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wwhich of these cheap scopes? #7407193 01/17/19 04:35 PM
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would you pick? HUNTING scope out to 800ish. MOA, either focal plane, prefer 2nd.

NO vortex , suggestions ok, just pick one as if these were the only scopes ever made. under $1K. budget

i realize 99% of you no nothing of these but thought id throw it out there.

1. Athalon Aeres ETR, 4.4-30
2. Nightforce SHV 5-20
3. Leupold 3xi 8.5-25
4. Bushnell Forge 4.5-27
5. Nikon F-1000, 6-24

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Re: wwhich of these cheap scopes? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7407204 01/17/19 04:52 PM
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Out of that group I would go Nightfarce and never look back.

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The SHV is superior to the other scopes on your list.


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Re: wwhich of these cheap scopes? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7407683 01/18/19 01:24 AM
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Not to sound the broken record, but NF leaps out as the class of the field. That said, do you really feel compelled to shoot at game all of the ways out to 800 yards? I find hunting is much more interesting than shooting but to each his own.


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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NF is #1 by a good margin

Athlon Ares gets really good reviews. I've not seen one in person, but the scopes I've heard it compared to would make it easily #2 on the list.

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Has anyone tried the Forge line, yet?

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Re: wwhich of these cheap scopes? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7408721 01/19/19 12:55 PM
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just for grins, has anybody looked at, done research on the Athalon Ares ETR? I have bolt


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I found it out done by another cheap scope from a bigger company. Athlon was being pimped very hard in 2018

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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
just for grins, has anybody looked at, done research on the Athalon Ares ETR? I have bolt


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What's the scope going on?





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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
What's the scope going on?



Alrighty then. Good talk.





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Buzz.....one scope you might consider adding to the list is the new Horus Scope. Nightforce bought Horus a few years back. At Shot Show they had their new scopes on display. They are equal to the SHV line of nightforce and comparable in price. If memeory arrives me correctly (but donít quote me on this) where they differ is they are first focal plane and you can get the Tremor and H59 reticle on the Horus scopes but not in the SHV from nightforce. Only SHV that is FFP is the 4-14x50. Definitely worth a look when they come out, especially if you have a certain reticle preference.

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Originally Posted by Theringworm
Buzz.....one scope you might consider adding to the list is the new Horus Scope. Nightforce bought Horus a few years back. At Shot Show they had their new scopes on display. They are equal to the SHV line of nightforce and comparable in price. If memeory arrives me correctly (but donít quote me on this) where they differ is they are first focal plane and you can get the Tremor and H59 reticle on the Horus scopes but not in the SHV from nightforce. Only SHV that is FFP is the 4-14x50. Definitely worth a look when they come out, especially if you have a certain reticle preference.


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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Theringworm
Buzz.....one scope you might consider adding to the list is the new Horus Scope. Nightforce bought Horus a few years back. At Shot Show they had their new scopes on display. They are equal to the SHV line of nightforce and comparable in price. If memeory arrives me correctly (but donít quote me on this) where they differ is they are first focal plane and you can get the Tremor and H59 reticle on the Horus scopes but not in the SHV from nightforce. Only SHV that is FFP is the 4-14x50. Definitely worth a look when they come out, especially if you have a certain reticle preference.


Buzz is over this thread. He's on to something else.


And Tremor and H-59 might give him a stroke. His brain cannot handle those reticles.


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Originally Posted by Theringworm
Buzz.....one scope you might consider adding to the list is the new Horus Scope. Nightforce bought Horus a few years back. At Shot Show they had their new scopes on display. They are equal to the SHV line of nightforce and comparable in price. If memeory arrives me correctly (but donít quote me on this) where they differ is they are first focal plane and you can get the Tremor and H59 reticle on the Horus scopes but not in the SHV from nightforce. Only SHV that is FFP is the 4-14x50. Definitely worth a look when they come out, especially if you have a certain reticle preference.


Buzz is over this thread. He's on to something else.


And Tremor and H-59 might give him a stroke. His brain cannot handle those reticles.

you are EXACTLY correct. for me I have no need for a christmas tree of numbers and dots which in FFP u cant see till you crank the power up to MAX

now what was your question? Oh, yes, just give me a duplex in a GREAT scope with an Erector from He77, an accurate ballistic chart, i'll be fine

MOA please rofl banana2

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