Best Hunter Class Scope
looking for what you consider the best currently available scope. Want it to offer great glass and be better at focus ranging at 40+ yards (at 16x) than comparable scopes. Thanks. Uj
I've had the airmax 8-32, and used a 6-24. They were both fine at 16x, once increased to 20+ they both lose a decent amount of clarity and at 32x the scope was almost unusable.
All of the sidewinders I've opene have been better at high mag, but you're asking about hunter class so either the airmax or sidewinder would work.
I bought a Sidewinder ED 10-50 and used it in my last season of hunter and it ranged extremely well at 16x, it ranges well at high mag too if you ever wanted to use it for WFTF or open in the future.
I have been using the tac vector 10-40 sentinel gen 2 scopes a lot for wftf, they only have a 15x marking but it ranges well at that magnification. That's a budget scope.
I would also venture to say that possibly the SWFA fixed 16x because my SWFA 3-15x42 FFP alone is excellent IMHO and in theory a fixed scope trumps any of the variable power models.
OOPS scratch that, see what happens when I menitioned (trumps) I think only the 10x has the side focus option so I have to say the SWFA 3-15x42 since it has the side focus.
Athlon Midas Tac 6-24x has the best reticle for HFT that i ever used,,,range finds good and nice glass.
Agree. The Midas TAC in MIL and MOA, both look excellent.
I've got the Helos MOA, and it is almost as as good as the Midas MOA.
Athlon has some very nice reticles. If reticle is important to you, this is how I would rate the Athlons:
6-24x50 Argos MOA (ATMR) - 5/10
6-24x50 Argos MIL (APMR) - 6/10
6-24x50 Helos MIL (APMR) - 6/10
6-24x50 Helos MOA (APLR2) - 8/10
6-24x50 Midas MIL (APRS2) - 8/10
6-24x50 Midas MIL (APRS3) - 8/10
6-24x50 Midas MOA (APLR4) - 8/10
The Helos has 180 degrees of wheel rotation between 10-55yds. It ranges OK.
A also have a Monstrum 6-24x50 G1 that ranges a little better than the Helos. It has a 6/10 MOA reticle and cost 1/2 as much as the Helos, though the glass on the Helos might be a little clearer.