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good budget scope for ft

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jambo1984, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. jambo1984

    jambo1984 Engaging Member

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    hello all I've got about £100 for a piece of glass just wondering if anyone has any ideas of what I could get???

    cheers Jamie
     
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    Second hand viper , maybe a hawke mate , have a look in sales section pal
     
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    I started out with a ZOS 10-40X50 which I got on eBay from China. Think it was about £70-£80 delivered.

    It can be a bit of a lottery but I had a good one and I still have it.

    I have also had a MK3 Big Nikko which I sold as I just could not get on with it and if I'm really honest the appreciative difference between the now £800 quid Nikko and the £80 Zos was not a lot.

    I did a review of the ZOS here: http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums...hina-my-experience-review?highlight=zos+scope

    For anything with 40x mag and min focus of 10yards there are no other scopes I am aware of you could get second hand for sub £100...
     
  4. jambo1984

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    yeah I was looking at the zos and found one for £60 ...bit of a gamble are they
     
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    I think a lot of scopes can be a gamble. I remember doing research when I was looking and I heard some people rave about Hawke scopes and then others who would not touch them. The same for other brands.

    The problem with the Zos scopes is that if you do get a duff one its a pain to send it back for exchange etc.

    If you can find one in the UK where you can go and look that would help.....

    As I said, mine works fine for my capabilities and I would probably take the gamble again if I wanted a second (which I will do soon) as paying £300+ new for a Viper or Sidewinder which are only 32x I'd find hard to justify.

    The other scope that some people say is good (I started with one) is the BSA 8-32x44 (also available on eBay) again ideal for a starter scope.

    S/H Vipers and Hawke Sidewinders (32x) rarely go for less than £200 now from what I have seen.

    Have you joined an FT club? If so perhaps ask some of the mebers if they have anything they are looking to shift on as they upgrade.

    hth.
     
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    yeah found someone in portsmouth that stocks them
     
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    Sorry mate read hft and just noticed it says ft:facepalm:
     
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    Could you let me know who that is and how you get on as I will be after another very soon with any luck..:up:
     
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    cheers Matt what's the high zoom like on the bsa ...I heard that the high mag was a bit rubbish just what I heard so I won't take it as gospel ???
     
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    i love my viper , you could pick up a fixed one for 100
     
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    hi mate, its crystal clear up to 28 mag, then from 28-32, v v slighty milky, but not to the point of distraction.
    all in all, if i didnt know the price, i would pitch it in the £130-£150 bracket
     
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    Had quite a few diff scopes now to use I ft hft sft etc..and always come back to good ol Vipers...the fixed 10 is a cracker..used the 8-32x60 for ft with good results...just bought the 4-16x50 viper to test..IMO u can't beat the scb reticle
     
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    right cheers lads I'm going to bang a few more quid at it and look for a mtc me thinks thanks for all your replies your star's
     
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    cheers I've just ordered the fixed 10 ...so should be here in a few days
     
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    cheers I've just ordered the fixed 10 ...so should be here in a few days
     
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    The fixed 10 will be no good for FT,imo you need 24x + to rangefind decently,have seen a lot of people use 80x +
     
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    Unless he shoots sft Matty, then it's perfect ...but if he chooses to rangefind then yes the 8-32x60 is ideal tho it's £330 or so with mounts
     
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    32x + for FT... you will really struggle with a fixed 10x ...
     

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