It all adds up to a positive situation. Adjusting the front lens so that the scope will focus down to 9+yds at any magnification is no different than sending a Leupold Competition back to Leupold to make that adjustment.....the difference here you can do it your self in under 10mins. I bought three and adjusted all to just under 10yds.
I have had three Big Nikkos; two of the older models and one green turret. I preferred the older ones. My opinion based on using both the Nikkos & the Sightrons: I prefer the Sightrons. No complaints here. Opinion subject to change if things do
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