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Posted: 8/15/2005 9:10:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 9:10:20 AM EDT by Fenian]
I need an *affordable* scope for a 16" rifle...it'll be for longer range shooting (if I ever get to do any lol). Right now, I've got a Holosight on it, and some flip up sights for BUIS. I'm thinking somewhere in the 3x10 or 4-12 range, with no more than a 44mm objective.

The scope will not be mounted on the rifle most of the time, it's just a "grab one rifle and go" kinda thing, where the scope will used to augment the Holosight. That's the reason for not wanting to have more than $200 or so tied up in this scope, yet I want something that will be half way decent when the time comes.

The folks who've tried Muellers and Swifts seem to really like them, from what they've posted occasionally in other threads, but that seems to be very sporadic.

So, if owners of these brands don't mind, could you tell me what you like about them?

I like the premise behind the Mueller 3x10x44 illuminated dot reticle, so if anyone has that particular scope, even better.

***I do NOT have the $1500 for a Nightforce super duper uber tactical extra special donut reticle scope that will increase the size of my already gargantuan member (I'm Catholic, remember), so there's no need to suggest I get one. But thanks for thinking about me!

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:55:28 AM EDT
I have a Mueller Eraticator. Totally awesome scope. Very clear picture, nice adjustments etc. I purchased mine from ebay for a little more than $200

Here ya go http://cgi.ebay.com/Mueller-8-5-25x50AO-Red-Dot-Eraticator-Scope-Lenspen_W0QQitemZ7175069104QQcategoryZ31714QQssPageNa­meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:00:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johndel:
I have a Mueller Eraticator. Totally awesome scope. Very clear picture, nice adjustments etc. I purchased mine from ebay for a little more than $200

Here ya go http://cgi.ebay.com/Mueller-8-5-25x50AO-Red-Dot-Eraticator-Scope-Lenspen_W0QQitemZ7175069104QQcategoryZ31714QQssPageNa­meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



Brightness and image quality wise, what can you can you compare it to?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:18:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 12:18:50 PM EDT by jockeys]
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Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:35:09 PM EDT
I can not speak to the particular model Mueller's you are considering but I recently bought a Mueller 2-7X32 "Red Dot" scope and have been more than pleased. The glass is clearer and brighter than an older Leupold Vari-X II 2-7X28 that I recently had refurbished at the Leupold Factory Service Center. Time will tell how robust it is but so far so good.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:42:44 PM EDT
thanks...that's exactly what I'm looking for. Hopefully some more Mueller/Swift owners will chime in.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:52:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fenian:
Brightness and image quality wise, what can you can you compare it to?




I'll say it's very bright with a crisp crosshair. As far as comparing it to one of the top brands. I guess I will say it can hang with a Leupold.

Mueller Reviews

Hope that helps a little more.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:41:17 AM EDT
How bright is the red dot on these scopes? I'm assuming it's not bright enough for full daytime use...if it was, that would be awesome.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:53:18 AM EDT
It is very very bright. There is 11 intensity settings. Go to their webpage. It will have the answers to your questions. www.muelleroptics.com
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:23:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johndel:
It is very very bright. There is 11 intensity settings. Go to their webpage. It will have the answers to your questions. www.muelleroptics.com



johndel, I appreciate your answers...I've been to their site, but I always take the manufacturers words with a grain of salt, though. When it comes to optics, there's no substitute for hearing from guys who actually own the stuff.

Can you see the dot on a bright sunny day, like an Aimpoint, or is it just for dawn/dusk type conditions.

For example, I cannot see the reticle on my Burris LER 3x9 during daylight, despite what Burris would like me to believe lol.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:07:08 AM EDT
Yes. It is very bright. I don't think you will have any problem seeing that in daylight. Good Luck. I think you will be more then happy with a Mueller. I don't know squat about Swift.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:21:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johndel:
Yes. It is very bright. I don't think you will have any problem seeing that in daylight. Good Luck. I think you will be more then happy with a Mueller. I don't know squat about Swift.



I'm leaning towards getting the Meuller because of the red dot, most likely the 3x10. I wish they kept the objective at 40mm, like on the 3x9, but I can live with the 44mm.

Once again, thanks for your help.

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