Any particular favourite scopes for benchrest?

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  1. Niloc

    Niloc Member

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    Hi

    I have up to now been using a Hawke 4-14.42 SR6 scope on my Daystate MK3 for 25yd benchrest.

    I have however been thinking more and more that a nice scope with fine crosshairs and no other clutter would be the way to go. On Monday I had a shoot with a Steyr LG110 topped with a Sightron 36x44 target scope (thanks Andy) and was blown away, I am however not quite in the market for one of those scopes so question is, what is anyone else using? and what sort of magnification? currently none of my scopes go above 15 mag.

    Any input would be most appreciated.
     
  2. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Not quite a full phil

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    have a look through a leupold vx3 efr with simple fine cross hairs at 6.5- 20 mag that will work for 25m easy
     
  3. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    If you indicated how much you intended to spend it would help narrow the field.
     
  4. Niloc

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    Well the Sightron at £450ish is beyond me at the moment especially as I am also looking around for a target orientated rifle as well.

    Having said that it looks like the leupold that hmangphilly mentioned is even more. perhaps I need to review my budget but I guess that my domestic affairs consultant will have a few words to say about that.
     
  5. RobF

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    Not that I shoot it but I would expect something with a fine wire ret would be the order of the day as most bench rest orientated offerings seem to carry this.

    Falcon t35?
     
  6. tim g

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    Weaver T36??

    I recently sold a Weaver T36 to a benchrest shooter; they seem pretty popular for BR and can be had for 250-300squids used if your lucky. Have a look on ukbr22 forum.
    They make a pretty good FT scope too if you can handle AO focusing.
    T :)
     
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    Never shot bench rest but if your after good glass & a fine reticule for not silly money get a Falcon Menace!
     
  8. Revitalised

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    I have just purchased a Nikko Stirling Platinum Nighteater 1 inch 8-32x44 fine crosshair scope. Admittedly not in the same class as the Sightron or Weaver but good value for just over £150 (Optics Warehouse price).
     
  9. rich

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    I use a Falcon T35 with a Hammerli AR20FT for indoor 20 yard bench rest.

    The T35 is ideal. A very fine cross hair.

    The AR20 does the business too. It is more consistent than my EV2 was.
     
  10. Niloc

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    Hi all

    Thanks for all of the very useful feedback what a very decent forum to be on.

    Looks like a fixed 36mag with a very fine reticle is the way to go. Just by chance!? an offer of a Weaver T36 has come up at a reasonable price so I am very tempted to go with that.

    Interesting stuff from Rich re. the Hammerli, I was wondering whether they were up to the mark, no one I know has one. There are a couple of Anschutz that are up for sale that I am going to investigate, one is a 2002 and the other an 8002

    Thanks again all and keep up the great feedback.
     
  11. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Not quite a full phil

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    are you thinking of shooting indoors or out doors chum?
     
  12. Niloc

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    Currently outdoors in a "roofless tunnel" but also looking at getting to an indoor range as well
     

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