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Posted: 11/24/2003 7:46:09 AM EDT
I am looking at mounting a Tasco Super Sniper 10x42 or 10x42M on a Colt 20" AR15A2. The mounting system will be an ARMS #2 carry handle mount with ARMS #21 30mm STANAG rings. I cannot decide which Super Sniper scope to mount, the rear parallex adjustment model SS10x42 side parallex adjustment or the model SS10x42M? What are the advantages or disadvantages of each? Money is an issue so I need to know if the the 10x42M is worth the extra $100? If it is better why is it only offered in the 10 power format and not the 16 or 20 power scopes? I woild appreciate any opinions or sugesstions. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:35:16 AM EDT
i have had both, the 10x42m is nice but not as durable as the standard model.The paralax on my 10x42m was stuck on 20 meters.It took two months too get fixed.But i never had a problem with my 10x42,16x42, or 20x42. Go to www.samplelist.com they have demos for $250.00
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:22:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 5:35:43 PM EDT by DaveS]
Durability was not the issue with the earlier M series......0.001" and where you clamped the foward ring was. Many have said to save the $100 difference if you are using it for just paper and whatever. If you are going to Snoop&Poop with it.....then get the M. Dave S Came back to say that the mil-dots are only functional on the 10X scopes. BTW: [url]http://www.snipercountry.com/Q&A1.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 6:04:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:23:21 AM EDT
I'll back Chris up by saying that I set my SS16x42 up at 10m from a ruler. I focused the objective at 10m and lined up the view with the ruler. The ruler was 10m away and taped to a wall. [b]The Mildots sat exactly on the centimeter ticks across all the Mildots.[/b] The Mildot size was PERFECT! When the weather is nicer, I'll set up the meter stick at 100 meters and check it again. Most Mildot variable scopes are calibrated to read the dots at the top magnification.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 10:35:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SWFA: This is how many false rumors get started. Every model of Super Sniper scope has a properly calibrated mil dot reticle and will subtend 3.600 inches at 100 yards or 36 inches at 1,000 yards regardless of power. The tolerance issue was tracked back to one batch of M's and has been addressed and corrected with production. The only thing that would make the M less durable would be the location of the parallax knob. I say go with the standard version and save a $100.00. Chris SWFA, Inc.
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Chris, Since Dave mentioned ring location, is there a specific or recommended location for the front and back rings on either side of the knobs(ie closer to the knobs, farther apart or right smack in the middle)? Thanks, DD
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 12:27:03 PM EDT
da-da-damn, sorry for regurgitating b.s. D.D. Chris and Tasco told me to mount the foward ring as far foward toward the bell as possible. I had one of the Ms that needed to be relieved by 0.001" a few years back. Dave S
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 3:01:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DaveS: da-da-damn, sorry for regurgitating b.s. D.D. Chris and Tasco told me to mount the foward ring as far foward toward the bell as possible. I had one of the Ms that needed to be relieved by 0.001" a few years back. Dave S
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Thanks Dave. I just picked up one of rear 10x42's. DD
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:42:08 AM EDT
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