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    Mueller 40X

    Some thoughts on my new Mueller 40X56mm Objective scope. When you open the box, the 30mm tube and the 56mm Objective lens sets you back a little, as to the size. This was my first impression, Holy Cow! Although I should not have been so surprised, as I have the Mueller 8X32 Target with the 30mm tube too. I searched the net looking for information on this scope, so far all reports seem to be positive enough. My 8X32 Mueller is set up on a 22-250, sleeved Remington 700 action, single shot conversion with a Krieger 1-14 twist barrel, and Kelbly bench rest stock. This new Mueller 40X is on another sleeved Remington 700 action, single shot conversion, chambered in .222 with a Krieger 1-14 twist barrel, aluminum I-beam stock, set up for informal bench rest shooting on a home target range. At first I set up the .222 with the 8X32, and that worked fine. I then saw the 40X offered and just had to have it. All I can say is NICE. On the range I find the 56mm objective to be a real advantage to gather light. The target dot cross hairs are ideal for my application and this makes a fantastic combination for precise target shooting. One thing of concern was the listed weight. The specifications on the Mueller 40X states that it weighs 23 oz. My scale says its weighs 26.05 oz without the turret caps on. This extra 3 oz is puzzling and concerning. Another puzzle is the specifications for the smaller Mueller 8X32 are 26.0 oz and my scale has it at 23.20 oz, Puzzling indeed! The overall fit and finish on the 40X is fantastic. The turrets were a little stiff to operate when first received, but after the scope acclimated to the shop temp, then working them up/down, they work fine now. Nothing new to report on the function of the scope, as it functions as expected without a hitch. For my informal home range this scope is fine, for registered matches, not so sure. To keep within the 10.5 pound limit, this scope leaves much to be desired. I would have to cut about an inch off the barrel and not use the sunshade. Having used the Leupold 36X scopes in the past, I had a feel for what to expect in a target scope. This scope did everything asked of it, as long as I did my part. Overall, itís the best bang for the buck! DAN
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    Ahhh..aluminium! I hope to have one done in a few weeks, finally. A friend who likes to tinker did most of the machine work. I just put a couple of marks on it doing the rough inlet. Just got a new Borden for it yesterday. Gonna test some things, stock rigidity, stock dampening and some other cia top secret intelligence(or lack of) stuff.
    It'll be a UBR Unlimited rifle and should weigh around 28lbs. I'll probably get tired of lugging it around pretty fast but should make a good test platform.

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    My CPS Aluminum stocks all give off a very noticeable "ping" when fired. I'm sure all that aluminum will give off it's own distinctive sound!
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    some how i do not believe your scope will compete with the current scopes,
    that are actually used in BENCHREST.
    let us know how the $250 wonder works out.

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    The extra 3 ounces is probably due to issues when translating Chinese to English.

    If the OP is this excited about a cheap Chinese scope, I can't amagine what his reaction would be if he opened the box of a new March, Leupold, nightForce, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit1 View Post
    My CPS Aluminum stocks all give off a very noticeable "ping" when fired. I'm sure all that aluminum will give off it's own distinctive sound!
    I've played with aluminum before and you're right. In fact, I didn't care for it much but that's where dampening hopefully comes into play.

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    Mueller 40X

    If the OP is this excited about a cheap Chinese scope, I can't amagine what his reaction would be if he opened the box of a new March, Leupold, nightForce, etc.[/QUOTE]

    If you take a good look at my post, you will see that i'm not saying it's a better scope, just saying.
    Last edited by kermit1; 03-15-2019 at 08:27 AM. Reason: make my post more clear

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit1 View Post
    If the OP is this excited about a cheap Chinese scope, I can't amagine what his reaction would be if he opened the box of a new March, Leupold, nightForce, etc.
    If you take a good look at my post, you will see that i'm not saying it's a better scope, just saying.[/QUOTE]

    That lathe in your pic in the first post is way too clean!

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    Mueller 40X

    The Mueller 40X is fairly heavy at 26 oz for a LV CF rig
    and does not have any footprint in BR shooting.
    I have not seen it on any equipment lists at registered
    matches. Obviously, it has to hold POI under varied conditions.
    Does the scope have any warranty? Did you shoot any sub one
    or big one groups with the scope?

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