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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question The clash of the 1x optics that are so expensive my eyes bleed

We'll I'm getting ready to bring my scout project to a close (or so I tell myself) and I've fallen in love with the use of 1x optics. It started with a vortex 1-4x PST. I love the adaptability but I need more magnification for 200-600 yards.

Here are the optics I'm looking at. If their are any other 1x8's or 1x10's I haven't stumbled upon that are worth mentioning please let me know! I'm having a hard time making up my mind.

This optic will be mounted on a Sadlak Airborne, NOT scout mounted

Premier Heritage 1.1-8x24 Tactical 34mm
http://www.opticsplanet.com/premier-...b-reticle.html
Weight: 25 Ounces
Focal Plane First focal plane




The Schmidt Bender 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot
http://www.schmidtundbender.de/en/pr...-shortdot.html
Weight: 23.4 Ounces
Focal Plane First focal plane, with second focal plane speed dot


The IOR 1.5-8x26 35mm FFP Tactical scope
http://www.valdada.com/1-5-8x26-35mm...bright-reticle
Weight: 22 ounces
Focal Plane First Focal plane


March Tactical model March-F 1-8x24mm FFP
http://marchscopes.com/tactical-1-8-x-24-ffp.html
Weight: 19.75 ounces
Focal Plane First Focal plane


Leupold Mark 8 CQBSS 1.1-8x24
http://www.leupold.com/tactical/scop...1-front-focal/
Weight: 23.20 ounces
Focal Plane First Focal plane



And some 1-10x i'm eye balling

March Tactical model 1x-10x 24mm
http://marchscopes.com/tactical-1-10-x-24.html
Weight: 18.7 ounces
Focal Plane First Focal plane




IOR 1-10 x 26 35mm SFP ELIMINATOR
http://www.valdada.com/scopes/tactic...tor-l-t-s-35mm
Weight: 25 ounces
Focal Plane First Focal plane



US Optics SN-3 1.8-10x TPAL
http://www.usoptics.com/Optics/sn-3-1-8-10x-tpal.html
Weight: 28 ounces
Focal Plane First Focal plane


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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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I have a friend who is a Marine rifleman who chose the Premier Reticles 1.1-8x24 for his M1A.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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You may want to check out the nightforce 1x4x24 or 2.5x10x32, they are both compacts as well.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:18 AM   #4
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Also tha US Optics SN4 1.5x6

http://www.usoptics.com/Optics/sn-4-1-5-6x-2.html


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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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leupold mk4 cqbs are pretty nice, they just have a different reticle and dont have finger turrets. look into burris and leatherwood also

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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That Leo Mark 8 is $5,000!

The US Optics looks nice.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:15 AM   #7
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God these are expensive and getting more so each year

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:09 AM   #8
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http://hi-luxoptics.com/product/rifl...es/cmr-series/
http://www.burrisoptics.com/mtac1.html

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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another option:


http://horusvision.com/blackbird2.php

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:21 AM   #10
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Apparently i'm not the only one looking into these!!! ontop of being expensive some of them like the premier 1.1x8 seem to be hard to find, they aren't even currently listed on the premier website except in the tech support section but word is they can be had special order.

That burris MTAC Riflescope 1.5X-6X-40mm for 400$ is definitely worth another look for a different project but to top off the scout squad I'm really in the market for an 1-8 or 1-10 power with that being said having a true 1x on the low end isn't absolutely critical because I've shot at targets as close as 4 yards away with a 3x9, Its by no means ideal but it can be done.

That Horus vision Blackird 2 fits the criteria and its one I haven't ran across yet so I've added it to my CQB scope bookmark folder. Great find Middkid as for the 4x and 6x that were mentioned they are all wonderful optics but i'm trying to go towards at least double the magnification of the 4x.

Any other 1x8's or 1x10's?

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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So are you not planning on a "scout mount" on your scout rifle? I'm seeing that many of these optics are sub 4" eye-relief.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:59 AM   #12
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I am in the same boat. Ordered Bushy 1-4 illuminated for a 12ga slugger, waiting for delivery. That's all I could afford. Hoping it won't put me down.

As to Leup CQ-T I own one, but am not too happy. It would work fine on an AR flattop or similar platform, but it would be to tall and heavy for any other kind of mount/firearm. Ended up never using it and going to sell soon.


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Look at the weaver tactical line if you look at night force. they do a good job of being true 1x

i would not get a 1.8x , it sort of defeats the purpose.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:09 PM   #14
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So are you not planning on a "scout mount" on your scout rifle? I'm seeing that many of these optics are sub 4" eye-relief.
I should have been more specific, its just a scout length rifle, I'm actually planning on using a Sadlak Titanium mount, right now I'm using a gen III Springfield that for some odd reason actually works

And Dresden I'm going to look at the weaver line right now! and I agree, going with a 1.8 is a another compromise thats hard to make when we are talking about the $1000 or less - $3,000 bracket of optics

The 1-5 x 24 weaver is nice but I'd really like more magnification like a 1-8x or a 1-10x otherwise their isn't much reason to not stay with the Vortex PST on the gen III Springfield mount. I really can't justify spending that kind of money and not make the leap up to an 1-8 or 1-10 range.


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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:16 PM   #15
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Ahh, gotcha.

Some spiffy bits on that list.....I'm going with the fwd mount on mine, but just the same, I'm looking forward to hearing what you select and how it works.

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