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New Scope Day

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by KeithJ23, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:27 AM.

  1. KeithJ23

    KeithJ23 Posting Addict

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    Not being as wealthy as I wish, and not being able to find (or jump in quick enough on sales) a scope with slightly higher mag I.e. 16x so I can be at least reasonable on the Bench Rest competition I decided to go for a "budget" scope from Uttings

    AGS COBALT 4-16 IR PA.

    It's a big un! Much longer than ny old eclipse but feels around the same weight.

    The box has the scope, mounts, battery for the IR, 2 flip up covers and a screw in sunshade. All for 85 quid delivered next day.

    It's a clear lens and the 1/2 mil dot reticle is nice and clear. I think my barrel is a bit out though as I've had to screw to windage almost fully to the left. A problem to look at later.

    The scope had 40 odd reviews on the site and 90% plus positive comments so I thought I'd take a punt.

    I think the mounts will need replacement and the flip ups are well, "cheap" is probably the word I'm looking for! They are quite loose and will need some adjustment to be snug and worth using.

    The fast focus is smooth and firm and the parallax focus ring is light, definitely not as stiff as the Hawke so jury is out how well it hold focus, but definitely doesn't feel loose and wobbly.

    Zeroing was interesting in the mild wind that's trying to lift my roof off! But I think I sussed it.

    I know it's not going to be a world beater, but nor am I! I have Hope's that it'll do for me at a decent price. It was reduced from 104.

    The target card is 5 shots at 20yds AAS400 benchrested. God that is a good gun!

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  2. rizla1

    rizla1 hi

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    always nice getting new bit of shooting kit, enjoy mate :thumb:
     
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  3. waisted skirt

    waisted skirt Donator

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    Don't know why but scopes are so addictive, had an AGS a few years back it was a nice robust scope, hope the quality is still evident with the newer models.
     
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  4. John Entwistle

    John Entwistle Busy Member

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    Try swapping the mounts about it might help get you zeroed in the middle of the adjustment range BKL single strap mounts are good and not too expensive
     
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