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Posted: 3/10/2015 4:03:38 PM EDT
Basically I'd like opinions on the choice between a few scopes, or other options close to this price range.
At the moment the primary purpose of this optic will be Hunting (Primarily whitetail deer) and getting out for precision work when i can (College takes up a lot of time )
The rifle in question is a Savage 10 in 6.5CM. The Predator Trophy Hunter specifically. The plan is to Slowly upgrade it as funds allow.
In that vein these are what I've been able to dig up so far:
Weaver Tactical Grand Slam
Primary Arms 4-14
or one of these Falcon Menace

The only things I'm particularly set on is matching Turrets and Reticle & Adjustable magnification.
Any opinions or even other options I haven't found?
Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 5:10:16 PM EDT
Only one of those is not Chinese. Id pick that one.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 7:30:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zebra312:
Only one of those is not Chinese. Id pick that one.
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While the weaver may not have as many whizz bang features, it should make for a solid, reliable, piece of equipment
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 8:31:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2015 8:32:11 PM EDT by FlyNavy75]
For a brief while I owned a Weaver Grand Slam.

That would be my choice of the optics you presented as well. Beware, however, the Weavers are typically very heavy.

Edit:16 oz on this one, not bad at all! Get it.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 9:54:49 PM EDT
Of those three, Weaver GST Midway exclusive. A steal at $300 when they put it on sale. Still good value at $400.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 10:25:06 PM EDT
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Of those three, Weaver GST Midway exclusive. A steal at $300 when they put it on sale. Still good value at $400.
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This.
Link Posted: 3/11/2015 2:19:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2015 2:32:29 AM EDT by Legman688]
Is there a reason you've ruled out the SWFA SS series? They are extremely good value for the money.

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-C187.aspx

ETA: I see you're bent on adjustable magnification. In that case, the Falcon and the Primary Arms both have Front Focal Plane reticles. The Weaver is Second Focal Plane. If you're planning on using your reticle to do any range guesstimation, that will make your life very much harder. Something to think about.
Link Posted: 3/11/2015 7:08:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Legman688:
Is there a reason you've ruled out the SWFA SS series? They are extremely good value for the money.

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-C187.aspx

ETA: I see you're bent on adjustable magnification. In that case, the Falcon and the Primary Arms both have Front Focal Plane reticles. The Weaver is Second Focal Plane. If you're planning on using your reticle to do any range guesstimation, that will make your life very much harder. Something to think about.
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I have owned both the SS fixed, and the Weaver GS-T..the Weaver is a better value.

As for the other point, I agree. FFP is a very nice thing to have...but I would not personally jump into a Chinese optic just to get it. If my options were Chinese FFP glass, ot Weaver SFP...Weaver every time.
Link Posted: 3/11/2015 10:50:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Legman688:
Is there a reason you've ruled out the SWFA SS series? They are extremely good value for the money.

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-C187.aspx

ETA: I see you're bent on adjustable magnification. In that case, the Falcon and the Primary Arms both have Front Focal Plane reticles. The Weaver is Second Focal Plane. If you're planning on using your reticle to do any range guesstimation, that will make your life very much harder. Something to think about.
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Really? Do you do range estimates or hold overs at less than max magnification, as in below 10x for the Weaver? FFP reticles come into their own at much higher magnification than 10x, where you might need to dial back magnification to deal with mirage or flair. And FFP reticles either do not do well up close, or make compromises in reticle design to address that. This decreases their utility at long range. Were we discussing 20x, I'd agree with you. There is a reason most hunters do not want FFP at the ranges 10x and lower scopes operate, and why most long range shooters do not want their FFP reticles cluttered with things that make them too thick or two cluttered with alternative aiming points for use up close.

Look at the photo of the PA reticle at low power, and imagine the center is against a darker background or that the target is moving. And while PA has good value, its optical quality is not in the same league as the Weaver, which is Japanese.
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