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Old 03-27-2023, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Tangent Theta - anyone spent much time behind one?

In the middle of a new mountain rifle build for my Fannin hunt. Ordered a Tangent Theta long range hunter and canít find a ton of reviews. Looks like the stock is delayed even further (delaying my build completion) and my scope shipped today. I was hoping to have the rifle build complete before the scope arrived but no dice.

Just wondering if anyone here has spent any time behind one.
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Old 03-27-2023, 09:04 PM   #2
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Default Tangent Theta - anyone spent much time behind one?

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Looks like the stock is delayed even further (delaying my build completion)
Let me guess. Manners? Lol



I havenít looked through that particular scope, but have checked out a few Tangents and they are bad@ss scopes. Iím not sure I could justify the jump in price over a Mark 5 or ATACR, but they are super nice.

From what I can find online, the reticle options kinda suck on that LRH model.


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Old 03-27-2023, 09:35 PM   #3
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I’ve spent some time behind one. The bang for the buck isn’t there for me. It doesn’t do anything, look better, track better, have clearer glass, or pretty much outclass other high-end scopes. I’ve got Swaro, Zeiss, Meopta, S&B, Leica, NF, and high end Leupold ahead of them on my preference list. Not to pee in your cheerios if you love it, but I couldn’t find the extra value in it for the $. I listed it for sale & had it sold in an hour though, so there is a market.
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Old 03-27-2023, 09:48 PM   #4
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No but I want to hear about this Fannin hunt though!
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Old 03-27-2023, 11:16 PM   #5
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No but I want to hear about this Fannin hunt though!

Heading up to hunt in the Yukon. Taking my son to let him kill a mountain caribou while we are there (I hope). He will be turning 15 right at the time of the hunt so it should be a great adventure for us to share.

Unless I draw a desert tag between now and thenÖ..this will be my second leg of my sheep slam.
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Old 03-27-2023, 11:37 PM   #6
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Iíve spent some time behind one. The bang for the buck isnít there for me. It doesnít do anything, look better, track better, have clearer glass, or pretty much outclass other high-end scopes. Iíve got Swaro, Zeiss, Meopta, S&B, Leica, NF, and high end Leupold ahead of them on my preference list. Not to pee in your cheerios if you love it, but I couldnít find the extra value in it for the $. I listed it for sale & had it sold in an hour though, so there is a market.

Thx for the firsthand experience
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Old 03-27-2023, 11:42 PM   #7
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I have a Rifles Inc Lightweight Strata w/ a Swaro Z5 3.5-18 and its greatness. I use it as my full-time hunting rifle, mountains or not. I purchased off gun broker for 1/2 of retail, but that was back in 2012 ish.

I really love the Z5. I have the BT and you just dial it in. At that point, the rifle and scope do its job, you just have to do yours.

No experience with Theta.
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Heading up to hunt in the Yukon. Taking my son to let him kill a mountain caribou while we are there (I hope). He will be turning 15 right at the time of the hunt so it should be a great adventure for us to share.

Unless I draw a desert tag between now and thenÖ..this will be my second leg of my sheep slam.
I remember your CO bighorn. Opting to substitute the fan in for a stone or going for all 5 sheep? Mountain caribou, one incredible birthday present! Best of luck to the both of you!
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I remember your CO bighorn. Opting to substitute the fan in for a stone or going for all 5 sheep? Mountain caribou, one incredible birthday present! Best of luck to the both of you!

Subbing it for the Stone as of now. I just canít justify the cost of a BC Stone hunt with a good outfitter. They jumped in a big way.

Iíll do the entire hunt (tags, all airfare, tips, everything) with my son with both of us killing caribou and me killing a Fannin for less than the sheet rate for a stone hunt at any of my preferred Stone outfits.
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Old 03-28-2023, 06:50 PM   #10
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Iíve spent some time behind one. The bang for the buck isnít there for me. It doesnít do anything, look better, track better, have clearer glass, or pretty much outclass other high-end scopes. Iíve got Swaro, Zeiss, Meopta, S&B, Leica, NF, and high end Leupold ahead of them on my preference list. Not to pee in your cheerios if you love it, but I couldnít find the extra value in it for the $. I listed it for sale & had it sold in an hour though, so there is a market.

Which model did you spend time with? The 315 Long Range Hunter?
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Old 03-28-2023, 10:59 PM   #11
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Which model did you spend time with? The 315 Long Range Hunter?
5-25x56 Professional with the Horus reticle.
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Shouldn’t you ask for reviews before you buy?
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Old 03-29-2023, 08:23 AM   #13
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Shouldnít you ask for reviews before you buy?

HeyÖÖÖstop judging me. I identify as an impulse buyer.


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