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    Posted: April/05/2010 at 14:12
Updated:  these begin shipping 15Feb11.

A proper review is coming shortly.


If you are in the market for a 1-4, DON'T BUY NOW!


Not sure when this will be available to the masses, but it'll be worth the wait.

1-4X24
illuminated FFP reticle
target turrets (look to be slightly smaller version of the new SS turrets (same design as the 10X HD and 3-9.)
Very sturdy (not light in weight, probably work fine as a hammer, but not too heavy.)
Easy to get behind.
No tunneling.


More to come later.

If you buy a Nightforce 1-4 or Trijicon, soon, you will regret it!


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As a matter of fact, I am in the market for a 1-4X scope, and I am indeed waiting on the SS 1-4X24. 
 
My understanding is that it had the SAME turrets as the 10X HD and 3-9X... is this not the case?
 
Did you happen to get your hands on a prototype, or did you make a trip to SWFA and see the prototype?
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WOW!!!!!!!!
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Just what I needed to hear, been researching a 1-4x for my LR308, guess I will just wait on the SS.
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I made subtle threats ("You know, you could be eating dinner one night and a bullet come...")


I have a prototype, pics blow.

The turrets are "similar": they are same basic design, same 0.1cm, but shorter than the 10X HD and 3-9, so the turrets are a better fit on a smaller rifle.


Ruler was the closest I had, and thought the info warranted its use.

















Word on availability is: "TBD."  Word on price is up to Chris to disclose.


In short, it is flipping sweet.  As a prior owner of Trijicon, USO SN4, Millett DMS, and user of almost everything else (Nightforce 1-4 included), I'd wait for it, everything else in its league is WAY more expensive.
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Wowza, that looks great.  Thunbs Up   Very interested in more of your testing reports.  
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 1-4x24 is great for you guys with fantastic eyes(like I used to have) but as we age our sight isn't what it once was and 4x just don't cut it anymore.
 So I guess I will just keep waiting on the 4.8-20x42 that he announced a few months ago and possibly the 6x.
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Any way you could post one of your famous "through the scope" views of the reticle with illumination both on and off?

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awesome.  Great to see the SS line expanding more......
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ETA?

price?
 
I would love to have one for my bushmaster
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Damn it, Jeff!

Did you have to post this ten hours before I go on vacation?  Now I will be roaming around the South Pacific looking for internet connection just to see how this scope is holding up!

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i want one!hopefully the tube is long enough to be mounted on a magnum length action. would be awesome for a .375H&H or a .458Lott type dgr rifle.


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Enjoy the trip, ILya, the full report will be here when you return.

And, got the package, full review on that will come to you first.


Yea, will get a "through the scope pic" ASAP.


ETA: "when it's ready"
Price: somewhere in the ballpark of $750, as I have been told.



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I was just thinking about the 1x4x24 Accupoint with Red Arrow, instead of the Aimpoint for the wifes 6.5 RRA Carbine. Now What!!??!
 
Is this Reticle for the SS going to be easy on the eyes as Froggy said? Im not gettin any damn younger either, I don't feel as Froggy, Sorry Froggy!Big Grin
 
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So, RC, where is this review you've been bragging so much about????????  It's been HOURS since you mentioned it...
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Jeff,

Is there a shot of the reticle by any chance???

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The scope won't be on the range till tomorrow, I'll get a pic of the reticle there.

At 1X, it is a little thin, but Chris is aware and a change is in the works.  At 4X, it is very nice, multiple aiming points.
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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

you may need to take a drive west to Seguin and go hog hunting with me :)
We just got on our lease, 6500 acres of hog heaven and a place to stay
 
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Wouldn't the illumination offset the thin reticle at 1X? 
 
I'm assuming the ill knob adjusts bright enough for daytime use, and dim enough for night use; is this correct?
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This very cool!!! But any word on the high power variable yet?
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