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    Millett LRS

    So heading out to camp I stopped in at Backcountry and picked up a Millett LRS (Long Range Scope). 6-25x56mm to be precise. I won't be able to mount it on my rifle for about a week sadly so I can just hold it.

    First off, the glass. Looking through the glass from 6-25 magnification it was crystal clear, no fogging like my old Tasco or the Bushnell I had that were both 6-24. The side parallax adjustment was nice. Turrets gave nice loud clicks when turning them.

    Two bad points though. First off the magnification ring was a little tough but that will loosen with use. The other was the scope cap is a fraction too big and doesn't stay on the scope. I didn't notice this at the store because the store actually put electricians TAPE on the scope so the scope cap would sit on tight! That pissses me off and I'm going to try and phone the store today and lodge a complaint about it.

    But getting over that the scope so far appears to work properly.



    As you can see the scope is HUGE! That scope body requires 35mm rings!



    Look at the size of these rings! They are HUGE!



    I could beat someone to death with these things!

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    Soon we'll be mounting 20-60mm spotting scopes on rifles.

    What's the price drache?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Soon we'll be mounting 20-60mm spotting scopes on rifles.

    What's the price drache?
    $550 plus taxes so not cheap that's for sure. Millett is owned by Bushnell and I must say the glass on this scope appears to be VERY nice. Can't wait until I get to mount it on my rifle!

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    Ok I suggest not getting this scope! Don't get me wrong I love the scope so far... but the scope rings that come with the scope will sit your scope 1 inch above your barrel. No problem, I'll just buy new rings! What's that, only two companies make 35mm rings it seems? Millet and Vortex. No problem. Millet won't ship to Canada and no one carries the low 35mm rings in Canada? Ok looks like I'm going with Vortex! $300 for a pair of scope rings?! Are you sh*tting me?!

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    35 or 34? There are warne 34mm rings on brownells.

    Never mind, checked the scope's specs, 35mm
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    $550 on a Millett?

    No thanks.

    Then to have to worry about rings?

    I'd be looking at an Elite 8-32 for the same money.
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    If the rings weren't impossible to get they aren't bad. Gets a bit milky at high power settings for my liking but they do work.
    I <3 10mm auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckWR View Post
    If the rings weren't impossible to get they aren't bad. Gets a bit milky at high power settings for my liking but they do work.
    I have no milkiness in mine that I've seen.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlehto View Post
    $550 on a Millett?

    No thanks.

    Then to have to worry about rings?

    I'd be looking at an Elite 8-32 for the same money.
    Millet is owned by Bushnell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    I have no milkiness in mine that I've seen.
    Do you use it much in winter? I only noticed it at high mag when it was like -10C or colder. It may have been specific to the scope I tried, but when you came off of a top end optic it was noticable to me.
    I <3 10mm auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckWR View Post
    Do you use it much in winter? I only noticed it at high mag when it was like -10C or colder. It may have been specific to the scope I tried, but when you came off of a top end optic it was noticable to me.
    Hasn't been -10 yet where I live but I'll take a look

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