Scope for FT & HFT

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  1. cb2591

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    I know its a compromise, but is there a good scope out there that could fulfill both roles? A scope with good optics , and target turrets.
     
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    With out a doubt.

    Burris 8-32 R.A. This scope is not a compromise.
     
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  3. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    If you can get one with a ballistic mil dot ret you have a competent scope for both HFT and FT. :)

    I have 2. :D
     
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    i know of one... not cheap though :D
     
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    Thanks , how much is not cheap?
     
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    4 figures ;)

    the new falcon could be interesting for £400 :)
     
  7. cb2591

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    Excuse my ignorance. How about a Bushnell 8-32x40 4200 ? Or would the objective be to small?
     
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    Thats when its available. Then it could have teething problems. Im a one gun guy thats why i would like a scope to compete at both ft and hft. Have enough problems personalising one rifle lol.
     
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    Re. Bushnell

    I dont think you could go wrong with that. Whats your thoughts Ken.
     
  10. Adam

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    The Bushnell is a great scope for both disciplines. The only issue is they only have duplex reticles as standard however it is possible to have a mildot fitted aftermarket. I have two - a duplex and a mildot.
     
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    MTC were showing a model called the Prestige at the MGF last year that looked really promising. It was 6-36x56 I think and seemed able to rangefind very well on max mag but also had a reasonable DOF on 10x. If that project ever comes to fruition then it could be worth a look.
     
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    As already said - The bushnell and the Burris 8-32s are ok options for both. The drawback to the Bushnell is that the mildot is not a factory option so can be hard to find and it is true at 12 mag (many prefer 10 or less for better depth of field)

    the ballistic mildot on the Burris works well on 8 mag so is a better option in my opinion (I have owned both)

    I don't think either scope will have the depth of field of a dedicated HFT scope and I think the Nikko is a better choice for FT (in the price range) :)

    Dave.
     
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    Scope for both

    Possible choice to look at...

    Bushnell Elite 6500.

    The 4.5-30 mil dot. The mil dot is set at 10 mag so ideal for hft. The mag isnt as high as people want for ft, but I owned 1 aand thought it was lovely to use.

    Great optics for the money and the smoothest sidewheel to use bar none. Aask Nick Murphy, he uses 1 damn well in the shoots.

    Just a thought by myself??


    Berty
     
  14. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    they definitely do the 8-32 bushnell with mildot from the factory (i had one)

    we had it bought over from america - i don't think they send them out the country with a milldot but mine came in hand luggage :D

    i think i sold it onto chris cundy when i was done with it - it was a good scope :cool:
     
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    You are correct - my post wasn't very clear (vodka related :) )

    What I was trying to say was that finding a Bushnell 8-32 with a mildot is not easy as shops here in the uk don't normally offer that option. The 6-24 is offered with mildot though.
     
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    For HFT the cheapest and very good scope is the Hawke Endurance 3-9x40.
    The best for me the EB sniper 10x42.

    For FT may not be good if I write what I was in, because now it can be read more harm than good, however, if you have few German top shooter friends, you will not be a problem:D
     
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    I tried to do that with my Bushnell 2.5-16 which I use for HFT.

    You can rangefind very roughly at 16x, but you will never ever be competitive with 50x folks who know their stuff:D

    It's fun trying though, but to be honest, I just leave it alone on 10x and shoot SFT now, guessing p/a distance for the furthest targets only, which is allowed on the lane before looking through the scope.

    HFT is much simpler, set it up and leave it:)
     

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