The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 20, 2008, 01:21 PM   #1
Thud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2005
Posts: 193
Opinion on Mueller Scopes, please!

Trying to choose scope for my 308 I'd like to know opinions for optics about 5-15x tactical. Thanks beforehand, THUD.-
Thud is offline  
Old May 20, 2008, 03:32 PM   #2
SavageMOA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 19, 2008
Posts: 368
While I haven't used one myself I've heard nothing but good things about them. I myself am leaning between a Mueller and a Nikon. From what I've heard they're great scopes for very little money.
SavageMOA is offline  
Old May 20, 2008, 04:36 PM   #3
Thud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2005
Posts: 193
Thanks, Sav.
Thud is offline  
Old May 20, 2008, 08:48 PM   #4
sholling
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 1999
Location: Hemet (middle of nowhere) California
Posts: 4,260
I think there are much better choices than Mueller. I have a Mueller Eradicator (a step up from the Tactical) on a 22 and that's a good use for it. It's not a bad scope, but I'm not sure how long it would hold up to the 308 and I'm just not that impressed to be honest. On the other hand Rich at Mueller is a stand up guy. I think that the (discontinued?) Simmons 6.5-20x50 Whitetail Classics that Midway is blowing out for $110-130 are much better scopes. I think you'll find lots of other choices. The Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical (I have the 4200 Tactical) would be a great choice.
__________________
Proud Life Member: National Rifle Association, California Rifle & Pistol Association, and the Second Amendment Foundation.
Annual Member: Revolutionary War Veterans Association (Project Appleseed) and the Madison Society.
sholling is offline  
Old May 21, 2008, 04:49 AM   #5
Thud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2005
Posts: 193
Well, now another contender's come... What about the Simmons 6-21x44 MilDot from Midway at 190 $? Choice is getting complicated....
Thud is offline  
Old June 9, 2008, 04:12 PM   #6
jhansman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 17, 2007
Posts: 624
Thud, if you're still shopping, I have the Mueller Eraticator, and it is an excellent scope for the money. The APV is also great, but I wouldn't put it on a CF gun. Mueller may well be the best value in optics right now.
__________________
Blessed is the man who has nothing to say, and cannot be compelled to say it.
jhansman is offline  
Old June 14, 2008, 06:36 PM   #7
Wleoff
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 6, 2008
Location: North AL
Posts: 380
I've got a Mueller APV on a Ruger 10/22 that works great, but use a Bushnell 3200 on my deer rifle and on an AR15.
Wleoff is offline  
Old June 25, 2008, 03:42 PM   #8
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,624
Mueller Eraticator

I've got an Eraticator on my .204 Ruger MKII. For the money, it's the best scope I've ever had. Is it a $1000 Luepold? No, it's not but it's not $1000 either.
I replaced a Tasco 8-40X50 that was so poor optically it was useless above 30X. The Mueller is much clearer and on par with an 8-32X50 Bushnell that my uncle shoots with.

Last edited by Brian Pfleuger; June 25, 2008 at 06:55 PM.
Brian Pfleuger is offline  
Old June 25, 2008, 06:34 PM   #9
sholling
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 1999
Location: Hemet (middle of nowhere) California
Posts: 4,260
Mueller replaced my first Eradicator and I'm pretty pleased with the replacement. My only quibble is the size of the dot, and that's only because I'm using it for a rimfire target scope. The scope was designed as a varmint scope and the mid-size dot is fine for its intended use. Just be prepared for a fairly restrictive eye location at very high magnification.
__________________
Proud Life Member: National Rifle Association, California Rifle & Pistol Association, and the Second Amendment Foundation.
Annual Member: Revolutionary War Veterans Association (Project Appleseed) and the Madison Society.
sholling is offline  
Old June 25, 2008, 06:57 PM   #10
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,624
Yeah, the Eraticator is quite picky on eyeplacement. More so than the Tasco or Bushnell. Pay attention and it's not a problem, especially for bench or (typically) prone varmint shooting.

You should give Mueller a call, I've seen plenty of posts saying that they're more than willing to talk it over with you and they're apparently pretty good about resolving any problems after the purchase (although I have no experience with this as I have fired about 10 rounds with my Mueller)

Last edited by Brian Pfleuger; June 25, 2008 at 08:11 PM.
Brian Pfleuger is offline  
Old June 27, 2008, 09:53 AM   #11
22-rimfire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,594
For the price, not bad scopes based on my limited experience with one on a 22 rifle.
22-rimfire is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08097 seconds with 9 queries