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Posted: 5/31/2010 3:29:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/1/2010 5:31:55 AM EDT by heavyduty]
I'm considering one of these for a 20" build, and among all the good reviews I've read a few comments about a lack of clarity.  I know it's an inexpensive optic, but... can you comment?


(ETA updated thread title, see post below about Super Sniper)
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 3:41:24 PM EDT
For the money it's great.

Now, it's no NF, USO, Leu or Schmidt but @ 10x it still gives a good clean pic at 450+ ranges.  ( Maybe further but y shooting AOs are limited)
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 3:52:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 3:58:43 PM EDT
I'm thinking of getting one of the new mil/mil 10x from Midway, to upgrade my 10/22 tack driver that currently has a cheap $60 BSA Sweet 22 scope.



http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=950843


Link Posted: 5/31/2010 4:07:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless:
I had one years ago, so take this with a huge grain of salt. I thought it was fine for the shooting I did out to 300 yards, but at was mostly at plates and with a semi auto 308, not a precision rig.


That's pretty much the same as my application, but in 5.56 - paper at 100, plates and whatever out to about 300.

Link Posted: 5/31/2010 4:28:03 PM EDT
I have one of the 5-15x models. The glass is surprisingly clear.
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 4:33:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 4:51:42 PM EDT
Coarse recollections like that are usually pretty accurate, though - thanks!
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 9:44:41 PM EDT



Originally Posted By heavyduty:


Coarse recollections like that are usually pretty accurate, though - thanks!


I have two of them. Absolutely no complaints. They are hard to beat for the money.


 
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 5:30:15 AM EDT
A used Super Sniper 10x has presented itself - it's one of the rear parallax adjust models.  It's more of a stretch budgetwise, but is the SS that much better than the 3200?
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 8:15:37 AM EDT


The Elite 10x is the best $190 scope on the market.  



I've had mine on everything from a 300 Weatherby to a 17HMR.



The glass is comparable to my Nikon scopes.  It's bright and clear.  



I wish I had a couple more.



Is the SS scope better?  Yes.

If you are on a budget and need a good scope, the Elite 10x is the best out there in it's price range.
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 10:22:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FALbert:
I'm thinking of getting one of the new mil/mil 10x from Midway, to upgrade my 10/22 tack driver that currently has a cheap $60 BSA Sweet 22 scope.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=950843


The Mil/Mil seems to be a good option, didn't even know that existed unitill now. Right now, I'm running a SS 10x on my .308, so far it's help up pretty well and the glass is nice and clear. My only complaint is that it's mixed MIL/MOA.
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 7:43:43 PM EDT
The 3200 Elite is definently the best scope out there under $200 and even better now that it is available MIL/MIL. It tracks great, and has a ton of elevation adjustment. As you said though the glass isn't all that great, but you can only ask so much out of a $200 optic, your just not going to get good features, reliability and glass for that price. The SS10X42 is a little better scope, tracks like a mofo, tough as nails, and has a parralax adjusment too which the bushnell lack's. The glass is a little better but not a whole lot better, you're still going to have some eye fatigue after looking through it for awhile. It's the same story though, you can only ask so much from a $300 scope. If you want a scope with reliability, features, and good glass it's going to cost you. For $800 the SS10X42HD has pretty good glass, for $650 the Elite 4200 3-12X44 has better glass, if you want superb glass and all the features the S&B PMII 10X is the cheapest way to get it at about $1500. For the higher price's your paying your also getting more than just better glass aswell.
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 11:17:29 PM EDT
The Elite sits above the SS in my eyes. I have both, and they are both good glass, just that the Elite seems brighter.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 12:31:08 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Blackbird97:



Originally Posted By FALbert:

I'm thinking of getting one of the new mil/mil 10x from Midway, to upgrade my 10/22 tack driver that currently has a cheap $60 BSA Sweet 22 scope.



http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=950843





The Mil/Mil seems to be a good option, didn't even know that existed unitill now. Right now, I'm running a SS 10x on my .308, so far it's help up pretty well and the glass is nice and clear. My only complaint is that it's mixed MIL/MOA.


Keep in mind this mil/mil scope has a 1" tube which is fine for my .22 rifle.  I have no idea if there is a 30mm version.  



 
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 7:06:42 AM EDT
Nothing wrong with a 1" tube, the only thing you gain going to a 30MM is more room inside for more internal adjustment but the 3200 certainly doesn't lack that, it has more adjustment than alot of 30MM tube scopes do.
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