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I have been wanting a scope to go with my 375 JCC build. I looked hard at the Redfield 2x7 & the Elite 3200 2x7 with the firefly. The Redfield is what I wanted to try because I just like the look & wanted to give it a go. The 3200 has the firefly reticle & good reputation. I like the firefly idea alot, no batteries & low light advantage.

Then I found the deal on the Nitrex TR1 1.5x5. I read it was basically a weaver grand slam scope & All reports sounded very positive on these scopes. Most would say it was a step up from the two above scopes & with the discount price & rebate offer..............it was Cheaper to boot. For less then a Benjamin I couldn't pass it up. I hope I don't miss the 2x I'm loosing on the high side. The 1.5 will be better on the lower side I'm sure.

Now i need rings ???

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I think that you are really gonna like that Nitrex have a couple of friends of mine that bought the TR2 series 3x10 50mm scopes to put on their 7 mags. One of the guys liked it so much that he bought a set of Nitrex binoculars and the TR 1 series 3x10 50mm to put on his .243.I looked through the one he put on his .243 and was very impressed with the clarity this scope has it was amazing then he told me what he paid for it and then I could'nt believe it only $150. I'm not lying to you when I say that I would put this scope up against my Zeiss Conquest 3x9 50mm and I don't think I would be able to tell a difference in the clarity and I paid over double what he paid for his!!!
 

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I've tried most of the marlin rings made and recently I ordered the Talley one piece ltwt. from midway for my new XLR. They are right on true---(I use a wheeler alignment tool) and they are light with no ring to base connection required. Little pricey---47 I think it was, but they are nice!!!

If I were going to change out scopes etc., I would get the warne QR'S again---also nice with steel two piece bases (63b weaver) or the warne bases.

I have the weaver GS 1.5X5 on my XLR in the talley one pc set. I plan to leave it there!!!
 

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Could you post a pic of your setup? Did you go talley lows or extra lows? My rifle is based on a 450MXLR so a pic would be great.

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I've had good luck with Leupold QRW rings. Set up all your scopes with them & you can change out scopes in minutes depending on what magnification you want. Just sight it in on the new rifle. The only drawback is they are a little pricey at $54.00 a set.
 

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Those Talleys are nice but they should be aligned and lapped. I have them on two of my rifles and they put the scope right where it ought to be in relationship to my eye and cheek weld. Below are photos of the mounts on my rifle.





 

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It should come as no surprise that I recommend the Weaver Quad-Locks. There are just no rings that compare with them at their price range. Heck, there are darn few set ups that are quite as good at all.
 

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Jeepster, I have the lows which are fine, but the xlow should be great if you have no sight clearance problems with the Nitrex scope. Wasn't sure about the GS due to the large ocular bell so I stayed with low. The GS is a delight in the woods including low light. I have another one on a ruger international 308. I hate overpowered big scopes for big game hunting!!! I have a celestial scope for star gazing ::) ::)

Seatle, My wheeler align bar put the points perfectly aligned. And my adjustments to zero were very small. Don't like to lap what don't need lapping!!! :)
 

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I also have one of those 32mm Nitrex on the way. It will most likely go on a 336 in 35 Remington. I agree with Brian on the Quad-Locks. They have served me well and are available at the local wally world.
 

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Got the scope today......................very nice :) The optics are very clear to the edge & it seems to have good eye relief. The scope also has good contrast & colors. I took it out side by side with my 3.5X10 VXIII & it was a wash to my eyes. Took them out again as it got dark. The Nitrex was just as bright at 3.5X as the Leupold was at the same power. 5x to 5x the leupold may have been a smidge better but it's hard to tell for sure. If ya handed me one with out telling me which was what I doubt I could tell them apart.

I am not a professional in this area but I do like the scope & feel it was an excellent buy, even without the rebate. I may just buy a 3x9x40 for one of my bolt guns. ;D

John
 
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