The ideal Scope ???

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by SPEEDY » Sat May 12, 2018 2:58 am

I find at 8m aiming is overrated, shot plenty of pigs and foxes from the hip at that range.


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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by JPBlaser » Sat May 12, 2018 3:43 am

Kahles helia 2.4-12x56 with the ballistic reticle.
Has very good field of view,has sufficient magnification,the image quality is superb and is also very bright for low light use.
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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by Kgi » Sun May 13, 2018 4:03 am

JPBlaser wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 3:43 am
Kahles helia 2.4-12x56 with the ballistic reticle.
Has very good field of view,has sufficient magnification,the image quality is superb and is also very bright for low light use.
Yes however very bulky for "all round use"
I have a 2.4-16×56 leica magnus which I love and perfect for curtain tasks however far too big for all round use in my opinion :)

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by p3t3rsn » Mon May 14, 2018 5:30 pm

I should add, I love the S&B 2.5-10x42. Just wish it came with an illuminated reticle.

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by 9.3M03 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:08 pm

For me it is the Leica ERi 2.5-10X42 with a German no 4 reticle. I have a couple of these, unfortunately I think they are discontinued, replaced by the Visus.

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by stokesrj » Mon May 14, 2018 7:39 pm

I have a wide range of scopes but my favorite and the one I have the most copies of is the ZEISS HT 1.5-6X42 rail mount with the #60 lighted reticle. I find this scope to be entirely satisfactory from point blank to 300 yards for big game, It is compact, light, high quality, simple and rugged.

In my thoughts I can convince myself I need more magnification but at the range I can shoot 1/4 MOA groups and in the game fields no animals escape due to insufficient magnification.

I have scopes with wider magnification range, turrets, and much higher magnifications but the lowly 1.5-6 gets the job done, plain and simple.
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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by SPEEDY » Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 am

Now that scope would go quite well on a D99 for all round use.
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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by secondtry » Wed May 16, 2018 5:15 am

stokesrj wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 7:39 pm
I have a wide range of scopes but my favorite and the one I have the most copies of is the ZEISS HT 1.5-6X42 rail mount with the #60 lighted reticle. I find this scope to be entirely satisfactory from point blank to 300 yards for big game, It is compact, light, high quality, simple and rugged.
Me too :D Pity Zeiss have discontinued it :( .

I also have the pre HT 1.5/6 Victory with non illuminated No 4.

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Thu May 17, 2018 5:08 pm

I keep getting a sponsors email about extreme deals on Leica ER5 scopes. https://www.eurooptic.com/leica-er-5-2- ... 51051.aspx
It seems the original line up of ER5s included a 1.5-8x32 and 1-5x24, anyone know if these are discontinued? I'm thinking the former might make a good replacement for a 2-7x32

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by LAairhunter » Fri May 18, 2018 4:29 am

"Yes it would be not far off. I remember a few years ago I invited a blaserbud on a deer hunt. He was quite happy with his 2.5-10 leica. I told him 2.5 is too powerful a scope and he disagreed.Then when he was put in his position where he was only going to fire about 10m he realized his scope was too powerful. It really should be no higher than 1.5X if you want ot shoot with it. Maybe it wouldn't have been a big issue if he had a Blaser with open sight on it and QD mounts but alas he did not. And looking the wrong way a 26" stag rang right past him at 8m."



I've really become enamored with "short-dot" scopes over the past few years (i.e. 1-4, 1-6 and 1-8x scopes with a true 1x and with an illuminated dot). I live in the Southeast US, and I'm using the short-dot scopes on AR-15s, AR-10s and short-barreled Blaser R8 rifles to shoot pigs that we're primarily stalking within palmetto swamps and flooded hardwood forrests. Though I have used these scopes on driven pig hunts, we (unfortunately) don't hunt pigs that way too much in this part of the world.

In utilizing these scopes, I've found that they also work very well to the distances that we normally hunt deer at (roughly 50-300 yards) and that their brightness in the evening is greater than I'd expect from scopes with such a small objective lens.

This has made me re-think my, admittedly redneck, previous desire to own ginormous scopes; though I still appreciate the brightness of a 56mm objective lens in the late evening, I now feel that that a 1-8x or something like the Swaro 1.7-13.3x scope to be ideal both size-wise and magnification-wise. And, things like the new Swaro 0.75-6x scope actually make perfect sense to me as I've had pigs run toward me when shooting a sounder, and I've had to quickly dial down the zoom ring to be able to follow them.

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Fri May 18, 2018 9:22 pm

I tend to stalk rather than shoot at driven game, so have yet to experience 2.5x being to much magnification other than for shooting animals in a corral trap.
If shooting over flushing dogs I’d reach for a shotgun or drilling - no scope needed

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Re: The ideal Scope ???

Post by SPEEDY » Sat May 19, 2018 6:15 am

I found that 1-4 leupold great on the foxes actually, it was easy to shoot with both eyes open, I could work out the lead so much better and it let me center the pattern perfectly at longer ranges.
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