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Posted: 12/14/2013 6:46:29 PM EST
Hello All,

I've got a Burris MTAC 1-4x scope, and really like it, but am thinking of going to a 1-6x scope. How do the 1-6x scopes compare to the 1-4x scopes at 1x magnification. I just did an advanced carbine course - distances were short range to 50 yards - and had the MTAC at 1x the whole day - and it was just like using the Aimpoint that I used in a similar course last year, and was very impressed. Anyway, I don't want to lose that close up capability and ease of use by going to a 1-6x scope. What are your experiences at 1x with a 1-4x scope and then the 1-6x scope? Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:14:14 PM EST
My SS 1-6 was better on 1x than my buddies nikon 1-4 M223. But that's a $1000 scope compared to a $200 one so I'm not sure how helpful that is.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:40:12 PM EST
You loose a little eyebox, so consistent cheek weld helps. Its a fairly minor difference, and Im not any slower or hindered in any way with the 1-6.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:29:13 AM EST
What 1-6x are you interested in? They range from anywhere from $200 to over $2000. There is a huge difference.

I had a Meopta K-dot 1-4x for about 5 years which I recently replaced with a Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6x. I also have a MTAC 1-4x in my possession as well.

The MTAC while a good optic, is a few steps behind my Meopta, which is a few steps behind the Razor.

With all 3 scopes on 1x, the MTAC had the most fishbowl effect, about .1x more magnification, and narrowest FOV. I'm personally not a fan of the thick donut reticle for 500+ yards shooting on small targets.

Also, Primary Arms has a 15% off sale going on right now, you can get a killer deal.

Here's a review I posted between the Meopta and Razor.

Originally Posted By tt350z:
Vortex Razor Gen II 1-6x24

It replaced my Meopta K-dot 1-4x22, which isn't a slouch by any means.

Pros:
Larger FOV
Larger Eyebox
More magnification (duh)
Low profile knobs, works fine w/ or w/o covers and easy to dial
Shorter (not an issue for me, but some people like shorter optics)

Cons:
Double the price
Heavier
No sunshade (the K-dot has a built in sunshade, which is why it's so long
Magnification ring is quite stiff
Large occular may limit some mounting options.

Similarities:
Outstanding glass
Daylight bright reticles (although I'll give the edge to the K-dot, due to the larger reticle)
Off position between each brightness setting
.5 MOA adjustments
SFP reticles

Notables:
I prefer the thinner JM-1 reticle on the Razor. Personal preference.
Razor eye relief is about an inch longer. You may need a different mount depending on current equipment



Vortex:



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