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Budget scope advice please.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gtfreight, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. gtfreight

    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    My daughter wants a 4-12/16 scope with IR and Parralex adjustment for under £60 (she's not asking for a lot is she?).

    I have been looking at Nikko Stirling Mountmaster 4-12x50 PX adj IR with mounts and AGS Colbolt 4-16x50 AO PX adj with red/green IR, also with mounts. We initially looked at Zos scopes aswell but have been advised to leave alone.

    Emma is mainly shooting hft but will be using her set up for hunting very occasionally.

    Any advice would be really appreciated on these scopes or any others in this price range
     
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    at 60quid mate if using for hft aswel id try and up the limit alittle the mountmaster are horrible and so are the ags youll be lucky to see the 15mm kill zone with the thickness of the cross hairs panoramas very good scope with extreemly thin ret and pretty good glass theres usually some bout sh for about 80quid
     
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    The scopes are good for the money, but reticles are too thick.

    Airmax's are about £80 new with map6 reticle.....
     
  4. gtfreight

    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    Do you mean the Hawke EV 4-12x50 IR AO?
     
  5. gtfreight

    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    Do these have illuminated reticles?
     
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    tomsteebs Donator

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    no they don't but in my opinion, it ain't really needed. but that entirely personal really. i shoot throughout the whole days different light situations without any ir....
     
  7. gtfreight

    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    I agree with you 100% but Emma tried an IR scope a while ago (can't remember which one) and now wants one.
     
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    They do have perks, my only concern is you want alot for not alot which means quality will suffer. If your patient, hawkes often come up with the features you need. A real nice scope that has all you need for £80 new (i think) is nikko stirling gameking 3.5-10x44 ao ir and you can have either mildot or lrx reticle (basicallly a Christmas tree style)....
    Tom
     
  9. gtfreight

    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    Emma has just told me that there is a Gameking 6-24x50 with all the features at about the same price. Is this worth considering?
     
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    tomsteebs Donator

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    I hate big mag scopes so I'm going to point out the negatives on that one so bare with me :D big mags equal-

    Poor field of views
    Long
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    Usually struggle with clarity on higher mags....

    Obviously there are advantages but do you/she need more than 10x mag? Maybe let here look on different mags and see what she thinks.....
     
  11. Ganton Gunner

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    go to jsr they have the gamekings cheap and i used to own a jsr 4-16x44 ao that was a good scope and only about £40 new
     
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    tomsteebs Donator

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    Ditto forgot about jsr..... I think it's optic warehouse or something (its owned by highland outdoors) which sell gamekings at good prices too....
     
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    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    I have just had a look at the JSR site and they are £47. the 3-9x50 ir is £69. Are these both worth considering or would the second hand route be an option worth thinking about?
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    gameking 4-16x50 ao on jsr £52.29 good deal
    optics planet same scope £65
     
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    You'll always get more for you money used, but just depends how/what you want to buy..... And how patient you can be :sly:
     
  16. gtfreight

    gtfreight I want to retire.

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    I think I need to try and talk Emma out of IR.
     
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    Greta find, Good deal that, optics warehouse (or whatever it was) were cheapest for the model I was looking at once....
     
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    tomsteebs Donator

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    Pao scopes are nice too, the one I had was suprisingly light and well made
     
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    Mtc viper 10x44 sf ir for £80 on Facebook?
     
  20. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    BSA Essential, 3-9x40 AO Mildot, £31.50 in a shop less than a mile away!
     

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