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Lightstream scopes

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    Been tempted many a time but prices have scared me.

    Got one now and WOW.

    I thought fullfields and prostaffs were clear. The lightstream is stunning, so sharp and bright.

    My nikko diamond isn't too far off but you can see the difference in the day time so lower light I'd imagine it's very nice.

    Just saying that's all, . knows how I'd react to a top end scope lol
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    watch out for PX error, suffer bad from it
     
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    Have you put it on your FX Tom?
     
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    Didn't realise ao scopes particularly suffered from it?

    I'll keep my head as central as poss cheers
     
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    Hi matty, I did consider it. But I have a vortex viper 6.5-20x50 on that with a sunshade on (extra flipping £40!) Suits it okay. May swap with lightstream, just got all my scopes and rifles layed on a table now to choose what's going where.

    Why you ask matty about fx particularly?
     
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    I'm in the process of selling two falcon menace scopes to fund a FFP lightstream. Looking forward to getting it :) I didn't realise they suffered from parallax though, if they are adjusted correctly are they okay?

    Which model did you get?
     
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    Hi, I got the 4.5-14 non ir model. I'm over your way tomorrow if you wanna look through mine?
     
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    Yep, they're gorgeous to look through but tend to be probitively long for my tastes.

    After trying to get along with one for a while I moved it on and stayed with the smaller point and shoot scopes I prefer.

    Under certain circumstances I'd have one in an instant, but the size and weight go against them as far as I am concerned.

    Mine was a swine where eye alignment was concerned.

    Blimmin lovely to look through though :)
     
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    The size and weight is a downer (proportions are stange), but I've given up caring about weight lol as long as it's balanced I'm happy :) as you say, lovely glass, I was shooting till 8:30 tonight! Was dark at 8:45....
     
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    That'd be great thank you for the offer, but I'm up in Liverpool at the moment and won't be back till around 4pm. What time are you nearby?

    Also, do they have an IR version available? I've not seen one around.
     
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    It's be nice to do a side by side comparison of them, I'm hoping/led to believe that the lightstream will be an upgrade.
     
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    I have a falcon menace and it will be an upgrade in terms of glass 100%, I'll be working in frolesworth till about 1pm I reckon. Not sure I can hang around for 3hours. I'll be working ther till about 5:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday too....
     
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    The PX error thing is very subjective some HFT shooters say they suffer from more PX error while some owners say there perfect.
    Either way if your adjusting the focus its realy a non issue.

    I was shooting till 8.30 last night with an old 1990`s tasco fixed 4x40, though beside me a bushnell legend 5-14x40 AO on 8x mag was just as good, could of tried to stay longer but tin chickens arent fun in the dark.
     
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    No don't hang around for me. Tuesday would be good though, if you could PM me where you work that'd be great.
     
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    I shot 20 woodies through mine tonight, and saw every feather in the afternoon sunlight, aimpoints made the wind easy to compensate for and managed a couple of corking head shots with the fine crosshairs, It lightweight makes it size very manageable Im very happy with it, but the price has made me buy a jacket for it as first time out I put a scratch on the tube from just laying it on the ground, so it isn't as tough as my Bushnell elite on the exterior, but that's all.[​IMG]

    I did some testing the other day at the side of my Bushnell and to be fair the little bushy isn't too far behind and Ive got a soft spot for it as Ive probably shot more through that little elite than any scope ive ever had, its on my hw100 now, I wont ever sell that.

    Lightsteam[​IMG]

    Bushnell [​IMG]

    They are through two dirty conservatory windows and don't really show half the image in reality.

    I think both scopes suit both guns now, so I wont be changing for a long long time, Ive just fed up of changing scopes these two are all I need and the Bushnell legend is still for the money the best buy around and sits nicely on my Regal [​IMG]

    Also kept my small simmons wtc;)
     
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    I've been reading up on the lightstream for a while now, I saw your post the other day engraver and pretty much everything else I've read about them has been positive to date.
     
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    If Im totally honest that Bushnell elite Ive got is the best scope Ive ever had, not because it has the best glass but its still pretty good.

    But because whatever airgun I put it on the scope is 100% trustworthy and if the gun does one hole I know its a gun issue.

    But when Ive put other scopes on the Rapid it just doenst one hole the same as with the bushnell, for some reason.

    These are the groups Its done even before a reg at 25 yrds and each group is 5 shots [​IMG][​IMG]

    Now call me pedantic but I put the lightstream on the Rapid and zeroed it the other day at 30 yrds and was getting pea sized groups now maybe its since I had a problem with the Reg or a bad batch of pellets even the barrel needing a clean I don't know yet but its still very shootable and can hit half inch groups at 45-50 yrds in still conditions ,so it may not be the scope to blame but I like groups that don't grow as you pump more shots at them, that to me is when you really have something.

    Ive still got a feeling if I put the bushy back on the Rapid it will go back to one holes lol, and the Elites are supposed to suffer lots of error but this one don't. I think no matter what the brand you get good and bad, the lad who I got the lightstream from told me he had owned three and this one was the best so kept it the longest, so proves they are all different, doesn't matter if its JSR MTC or Bushnell leupold Nikon or lightstream they all differ slightly, nothing can be 100% identical.

    It a nutshell though the Lightstream inmo is a good scope, up there with the German stuff for half the money.
     
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    Saying that I had a JSR bought from Dylan on here for £25 and it was as good as anything Ive used, smooth px smooth zoom very clear bright and was shooting inch groups at 70 yrds with a .22 rapid with a few clicks.

    Doesn't sound right that does it but true.
     
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    I had the 4.5-14 Lightstream too, but it is huge and i couldn't stand the tunnel vision of the first stage of the zoom, from 6x upwards it is on the second stage of the elements and you get a full tube of sight picture, not a circle at the end of a tunnel.

    If you like the Lightstream for clarity, try the Nikon Monarch - up again! You can't get mildots in the Nikon (I don't think you can anyway) but the BDC works.
     
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    Is the tunnel vision a result of it being FFP?

    FFP is a big tick for me!
     

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