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Old 01-01-2018, 09:11 PM
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Wagon, are those medium or high rings on your crossfire?
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:02 PM
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Weaver Grand Slam 3-12x42 - Bought new when Natchez had them on sale for $200. Nice glass, love the side focus, should have bought two at that price. Weighs a bit more than the Nikon.
What does the side focus go down to?
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One of the sub $200 I like a lot is Vortex Diamondback 4-12x AO with dead hold reticle. AO comes all the way down to 10 yds.
Which Vortex Diamondback 4-12x has an AO? The only one I see on their website has a parallax set at 100yards.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:28 PM
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What does the side focus go down to?

Which Vortex Diamondback 4-12x has an AO? The only one I see on their website has a parallax set at 100yards.
I believe that Wagon meant to say Vortex Cossfire 2 4-12x AO not Diamondback.
https://www.amazon.com/Crossfire-II-...P0JS7YTS6Y0QN0

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Old 01-01-2018, 11:54 PM
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What does the side focus [on the Weaver GS 3-12x42 AO] go down to?
Only reference I can find right now says 40 yards minimum. I don't have the scope with me so I can't check it. Weaver should include that on their website but doesn't.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:59 PM
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Nope ... Diamondback AO is real .... but looks like it has been discontinued (I did not know).... but you may still find them.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/...v-plex-reticle

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I believe that Wagon meant to say Vortex Cossfire 2 4-12x AO not Diamondback.
https://www.amazon.com/Crossfire-II-...P0JS7YTS6Y0QN0
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:03 AM
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Wagon, are those medium or high rings on your crossfire?

They are Warne Maxima QD medium height.

And just to confirm.. mine is a Diamondback 4-12x AO :-)


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Old 01-02-2018, 10:28 AM
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What does the side focus go down to?

Which Vortex Diamondback 4-12x has an AO? The only one I see on their website has a parallax set at 100yards.
Weaver grandslam 3-12 side focus goes to 25 yrds. Awesome all around .22 scope. Clear and bright for lowlight shots. Great reticle for squirrel but not to thick for informal target. If I was doing nothing but target I might want a slightly thinner reticle, and more magnification but if you hunt and shot 50 yrd targets for fun it would be hard to be disappointed as long as the price is in that 250.00 and less natches is always running. Cloudy and late the other day and still got a good shot off despite the low light.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:47 AM
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Yes, I found the Vortex Diamondback 4-12X40 AO but per optics planet it has been discontinued. Looks like Cabella's had them on sale for $119 at one time, which would have been a heck of a deal and was probably a close-out price. But that was over a year ago.

I did find some existing new old stock but asking prices are all close to $300.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:29 AM
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I'm not too excited about AO scopes...I have had Weaver rimfire scopes...a2.5 X 7, and a 4x on my rifles for at least 20 years, and recently added a Nikon 3-9 EFR.(No AO) A really good buy...$107, delivered. All are bright and clear. After having and using the range-compensating reticles on my big bore and 22s, I'm not really convinced about their usefulness. YMMV.

Personally, I like the Weavers better. They are very bright and compact, and complement the lines of my rifles, not being too large for the guns. I have never had to use their warranty, which I understand is outstanding!
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:47 AM
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This spring I will likely buy an adjustable objective scope for a 10/22. I would like to keep the cost at $200 or below. I am considering adjustable magnification scopes in the 2-7 or 3-9 range primarily, but would consider a fixed magnification scope of 4X or so, if such a thing exists.

I am not terribly scope savvy. I have a couple of Nikon scopes and like the color and clarity so the Nikon Prostaff Target EFR 3-9x40 is an obvious candidate, but I am not sure about the reticle. I am aware of the UTG Bugbuster AO scope.

The Weavers, Leupold, and Vortex scopes with AO all seem to be a bit pricier than I would like. Are there some other candidates I should be considering?

If you have an AO rimfire scope that you really like that is on the budget end of the price spectrum, please comment.
I will vouch for the Bug Buster. My ranges are very close up to about 150-200 yards. On 3x power with the scope I can see quite clearly up close, but at that range I can shoot off the hip and likely hit the target (I plink a whole bunch).

At 9x power I can do 150 yards easy and with the adjustment knob, 200 yards
is well within range although a 12X would be better at that distance. I just couldn't see putting a $200 dollar scope on a $155 dollar Marlin 795 rifle.

That said I put it on quick release low mounts, so I can put my 4x12 off my Ruger 10/22 onto the Marlin if I want to do so in the future.

The optics are very clear and the cross-hairs hold steady. It doesn't come with a battery for the illuminated sights, but they are 6 bucks at most any store.
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:11 PM
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Surprised and disappointed that no one recommended the Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:37 PM
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Surprised and disappointed that no one recommended the Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32.
How do you fell this compares to the Leupold EFR 3-9x33? Does it come in gloss?
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:45 PM
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How do you fell this compares to the Leupold EFR 3-9x33? Does it come in gloss?


Yes - gloss, I did have one.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:54 PM
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It is subjective, but we have had customers say they are very comparable with the Leupold VX2 3-9x33 EFR. It is offered in Gloss and a couple reticles. Unfortunately no mil dot in Gloss.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:20 PM
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