Recent content by koshkin

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    Vortex VIP Warranty I Not Ready For Prime Time

    I do not know how many Vortex scopes passed through my hands, but it is dosens. They sorta come and go, but at any given time I have a few around. At the moment, I can think eight off hand sitting on rifles: Razor Gen3 1-10x24, Gen3 6-36x56, HD-LHT 4.5-22x50, Venom 5-25x56, UH-1, Spitfire Gen2...
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    Rifle Scopes High End Optics comparison from Kinetics Security Solutions

    There is always sample variation and individual preferences. This test was very specific and narrow in scope in that it was all grey scale and with very little air between the scope and the target. It was also all done in good light which also means the eye pupils of the tsters were not at al...
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    Rifle Scopes ED Glass and Super ED Glass

    If you are paying as much money as these scopes cost, you should not be satisfied with anything other than excellent performance both optically and mechanically. I have not idea who Alex Wheeler is, but I have a lot of mileage with March scopes. They are very well made and hold zero...
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    Zoom/Magnification, too much of a good thing?

    I looked at the S8. Need to publish the video. It was very good optically. Gen3 was a little better in terms of contrast and FOV, but Sightron was good, especially in terms of resolution. The MH-6 tree reticle was really not great, but the simple mil scale reticle would work fine. The turrets...
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    Zoom/Magnification, too much of a good thing?

    Westland and Colkegan are surprisingly good, especially the first one. ILya
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    Zoom/Magnification, too much of a good thing?

    I have been really on the Single Malt American whisky band wagon lately. American distilleries are making some serious progress. ILya
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    Zoom/Magnification, too much of a good thing?

    Please accept my sincerest apologies... I'll crawl back into my cave now. ILya
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    Zoom/Magnification, too much of a good thing?

    The question of magnification comes down to a few factors most of which have already been brought up. The first comes down to atmospheric conditions. You need pretty clear air to use very high magnification for long distance. I have a couple of March 5-42x56 and in the Southwest where I live...
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    Ring brand survey

    It is a bit of a mix. Some personal reasons that do not need to be re-hashed. Some technical reasons too. These mounts are interesting case where they are designed well, but not necessarily engineered well. Spuhr mounts that I saw used conical screw heads. When everything is perfectly...
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    Ring brand survey

    I've used almost everything and still do use almost everything. I have never tried Hawkins rings and I won't touch Spuhr mounts with a ten foot pole. ARC is a solution looking for a problem, but it seems to work fine. Generally, most good quality rings if properly set up with a torque wrench...
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    Rifle Scopes Tract TORIC UHD Hunting Rifle Scope Review

    Nice write-up. I have that same scope and like it quite a lot. ILya
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    Night Vision Burris thermals

    March Shorty 1-8x24 ILya
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    Night Vision Burris thermals

    I use the BTC50 clip-on, so no experience with the BTS. The clip-on works great though. ILya
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    Bushnell LRHS2 or Vortex Razor LHT?

    The two scopes in the original post are sort of an apples to oranges comparison. A direct comparison would be LRH2 vs 4.5-22x50 LHT. I prefer the latter, although both are nice scopes. ILya
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    Bushnell LRHS2 or Vortex Razor LHT?

    They are not optically related. Nothing in common. Not a single shared component. No design commonalities. ILya