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#1 kwaispro727

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

I like the Elcans.  I came across this on Evike, but I'm kind of skeptical about it.  Scopes with such precision reticles that aren't just standard mil-dot seem to not always be replicated very well, in the sense that the reticle is hard to keep track of.  I'm just looking for second opinions.  I don't mind spending the money, I just want to have confidence in what I happen to be buying lol

There's something about scopes/red dots with 11 different brightness settings for just one color... It seems like those tend to be the best, or is it just me?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:56 AM

While there are a couple of reticles available in the SpecterDR I know of no red-green version so that ain't gonna match although a 800 or 1000 meter ballistic reticle makes no sense for the LM4 or the M4 for that matter.  The DR illuminates either the dot or the whole cross-hair reticle in red.

The big advantage (for me) with this sight is being able to scan for targets in 1x and snap the sight into 4x for long range shots.  Works very well in 5.56mmNATO with a very tight ballistic curve (ELCAN specifies a 100 meter zero for the cross hair/dot).  Not sure how well it works in 6mmBB.

As a "red dot" sight the Aimpoint has an advantage for me as it can be positioned out at the front of the receiver or even over the barrel where I can pick up the dot faster than thru the telescope near my eye.

The SpecterDR sits low and close to the eye on the upper receiver.  I find I need to run the dot rather bright in the 1x "red dot" mode as at this distance to the eye the field of view is rather limited.  Eye position in 4x is vital to getting any field of view at all.  If you zero it at your maximum effective range in 4x and the sight maintains zero between 4x and 1x it could prove to be an effective sight for you.

This reflects my experience with the SpecterDR and I expect will hold true for the Phantom sight as well.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

It turns out my friend has bought this and he hates it.  He has the same problem I was worried about.  The central part of the reticle is just next to impossible to keep track of.  On a white wall sure you can find it, but as soon as you go into woodland it gets lost in the leaves.  Even with the illumination it is difficult.  

Would you happen to know of a good flip to side magnifier? (or screw to side, or slide to side, I don't really care as long as I can move it out of the way with relative ease)  I have a stationary one for my SR10 which was my other option besides the above scope (I probably won't need to take the SR10 one off often, and I won't be running around as much in that case).  But I would like to get one for my MP7 that I can move.

Edited by kwaispro727, 13 May 2013 - 01:23 PM.





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