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S&B FT over PMII

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by villiers, Apr 3, 2011.

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S&B FT S&B PMII

Poll closed Apr 8, 2011.
  1. S&B FT

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. S&B PMII

    13 vote(s)
    76.5%
  1. villiers

    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    Hi , how many people are still using S&B ft model over its big brother the PMII .As my ft one is doing my head in:( How many people who shot at Newbury found the 55yard board over length? as i did then you question the range finding.:confused:
     
  2. chrispro97

    chrispro97 New Member

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    it woz overlength matey by 4 yards
     
  3. CoolId

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    My Leup Comp 40*45 made it well over too

    Regards

    Dave
     
  4. Bill Peat

    Bill Peat TALLENTLESS PUMPERTEER

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    my pm11 made it 4 1/2 yards over too
     
  5. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    I got it over as well - the board to its left was 55 yards.
     
  6. RobF

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    I had it far less over when i stopped ranging on the paper. But I think it depended on where you sat, because up the top, I had it close to 60 on someone elses scope.

    I was flying high on it yesterday, 3/8 moa up... yet i was running same speed as today... today i had it within a yd of where i had it yesterday... grouping was more problematic for me today, but no shift today... considering i threw several tight down an edge both days, i don't think i was out on the ranging either days.
     
  7. Artfull-Bodger

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    I made it just over 55yds if I parralaxed on the post below the paper!

    but I found out a while ago its best not to range on reflective colours like white or yellow!
     
  8. holly

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    I never shoot past 35 yards . so i am a don't know ??? HOLLY
     
  9. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    the furthest board was 57 yards from where i was sitting ( i checked it before i left today with my rangefinder ...

    as for the pm11 i got home unpacked it and it is now on my spare domi had a qick play out the garden and was very pleased .the optics are mega ,, will hopefully have it sort of set up by sunday and may well give it a go at the john thomas shoot
     
  10. Globalstar66

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    S&b pmii

    Guys, those of you using S&B PMII scopes - which one are you using?

    The 5-25 or the 12-50? And, did you have them re-parallaxed at all?

    I have tried my 12-50 and 5-25 PMII scopes, and can't rangefind with either, as above 40m, both sort of "stay in focus" till past 50 meters....

    Hence asking if you had them re-parallaxed at all.

    Thanks.

    Robbie
     
  11. villiers

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    i looked through 3 PMII 12.5x50x56 yesterday and could range find with them pretty good on 50 mag, was told they come down to 10meters i think they were standard .
     
  12. Globalstar66

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    I have 2 of each (12-50x56 and 5-25x56) and yes, they do come down to 10meters, but I cannot have them distinguish any more/less detail between 40 and 50 meters (it's like they stay in focus above 40m up to 50m) so that's why I'm asking if anyone using them in the UK have had them reparallaxed in any way.....
     
  13. Jon

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    One on left was 12" short of 55, other 58.

    All off the shelf production jobbies Robbie.
     
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    Don, as you know we have one of the original FT models which I use nowadays.
    Craig has recently got a PM2 12-50 which in our opinion is better than the FT model. Heavier as well.
    Our FT is very good but the PM2 is much better.
    It comes down to 10 mtrs, not 8, 9 or 10 yards.

    Hi Robbie, S&B will not re-parallax the PM2 and for what it costs, I for one would not entrust it to anyone to play about with. You all know that S&B glue in the front bell.

    Rangefinding is nearly idiot proof. It snaps in and out and can definitely differentiate between 40yards all through 55 yards.

    btw the long board from the middle section of the plinking range was near as damn it 60 yards. I made the second longest board 53 yards.

    How many used a PM2 12-50 this week-end?
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    No expert me . but here is my two pennyworth on the PM11 . took mine to the club to see whether it was keep or sell ? i have old eyes ( knackered ) so i do not use big mags . usually 35 mag . tried the scope on that . yep not bad . then went down to 30 mag .yes even better . using the last owners marks . i started at 35 yards . spot on , then tried to see 37 and a half . nope . i repeated this all the way to 55 yards . at no stage on 30 mag could i see the next range up . hot over there .maybe it is magnifying the heat on 50 mag to much . give 30 mag a try . ??? HOLLY:):D
     
  16. Globalstar66

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    Thanks Jon, Barry and holly for the heads-up.

    I bought the PMII scopes for my centrefire rifles - sold 2 of the 3 12-50 PMII's and still have 1. I also have 2 of the 5-25x56 scopes - one to keep and one to sell.

    Put the one 5-25 PMII on my 30-378 Weatherby and one 12-50 PMII on my 338 Lapua. Stunning scopes for long-range shooting.
     
  17. RobF

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    even the 5-25 i know of can tell 40-50m with ease, as standard, and that's with using the little standard pa knob, no big wheel. In fact it was used to get 37 ex 40 at the inter-regionals yesterday.
     
  18. Globalstar66

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    I haven't tried my 5-25 Rob, just tried 2 of my 12-50's with a 4" wheel, and they didn't work - hence my reason for asking... It's not a big deal for me anymore, as I have the March - I was just curious.
     
  19. RobF

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    :D

    and i'm hearing good things about it's temp stability... :)

    see you in italy i hope... bring your best, you're gonna need em :D
     
  20. Globalstar66

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    The March has been AWESOME so far Rob - rangefinding has been scarily spot on. From 16 degrees C to 35 degrees C it has shown no change at all.

    I could have gotten away with the 10-60 though, as 80x in our bright sunlight is a waste. I have only used 60x a few times - mostly use it on 50x or even 40x, and spot on.
     

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