Alternative to Aeon 10-40X56

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    redcrow
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    I've got an Aeon 10-40 X 56 that I'm not entirely happy with. Clear enough and bright enough, but it's really sensitive to eye position. Just moving my head around enough to check parallax is enough to completely loose the image in scope shadow. Any suggestions for a scope of similar magnification that's more forgiving.

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    addertooth
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    Redcrow,

    I also have an Athlon Scope, the small "eye box" is legendary on the Athlon series.  Virtually every other scope I have ever looked through has a larger eye box for the same magnification.  So your answer is… any other scope in the universe has a larger eye box.  I have found no other scope with a similar sized or smaller eye box.

    Small eye boxes do serve one useful purpose.  A small eye box ensures you will not have parallax error when looking through it.  On the Athlon series, the box gets even tighter at the higher magnifications.  At 32X, it is borderline useless on my sample.

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    nomojo65
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    Are you shooting Score matches, or comp. w/ known distances? Because if you are? And not needing a variable magnification or ranging type Reticle my suggestion is a straight 36x weaver br scope ( 1” tube ) or leupold 45x br scope ( 30mm tube ) can usually find good deals used… I have both, obviously the leupy is superior but also more $$$…

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    Macros
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    When you get to those mag levels you're going to likely need to go a fair bit higher in price to get good glass that makes the upper mag range useable, quality mechanics and reasonably forgiving eyebox for the mag.

    If you can, try looking at something like a sightron s3 8-32 or 10-50 depending on your needs. 

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    Hynzie
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    im looking at the Sightron 10 50 60  to put on my RAW 25 HM1000X for bench shooting at 75 and 100 yards its not a scope i would be carrying in the bush just fixxed targets   i know you have a beautiful RAW will u be using it for bench shooting   DVOR been having some great sales lately pat

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    stoti
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    No disrespect but Aeon and Athlon are completely different companies.  With that said, I highly recommend all of the Athlon FFP scopes. I think they are superior to a lot of other scopes that are so popular on this website. For the money, comparable to the Aeon,  the Athlon Argos 8-34×56 BTR is very hard to beat in almost every aspect. Check them out! Depending on how much money you want to spend, Vortex, Sightron and Leupold are also some of my favorites and worth a look. It really comes down to how much you want to spend!

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    nomojo65
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    Here’s one I forgot!, this scope was one of my favorite I’ve ever used… I didn’t personally own it,( should have bought it when I had the opportunity… ) but used in comp. a couple times it’s been around a while not seen much in airguns because It doesn’t focus below 25 yds?, NIGHTFORCE 12-42×56 BENCHREST! if you can find one BUY IT!

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    addertooth
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    Good call Stoti, 

    That is what I get for reading too fast during a quick break from work ;)

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    stoti
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    Oh yeah, I'd buy the Nightforce too. Just can't afford it. Addertooth, I do the same thing! lol

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    redcrow
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    nomojo65

    Are you shooting Score matches, or comp. w/ known distances? Because if you are? And not needing a variable magnification or ranging type Reticle my suggestion is a straight 36x weaver br scope ( 1” tube ) or leupold 45x br scope ( 30mm tube ) can usually find good deals used… I have both, obviously the leupy is superior but also more $$$…

    Funny you should mention those scopes… I'm a recovering center fire BR fanatic, so I'm more than familiar with both the Weaver T36 and the Leupold Competition. I've owned both. I agree that the lupey has the better optics, but the Weaver tracked perfectly and held zero even on top of some rather hot 6PPC loads. But I digress…

    The rifle is an RAW TM1000 in their BR stock, and I'll be using it in benchrest score matches, maybe the odd FT match and for informal group shooting. Based on that, either of your would meet my needs admirably. Unfortunately they're both more than I care to spend these days. I'd like to stay under $500 if possible. I don't really need a 56mm objective, and 32-36X is all the magnification I can use. Just something with a bigger eye box.

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    nomojo65
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    Sounds like the WEAVER is the way to go!, I’ve have two and they are the best tracking scopes PERIOD!, I will argue that all day long… unless you’ve used one extensively!,  you can’t possibly know! I’ve also shot centerfire benchrest PPC’s and 6br! Stolle’s and Borden’s kind of dates me….

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    redcrow
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    The only reason I'm not jumping on a Weaver T36 is it's pretty much a one trick pony. Although it'd be fine for 80% of the shooting I do, it'd out of its element for the other 20%. So variable magnification and the ability to focus down to < 20 yards are priorities. The Hawke Airmax 8-32X50 looked to be a candidate, but the review posted here indicated it also suffered from the "tiny eye box" syndrome. That same review also praised the eye box on the Hawke Sidewinder 8-32X56, but that scope will stretch my budget uncomfortably.

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