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Off The Mark With A Brand New Scope!!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Halinfax, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Gentlemen.....

    I treat myself to a BRAND new scope last week .. an Optisan EVE 3-12 x 44 PI... and after an initial "hiccup" with it.... everything was finally sorted out (Thanks to Nick @Tactical Scopes).

    I fitted said scope on the R10 after having to remove the NiteSite 3.5-10 x 40 SF scope out of the Sportsmatch mounts on the Ultra and swap the Hawke Fastmount 3-12 x 50AO onto the Ultra and then put the 30mm Sportsmatch mounts onto the R10 and then fit the Optisan Eve onto it..... (are you still with me???)

    After making a side focus wheel/lever and a "provisional plink" in the garden after the change-overs... I was relatively happy and this morning I ventured out bright and early to my local farm permission...

    Saw a tree rat some 30 yards away... it came to the feeder... then the ground...then back up the adjacent tree and paused a "tad too long"...

    The Optisan locked cross hairs on the furry rodent and a JSB Heavy .177 was sent hurtling to the early morning rodent.... A beautiful (even though I say so myself) shot...

    It slumped to the ground and kicked a couple of times then laid still..

    All went quiet for a while and so I decided to get home for porridge and coffee...

    I cannot complain about the Optisan... it was on the mark and it took me off the mark..

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  2. Nords

    Nords Thermal Fiend

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    Excellent, a decent scope makes such a difference! :thumb:
     
  3. Mice!

    Mice! Very Active

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    Happy new scope day, not sure the squirrel likes it though.
     
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    Wolfiemac Posting Addict

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    New toy....! :nana:

    It obviously works then lol and may many more fall :thumb:
     
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    Rossiwelsh Busy Member

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    Nice shooting Hal enjoy the new scope looks good on the r10
     
  6. Pedro2504

    Pedro2504 Engaging Member

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    Nice one all round Mr H ! :up:
     
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    Nice nice NICE!
     
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  8. WR14210

    WR14210 Posting Addict

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    Very nice job Hal. :thumb:
    Why did you pick that particular scope?
    Russ
     
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  9. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Heyup Russ.... thanks mate..

    There were a number of factors for selecting this scope and replacing the brand new Hawke Fastmount on the R10. Listed are the reasons..

    1) I have recently found that I like the side focus function on the scope (like my Optisan Viper and NiteSite scopes)
    2) As the R10/NiteSite Viper IR set up is my main ratting tool, in order to maintain a focus at 10 yards I needed a minimum of times 3 or less magnification to maintain clarity at that shorter range
    3) It has had some good reviews
    4) The price was very good for the product
    5) It comes with the flip up caps (a little too stiff for my liking but I can work them in) and the 3" long sun shield. It would have been nice to have had a side focus wheel/lever, but I made one and its grand....

    The ONLY downside to it (and this is specific to BSA rifle owners)... is that its a 30mm tube and you need mounts that are 13mm wide for the BSA rails... I have a couple of 30mm mounts suitable for 9-11mm rails.. but they wont do on the BSA's.

    Note to Mr BSA...... STANDARDISE YOUR BLOODY RAILS!!!!!! its costing us mere mortals a fortune in 13mm specific mounts!!!!
     
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  10. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    Good morning Hal, nicely done mate, you cant go wrong with these scopes especially at the prices at the mo.

    The sunshade will prove it's worth and the PA lever you have done looks just the job mate.

    Jubbly
     
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  11. WR14210

    WR14210 Posting Addict

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    Thanks for the quick and very comprehensive reply, it’s much appreciated. :thumb::)
     
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    steve9956 Keyboard Hero

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    It looks good, a lot of scope for the money and it works! Nice shot Hal! :thumb:
     
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  13. Redcap 114

    Redcap 114 Forum Nice Guy 2020.

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    Well done Hal.

    Good shooting and a nice scope.

    Regards.
    Les.
     
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