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Old February 10th, 2017, 03:49 AM   #16
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I got the 5-25x56mm PM II mil-dot. I wanted more power than the scope I have now, I do some long range shooting and I'm thinking about going to a sniper school late in the year so I wanted at least 25x.
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Nice Brian!
In my opinion the S&B 5-25x56 PM-II is gold standard of all long range scopes and if I shot at long distance I'd own one....

Do you use it with your M-14 or a bolt-rifle?

Do you have Illumination and Parallax?
What reticle do you have?

I've studied the 3-12 & 4-16 PM-II a lot and think they are really cool....
I wonder if I buy the 3-12x50-PM-II sometime if I should even bother with Parallax and/or Illumination? (keeping in mind 12x)
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Old February 10th, 2017, 04:27 AM   #17
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THAT is a GREAT question!

I have two wooden LRB's (below) that I use for that....
Even though the pictures show scopes, I shoot them a lot with Iron-Sights...
This latest purchase will be used from the bench....plus my eyes aren't getting any clearer.

TOP PHOTO: New LRB Rifle in GAP-Camo for S&B Scope...(scope in photo not mine)
BOTTOM PHOTOs: Current LRB's shoot with Iron-Sights....or the Vortex's


I've been eyeballing those Razor HD's for awhile. How do you like those?

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Old February 10th, 2017, 06:31 AM   #18
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The RAZORS are WONDERFUL Scopes!

If they made one in 10-Power-ish or their AMG version as well....I wouldn't have bought the S&B's.

I'll NEVER get rid of those 1-6's; however, the 3-18x50 is a bit too much for the type of shooting I do, especially mounted on top of an M-14.
My shooting buddy LOVES the thing though.

I'm a complete Vortex fan and have their Razor Spotting Scopes, Binoculars, and Monoculars too.

I've re-thought my Scope "needs" over the past year and for me, LESS-is-MORE...

Another friend of mine is an ex-Army Sniper whose skill was M-14's at 600m.
He used FIXED-10's and 25 years later, still prefers them.

It seems I shoot WORSE with higher powered scopes (at my distances)


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Mounted a 10x42 on my latest LRB......
I have to say....this is EXACTLY what I was looking for on these rifles....
AND for my type of shooting here in Maine.
I used Badger-Steel-DMR Rings and intentionally placed the wider Ring in the rear. (No Night-Vision here)

The S&B dialed right in....then I reset my Zeros and done....couldn't have been easier.
I'm so happy I could cry....




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As stated earlier doubt you could get any better than what you have, top drawer gear.
I also prefer the 10X fixed scope for it's simplicity and ruggedness and follows the rule of 1x per 100yds. Have a variety of scopes and not a big user of them and normally use the standard NM sights, but find that on a cloudy, rainy, foggy day at extended ranges the scope is a big plus for hitting what you are trying to hit. Shot at Oak Ridge, TN quite a bit for Long Range/1000yds. and Palma matches and on such an occasion the mist, fog had settled in and I simply could not see the target face clear enough to use the "irons." Scope shooters had a rough time of it for sure, but they could see the target, big advantage. Lessons learned.

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