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Offline yari

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tract optics
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:38:06 AM »
tract has a 30% discount going on specific demo scopes and binos. i was waiting for some sort of sale to put on my 300 win mag. i picked up the last toric 3x15x42 t-plex. i just got in under the gun (or is this over the gun?) @--0--0105

i talked to one of the owners and he said he doubts i could tell the difference between this one and new. basically, once the box is opened, they can't sell it as 'new'.

i ordered butler caps, warne bases and rings and will set it up in the next month. plenty of time to dial it in for SD.

check out the sale if you are looking for optics
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 06:20:34 AM »
Yari - I am sure you talk to Jon LaConte (he is one of the two co-founders of TRACT optics) matter of fact both owners are named Jon and both use to work for Nikon. They spell their first name the same way....interesting. I bought some of their high end binoculars and use them last year. The are sharp, clear. I would say they are as good as my Swarovski EL's are for about a third of the cost! Everyone's eyes are different, but I look at the definition of the object and the details that are in focus around the edges...Color definitions is next, she how the greens are green and the blues are blue...next I will pick out a dark area and look into it to see how much of the dark matter I can see....Weight, how much do they weight. Can you carry them around or wear them around....depends on your age....I put them in my fanny pack and carry them to the stand/blind and use them from there....

I also got a Tract 22Fire scope. This is my first Tract scope....put it on a CZ455. It is very bright and clear scope....love it....have used it at the range only, maybe 4 or 5 times...great scope for the money....

The 3X15x42 Scope should be a good scope for your 300WM. It has a 1" tube, BDC reticule, Second Plane focus and a unheard of 15 yards to infinity parallax adjustment......lets us all know, after you take it to the range, the pros and cons of the scope.

 
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 05:44:06 PM »
Bo- i got the t-plex not the BDC. since i'll be using a turret, i want it simple. the BDC's just seem to clutter IMO.

i was waiting for their new scope this year(4x20x50 i believe) and it only came w/ the BDC.  way too much clutter in hunting situations IMO. i like a clean filed of view
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:36:39 PM »
Yari     Yea I agree I don't all the clutter either. Are you going to have a custom turret made for your rifle? How far are you planning on shooting?   I'm interested in hearing a review about your new scope.

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Re: tract optics
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 07:15:15 PM »
notsams- i decided against against custom turret. i may move the scope to a different rifle or use a different load in the future. i'll tape the number of clicks on my stock for easy reference.

as far as distance, i hope to get to the 600 yard range this summer. that is the longest range i have found. i plan to be consistent at 600. of course, the conditions would have to favorable before i take that shot.

this is for my SD trip. i just want to be prepared if the shot arises. in WI, i seldom shoot over 50 yards in the big woods and can seldom see much farther than 70 yards. i do like up close and personal much better, but SD is different and fun to. 
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 10:43:09 PM »
Yari - Yes agree with Notsams...to much clutter will hamper your shot...Down here in the South we have about 2 seconds to decide whether we will take him or not, another couple of seconds to get on him and another couple of seconds to pull the trigger.....the woods are so thick down here....

About 5+ years ago, I bought my first Nightforce Scope. I was in Alabama (right on the border between AL and TN a placed called Big Daddy's) and they have a pretty nice gun shop in a gas/food mart/hot dogs/hamburger type store....but in their gun shop at the end of the season, I saw one lonely Nightforce SHV (4-14X) scope in the case. No more Leupold's, no more Zeiss's, no more Swarovski's, nope they were all sold. I guess they were trying to sell off most of their inventory and get ready for next season. I asked to looked at it and I was totally surprised when I look through the tube...it was clean reticule, a MOAR, wow, was I surprised....bought it just because it was clean and they had it for $125 off MSRP....

But to much activity or busy scope, you cannot pick up the game or your target...I am a hunter and not a hole puncher. This very nice scope went on a 270WSM Custom McWhorter that I have purchased used a few years before I purchased the Nightforce....but I believe in clean, clear scope with a simple BDC in it....

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Re: tract optics
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 07:42:58 PM »
      Yari   have you tried out the new scope?  I'm interested in what you think.

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Re: tract optics
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 09:34:15 PM »
      Yari   have you tried out the new scope?  I'm interested in what you think.

so far, i'm a big fan. I didn't draw in SD so I haven't done any long range to test the turret accuracy. too much cabin work and not enough time. I can tell you the MOA were 1/4" as advertised. the zero reset was perfect and easy to use 

the glass is very nice. better than my leo vx2. I was hoping to compare it to my buddies swaros in SD. that will need to happen next year. the low light looks to be very good

I don't have any buyers remorse and the price was very nice compared to the big box brands w/ all the layers of middlemen costs
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 09:41:13 PM »
not- I forgot to mention. the customer service is very good. if you call or email, you talk to one of the 2 Jon's that own the company. you talk to the actual company owners!! where else can you get that service?
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 06:56:08 PM »
will take down the Tract Toric Binoculars annual 2 week long hunting trip in late October and will take down with me the Leupold Gold Ring, the Swarovski EL and the Vortex Vipers Binos....these are my best binoculars....and will do a smiliar test and will let the guys do the testing....
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 04:50:04 PM »
will take down the Tract Toric Binoculars annual 2 week long hunting trip in late October and will take down with me the Leupold Gold Ring, the Swarovski EL and the Vortex Vipers Binos....these are my best binoculars....and will do a smiliar test and will let the guys do the testing....

good variety there. make sure you give us the results of the blind test. are you doing it at low light?
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2018, 10:42:44 AM »
Yari - Had them out a few days before on the deck looking day ending dusk and they really worked out very good...I will put them near the top of my binocular pile...the EL's are my reference and then the Leupold Gold Ring, and then the Vortex Vipers and the Steiner Peregrine....all are 10x40 or 42mm

Here are some pics from yesterday took them at the range as we looking through them at 300, 600 and 1000 yards...man they are good.....

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Re: tract optics
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 10:53:39 AM »
you are better than me. shooting in 90 degrees is tough

thx for the info
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2018, 06:04:30 AM »
Yari - It helps to stay hydrated and in the shade....90 Degrees is my limit, anything above that I won't go to the range...well except 91 or maybe 92 degrees...LOL...what I take note when I first get there is the mirage factor....when it starts to cool off then I will shoot at 200 to 600 yards, but during the heat of the day, the mirage is so intense, I will limited my shooting distances to 100 yards....Then I will take note of the tree tops and then the clouds and then the crowd at the range...during the mid day there is nobody at the range...yippie...the regulars have the morning rush and then the afternoon rush....They are already calling for temps in the mid 80 and rain which means I will be at the range by myself....so that is the down side, if you can call it a down side, having the range to yourself....LOL...

 

 
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Re: tract optics
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2018, 08:33:20 AM »
Never a down side if you're enjoying yourself Bo - may as well get out there when you can.  I have things set up here at home so I can shoot 200 yards - it's all across a grassy area so I don't seem to get into any issues with mirage.  I would guess if I went much longer it might come into play on a hot sunny day.  My biggest issue is that it always seems like the wind is howling anytime I have the free time to go shoot.  Retirement in 6 months should help alleviate that problem a bit!
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