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#6514014 - 10/27/16 06:35 AM Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions
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I'm looking for a scope for my CTR. Looking for something in the $500-$750 range. Would like to keep the weight of the scope down to around 20 oz. I think if the CTR as dual purpose long range target/hunting scope because of is compactness and weight of 7.5 lbs.

I know I definitely want a Mil/MIl scope.
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#6514099 - 10/27/16 08:03 AM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Swfa
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Any ideas how to make it hard?

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#6514119 - 10/27/16 08:15 AM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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One of the SS scopes.

Maybe a used Burris XTR II

I dare say a Vortex Viper PST, tape the windage turret so that it can't move.
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#6514383 - 10/27/16 10:37 AM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I've got a Swfa SS on my ctr. Love it. I also like the fireman's Burris -- it's a heck of a good scope.
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#6514565 - 10/27/16 12:48 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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The 3-9 SWFA SS is definitely a leading contender. I like all the features of the 2.5-10 PST including illuminated reticle. I just heard so many mixed reviews. The 4-16 HST is also ineresting.
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#6514616 - 10/27/16 01:31 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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What's the reticle and turrets on the HST?
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#6514632 - 10/27/16 01:42 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Sightron sIII. Nothing comes close in tracking or glass until you get into BIG money optics. Just try one before you buy anything else, and thank me later!

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#6514649 - 10/27/16 01:56 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Jason. I think they have a mil/mil version with zero stops. It's 2nd Focal plane which I'm not thrilled about on a 16x scope. I'm not as concerned about it on 10x and under.
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#6514729 - 10/27/16 02:49 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I had an SWFA 3.5-15x42. Awesome scope for the money. I think you can get a sample list version for around $500. Not the best glass for low light, but an excellent all-around unit that's built like a tank and works through anything.

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#6515002 - 10/27/16 06:20 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Jason. I think they have a mil/mil version with zero stops. It's 2nd Focal plane which I'm not thrilled about on a 16x scope. I'm not as concerned about it on 10x and under.


If the glass is perty good, you'll be OK with 16X. But I completely agree with your not being crazy about a SFP 16X scope, but would be alright with a SFP 10X scope. I had entertained buying the one and only SFP scope I would have in the herd, a Viper PST 2.5-10. Figured if I needed the reticle for holding corrections, I'd be at 10X anyway, and it would actually work better for close in shots since you can still see a reticle at 2.5X.

But I digress.
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#6515070 - 10/27/16 07:23 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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JG. You summed it up perfectly, exactly my thought process. I would prefer an illuminated reticle for low light hunting. The Vortex PST 2.5-10 seems to fit the criteria. I just heard a lot of people bash them about not tracking correctly or failing. Seems like for every 3 Vortex supporters, there is one basher. I know their warranty is rock solid but I'd prefer rock solid reliability when on a paid hunt.
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#6515137 - 10/27/16 07:58 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I've had one, and it really ticked me off last year mule deer hunting with it.

Glass is pretty good, it really is. I've literally connected at a mile (1760 yards) with a Viper PST. The reticle is very well designed. They do cut down the weight of a scoped rifle. My absolute biggest problem with it is that the turrets are too easy to turn. I thought about devising a way to make them more difficult to turn, but sold a perfectly working scope instead.

One idea I thought about was removing the turret, fitting a thin rubber band around the end of the turret, reinstall the turret. Basically it needs to fit between the turret knob, and the female to it, on the body of the scope, possibly providing resistance.
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#6515215 - 10/27/16 08:49 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I know these are new but it has a lot of features. Also has a turret lock down to keep things from moving accidentally.

http://theopticzone.com/product/sig-sauer-tango-4-3-12x42-illuminated-mrad-graphite-sot43004/
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#6515269 - 10/27/16 09:20 PM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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scott, I'm in no position to recommend a tactical scope (looking myself), but Hodnett told me once that if a guy doesn't want to spend money on expensive custom guns and NF scopes, a guy can do no better than a Tikka T3 tactical rifle and a Bushnell HDMR scope. If you do not want to spend Bushy money get an SWFA he says.

Why would you want to put an unknown commodity on a great rifle like that Tikka?

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#6515460 - 10/28/16 06:25 AM Re: Optic for a Tikka CTR 308 need your opinions [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Seeing some good reports on those Sig scopes. Have never had my hands on one, though.
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