HFT scope likely candidates?

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Ok, suggestions for an HFT scope... money's not important, but it would be good to get a broad set of suggestions.

    The point of this isn't to really find out what people like, it's more to see what people are using etc... i've got something in my head and I want to put 2 & 2 together and come up with 5.5

    I'll kick start with the 10x40 Mk4
     
  2. skipper

    skipper New Member

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    I have tried a few but have settled with a Falcon Menace 10x42(skeleton mil-dot) & a tasco super sniper on my springer :)
     
  3. JOHNNY SMITH

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    Tried a few but always went back to the E B Sniper
     
  4. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Tried nearly all and always go back to the EB 10x42

    Pete
     
  5. Cop Out & Dead Shot

    Cop Out & Dead Shot Member

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    I've just upgraded to the EB Sniper and find it a nice piece of kit, clear objective and easy to get on with
     
  6. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    I use an MTC mamba, seem to get on well with it so i haven't bothered changing.
     
  7. Feral

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    I've tried the Bushnell elite, viper and EB Sniper... I definately prefer the EB Sniper optics although the other two were superb scopesl.
     
  8. RobF

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    good stuff guys... when we've got 10 or so candidates, i might ask some to be a lab rat for a few seconds...
     
  9. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Leup MK4 2.5-8x36 IR, it's added at least a point to my card everytime I've used it in a comp.:D

    Ryan
     
  10. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    The Burris 3-9-40 top scope for the money
     
  11. rogb

    rogb Señor Member

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    Likewise, the EB, if you can get on with it, will do the business for well under £200 for a good used one:D
     
  12. Sam Vimes

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    Currently using a Leupold 3-9x33 EFR (premier ret true mil-dot on 9x) but I always retain one of the 10x42 snipers as a fall back. No disrespect to the EB enthusiasts but I've always found the rear PA Nikko Sniper to be superior in every way. Now that they are hard to get I'll never part with mine. The happy bonus for a buyer is that, for some bizarre reason, they are usually cheaper than a second hand EB.:confused:;):D
     
  13. finners

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    Having tested ALMOST every HFT scope out there and owning a few ( EB10*42, Bushnell 10*40, S&B 10*42P3, Leupold 3-9*33 mildot, Leupold MKIV 2.5-8*36 TMR, Hawke SR12&SR6, Lightstream) I can say the Bushnell 10*42 is the best value, the EB does not have the best optics but is not as prone to parallax error, but I will always shoot my S&B or my MK1V as I feel optical quality coupled with less P/A error is the way to go.
     
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  14. Mog

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    FWIW, The (limited) view of someone with poor eye-sight

    In the last two years I've tried many scopes, in fact too many :eek:

    MTC Viper Fixed Mag, should never have sold it, probably the best VFM scope around.
    MTC Viper Vari Mag, not as good as the Fixed.
    Hawke SR12, Faulty from new, no confidence in replacement.
    Falcon Menace, nice scope, don't know why I changed.
    Leup Mk4 TMR Ret. Great optics but 'lost' ret. against dark targets.
    Lightstream, my favourite scope to use, due to being FFP, only let down by px error.
    EB Sniper, superb.
    Bushnell 6500, superb.

    Can't decide which I like best between the last two, but if 'push came to shove' I think it would have to be the EB Sniper.
    The above are purely my opinions, scope preference is a very personal thing, my only advice would be 'try before you buy'
     
  15. Nealsey

    Nealsey Two Tins

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    Well chaps,

    I reckon try before you buy is the best advice you could be given.

    Scopes are very personal and some suit individuals more than others.

    I like my MTC Viper 3-12X44, suits me well but not others. However last years HFT winner was
    using one and he seemed to do OK :)

    Neal
     
  16. Sam Vimes

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    Almost forgot about my Weaver Tactical 3-9x40! I use it on my hunting rig but would have no hesitation in giving it a bash for HFT if I didn't have the Leup EFR. All in all, I have three HFT suitable scopes that I'll never part with. Premier reticles Leupold 3-9x33EFR, Weaver Tactical 3-9x40 FFP, Nikko Sniper (rear PA) 10x42.
    I suspect that the first two would be impossible to replace, the latter getting more difficult with every passing day.
     
  17. Knockedover

    Knockedover CSFTA Champ

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    Started using the EB about 5ish years ago and then a year later changed to the 10x40 Mk4 Leup, i stuck with the Leup for 2yrs before finally giving up on it and going back the the EB. The leup was a beautiful bit of kit but just a little bit to fussy which led to inconsistent scores as soon as i changed back to the EB i was back on form:) Highly recommended:)
     
  18. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    i use a SR6

    but i would go for a 6.5-20x40 leup EFR with TMR ret if i ever saw one

    9x and 20 PA and its perfect for me :D
     
  19. Sparky

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    I may be wrong here, but didn't he use a SR6 for most of the season though?

    Pete
     
  20. Bellerophon

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    I've used a leup. VXIII 4.5-14x40 with Varmint ret. for about three years now and I find it's excellent and I only know of one other person that uses the same scope.

    Scopes IMO are far more difficult things to choose for HFT as each individual is different and may or may not get on with certain scopes that others do. Horses for courses!

    PS buy a Leup:p
     

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