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Old 04-04-2017, 06:53 AM
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I am in the market for a long range scope for my 40x and may my anni 54 . I have a tendency to go over board on spending on my toys ! LOL
I would like to hear everyone's opinion on what the best practical scope is for stretching my 22's to there maximum potential .
I looked seriously at the S111 10-50 but would like to hear pros and cons .
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:12 PM
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I just bought an Anschutz and I wanted to shoot it long range. I bought an Athlon Cronus BTR and it should be here Friday. I don't know what kind of scopes you like but it seemed ideal for my type of shooting.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:10 PM
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Best option for long range RF ?

I don't personally have experience but follow a lot of long range shooters on all sorts of social media and read a lot of articles on the subject and am seeing a lot of great things about the Sightrons - both the SIII or SV 10-50x60.

For something on the more affordable range, I have also read great things about the SWFA SS scopes.

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Old 04-11-2017, 11:58 PM
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I own and use the SIII 10-50X60. For the money it's a great scope. It tracks perfectly and is repeatable. For the type of competition that I shoot, repeatability and tracking are paramount. I'm sure there is better glass out there like S&B, Nightforce, Valdata, Etc.. However , you will pay close to double the cost of the SIII. The only knock on the SIII that I have is that the scope gets dark at a little over 40X. But that could just be my 54 year old eyes.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:37 AM
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I think you ought to take advantage of the mounts on the barrel and use a Unertl 1 1/2 or a redfield 3200 in 20x or above.

The super snipers are the deal for centerfire rifles.

Shooting a .22 at 200 is a whole different hoot because you can watch the bullet hit the target.

The redfield has a uniquely flat image.
Unertls are kind of steampunk in that you get to fiddle around with them. The 40x has a 10 inch spacing which gives you a 1/6 MOA and a extra click in the x ring. Externally adjustable scopes are kind of the difference between a manual and an automatic transmission in a sports car.

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I like my Leupold 45 x 45
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Looks a bit out of balance, but it's mighty nice
being able to see 17hmr holes at 200 yards.
Sightron SIII 10-50x60 LRMOA



For a quarter the price, the Mueller 8-32x44 Target reticle
is more than adequate for 200 yard rimfire.



To improve aiming point visibility at 200, add a touch of color.
Avery makes some day-glo stick-ons that are very handy, and cheap.


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Scope rails?

What are you using for scope rails? I picked up some 90MOA rails 11"+ long that I can machine to any MOA under 90. I have a Sifhtron 10-50x60 & a Sightron 35x & a Leupold 45x as well as several SWFA @@ 20x which I like the the 140 moa of adjustment & have mos & mil-rad.
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I had a 36br leupold but sold it . Now I'm on the hunt for something new
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I had a 36br leupold but sold it . Now I'm on the hunt for something new
Its not my primary scope, but I love my 36 BR. There is a known design issue with the internals so I hold off during the string, but the fine thread on the AO and deep blue finish are nice.

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I think you ought to take advantage of the mounts on the barrel and use a Unertl 1 1/2 or a redfield 3200 in 20x or above.

The super snipers are the deal for centerfire rifles.

Shooting a .22 at 200 is a whole different hoot because you can watch the bullet hit the target..
I use the super snipes 20x on rimfire & they work fine & have 140 MOA of adjustment, i now use Mil-Rad but hard to beat at the price IMHO.
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I use the super snipes 20x on rimfire & they work fine & have 140 MOA of adjustment, i now use Mil-Rad but hard to beat at the price IMHO.
That's what I've been putting on mine lately. Started with the 16x because the older 20x were dark. They got that fixed with the newer versions, I really like the Moa-Quad a lot.

Really nice reticle with a really small dot dead center with a slight open space around it to allow for seeing a small crosshair on a target. Nice thin reticle marked with hash marks.

Excellent mechanics and perfect repeatability with decent glass. I give up snob level glass for having perfect mechanics and LOTS of elevation travel. 20X is more than enough if you're wanting to shoot longrange steel. I use a 5-20 SWFA HD on my 1000 yard guns and I can quarter a 5" circle at 1000 yards easily but just can't seem to hit it very often

There are better scopes if you are wanting to poke paper and see the fuzz on the size of the hole but they aren't suited for adjusting for all the distances we shoot from 25 yards out thru 400+ yards.

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