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#7103331 - 03/06/18 06:58 PM Optics wish list (realistic)
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Im thinking this year I am definitely going to buy the Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars. The reviews are fantastic and the price is right at $300.

2nd on the wish list is the Nightforce NXS Compact 2.5-10 X 42 scope. The price is not right at $2000 but after researching this scope I think it is about as good as you can get for a hunting scope.

I need to make these both happen before October.

What is on your list this year?
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#7103333 - 03/06/18 07:05 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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I really want to get a Tangent Theta 315M for my custom hunting rifle but not sure I will be able to make it happen this year. For my 257wby I will probably end up with a Leopold vx5hd
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#7103348 - 03/06/18 07:22 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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As soon as Tangent Theta puts an MR4 reticle in their 5-25 model, Iíll buy one. Until then, my SWFA HD 5-20 is just fine.

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#7103364 - 03/06/18 07:32 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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Stiener T5XI 5-25x56 . I really want a Nightforce Atacr or Schmidt Bender but they're a little out of my budget.

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#7103391 - 03/06/18 07:47 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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Pretty happy with my optics currently. Think I want to switch to a trijicon rmr for a pistol
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#7103563 - 03/06/18 10:54 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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For glass scopes the new long range nikons I saw at Shot Show looked prettyy good with good relief.
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#7103942 - 03/07/18 11:31 AM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
For glass scopes....


Do they make other kinds?
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#7105022 - 03/08/18 12:29 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
For glass scopes....


Do they make other kinds?


Yes. Some scopes use a bubble of gas for lenses instead of glass.

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#7105076 - 03/08/18 01:19 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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I ran the NF 2.5-10x42 for a good year
awesome scope
I had a few minor complaints, the Mil-R is a bit too fine for hunting and I really didn't care for the digital illumination, but, that's pretty much accross the board. I like a 10 position rheostat with an off between each setting. I have the same complaint on a S&B Stratos 1.5-8X 42 I run on my 6.8, I actually preferred the older style control on the the S&B 1.5-6x42 I had before it.

https://tacticalgunreview.com/nightforce-nxs-2-5-10x42/#more-19670

I am waiting on an ACTAR 5-25 Mil-C


Edited by ccoker (03/08/18 01:20 PM)
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#7105110 - 03/08/18 01:59 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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Leupold VX5HD 3-15x44mm, Impact-29 MOA reticle for the Browning that is not happening yet
SIG Sauer TANGO4 1-4x30mm MIL milling reticle for the MSR that is not happening yet
Vortex Viper or Leupold SX-1 spotting scope, which is possibly going to happen this year

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#7105416 - 03/08/18 06:04 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
I ran the NF 2.5-10x42 for a good year
awesome scope
I had a few minor complaints, the Mil-R is a bit too fine for hunting and I really didn't care for the digital illumination, but, that's pretty much accross the board. I like a 10 position rheostat with an off between each setting. I have the same complaint on a S&B Stratos 1.5-8X 42 I run on my 6.8, I actually preferred the older style control on the the S&B 1.5-6x42 I had before it.

https://tacticalgunreview.com/nightforce-nxs-2-5-10x42/#more-19670

I am waiting on an ACTAR 5-25 Mil-C


Good review. Thanks!
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#7105733 - 03/08/18 09:43 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
I am waiting on an ACTAR 5-25 Mil-C
Would love to hear your review on this one. Got to looking around at what scope available right now I would buy with price being no object and I basically narrowed it down to the 5-25 ATACR. Mil-C is a very good and simple reticle. The ATACR allegedly has great reliability, accurate tracking, and I've seen videos of the turrets in operation and they look top notch. I actually like the capped windage turret as well. I just haven't seen a good review of how the glass quality stacks up against other top-tier scopes like Minox, S&B, Tangent Theta, etc. or even the next level like the Razor Gen 2 & others.

I hadn't really taken a full look at the ATACR until just recently and if the glass quality is as good as I'd imagine, then it really is a heck of a total package.

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#7105735 - 03/08/18 09:44 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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I want to see what the new Athlon Ares ETR looks like,or I might just buy another Cronus BTR scope.

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#7106419 - 03/09/18 03:36 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: ccoker]
Bigfoot Offline
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
I ran the NF 2.5-10x42 for a good year
awesome scope
I had a few minor complaints, the Mil-R is a bit too fine for hunting and I really didn't care for the digital illumination, but, that's pretty much accross the board. I like a 10 position rheostat with an off between each setting. I have the same complaint on a S&B Stratos 1.5-8X 42 I run on my 6.8, I actually preferred the older style control on the the S&B 1.5-6x42 I had before it.

https://tacticalgunreview.com/nightforce-nxs-2-5-10x42/#more-19670

I am waiting on an ACTAR 5-25 Mil-C


I was looking at the velocity 600 reticle but after your comment about the other reticle not being decent for a hunting application with it being too small to see I am thinking now the best hunting reticle will be the IHR illuminated.

I just bought myself a birthday present and got the binocs already.


Edited by Bigfoot (03/09/18 05:44 PM)
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#7106443 - 03/09/18 04:07 PM Re: Optics wish list (realistic) [Re: Bigfoot]
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for a hunting scope, I still LOVE the LHRS 3-12 and have ran it for 2 seasons on my main "deer" rifle...
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