Tract Scope Opinion?

Frankk

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I’m considering a Tract Toric 2-10x42 for boar hunting with my 308 bolt gun. I need good field-of-view to deal with charging animals in rough hilly wooded terrain, and for shots no longer than 300yds. I also need a comfortable view thru wide eyebox at all magnification.
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I’m considering a Tract Toric 2-10x42 for boar hunting with my 308 bolt gun. I need good field-of-view to deal with charging animals in rough hilly wooded terrain, and for shots no longer than 300yds. I also need a comfortable view thru wide eyebox at all magnification.
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European hunters are the absolute experts when it comes to shooting running boars. The most popular scopes there have a magnification range that starts with 1X, goes up to 6X or 8X, and have a single illuminated dot in the center of a plain duplex or #4A reticle.

Trac makes nothing that fits that description so I suggest you shop elsewhere.
 
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I also considered a Steiner GS3 2-10x42, but eye relief specs of 3.5-4.3 concerned me. Scope I want to replace (Leupold VX3i 2.5-8x36) annoys me with varying eye relief

Is there anything else I should consider for less than $1k?
 

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If you truly are dealing with the possibility of a charging animal I would recommend an optic with 1x on the low end. Even 2x can be hard to pickup a moving object at close range in a hurry. Don't forget to leave it on 1x at all times unless you are about to take a longer shot.
 

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I had one for a short period of time. A little heavy at 34oz and a 30mm tube but it was a nice scope especially at the price point. I ended up sending it back and returned it because some dirt on the inside of the scope and was visible while looking through it. John was pretty understanding and nice to work with. The time i had it, the glass was pretty good and it tracked perfectly. If you don’t mind the weight, its great.
 

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The point about low magnification for charging animals is well taken if that happens a lot. That did happen to me one time during a boar hunt in Tennessee last year but I still managed with my old scope Leupold VX3i 2.5-8x36. I am actually well accustomed and satisfied with my old scope on low end but I do want to improve my image on the higher end while keeping a good low end. I apologize that I didn’t make that clear in my original post.
So unless I hear ugly reviews on the Tract Toric 2-10x42.. I’ll probably buy one to find out for myself .
 

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The Toric 2x10 I looked up has a 49 foot field of view. I Feel that is ample. I use a fixed 4 power for close hunting. I would like more magnification on the longer static shots though so the Toric might be a good fit.
 

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I pretty much had same logic with the Tract Toric 2-10x42 scope - so I just ordered it.

I got my original Leupold VX3i 2.5-8x36 because that’s all I could afford at the time.. But I will say it has served me very well thru four years and multiple successful boar hunts and never lost zero. It’s actually a very good short range hunting scope (up to 100yds) with a very comfortable eye box at lower magnification. Only reason I am looking at other things is to get more range while retaining the good short range performance I am accustomed to. Wish me good luck with the Tract.
 

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I’m considering a Tract Toric 2-10x42 for b
boar hunting with my 308 bolt gun. I need good field-of-view to deal with charging animals in rough hilly wooded terrain, and for shots no longer than 300yds. I also need a comfortable view thru wide eyebox at all magnification.
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If your budget will allow I suggest you look at the Zeiss Victory 1-8x. There is no finer driven boar scope. The center dot illumination is usable in bright sunlight.

EJ
 

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got to look through one this weekend It was not bad view buy 700 hundred dollars for a 2- 10 seems expensive for very little scope but one does what ones wants to with there money just my 2 cents .
 
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Frankk

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The Zeiss Victory for $2700 is sadly far beyond my budget. But I did consider a Zeiss V4 - I might have gone with that if they had something near 2-10 range.