling my Wnchester Pre 64 featherweight .243 and my new Ruger #1 in 6.5 Creedmoor, taking the cash and buying a high end scope for my 6.5 LR/Fclass rifle.

First kicker NO VORTEX PLEASE


My budget is $3000ish,

My conundrum would be, do I go for the Swaro X5 "hunting" scope or do I go for a more mainstream optic geared more to target/tactical???

The reason I ask this is I'm sure I will be selling this rig one day, which scope will bring more $$ "return"


I once built a dedicated F-Class rifle in 7mmWSM, I had it built as a single shot, NO DBM. This mistake cost me allot of $$ when I sold it.

I already know JG's answer, flag
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#6512988 - 10/26/16 02:05 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You could pick up a lightly used or maybe even a new S&B in that price range, there are some pretty good deals on the PMII scopes right now because S&B is releasing some new optics. I've been extremely pleased with my S&B 5-25x56 and really love the H2CMR reticle. I've compared it side by side with quite a few high end scopes from different manufacturers and haven't found anything I'd rather have.

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#6512989 - 10/26/16 02:06 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, you're killing me!

I know I've never gotten my money back on any custom or semi-custom I've sold, so I'm with you on the mistake deal.

If I were going to seriously twist turrets, I'd have to go NF, SWFA, or Bushy HDMR.

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#6513030 - 10/26/16 02:28 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I suggest you sign-up at "Bruno's Shooters Supplies". Every so often I receive a email sales offer for Nightforce & other high end scopes. Some used, demo & open box. They stand behind what they offer too.

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#6513068 - 10/26/16 02:44 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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good idea, I had a Nightforce 8-32 NXS on that 7mmWSM may go there again, zero stop this time
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#6513075 - 10/26/16 02:46 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My favorite scope at the moment is the NF ATACR F1 4-16. Love the size and weight of this optic. Low profile locking turret and digital illumination is a nice touch too. I also have the 5-25 ATACR and like the smaller version by far. I think it's still early for the X5 to have a good read on how it would sell used.
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#6513131 - 10/26/16 03:03 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, firemans reccomendations in other posts actually wouldn't be the best for f class. My first recommendation would be a NF 15-55, second would be the vortex golden eagle 15-60

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#6513252 - 10/26/16 04:01 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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F-class is another animal. I doubt F-class guys use Mil/Mil FFP. When in Rhome, do as the Roman's do.

Nightforce is hard to look away from, but I'd try to find one used.
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#6513258 - 10/26/16 04:04 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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but I will probably sell it to a tactical guy.
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#6513264 - 10/26/16 04:08 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Well, one of the high end scopes my tongue is hanging out for, is the NF ATACR F-1 5-25X Mil-R reticle, of course.

God willing I get to build an extreme range rifle, that's the scope for it.


Edited by FiremanJG (10/26/16 04:10 PM)
Edit Reason: reticle
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#6513265 - 10/26/16 04:09 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#6513332 - 10/26/16 04:43 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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S and B or the Tangent Theta

In the NF for glass clarity you need to get in the atacr line , it is more noticeable than the nxs

I know you said no vortex but they have a new high end scope that is supposed to be really really good and all American

There are a couple kahles scopes.

But for the money I would go atacr or look at new vortex. $2-3500 not $3000 plus

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#6513335 - 10/26/16 04:44 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I like the ATACR 34mm
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#6513387 - 10/26/16 05:13 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
S and B or the Tangent Theta

In the NF for glass clarity you need to get in the atacr line , it is more noticeable than the nxs

I know you said no vortex but they have a new high end scope that is supposed to be really really good and all American

There are a couple kahles scopes.

But for the money I would go atacr or look at new vortex. $2-3500 not $3000 plus


Tangent theta over a S&B
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#6513451 - 10/26/16 05:57 PM Re: Higher End Scope recomendations [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
I like the ATACR 34mm


They just came out with a sfp atacr a few weeks ago

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