300 BLACKOUT scope poll

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Which zoom range?

1-3x zoom so I can go down to 1x.
43
19%
1.5-5x zoom as I would rather go up to 5x
135
61%
Illuminated 1x fixed to save weight and cost.
26
12%
Fixed 4x
19
9%
 
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300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:15 pm

I am looking at some scope options to make have either a BDC or a custom reticle.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:20 pm

What would you think of the small/light 1x Leupold prismatic?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/show ... p?t=110048

Yes I know it does not have the infinite eye relief of the AIMPOINT, but on the plus side, it could have a custom BDC or recticle. Also on the plus side, if the battery dies, you still have the etched reticle - no need for a BUIS with it.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by L1A1Rocker » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:36 pm

I'm in the process of building a Fireball with integral suppressor. As I understand it many people are shooting this affectivly out to 300 yards. With my 40+ year old eyes I need some magnification at that distance. A 1.5-5 with a custom recticle for this subsonic round would be ideal for me.

Speaking of custom recticles: Why do so few recticles have hash marks above the centerline? With the arc of this round I would think that has marks above the centerline would work well.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:43 pm

Probably should have a 50 yard mark above the centerline.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by L1A1Rocker » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:36 pm

silencertalk wrote:Probably should have a 50 yard mark above the centerline.
Yep, I'd go with that.
That looks promising. Think Leupold could do it for under a grand?

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:40 pm

L1A1Rocker wrote:That looks promising. Think Leupold could do it for under a grand?
That would be my goal.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 700PSS » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:30 pm

silencertalk wrote:What would you think of the small/light 1x Leupold prismatic?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/show ... p?t=110048

Yes I know it does not have the infinite eye relief of the AIMPOINT, but on the plus side, it could have a custom BDC or recticle. Also on the plus side, if the battery dies, you still have the etched reticle - no need for a BUIS with it.
Like. :)
Don't like. Not compact enough in overall length.
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrsBUDgt ... 1&index=41

This is about 1/2 the price of the 1.5-5 by the time you get a mount for the 1.5-5.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by robpiat » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:55 pm

I tinkered with the prismatic at the SOFIC show and I didn't like it. It didn't seem to be any better than a clear tube but had eye relief and more importantly eye off center issues( Not sure what thats called)

I know there are alot of guys on here that by $1000 scopes(2k-3K even) but I still think the key to selling a good quantity is to be $300-$500.

I like the 1-4x Nikon M223 scope that I just bought....Could you get something done for that? Its comparable to a DMS but much better glass.

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