scoping an AI Hunter

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by barreltwister, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I have a number of Leupold Compact (now called Ultralight) 3-9's on L461/A-I Sakos. They are a beautiful match in my opinion. I don't think that Leupold makes a 4-12X in this model, but they do make a 2-7X, which is also nice.

    Compared to the full-sized 2.5-8 VX-3 or the 2-7X VX-I/II, the "Compact" models have a little more restricted eye placement and field of view, but that is an unavoidable optical compromise in order to achieve thier small size. Nonetheless, they are better in these features than many other manufacturers' full-sized scopes and I've never found a problem using them.


    Burris makes a 4-12 compact scope, but two friends who have briefly owned these scopes have told me that the eye placement is so critical as to make it impractical as an optical gunsight.

    With the 3-9 Compact/Ultralight, use the Leupold "low" ringmount on your A-I and never look back.
     

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    Missed a chance at a nice buck when he jumped with a 3x9 Burris compact that has the same problem. Couldn't get it lined up until just a fraction of a second too late
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Great old thread, lots of good info here. Better luck next time PPC.

    Reading some of the posts, I also favor Leupold. I have a 2x7 in Sako lows on my .223 AI lightweight, I have a 4.5x14x40 in Med. Warnes on my AI .17 Rem hunter. I'm going with a 2.5x8 on my .223 hunter. Rings tbd. I have a 6.5x20 on my 6ppc sporter as a load development optic, will likely go with a 6x42 there.
     
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    Thanks! I have a Leupold Compact 3x9 on it now.
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Slick! Caliber...guessing 6 PPC USA?
     
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