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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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:56 am

The 1-3x is the CQ/T and heavier than the 1.5-5x.

Small is the 1x Prismatic.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by jppd47 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:53 am

Something like the Elcan SpecterDR would be nice, but pricey. I dont know if you can get BDC dials or reticuls for it though.
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by goteron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:31 pm

Does anyone know if you can use an Aimpoint 3x magnifier with the prismatic?
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by goteron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:50 pm

Mongo, these are for sale to civvies.

http://www.lwrci.com/p-196-matech-aimpo ... -base.aspx
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by 300Blk » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:05 pm

That base seems good, if it had a custom cam.

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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by Mongo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:18 pm

goteron wrote:Mongo, these are for sale to civvies.

http://www.lwrci.com/p-196-matech-aimpo ... -base.aspx
I think I'll buy one, thanks
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by JPratt06 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:56 pm

Bullseye_Josh wrote:What about the Trijicon TR24? I believe it's a FFP reticle. Nice and clear on 1X, Fiber Optic and tritium, but also, a reticle if for some reason neither was available or under a washout scenario. Variable power from 1 to 4. BDC option in that optic for 300AAC would be a definite purchase for me.

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I'd be very interested if Trijicon were willing to do a custom BDC reticle in their 1-4x or 1.25-4x line.
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by Dr.Phil » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:53 am

goteron wrote:You also could just use a Horus reticle.
I think that I might be sold on the Horus Blackbird 1.5-8x24 Illuminated
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All that and priced at $960, that is a tough to beat.
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by goteron » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:52 am

I have a HORUS Hawk that I have been using for a while. It is definately quality glass, probably not as good as Premier, USO, Nightforce. But I would say its a great deal.

I would like to see someone get all of these scopes and do some really good testing on a shake table, light transmission testing, fogging tests, zero hold, etc. I think the Horus scopes would fare pretty well.

They also have an excellet reticle, you can print up range cards for every load and just refer to them after a zero. Its a really quick, efficient system. The reticles do look a little busy, but it didnt bother me. If they had a true 1x to 8x like the blackbird, I would absolutely have it on my .308
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Re: 300 BLACKOUT scope poll

Post by Dr.Phil » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:31 am

The Horus scopes have a one major flaw.
They only carry a one year warranty and their customer service is said to be non existent.

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The Horus scopes are rumored to be made by the same company that makes the Nikon rifle scopes.
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