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Budget Scope Options

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Fusty Fieldcrafter, Dec 4, 2019 at 4:08 PM.

  1. Fusty Fieldcrafter

    Fusty Fieldcrafter Busy Member

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    Anyone tried one of these? Spec seems ok for the pennys.
    https://www.tacticalscope.co.uk/kon...tched-30-30-reticle--9-11mm-mounts-4389-p.asp

    Or

    https://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/product/hawke-vantage-2-7x32-30-30-duplex-rifle-scope/
    But hawke rets are a bit thick. I like the build quality though. Had Hawkes before so a known quantity in that regard.

    Or

    https://www.jsramsbottom.com/bsa-3-...scopic-air-gun-rifle-scope-sight-hunting.html

    price of the BSA is appealing but I'm assuming one gets what one pays for??

    It's to go on my HW80k in .22 which is now back in full service after a long refurb. It's old Bushmaster 4x32 I don't think is to be trusted any more unfortunately. Plinking and occasional rabbits will be the usage.
     
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    Or a Nikko Stirling for around £56 with AO & half mil dot reticle 3-9x40 or similar
    Usually pretty good for the money
    Kev

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    Fusty Fieldcrafter Busy Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I had a mount master 4-12x 50 ao half mil dot and it was 'orrid. I can tolerate (ie ignore) ordinary mil dots but half mil dots really got in the way. I prefer 30/30 and I judge hold over on the target which I find helps with range estimation too. I know mount master are popular so I'm not dissing them but happy to leave them for others.
     
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    Regal Man Keyboard Hero

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    Dont be tight, when buying a scope, buy the best you can afford. You will not regret it.
     
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    You'll get more proverbial bang for your buck buying used.

    If buying new I would seriously take a look at the Discovery range of scopes. I had a couple of VT-2 3-12x44 SFIR scopes and they were astonishingly good for the money.

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    I have a 6x40 Mountmaster with 1/2 mildot and AO.
    I know some people aren't impressed with them, but, I have to say - mine is a beaut.
     
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    The problem I had with my 3-9x50ao mountmaster was the reticle.....more precisely the bloody thickness of it. I wish I had a winter coat as thick as it.

    Incidentally before I bought an airmax with the AMX ret I didnt have a problem with the NS but once I was using the airmax I couldn't go back to using the mountmaster it was horrid
     
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    Was it 1/2 mildot?
    Mines fixed 6 mag and it's fine - even at 55 yards.
     
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    Fusty Fieldcrafter Busy Member

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    I'm not being tight. I'm buying the best I can afford.
     
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    Fusty Fieldcrafter Busy Member

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    I don't want 2nd hand. Too much of a lottery.
     
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    Also I did look at Discovery. They look very nice but are all mil dot etc and well over budget this rifle. Thanks for the suggestion though :thumb:
     
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    Fusty Fieldcrafter Busy Member

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    Glad it works for you. :)
    Personally I wouldn't have another Nikko.
     
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    100% with you.
    Money buys better glass, that's a fact - but if you have a budget and most do - then whatever you buy, will be just grand. Choose carefully & good luck.
     
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    Oddly enough, I was the same as you.
    I bought a Brand new Big Nikko years ago and it was DOA - the turrets were inoperative.
    I exchanged it for a DMP 10-50 x 56. Which was £200 more expensive at the time.
    Big mistake - should have got another Nikko.
    The Deben is crap and despite hardly any use, it's buggered too.
     
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    Thanks :thumb:
    It's not that I've never spent a lot of money on a scope. I have a Nikon Prostaff on my s400. That was about £150. I had to own up to the cost of that to the Mrs today :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks like you are dining on pot noodles for a week then! Or did you get away with it?
     
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    Yes mate, 1/2 mil dot sound right. :up:
     
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    That's odd - possibly different reticle etchings?
     
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    I got away with it!! She knew the Nikon brand so was able to give a knowing nod as if to say " ah yes I can see you bought quality there" Also her Alsatian costs that much ever three months in the super high quality dog biscuits she buys it. I only have to pat the dog and she shuts up. :p
     
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    So anybody own the Konus? Is the etched reticle nice?
     

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