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Posted: 10/5/2003 11:15:58 AM EDT
I am thinking about getting the springfield armory 6-20x56 mil-dot illuminated for my bushmaster varmiter. does anybody have any info on these scopes before i shell out $700.00
Link Posted: 10/5/2003 11:50:12 AM EDT
I have a Springfield Armory scope, their reputation is not to good, I have read about failures, but mine has been okay and I like it.

What I used on my Bushmaster Varminter is a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20X44 matte finish with an Armalite one piece mount, it looks right on for that gun and is an excellent quality scope.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:10:27 PM EDT
I just bought a Varminter a few weeks ago, and although I have mostly VARI-X III Leupolds and fixed-power Springfields, I got a good price on the 6-20-56mm Springfield, which is a substantial-sized scope.  I waited until the scope arrived to measure for rings.  Even using the riser blocks, I opted for ARMS 22H (1-3/8" high) rings to set the eyepiece up where I like it, and ordered them direct from Bushmaster (I was ordering mags and a butt-stock weight anyway).  If you get it, you'll like it, especially when you superimpose the illuminated reticle over the target, and pop 'em all within a 1/2".  I have not had any prior problems with a Springfield, one of which gets a pretty good workout on my M1A.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:23:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 6:44:02 PM EDT
thanks for the info, i will put it to good use. sungunner are the outer edges blurry on the 6-20-56 or is it crystal and what kind of ammo are u shooting out of your varmiter?
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 5:12:20 AM EDT
Here's another current Springfield optics thread here you might find interesting before you go and  throw away, err, I mean spend your $700:
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 10:38:47 AM EDT
i read enough , im not getting a springfield. i will save a little more and get a leaupold.

thanks for the info
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 12:41:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slidelockback:
i read enough , im not getting a springfield. i will save a little more and get a leaupold.

thanks for the info
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Or... save a little more and get a Nightforce.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:51:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 8:52:51 AM EDT by Paul]
Odd my old Springfield Armory Generation One 4-14 x 56mm scope (SN 29490) is razor sharp from edge to edge at both ends of the zoom range.

Edited to add: I don't drag my rifles behind my truck but rather put them in a soft case that rides [b]inside[/b] the truck. This scope has been on all of my .308 rifles to include my FAL, M1A, and Remington 700.
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