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anyone own falcon scopes?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    been toying for about a year about getting one of the small x30 falcons, but whats always put me off is the ridiculous weight of them!

    the 1.5-5x30 ir model weighs 565grams at just 10.8" long! how do they manage to make all the scopes so heavy!

    in comparison- a bushnell legend 5-15x40 AO at 14.6" long weighs less by over 10%!

    do they fill them with water or something? :rolleyes:
     
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    It's probably heavier glass and a thicker tube.
     
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    got a falcon menace and a bushnell legend. the legend glass is better no end. but i like the falcon. the EMD reticule is quality. your right it is heavy. mines on my mfr so its not so bad.
     
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    It would be for a s200 and I'm trying to keep the weight either down or at the trigger for balance reasons, currently has the Bushnell on but just feels too big for the rifle.

    From what I've seen of falcons, the reticles are super fine/thin and the glass is average if I'm honest, do you concurr? I'd say mtc standard....

    Am I right in thinking falcon come with a very long guarantee?
     
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    I think you should look at Bushnell legend or vortex in the smaller mag both good scopes,on my s200 i have a simmons 4-12x 40 AO in .177 & the .22 wears a Bushnell 3-9x40 sportsman (early Korean type) matt black,size & weight seem to suit the rifle & mount ok with no issues.
     
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    Aye, vortex vipers and Nikon bdc scopes are something I was considering, but always wondered about falcons
     
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    I think my WTC 1.5-5x20 wieghed 270grams when i weighed it if my memory hasnt failed me, just basic 30/30 ret but then at low mag i find multi aim point rets fairly useless.
     
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    Yes i would buy that in a flash (and may do so to swap one of my other scopes) but this is for a possible hft set up, so aimpoints would be useful....
     
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    I have a falcon mennace 4-14x44 i shoot on 14x. i like this scope simply for the B20 reticule its very Fine with Half mil dots which for me are essential for HFT. The FT guys also use Falcons. it is a bit heavier than most but not the heaviest, you have to compare like with like. that small looking MTC connect weighs 650g my falcon 750g. shooting prone you don't notice the weight anyway, only on the unsupported standers
     
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    the really fine reticule is the skeleton one. the EMD one is decent. its basically an extended half mil dot ret. plenty of aim points. i think a little hawke 2-7x32 would sit nicely on a s200. not amazing glass but good for the price. it all depends what you want to spend.
     
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    Anything more than £150 seems unnecessary for what I want to be honest, the falcon and prostaffs look good and I'm yet to look into vortexs. Ao isn't needed, do you need more than 5x magnification as tbh I never use more than 6x mag and thats shooting rabbits at the same ranges....
     
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    Though with at 4x or 5x mag in HFT you only ever going to use half a mildot holdover at the max 45yards so all the other points become useless on half mildot scopes.
    With that said i do well with a 3-9x40 panorama manualy PXed to 30yards using 5x 45yards is exactly half a mildot i find the reticle very fine and great for shot placement scope has a large sight picture and good FOV and the non AO version is light wieght and be be mounted low on the gun, depends wether you want to spend £120 on Hawke scopes.
     
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    Falcons are great for adding stability to a smallish rifle though, so long as you get it sat on the barrel and not perched on high mounts, for some weird reason I shoot my hw100 far better with a falcon mounted than any other scope Ive tried on it, I actually sold one then after a load of swapping about Ive ended up buying another.

    The optics inmo are slightly better than MTC as I was shooting with mine the other night and it stayed bright right up to the sun going down, on par with my bushnells but just harder to pick out the ret on rabbits beyond 30 yrds in those conditions.

    I find them bullet proof though and when you click the turrets it makes a proper click not like say a mushy mtc viper, plus the lads across the pond sit these on .308s and are putting some seriously long range groups in, so a lot of that weight is a sign of their inherent internal toughness, I like them, even though Im a Bushnell fan.

    They would sit on a .243 as well as an airgun, that's why I like them, yes the zoom is stiff but it all gives an impression of toughness to me, well built and of course the aimpoints don't change on the FFP vesions, and it makes hunting situations much easier to range.

    If you want to push the extreme range of your airgun or rimfire in the field, I think the 4-14x44 FFP with fine ML16 ret crosshair takes some beating.
     
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    As Engraver has said 100%
     
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    Im pretty sure in the UK they have a 10year guarantee, i think thats what they said when i rang to get some info on a T50.
     

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