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Posted: 6/11/2007 9:42:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2007 7:49:12 AM EDT by striven82]
I'm thinking about mounting a super sniper 16x or 20x on my new 20" stainless A-4. This setup will be used for gophers and target work. Does anybody have any experience with these? I'm on a budget so I really can't afford more than $300 or $400 for an optic. I also need a base of some sort.
Link Posted: 6/11/2007 11:11:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2007 2:39:41 PM EDT by glock24]
A great optic for the money. I had a 10x and 16x. I learned the hard way however that I don't like fixed power.
Inside 100 yards makes for a narrow, blurry sight picture even at 10x. To each their own however

There are lots of Super Sniper threads here if you do a search.

If I had your decision to make, I'd look into the Bushnell Elite 4200 series or Burris Fullfield II series. Variable powered optics are your friend . . .

As for bases, I think some sort of extended rail and a solid pair of rings is a good, inexpensive way to go. I chose the RRA Scout Rail and Burris XTR rings.

Link Posted: 6/11/2007 11:18:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2007 11:24:57 AM EDT
Several years ago I had a SS 10x atop a Bushmaster 24" Extra Heavy Varmint Barrel and the danged thing could out shoot me.
Link Posted: 6/11/2007 12:09:13 PM EDT
I have a 16x and it is fine. I think the Bushnell 3200 10x mil-dot is a little better scope for less money.
Link Posted: 6/11/2007 12:42:18 PM EDT
Even though I don't care for mil-dot reticles.. the Bushnell is a great piece of glass for the $$$
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 1:17:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Even though I don't care for mil-dot reticles.. the Bushnell is a great piece of glass for the $$$

Can you explain why is it that you don't care for Mil dot reticles? I'm looking for a scope right now, and have never bought a Mil dot, but thought I might like one as it would provide a convenient way for quickly estimating an aiming point at longer ranges.
Link Posted: 6/16/2007 9:22:57 AM EDT
Do yourself a favor and ask around to see if anybody has a super sniper you can look through outdoors. I know alot of people like them, but I don't. I have one and still use it but the first chance I get to upgrade to a variable Nikon, it's on EBAY. The optics suck, not crisp at all. I have fiddled around with the thing alot to try to get it focused and no go. I can shoot moa with it but it takes alot of concentration and squinting my ass off to do it, especially on hot sunny days.
Link Posted: 6/18/2007 7:45:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2007 7:48:42 AM EDT by striven82]
Alright, I have a couple more questions. How is the glass on the 10x bushnell? Do you think that the 10x bushnell would make a decent gopher scope, or should I use something more powerfull? How about the 4-12x40 bushnell 3200? Also, Bushnell has a 5-15x40 elite 3200. I have a set of leupold QRW high rings. The back of the package says something about cross-slot, but they seem to fit on my flat-top ok. Does anyone have any experience with these? Any suggestions?
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