FT scope for benchrest?

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  1. mrgeoff

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    I have the chance to do some 10m benchrest, only trouble is that my Sightron 36x42 only close focus down to 12m

    Sure, I could get a close focus, but I fancy a bit of FT with the 9015 so dropping the entire action into a simple FT stock I can do, but it makes sense to use the same scope as FT scopes go down to 10m.

    So what scope makes sense? Sightron? Leupold comp with mildots? (I still shoot with holdover)

    Thanks!
     
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    Personally I'd go Leupold competition scope either x40 or x45, just in case you get into 50yd as well. I have a modified x40 that comes down to 9.5yds but I'm pretty sure the standard target dot model comes down to sub-twenty yards without an adaptor.
    You don't need mil-dots for BR as you're only shooting at one distance. If you do shoot at 50 as well then just dial it up.
     
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    I will need the mildot for the FT shooting, or some kind of hash marking. Looking for the best compromise to shoot both FT and BR with the same scope on the same rifle.
     
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    A Sightron will be easier to get hold of, the Leupold Comp is a better scope and will be cheaper s/h.... if you can find one as Comps with multi dot type reticules are always in demand.

    In the same price range as a new Sightron is the Delta Stryker 10-50. It is well worth a look at / through.
     
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    I'd go for a Big Nikko with a NATO ret.
     
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    I’ll second that,
     
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    The Nato ret dosnt seem to have many hash marks to use holdover for FT so not keen.

    Im loving my Loupold Comp mildot on my Springer, the ret maybe a bit fat for Benchrest use, but if another did come up I would probably give it a try

    The Delta and Sightron have a very similar ret with a centre dot, I know the Delta reviews very well, its seriously heavy though, I still cant get my head round a scope weighing in at over a kg!



    Thanks!
     
  8. Dale

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    I would be inclined to suggest that you learn to dial in FT.

    The quality scopes have turrets designed for the purpose and are reliable.

    Many years ago I shot using holdover, but when I switched to dialling my scores improved considerably.

    I find it a lot easier to keep the horizontal line of the reticle level to centre of kill zone and compensate for windage rather than trying to aim at some arbitrary point for both factors.
     
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    Use the elevation turret. It’s fun, holdover is silly
     
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    How keen are you on hitting targets? If you're more interested in just having some fun - it's only 10m benchrest, why don't you get some diopter sights. They're great fun, but you can't really hold over with those either.
     
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    March 10-60x52 with target dot... or Conor's FT ret.

    And forget holdover. There's some very good pysiological reasons as to why it's not the best solution when you have to hold off for wind and hold over...
     
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    Ok, I will use the rifle about 10:1 benchrest to FT.

    Due to this, I will be using holdover for the occasional FT use and the entire point is to use 1 scope for everything, without swapping scopes.

    Cheers!
     
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    If a 1kg scope is too heavy, then the Leupold is still your best bet, if you can find another.
     
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    You could use the March for both. It's not much heavier than a Leup Comp. I have one on my desk so I can weigh it if you like.
     
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    I weighed mine - fully dressed including Harris sidewheel, sunshade, zoom ring / pointers but excluding mounts was 800g. My Bushnell Elite 4200 8-32 fully dressed was 805g. Surprised me it did.
     
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    You boys with your toys, maybe he hasn't got March money or has better things to spend his dosh on like women and fast bikes/cars....;)
     
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    Buy once, cry once - I don't regret getting mine, it's awesome.
     
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    I'm sure mate, maybe if I can sell a Granny or even better get shot of the kids...;)
     
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    Yep. The Leup Comp is 576g naked. But shade, wheel, pointer etc will add a similar amount to the March which is 700g to start with... except the zoom handle which is a bit redundant on a Leup comp. So you're probably looking at about 125g difference ish.

    Both are have proven themselves at FT, but the comps more common ret is target dot which makes holdover a bit harder.
     
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    You never get shot of the kids. They just move out, and still cost you money.
     

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