Delta Stryker 5-50 Gen2 vs Sightron

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  1. SDplinker

    SDplinker Pellet testing...yawn

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    About to pull the trigger on a Delta Gen2 but I'd like some feedback. About $500-700 more than a used Sightron. Anybody running one? Or just go with a Falcon or Nikko if I can't spend March money. Concerned about some comments about the very thin reticle. Thanks!
     
  2. Simonix

    Simonix Active Member

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    If you want to spend the money go for it.

    But, plenty of people out there are doing very well with a Big Nikko or an X50!

    I have an X50, I think it’s great! I may not be a top shooter mind, but that’s me, not the scope!
     
  3. Glenn

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    Id go with the delta. Dont know about a thin ret. mine sightron defo had a thin skin. Never got to use it in ft.
     
  4. Ratinator

    Ratinator member of the 39 club , twice

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    How old are your eyes ?
    The delta is a cracking scope , very well made but the ret is very fine.
    I sold mine for that reason and bought a mk2 nikko with NATO ret , far better for my 50 yr old eyes.
     
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  5. SDplinker

    SDplinker Pellet testing...yawn

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    46 years young next weekend. I'm leaning toward thicker reticle for similar reasons after reading more. I'd love to track down a Gen1/2 Nikko but they don't come up often over here in the US.
     
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    The new x50 is causing quite a stir and the reticle is bold.
    You really need to take a peak through one to be sure it’s for you.
     
  7. Simonix

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    I can confirm that the x50 reticule is not too fine at all.

    And, being an MOA ret, you can use the “hashes” to directly relate to the turret adjustments at 12.5,25,and 50 mag (1 hash equals 1 whole MOA on turret at x25 mag).
     
  8. martin blue eyes

    martin blue eyes shoot, pray and hope

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    Plus 1 for the X50 as well everybody that has looked through it has been impressed with it.
     
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    Where were your eyes for the first 10 years of your life then..? :p
     
  10. killen

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    That's interesting Si.
    I'm just about to buy one this morning and was concerned that the NATO reticle would reduce its resale value. I prefer it better than Milldot reticle which I have on a Mk3.
    My Sightron IR MOA is still best though in my book.Ill see how I get on with the mk2. It seems to have brilliant optics.
     
  11. Thirteen

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    Ive had a Delta and the reticle is very fine but precise for exact aiming, however I had trouble with mine, it had a floating zero and when the elevation drum was wound up to hit close short distance targets when wound back down it would not return to its zero point and moved for elevation and windage , however you can get a bad product of anything but it gave me a bad experience and I wouldn't consider them again, get a Kahles, no temp shift super reliable.
     
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    I had a delta and sold it because it didn't suit my eyes couldn't get the reticule to focus but they are an excellent scope but much prefer my sightron's good job I didn't sell them
     
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