This is a discussion on Anyone have expierience with Horus scopes? within the Optics forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I've been looking at scopes and some of their choices seem interesting,I really like some of the reticles like the H59 and TREmoR2.
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I've been hanging out at a long-range shooting forum lately since I ordered a GAP Crusader - a premium bolt gun for those not familiar with them. I've seen several references to the Horus reticle and its usefulness in ranging and compensating on long-range targets. I also read a story about a couple of servicemen who won a recent shooting competition and who raved about this reticle. The only gripe I've seen is that the reticle has not been picked up by one of the premium scope makers that these guys use - Schmidt & Bender, USOptics, NightForce, etc. Bushnell is not a scope you see in that crowd, whether it's because of overall quality or because of the snob factor.
I take back what I said yesterday. I see that Schmidt & Bender has introduced a new high-dollar scope with the Horus reticle (S&B PMII 3-20X50). The only negative I saw in a review of the scope was that the reticle has so many markings on it and the markings are so thick that at high magnification the reticle lines can cover up a small target at long range. The review was by a long-range guy that shoots targets at 1,000+ yards all the time. Probably a non-issue with most of us. But the big problem is that the Horus reticle is only being released in the European market - not available in the U.S. Bummer.
I use the Talon (H50 reticle), paired with a bassett mount and swap it between two scout length m14's. It is my first scope with the reticle in first focal plane, and I don't plan to buy any scope in the future unless it is ffp.
I have read some criticism about them, but I don't share those sentiments.
I am considering another model for a new build I'm gearing up for.
Since my first posts, I've been looking around on-line and found that several of the top brands have a Horus in their line-up. For some reason they are only available in one or two models. I've never seen one in person so you could've fooled me. I keep seeing just the one complaint - that they're too 'busy' and all the lines block a clear view of the target.
How about one of the Nightforce Velocity reticules. Much less busy and a life time warranty. I believe Horus has a one year warranty. Also they have models in first & second focal planes.
That would be an option for the future. As I understand it the Nightforce velocity reticle scope is ballistic specific. So if you were to change loads it would not work as designed with the reticle. After you find your rifles preferred load it would be a nice setup.
I have 2 Hours scopes a Talon on my DMR clone and a HAWK on my FN PBR. The talon is new only had is around 2 months. The HAWK has been a my 300 win and my M1A in the past. They are great scopes and I would easly compaire them to my Leupold Mk4 for glass qualty very bright very clear even in low light.
The grid system rocks to say the least it the fasters system out there.