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    LR scope recommendations

    Up to around $1500 or so. Whats the likelihood of getting stung with GST if I order from the states? Looking for around 15 - 20x upper power, 3 - 4x lower end, 30mm tube, 50mm objective and good turrets. Brands and places to shop, any help appreciated!
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    Gees it lives Where have you been hiding Big Boy ? Oh & happy new year mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
    Up to around $1500 or so. Whats the likelihood of getting stung with GST if I order from the states? Looking for around 15 - 20x upper power, 3 - 4x lower end, 30mm tube, 50mm objective and good turrets. Brands and places to shop, any help appreciated!
    Yep probably will have to pay GST & fees with an import of that value, unless it is a "warantee return" or similar.

    Secondhand MK4 would be my suggestion.

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    Some idea of the use might help,ie a hard and high lightweight hunting rifle or a lift of the back of the truck and shoot cannon, a versitile do it all set up?
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    In that price range Leupold Mk4, preferrably FFP/ TMR reticle/ M5 turrets

    Longrange shooters tend to end up with a FFP Leupold/ NF/ S&B PMII after a few years shooting.
    I like to think there's a reason for that, the word "reliability" comes to mind...

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    I've been hiding philipo, and happy new year to you too mate It's for tops hunting so I'd like something lighter but not at the expense of durability. Any recommendations on places to buy mk4's? I see some places won't send outside the US. A 4.5-14x50 would be ideal, what do we think of sightron SIII's? Or bushnell 6500 tacticals, are they worth looking at? Anyone know of any 2nd hand scopes suitable?
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    And Norway, is FFP worth the extra expense? I probably won't bother with a TMR reticle if I'm ranging then dialling anyway, saves a few coins.
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    FFP worth it? Depends.

    It is golden if you miss your first shot as it tells you EXACTLY how to dial for the next shot.
    If you hit first shot, no difference between 2nd and 1st focal at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    FFP worth it? Depends.

    It is golden if you miss your first shot as it tells you EXACTLY how to dial for the next shot.
    If you hit first shot, no difference between 2nd and 1st focal at all...
    FFP is great in that you can use the reticle on any power.

    Some of my SFP scopes have reticles that work on one or two powers, not an issue when shooting steel- targets when using those powers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    FFP worth it? Depends.

    It is golden if you miss your first shot as it tells you EXACTLY how to dial for the next shot.
    If you hit first shot, no difference between 2nd and 1st focal at all...
    Thats good in theroy and in target ,steel shooting situations etc but hunting maybe not so relavant .IE most of the areas I hunt in you would rarely see a miss as it just dissapears into the scrub or tussock.You also have to be able to spot your own shots and be able to be able to recognise your original POA if the aniaml moves off and the be sure the miss was a bad read on conditions that you have to adjust for and not just bad shooting.Maybe some rocky spots or clay pans it could be usefull?
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    I am in no way a long range guru,probably more of a bunny in fact.
    My 2 cents. a vx3 has the same double sprung adjustments as the mark 4(and reputably better low light ability with the index matched lens coatings) in a lighter chassis. If you want to throw it down a cliff and then shoot a thar at x tho yards Mark 4 otherwise vx3
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    VX3 with a Kenton turret maybe? I've just today got a price on a Bushnell 6500 tacticool with the target turrets, anyone got any practical experience with these for dialling/every day sort of use?
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    I have a Bushnell something Elite 10x40 mildot. I trust those turrets for the range, but not hunting.

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    Leupold VX3 4.5-14 with Kenton Industries turrets?
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    The only thing I don't like is those Bushy tacticool turrets are friggen enormous, PM Hillclima he has a tac 4.5-30 elite 6500 & rates it quite well
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