I LOVE my GRSC 1-6, and use it in run & gun and multigun matches! It performed quite well in the “Mogadishu Mile” match at New Holland, PA – where we had to shoot multiple targets between 3 and 300 yards, including moving targets in the pits at distance! If I were in the market for a new 1-6 power variable scope, I would definitely pick the GRSC all over again!
I am building a new longer range AR-15 and hope to use it in DMR matches out this way – the ranges are typically from 300-850 yards, sometimes even more. I also belong to a club with a 1050 yd range (Lewistown, PA), and enjoy shooting long distances – even with ARs. Therefore, I wanted a bit more powerful magnification for my new build. I looked at several, including the Leupold 1.1-8×26, the U.S. Optics SR-8c, the Valdada 1-10×26 Dual focal plane, the Valdada 1.5-8×26 FFP, Bushnell 1-8x, March-F 1-8×24, etc etc.
All of the above are either too heavy, eyebox too restricted, not that great of a reticle, etc. The closest thing that comes to what I want is probably the Valdada 1.5-8×26, but I am hesitant because it is not a true 1 power on the low magnification end. It is still 22 ounces, but on the light end of 1-8 power scopes. And it doesn’t have the fast GRSC reticle! Another one is the Leupold with the H27 reticle (I like the Horus for long range on one of my bolt rifles), but the price point is way too high for what you get, poor eyebox — and it is heavy.
This is why I asked. If you guys were coming out with a 1-8 power GRSC anytime soon, I would just wait.
Thanks for the reply!