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Old 4th March 2016, 11:08 AM
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Hello,
I read the reviews about these scopes for a while.I need your comments, especially regarding the range finding.
I guess 45x45 would be more accurate than 40x45 .My other option is Nikko Diamond 10x50-60.Which is more accurate estimate of the distance?
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Old 4th March 2016, 11:50 AM
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Hi Halil

you will find mixed personal views about both scopes. Here's mine:

Leupold 40x - an excellent scope that I struggled to range find with because the optic quality is so good that differentiating between 47 and 50m was difficult. Others have no such problem.

Nikko - I've used one and didn't like it at all (others will). I used to have a Mk2 and that was marvelous as it was user friendly - it was either blurred or in focus. I found the Mk3 to be similar to the Leup in that the distinction was not sufficient for me.

I recently sold my Leup 40 and the new owner is delighted with it and putting in some good scores.

I suggest that you also consider a Sightron. I have had one for a few months and rangefinding is easy as it performs like a Mk2 Nikko - it is blurred or it is clear.

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The x40 Comp. is a good compromise between rangefinding ability and brightness of image.
The only negative I have ever found with the comp. scopes is the standard BR reticle can be lost in woodland as it is very thin.

The positives of the scope far outweigh any negatives though; bright, crisp, contrasty image which makes rangefinding easy once you learn to just nibble the edge of focus. Compact and light, at 590g it's very light which is useful if you need to shed some weight somewhere.
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Thanks for your reviews,
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I will second what Shaun says, the Sightron is the one for me also.
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3rd for Sightron, it either is or it isn't. Only time I ever get caught out with it is when my eyes are tired, which is easily fixed by taking the eye away from the scope and starting again.
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Re-Parrallax the Comp x45 for your eyes and there is no real better range finding scope out there for the money.
X45 better than x40 or 35, but both of them when set up can be very good.
No real problem with the thin cross hair in dark woods.
Neither of mine suffered with heat to about 30 degrees which is about the hottest it ever has got here when shooting.
5 degrees or colder and it under ranges by 2.5m at top end.
Nice and light weight, lifetime warranty.

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Re-Parrallax the Comp x45 for your eyes and there is no real better range finding scope out there for the money.
X45 better than x40 or 35, but both of them when set up can be very good.
No real problem with the thin cross hair in dark woods.
Neither of mine suffered with heat to about 30 degrees which is about the hottest it ever has got here when shooting.
5 degrees or colder and it under ranges by 2.5m at top end.
Nice and light weight, lifetime warranty.

Hope that helps
Thank you very much for your response.

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3rd for Sightron, it either is or it isn't. Only time I ever get caught out with it is when my eyes are tired, which is easily fixed by taking the eye away from the scope and starting again.
There is not Sightron dealer in Turkey

Thanks for your advice.

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The x40 Comp. is a good compromise between rangefinding ability and brightness of image.
The only negative I have ever found with the comp. scopes is the standard BR reticle can be lost in woodland as it is very thin.

The positives of the scope far outweigh any negatives though; bright, crisp, contrasty image which makes rangefinding easy once you learn to just nibble the edge of focus. Compact and light, at 590g it's very light which is useful if you need to shed some weight somewhere.
I decide on TMR reticle.
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