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I've been reading some reviews on the Super Sniper 10x42M (with side parallax adjustment knob) and 10x42 scope (essentially the same scope but without the side parallax adjustment knob). It seems like a pretty good scope for the price. The scope with the side parallax adjustment knob goes for $100 dollars more than the one that has a rear parallax adjustment. Do you guys think the side parallax adjustment knob is really worth the extra hundred bucks? What benefits would one get out of getting the scope with the side paralax adj. knob?

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the benefit of having a side paralax adjustment knob really shows itself when your using the butler creek flip up scope covers.... instead of having to turn your eyepiece, you can turn a small knob on the side of the scope.

Is it worth the extra 100? i wouldnt say so. But then again the Super Sniper scopes arent worth 100 dollars in my opinion.
 

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I very much prefer the side paralax adjustment, but it comes down to what you can afford. If its going to be another 6 months to save up the extra $100, then I'd say get the rear adjust and start shooting. Its not THAT much of an advantage. But if you have the extra $100 to spend, then get the side adjust

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As far as the side parallax goes it really comes down to personal preference, unless of course, you have the butler flip up covers. They don't necessitate a side parallax, but it makes it easier.
I would buy the SS scope with confidence. For 299. it is the best scope on the market.
 

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you actually used that leupold and the SS scope in the same sentence? Theres no comparing the two.
 

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I cant remember where i saw or read it but i think in sniper competitions they dont allow the super sniper scope because of the cheese factor.


Anyone else heard that or is that BS?

Are they at all good scopes?



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No.4Mk1 said:
I cant remember where i saw or read it but i think in sniper competitions they dont allow the super sniper scope because of the cheese factor.


Anyone else heard that or is that BS?

Are they at all good scopes?



Geoff
that sounds like BS to me

Mel, what do you think of the super sniper scopes? i have heard mixed reviews about em, some say they are top notch for the price and others say they are total bs garbage. Any chance of us seeing a review in the future? they seem to get alot of attention.
 

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Yes, there is a VERY good chance of seeing one reviewed in the very near future.

The SS scopes are built by Hakko, and are very similar in glass and construction (though design is a bit different) as the Springfield Armory scopes, which are also built by Hakko. The scopes are priced about where they should be. The SA scopes can be considered priced to high, they should be about the same as the SS's. No, these are not as good as Leuopld LR scopes. More details coming with the review.

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Yes, there is a VERY good chance of seeing one reviewed in the very near future.

The SS scopes are built by Hakko, and are very similar in glass and construction (though design is a bit different) as the Springfield Armory scopes, which are also built by Hakko. The scopes are priced about where they should be. The SA scopes can be considered priced to high, they should be about the same as the SS's. No, these are not as good as Leuopld LR scopes. More details coming with the review.

MEL

:D nThanks much mel hope they get a good review.
 

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i have used a 10x42 side focus model super sniper for a couple years..find it to be of comparable quality to mk4 with m1/m3 knobs...saving a little money tends to confuse it seems...give me a 2x tasco from walmart,i can still shoot..shoot..
 

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The SS is not as clear in optics as the Leupold but I think the SS along with hundreds more think the SS is the best for that price range.

I use a 10X and have no problems and love the knobs. I hate the cheap ass knobs on a Leupold LR. Not the M1 or M3 knobs.

This guy here http://www.tacticalintervention.com/ Mike Miller has wrote up a review about it and you can find it on the home page of Snipers Hide.
 

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The $300 Tasco Super Sniper isn't a $1000 dollar Leupold.

But it is a LOT of scope for the money. Perhaps the best deal I know of in optics these days. My Loopy 10-power Mark 4 and older Ultra will beat them, but the SS's I saw looked darn good.

Regarding Butler creek caps that rotate when you change parallax, that only happens with cheapie scopes. My Loopy 6.5-20 VX-III AO has front parallax adjustment and the flip-up caps don't move.

And those who say side parallax adjustment is just a matter of taste haven't had to keep getting on their kness to change focus during a stealthy prone-shooting situation.

Side-focus is a big plus for those who use their rifles in real life.
 

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I have noticed the difference between these two scopes are in the low light situations. Shooting in the evening w/ a SS is not even close to a vari-x III. I was able to get shots off .5hr after sundown w/ other scopes, (Burris Black Diamond/ Vari X III) where SS scopes don't have the light gathering ability.

I had a SS, and would buy another one, but it would be for 1-300yd use, and limited to strict daytime use.
 

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SS scopes are a good overall value for what they cost. Better than the elite 3200 that Mel reviewd in 10x40mm. Way better for the money.

However I do not believe they are better glass than MK4 or Leupold VX III. Especially the new index matched lenses.

Nonetheless good glass for the money in that category.
 

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Great scope if you tend to spend low dollars, until you have the cash to sell it an get a Leupold, id keep mine though. I have the side paralax and its easier than a rear paralax adjustment, no major body movments required.
 
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