Delta Optics Stryker 4.5-30 x56 on it’s way

pell1203

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When I first clicked the pictures it reminded me very much of an Athlon Cronus. Very similar turret and parallax/ilum. configuration. Yep, another LOW Japan scope.
 
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It does remind me of my Cronus scopes - some striking similarities. I don't care for any of the three reticles as opposed to either the original Cronus or the newer BTR though. Be interesting to find out how the optical quality compares to that of the Athlons.
 

GSX4

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Watch the review by Richard uttings in the U.K. on YouTube. He does a comparison of the delta Stryker and the new athlon. The Stryker beats it in his view. Again, all subjective. Go to 17:22 minutes to hear the athlon BTR review then he does the Delta Stryker HD review right after.
 
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not to pee in anyone's cherios, but what happens to you, the owner, if you have issues? does this company have any presence in the US for support? Athlon, Vortex, Nightforce, Burris, etc, etc, all have reps and/or QC/QA/engineering in the states so support for when things will go wrong is easy. I don't pretend to understand ITAR, but isn't shipping a scope (even for repair) to outside the US a huge PITA?

a Polish designed scope, built in Japan (nothing against LOW, most of my optics are built there), and sold by a company in the UK just doesn't strike me as a great idea when other scopes of similar spec and cost are readily available. Maybe Delta will be the next Vortex or S&B, only time will tell.
 
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Hope the best for you.Another reviewer said the Glass between the Athlon Cronus and Delta Striker were nearly the same.Maybe the mechanics in the Delta are better ? I'm loving my Athlon Cronus BTR
 

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Everything works flawlessly. Turrets have great clicks and adjustments. I was lucky in that my windage was close to being set right perfectly out the box. The overall contrast and image quality is superb. I’ve only shot 30 rounds with a few different bullets, but so far it’s above expectations. I will be taking it out again tomorrow to shoot a 100rds or so.
 

koshkin

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Everything works flawlessly. Turrets have great clicks and adjustments. I was lucky in that my windage was close to being set right perfectly out the box. The overall contrast and image quality is superb. I’ve only shot 30 rounds with a few different bullets, but so far it’s above expectations. I will be taking it out again tomorrow to shoot a 100rds or so.
Glad you like it. I am really enjoying the one I've got here.

ILya
 

koshkin

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I tried it alongside my friends Vortex Razor II HD and I think it’s comparable. The reticle is definitely better in the Delta Stryker and even my friend thought so after trying it.
I largerly agree with this. It has different color rendering, but I think it is right there with Gen 2 Razor optically. Reticles are in the eye of the beholder, but I really like the one in the Stryker.

 

koshkin

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I'm kind of torn on the grids. Either way I'm a floating dot fan and also like the alternating .2 mil hash marks.
I've learned over the years that I like the grid, but in limited quantities. I tend to use the reticle for hold correction within 500-600 yards depending on caliber and then switch to dialing elevation once we get a bit further out. I use the grid, but usually not all of it. All I need is 5-6mrad of holdover in the grid at the most.

Some day, I'll get someone to make a grid reticle I like.

ILya
 
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