Author Topic: Explain the advantage of a 30 MM VS 1 inch scope tube?  (Read 1663 times)

Offline uncle buck

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Explain the advantage of a 30 MM VS 1 inch scope tube?
« on: March 20, 2010, 08:55:02 PM »
30 MM or 1 inch tube on scopes?  Is there any advantage of having one or the other? I knew since the 30 MM measurement is metric that it's more of a foreign favored scope. American scopes, sold in the American market are 1 inchers.   

Could a 30 MM tube be a pain since you might need special rings too?

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Re: Explain the advantage of a 30 MM VS 1 inch scope tube?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 08:58:02 PM »
The 30mm tube will give you more click adjustments. The 30mm scopes will gathers light better and the sight picture will be clearer. Most of the  military sniper scopes is are now using the 30mm tubes. You only see a large impact if you are shooting long range at precision targets. I prefer the 30mm tubes for my 700 to 1000 yard groundhog hunting.
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Re: Explain the advantage of a 30 MM VS 1 inch scope tube?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 09:05:43 PM »
Depends on what you are using scope. For normal hunting the 1 inch tube will do fine. At night when i hunt predators there is a big difference in using a 1 inch tube vs 30mm tube.

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Re: Explain the advantage of a 30 MM VS 1 inch scope tube?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 09:31:43 PM »
Foxpro51 thanks for the info on the 30MM VS 1 inch tubes... I always thought it was just a type 30MM  made more often overseas then here in America...