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Question by CHKILCHII. Uploaded on May 28, 2011
Close but no cigar....I have the millet 4-16x50 LRS with .1 mil adjustments on my 257 wby. I like it. Tracks well, clear, keeps zero and I love the zero stops on it. Nice scope for the money.
I have used an older Millet Gold 6-25x55and have a new 2011 Millet Gold 6-25x56. The old one was outstanding (held 1/4 inch groups) and when it got crushed on a p-dog hunting trip by the airline, I immediately replaced it with a comparable Millet scope because it has so many great features and capabilities for the money. The new scope is usable but I'm not as ecstatic about it. It is not as clear as the old one. It is OK though and I can see p-dogs just fine at 500 yards but miss the clarity of the old scope. The mil-dot reticle is still excellent. My biggest concern is that my 100 yard groups immediately opened up about 1/4 inch (doubled) with the new scope. Its paralax doesn't seem to be anywhere near as good as a Leupold or what my old Millet happened to be. This means a reduction in accuracy and double the p-dog misses at 500 yards. I still feel comfortable shooting p-dogs at 500 yards with it but I would recommend considering the Vortex Viper or the Burris Fullfield in that price range. I use a Leupold 6.5-20 for very accurate shooting at that range and out to 1000 yards and would never consider the Millet to be in the same accuracy level under any circumstances. The accuracy and recoil tolerance (for 7mm-.375 H&H) is better with the Leupold for 1000 yard shooting but just fine with the Millet for small caliber (i.e. .223-.243) within 500 yards for p-dogs. I haven't shot a lot of Millets but based on my 2 scopes and comments I have read, my suspicion is that their accuracy is hit and miss while Leupold is always "hit". I haven't tried the other two scopes but they get very good reviews every time someone does an objective comparison in that price range, they get top ratings. For example, this month's Outdoor Life rated the Fullfield as a "2011 Great Buy". As long as you get a mil-dot reticle, you should be in good shape with any of these that you choose.
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