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    Re: Difference in scope quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Trooper View Post
    Id prefer a 10x if I had to be fixed.
    Many snipers were issued rifles with 10 X scopes and they worked just fine, no messing with power rings, or fiddling with parallax adjustments. It would also be my choice for a fixed !
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    Re: Difference in scope quality

    I'm a real Vortex fan.. I've Leupolds, Zeis and even an old Tasco (while they were still made in Japan) I must have 10 or 12 Vortexs every thing from red dots(Sparcs, and Spitfires), Strikeeagles, and Viper PSTs. I love the illuminated reticles.

    I had a Tasco (a while back) on my M1A and it destroyed the scope. Then I went Leupold (it still works) but when I got the Zeis... it went on. MY Vortex PST is in my SCAR 17, I forget what I've on my Tavor SAR, (the brand) its the one that the Israelis use.. no batteries, collects light and has tritium for low light.. sorry cannot for the life of me remember the brand (I'm too lazy to open up safe)..

    I still like the Vortex brand best bang for the bucks (IMHO)

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    Re: Difference in scope quality

    A big part of the diff is in the lenses. I worked for company that built very interesting optical systems for various foreign & domestic Gov't agencies and the prices in the different grades of top quality lenses is staggering. Top quality glass lenses are ground , coated , and inspected by machine and eye. They are then graded , not unlike gemstones. The best cost.

    Looking at something 100yds away with a $100 scope , a $500 scope , a $1000 scope and a $3500 scope , you might not notice much difference.

    Look at something 1000yds away you will most definitely see a difference.

    Internal mechanisms. How a scope takes the knocks and rigors of a hunting or 'tactical' rifle is also a concern. Many cheap scopes use molded plastic internal parts. The better ones use precisely machined metal.

    The M-14 rifle action/op-rod can batter a cheap scope apart.
    MK14E2 formerly known as M14E2 (Lifer)!

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    Re: Difference in scope quality

    I have a Vortex gen 1.;; 1-4 X 24. second fp. It has been repaired twice , using it on my M1A. I see now that on the ads, for the 2nd. Gen they are only used on the AR15.

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    Re: Difference in scope quality

    Quote Originally Posted by MK14E2 View Post
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    Looking at something 100yds away with a $100 scope , a $500 scope , a $1000 scope and a $3500 scope , you might not notice much difference.

    Look at something 1000yds away you will most definitely see a difference.
    For sure, the glass you see on some of these high end long range scopes like, Nightforce, U.S. Optics , Steiner and Zeiss are some of the clearest, sharpest glass available on the market !
    U.S.M.C. Scout Sniper 67-68

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