Discussion in 'Benchrest' started by frankcatsdad, Feb 20, 2019.
Comments on the above which is the better option?
Big Nikko no contest,don't think I have seen a Sidewinder at an ft comp but seen plenty of Nikko's, hope this helps
big nikko by a mile, its a no contest really,
I bought and tried both, and while I think it's closer run that the posts above suggest, I kept the Nikko and sold the Sidewinder.
This is the benchrest forum so weight might be an issue for the Nikko.
Optically the Nikko will outperform the sidewinder though.
For benchrest the Sightron SII 36x42 or the weaver T36 would be the usual suspects. Both are lighter and cheaper than the Nikko.
I use the sightron myself.
depends what weaver T36 the old ones which benchrester look for in silver £900
TBH I was thinking of the current black ones. That optics warehouse have at around £550 iirc.
Thanks for the replies chaps, will most likely go for a Nikko, just got to find one.
Would prefer a NATO ret, just got to find one now
I don’t think I have ever seen an A grade let alone AA grade shooter using a sidewinder but I may be wrong.
I shoot quite a bit of Benchrest and personally wouldn't use a Big Nikko, I find the reticule to thick and far to busy.
If you are intending shooting other disciplines as well then fair enough.
But as I've said the Nikko is to busy for me to shoot Benchrest .
If you can have a look through both scopes and if your lucky enough cos they're harder to find ,the Weaver T36.
There's a big difference in reticule.
I use the Sightrons on two rifles ,one is an older model the other is from Optics Warehouse, both clear as a bell .
Ive attended NEFTA league competitions recently and twice gone around with a guy using a Hawke ED to good effect, he is currently well up in A grade.
Graham, could you please explain where your theory of Perspex lenses in the scope come from? as we sell these scopes and tend to be quite knowledgeable in our field, yet we are unaware of such changes......
please explain your findings to us all
John Farbrother (Optics Warehouse)
Yes this is the first I’ve heard of non-glass lenses in any scope, possibly excepting the extreme cheapo stuff. Let alone a fairly high end job.
I have had a few big nikko's, nearly all were great at 50 yds. The later ones tend to mark easily as they had a matt finish and were sometimes called the Mk4 by a few people. For the price a great scope. If you could afford it go for the Sightron 10-50x60.
i have used both in ft comps and the nikko is much more reliable and ranges better you might try a mk1 with nato ret ,i have both mk1 and mk4 both range great and you have to pay twice as much to go to the next step sightron ,little jacks won back to back world titles with the big nikko good enough for me
Try the new Falcon X50 imho better and cheaper than the big nikko and a load cheaper than the Sightron.
A guy at my club uses a Sidewinder ED and seems to do pretty well with it.