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    1-6x scope recommendations?

    As per title, interested in hearing what others have been using. I'm on the market for one once I sort a few things out money wise. Like the idea of x1 power for close range in the bush/SRA shooting and like the x6 power for mid range capabilities out to (500m max).

    Seem to be pretty good reviews on the Bushnell Elite 1-6x24mm but not sure on availability here? Also the Vortex Strike Eagle looks promising but unsure of a release date...

    Whats a good optic for around $800-$1500? Any advice is much appreciated.

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    I have ordered a strike eagle having never seen one up close.
    It is reasonably priced and was told august before any available in NZ.
    Not something I would normally do but way cheaper than the HD everyone raves about so can't be to bad I hope.

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    Cool man be sure to report back how the optic goes? Be interested to know if the eye box is finicky like some of the other 1-6's. If you don't mind me asking R93, what did the Strike Eagle sting ya?

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    I haven't paid for it yet but told it will be around $800.
    Buying it with some other stuff.
    Will be sure to give you a heads up when I get it.


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    Just heard the strike eagle may be later arriving in Nz again
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    Awesome man appreciate it. From what I've read it looks promising, seems to have a usable reticle for up close & for mid range. Looks neat

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Just heard the strike eagle may be later arriving in Nz again
    Where'd you order from ? Optics planet?


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    No. Off a mate back home that is getting them in. Decided to buy local.
    Optics planet does have them way cheaper but I have never used them before and if I have issues with it I have local backup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    As per title, interested in hearing what others have been using. I'm on the market for one once I sort a few things out money wise. Like the idea of x1 power for close range in the bush/SRA shooting and like the x6 power for mid range capabilities out to (500m max).

    Seem to be pretty good reviews on the Bushnell Elite 1-6x24mm but not sure on availability here? Also the Vortex Strike Eagle looks promising but unsure of a release date...

    Whats a good optic for around $800-$1500? Any advice is much appreciated.

    Sas.
    I use one of these Vortex Optics - Viper PST 1-4x24 TMCQ (MOA)<br />Capped

    They are fantastic out to 450m.

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    Leupold VX6 1-6x24, might be a bit more than $1500 though.

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    When we shot in comps against other Armies we shot the Styer out to 500 with 1 optics. We kept up with the poms using 4x optics on their SA-80 and the yanks when I first shot against them used irons😆 They were scary good.
    Not sure what the rules are now but to be competitive we had to hit a 100 mm bull at 500.
    Plenty of 50/50 scores were recorded with our shitty 1x optics.
    Why is there such a jump in price going from 1-4x to 1-6x😆
    I have got a bushy 1-4 going on my AR until the strike eagle arrives.
    How much will I ever be needing the 6x shooting 3 gun in NZ?



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    [QUOTE=R93;377912
    How much will I ever be needing the 6x shooting 3 gun in NZ?
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    Very little

    Getting something with a true 1x at the bottom end is much more important I feel.
    To me there is a big difference between trying to use a 1x and a 1.1x as point and shoot optic-the 1x is almost a red dot where for me with a 1.1x I'm a little slower.

    I would pic a good 1-4x over a ok 1-6x most of the time for three gun
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    It was my impression the std Steyr AUG optic is/was a 1.5x sight , and ours had a crosshair inside the thick donut , the Aussies thought they knew BETTER , and went with the donut & no crosshair , as they wanted quick snap shooters , what crap .

    IF you have a fine crosshair , you CAN decide when to use it , IE at close range , disreguard IT & put the donut of death on it , and shoot , what its longer and you want a MORE defined aiming mark use the crosshair .

    What you cannot DO , is use the crosshair , WHEN its not installed , eventually , the Aussies did put one in , BUT it took them a long time , they also stuffed UP their trigger with a pop out button etc , usuall cock up , your AUG was much better from the getgo , if they KNEW what they where doing , it would have been sweet , BUT they did not , they should leave shit along , as more often than not they stuff up a good system .

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    Yup 1.5x with CQB integral sights.
    You could read a book at the end of the barrel😆

    My point was we used inferior optics compared to other nations and kept up with them. So was trying to see other than obvious benifits to an expensive 1-6, over a good 1-4

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