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Scopes - Springfield Armory:

Any information abour Sprinfield's 2nd or 3rd Generation 4-14x56mm
How well does it really work?
Is it really clear?
How is it at long range?
I have never seen one except on the internet.
Any information about the scope will be appreciated
Craig Hanson <>
USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 03:45:48 (ZULU)  

Craig Hanson,
You asked about the Springfield Armory Government Model sscopes. I have had two of these, and wish I had spent a little more money and did it right the first time. I still have one, a 2nd Gen 4x14x56. I bought Leupold MK4 M1 10x Mildot. There is no comparison. The MK4 costs $400 more, but it is worth it. The 56mm Objective looks real cool, but in reality, does nothing. Accuracy was greatly improved. I never thought too much about how a scope affected accuracy, but I sure do now.
I would suggest, Leupold MK4, B&L Tactical. The B&L is a little cheaper, but is every bit as good as the Leupold. Check out the reviews here at SC on these two scopes.
Putting bad glass on a quality precision rifle makes little sense, do it right the first time and you will be way ahead in satisfaction and dollars saved.
Also, check out the MilDot Master reviews here at SC. This is a great tool to have if you use a Mildot reticle. Ditto for the "Slope Doper".

Bill Bledsoe <>
Shelbyville, KY, USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 00:51:54 (ZULU) 

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