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    Posted: July/30/2015 at 10:18
I've been searching for a lightweight (under 15 oz) scope with a FFP ballistic reticle.  All of the ones that I have found; ie Horus, Burris, SWFA, etc; are all heavy and 30mm tubes.  Is there such a thing as a lightweight FFP scope?
 
 
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I should also add that I would like to have a 3x9x40 or something similiar.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stork23raz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/30/2015 at 10:40
I wouldnt really consider them ..... heavy.... more of welterweight.for a tactical style scope. Razor II now thats heavy. But in general most the scopes in your power range with the FFP mil,moa, bdc reticles are gonna be in the 20-25 oz range. 
SS3-9 is 19oz
Vortex 2.5-10x32 is the lightest FFP  i know of in that power range.  its 18.7oz
The Leupold Vx-r is 15.3, but its not ffp

What your wanting is more in the Hunting scope weight range.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/30/2015 at 10:57
What are you looking to do with this type of scope and what kind of firearm?
In a 3-9x40 FFP, it is hard to beat the SS. I wouldn't put it on my M7 but it isn't at all over bearing on my short action sporter M700.
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I am building an ultralight .308 Win that will weigh in at 5.33 lbs without scope.  It will primarily be used for high country whitetails and mule deer and hopefully a sheep hunt or two.  On my custom .300 WM I have a Horus Hunter 3-12x50 (30mm tube) with H425 reticle and absolutely love the scope, I really prefer the FFP reticle.  The problem with another Horus is that it weighs 24 ozs.  If I can find a suitable FFP scope at 15 ozs or less, then my entire .308 Win package will be 6.25 lbs. 
 
Right now the lightest FFP scope I have found is the SWFA SS HD 3-9x42 that weighs 19 ozs.
 
But I really want the scope to be under 15...I just want what I want because I want it! hehe
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/30/2015 at 13:53
If you are looking for a lightweight scope, your options with FFP are very slim.  The lightest is probably PFI RR800-1 3-9x42, which is no longer made, I think.  It weighed right around 17 ounces and was a well made Japanese scope.

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Koshkin,
I found a PFI RR800-1 3-9x42 NIB for $600...do you remember what the retail was on these?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/03/2015 at 12:01
I wrote an article that included the RR800 a while back:

And at the time, the price was $650, per the ocmparison table in it.

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