Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Apr 28, 2009.
Not sure Pete, I know he shot the last round with one.
Us a Zeiss on springer.
Did a season with a SR12,had difficulty with 8-20ydrs not clear.
Put a Busnell 10x40 on GC2, two weeks later had a clear HFT round.With the 10x40 I can see the 10ydrs ,not blurry for a change, feel that I'm shooting on a level field ""AT LAST"..
Use a 4200 Bushnell on my AA400,both good and clear but the 3200 is better,at least for HFT.
I've tried most of the HFT scopes out there, finally settled on the Bushnell 6500. Used it for all of the winter league for both FT and HFT and can't fault it. Sparky's said it before it's what suit's your eyes.
Same here, now got two 6500's and they are superb
Last season I used a Mark 4 Leup on my MPR which worked great for me, I didn't find much in the way of error. However over the winter I changed to a Pro target, so decided to have a play with scope configurations - I tried my trusted Mark 4 M1 -10x40 LR/T, another Mark 4 4 -12 x40 FFP and the EB sniper. All mildot rets, same tube size, same mounts etc and what i found was a vast difference in aimpoints at set ranges - each scope gave different secondary zero's 1 = 14yds 1=17yds 1 = 19yds. This in turn played havoc with aim points from 19yds down to 8 yds albeit marginal enough to get the brain working overtime. So I ended up going for the scope that had easier aim points to remember - this was the EB Sniper.
I now believe that some scopes work better with different guns - the MPR works well with the Leup but not the EB and vice versa with the Pro Target! So try a few
Tim's parallax error article can be found here http://www.whfta.org/downloads.html worth a read
I have tried many scopes, Bushnell Elite 3200, Falcon Menace and various Hawkes but the EB Sniper is the one that does everything for me. It tells me when the target is 45 yards, it tells me when the target is 10 yards and parrallax error is almost nil.
No mate thats the little voice in your head
Sean, are you sure its an EB and not a bushnell Yardage pro scope??? My EB doesnt tell me anything or have i been sold a duff scope lol!
It didn't on sunday, it did tell you that branch was 20 and god only knows what it said on the 45 as that's still going.
Cheers for the link Pete... what were the results?
In the meantime I think there's a few to work with here...
Leupold Mk4 10x40 (ER 86mm)
Leupold MK4 2.5-8x36 (ER 76 - 94mm)
Leupold EFR 3-9x33 (ER 76-102mm)
Burris 3-9x40 (ER 78-95mm)
Bushnell 3200 10x40 (ER 83mm)
Now the tricky bit... i'd like to know the eye reliefs for the below...! (i've found some already) (perhaps a mate can measure the distance from eye to scope?)
EB Sniper 10x42
Falcon Menace 10x42
MTC Viper 3-12x44
Tim, I don't suppose you have the results to hand do you? I just want to see if there's a correlation between PA error and eye relief.
Had my menace at around 82-86 mm
Or the parrot on your shoulder,.
You get used to them but the insistent demand for 'polly wants a cracker' and the crumbs down your neck tend to loose your concentration at times..
HFT scope tests due in Target Shooter
All good scopes Rob I own three of your choices, Do not get hung up on eye relief, the p/a error is more to do with exit pupil and HFT shooters move the eye relief to get a black ring around the sight picture ( i.e not at the optimum eye relief) to use as an aid to cut down on p/a error.
I'd go for the MK4 2.5-8 with a mildot and illuminated ret.
Part one of my HFT scope test series will be in Target Shooter magazine next month followed by three more parts the forth has never been published and includes the Falcon and MKIV. Happy reading.
That would be why it keeps getting it wrong then
You're not treating it well enough then Mike, mine is fitted with a range finder..... isn't yours
It got the range correctly it just didn't pull the trigger at the correct time
It balances the chip on the other one perfectly though Mike
Very true K. I have had many, many scopes but I took your advice mate and purchased a Leup 3.5-10x40 Mildot. What a fantastic scope. The optics are superb. Probably the best I have had.
Only cost 38 quid delivered from the Orient. But I well chuffed with the optics on it. Its as good as your bruvs.