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    We have had two of them come apart on the range here.

    F-Class is brutal on scopes.

    Reminded me of Nightforce in their beginnings being crap. Now they are good enough to get a defense contract.

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    Both were this model. http://marchscopes.com.au/bench-rest-10-60-x-52.html

    March Australia is pushing them really hard as F-Class and 1000 yard BR scope.

    My brain kind of spins this way "If I wouldn't want it in my hands while being shot at in Afghanistan, why would I want to hunt with it?"

    There are a lot of companies people are falling all over themselves to suck up to. But quality stuff is rare. Sitka is another one. I bought a couple of the hats and a vest last year to wear here in Australia.

    Not sure what happened but their stitching is crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    We have had two of them come apart on the range here.

    F-Class is brutal on scopes.

    Which scopes came apart?

    Why is F-class tough on scopes? High volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    Both were this model. http://marchscopes.com.au/bench-rest-10-60-x-52.html

    March Australia is pushing them really hard as F-Class and 1000 yard BR scope.
    I can't imagine that is a very comfortable scope to use with a sub-mm exit pupil at max magnification.

    Take a look at the March tactical scopes if you get a chance. They are very impressive.

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    Any modern scope costing $3000 shouldn't come apart under 10,000 rounds of 300 Winchester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    Any modern scope costing $3000 shouldn't come apart under 10,000 rounds of 300 Winchester.
    I agree.

    Every scope model out there has failed. some just have better records than others. You mentioned a couple posts ago that you saw two scopes come apart. What brand and model scopes were those? What was the outcome with the company's customer service? That is good information for people reading this thread.

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    It was March BR 10-60, and I don't know about the customer service. Generally in Australia customer service sucks, so it would have been up to March Australia.

    F-Class and really any rifle competition is super hard on scopes. Just number of rounds kills them. But Leupolds do well, even old Burris Black Diamonds are tough, a lot of guys are shooting Nightforce down here and having fairly good luck. What will be the deal breaker on weather or not March succeeds as a company is how long their scopes last.

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    Oh I follow you now. The March tactical scopes are getting some good press, anyway. Optics are top notch. I am glad to hear the two that failed weren't the Vortex Razor HDs or Premier Reticle scopes. Both have excellent durability reputations.

    Have you thought about the Razor HD? That is really nice scope with great optics, and a stellar warranty backing them up. Also, they are getting some oversees use with good reviews, expecially on repeatablility and durability. The reticle should work for your style of shooting, and it fits in your price range nicely.

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    We don't have either brand down here, so I haven't got to handle one.

 

 

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