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Question Edgar Brothers Opti-Mate 10x42 - thoughts, possible valuation...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 177, May 26, 2014.

  1. 177

    177 Donator

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    What's the general consensus of people who have actually used one of these ?

    I got one today on a bolt action .223 rifle.

    Optically it seems pretty blimmin brilliant :eek: although externally it has some scrapes where it looks like someone has tried sliding it through the mounts a time or two to adjust it :(

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    Some wearing to the paint on the turrets from sliding in and out of a gun slip.

    Lenses look unmarked and all adjustments work as they should.

    It's not my first choice for a .223 bolt action but I may leave it on there for a week or two and see whether I gel with it.

    Assuming I decide to move it on, any ideas what would be a fair asking price given it's bumps and scrapes ?

    Thanks for looking :D
     
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    £100 +id of thought with ease depending on damage looks like edgar brothers sniper if it is in great condition fetch 140-150 all day long with minor cosmetic damage think twice befor selling tho as there a great glass ive just put a edgar brothers 3-12-50 on my springer and although a cheaper version of what u gave still great glass .

    Old time hft / ft hold these scopes in very high regard mate hth dave g
     
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    OK, thanks for that.

    Not my first choice for a bolt action .223 but if it has appeal for FT/HFT then I may move it on.

    I have a Nikon Monarch waiting to go on instead but, being a naturally lazy hack, this one is already attached and is zero'd at 100 yards so I may as well play and see how I take to it...

    :)
     
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    On darkside they usally sell same day listed mate and a que forms hth dave

    as i say very high regarderd scope it is the 6 dot mill dot model isnt it matey
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I'd say £150 well used and around £200 mint boxed
     
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    Yeah mate true but dont think he has box as i say pics of damage would help but they are great scopes for sure :up:
     
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    I sold one a month ago for £200. These are a well respected scope and well sought after for the HFT shooters. I wasn't keen on the mil-dot ret but glass was good.
     
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    This isn't 6 dots, it seems to have 4 dots above, below, left and right of the centre cross, same as on various mag and internet reviews.
     
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    I like the optimate scopes and had quite a few , 20x42, 6x44 , 6-24x44 ( I think) and for the money they are spot on. I would agree with the figures quoted tbo and say about £140-150 and it would sell pretty quickly, was this the set up off SD , certainly a bargain there buddy
    rgds
    craig
     
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    Yes, I bought it off an add on SD

    Frankly I was amazed that the gun was still there - I originally enquired a few weeks ago and then got sidelined by injury that's had me in crutches this last 2 and 1/2 weeks :(

    I got back in touch with the chap and once I found the rig was still available I nipped over and had a sneaky peaky. Very good price for the rig I thought :)
     
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    yes I have to admit I was surprised it didn't sell straight away ( all the better it didn't for you:D to snap up) , for the money its a total no brainer. is it a 1 in 12 twist? I have a sako 85 with the 1 in 12 40gr-53g super varmints are the bees kness ,
    happy shooting
    craig
     
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    Just a quick update - having used this rig a few times I am still undecided whether to keep the scope or not, but what I will say is that it's very, very nice to look through with an interesting set of features.

    If I was only doing long range varminting, as our fellow shooters across the pond call it, this would be an ideal rig in all respects.

    Since I mainly bought it for Scottish roe deer and some long range corvid and rabbit control, I'm still not entirely convinced it's as balanced a rig as it might be with a different scope on top. A couple more weeks should tip it one way or the other, but there's no denying it's a very nice scope to look through :)
     

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