After a lot of hassels on the hunting field with my old scope (Nikko Stirling 3-7 x 40 with adjustable objective at the front and duplex reticle), by hassels I mean, focus on the target with the front adjustable objective, check the distance on the front objective, set the turrent to the required distance, aim and ..... hey, where did my bird go? This was happening to often, so decided to start looking around for something
with side focus because: adjusting the front objective moved the gun all over the target, after you achived focus you then have to pick the gun up to confirm the distance and in the process loose sight of your target.
mildot reticle because: now i only have to focus and check the holdover/holdunder right next to the distance marking without once taking my eye off the cheakpiece. No turret to adjust and this minimize your time from the time you see the target till the time you pull the trigger.
Extention tube because: when the sun catches the front lens in early morning senarios i could not get clear view of targets.
I decided on the Leapers 3-12 x 44 SWAT (Side Wheel Adjustable Turret) Mildot reticle fitted with and extention tube and flip up covers. I have added a 80mm focus wheel.
The clarity on the scope is i my opinion very, very good because there is absolutely no hasiness around the edge of the scope right through the magnification range.
There is more than enough space to still load the gun even though the scope is very long.
I have included some pics will only setup the scope on Saturday.
For additional info on these scopes check out www.leapers.com or contact Guido on the forum.