Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

  1. #1
    Online Training Member
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Rprecision's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Progressive Hell, CO
    Posts
    681

    Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    Ok I am starting to look for a new scope for a MK12 type build.

    Here is what I am looking for:

    -less then 12x with a minimum as low as possible
    -MIL Turrets (Exposed or capped)
    -MIL Illuminated Reticle
    -Good light gathering
    -FFP would be nice but not a must
    -Under or about $1000.00

    The only thing I have found that I like so far is the Viper PST 2.5-10 44 EBR

    http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vort...reticle/reticle

    What else should I be looking at ?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Online Training Member
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wareagle700's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SE Georgia
    Posts
    519

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    I have a Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12 on my 18" SPR. No problems that I can come up with. The scope performs great, glass is comparible to anything else in the $1,000 or less price range. I havent compared it with a PST but research shows they seem to be neck and neck with the Bushnell leading in glass quality and the Vortex PST leading in customer service. Between the two, It would be a tough decision.
    When you need it, and dont have it, you sing a different tune.

  3. #3
    2ac
    2ac is offline
    Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    229

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    I too have the Bushnell 3-12x on my "SPR". I got it when they were being closed out. I'd buy it again, even at full price. There's one for sale right now in the px, though it may have sold yesterday.

  4. #4
    BCP
    BCP is online now
    Gunny Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    4,974

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    My 'SPR' 'RECCE' whatever rifle has a leupold patrol 3-9 on it. It is easy to get behind, clear, only gripe is that the reticule is a bit thick and the illumination is center dot only.

    I had a super sniper 3-9 as well. Good scope if you can give up on illumination I would get one of those.

    The sightron 3.5-10 mil mil is the next one I want to try. The sightron S3 all have great glass and knobs.

    For under a grand you could find a leupold m2 or m3 type scope pretty easy. Not mil mil but still a very capable on a 223 carbine.

  5. #5
    Private
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pooler GA
    Posts
    82

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    I currently have a Weaver 3-10x mil/mil on my SPR. Works great and adjustments are dead on.

    I have a SWFA 1-6 FFP on order from the package buy, not sure if I will like the lesser power for the distance over the better CQB capability. You just never know how far out those pesky pieces of cardboard will be.

  6. #6
    Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    128

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    Consider saving a little more and get the scope considered as the quintessential SPR scope, the Nightforce 2.5-10.

  7. #7
    Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Posts
    826

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    I have the PST 2.5-10x44. It's a good scope with good glass. I like what it offers, and it's a good price at $599. The illumination is nice too.
    The SWFA SS 3-9x42 is a highly regarded scope as well, and something to look into.

    I had the Weaver 1" 3-10x40 mil/mil for a short time, and it was a very nice scope for what it was. It's definitely not on par with the SWFA or Viper PST though.

    I have never tried the Bushy Tacticals, but I've heard nothing but good stuff about the 3-12x.
    Una Stamus
    Law Enforcement AR Advanced Armorer

    “The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” -Colonel Jeff Cooper

  8. #8
    Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    235

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    dude, just go correct and save up for a nightforce compact. its WORTH it.
    And if you really want a correct build, be patient and wait for a used compact 2.5-10x24 pop up. That'll be damn hell worth it.

  9. #9
    Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    576

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    Originally Posted By: Singlestack Wonder
    Consider saving a little more and get the scope considered as the quintessential SPR scope, the Nightforce 2.5-10.


    This is what I dd. I do own some of the Bushnell variety, not a bad option either.

  10. #10
    Online Training Member
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Rprecision's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Progressive Hell, CO
    Posts
    681

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    Originally Posted By: gunsmithcat
    dude, just go correct and save up for a nightforce compact. its WORTH it.
    And if you really want a correct build, be patient and wait for a used compact 2.5-10x24 pop up. That'll be damn hell worth it.


    I am not doing a exact build, but why is the nightforce WORTH it?

    I know they make some good products, just curious

  11. #11
    BCP
    BCP is online now
    Gunny Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    4,974

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    Because it's a good scope. Good glass, good adjustments, extremely sturdy. NF scopes are the kind of scopes you hang on to because of their dependability.

    edit: I have a couple of the bushnell 3-12s. Everything about them is great except the eyebox. It is way too tight.

  12. #12
    Sergeant
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Metairie, Louisiana
    Posts
    901

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    You should be able to find a used Nightforce 2.5-10X32 for around $1K. That's the route I'd go.

    Nightforce scopes have good glass, a very robust build, lots of internal adjustment and track perfectly.

  13. #13
    Private
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The sticks of Northern California
    Posts
    42

    Re: Recomend a Mk12 SPR Scope

    Leupold VX-R Patrol and a American Defense 20MOA mount. Works great for me. Love this scope. 550.00 Too