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Question poor eyesight

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Brianp55, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Brianp55

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    hi, as title I have poor eyesight, my question which scope size would suit my problem best 4-16-50 or 6-24-56 or does it not make any difference. scope will be used mainly for hunting. any other suggestions that may help also welcome. thanks bri
     
  2. Tripleteer

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    Hi Brian. I suppose you would need a scope that will let a lot of light into it, I have a SMK 3-9 X56 Duplex Reticle in perfect condition going spare if you need to buy one. Hope you get your query sorted. Atb Paul.
     
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    hi, if he does not want it, my 65 year old eyes might need one, how much please,
     
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    Hi Brian, I think either will do. I use a Hawke EV 3-9x50 and find it really good. My eyesight is poor i:e Glasses for reading, computers, driving and anything inbetween. Of course my scope has an adjustment at the eye piece for adjusting focus for seeing the reticule (sorry, can't think of that bit's name at the mo). Hope this helps?
     
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    Depends on your eyesight problem, I'd have thought. My son has double vision, and I have one long sighted eye and one short sighted, I also have astigmatism in opposite plains in both eyes. We can both hit targets now and again due to the scope doing the work for us. I think an AO scope would help and also one with a reticle that suits your eyes, i.e. one which does not obsucre the target too much, but one which you can still see clearly. As we age, the eye loses it's ability to open the iris as widely as a youngster, so massive objective lenses are of limited use to some of us, glass and coating quality becomes more important. I would try as many as you can and just see what does the job for you.

    Dave
     
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    +1 on this try as many as you can, I had to go with the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 4.5-14x44 cause it was the best for my eye out of the ones I looked at.
     
  7. Darren Petts

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    Choosing a scope on magnification or objective size will make little difference to bad eyes. You'll just get the same poor view as when not using a scope. That same view will of course get darker with higher mag as per any quality of eyesight. Reticle type and thickness may well be important as will glass quality. Parallax adjustment will be of substantial benefit. There's no point in getting a scope that lets huge amounts of light in as only young top quality eyes will be able to use it. I'd keep the mag range low to keep the image at it's brightest, find a reticle that you can see clearly and buy the best glass quality you can afford. I'd also suggest that it's important to choose your scope after looking through it rather than by mail order to ensure best compatibility with your eyes. Also try with and without a wrap around scope enhancer.
     
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    hello, i use 2 40s and 2 50s between 4 and 8 mag but i get the front diopter as perfect as possible and tape up with black sparky tape to stop movement
     
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    hi, thanks for all the replies, have only just been able to read them, looks like I need to get to a shooting show and check a few out. my eyes are ok at a distance it's reading I have a problem with. was looking to go mtc viper, again thanks for your replies.
     
  10. Jim-the-Jedi

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    If close work is your only problem then any scope that meets your needs should work well, as looking through a scope is purely a distance vision task.
     
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    Doyou wear spectacles?Iwear varifocals normally but find they are no good when using a scope so i've got a pair of single vision glasses for when i'm using a scope.I think a parallax adjustable scope is a must if you have poorish sight as it helps keeping things in focus as well as eliminating parallax error and good quality optics are important rather than magnifcation range,a 3-9x40 is sufficient for normal hunting ranges.
     
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    had a similar problem after i'd refurbished my dads old bsa standard..

    he could not see both sights and the target at the same time..

    he was goin to the opticians anyway so while there he asked if owt could be done to help him..

    optician suggested using a shotgun.... lol.,.....
     
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    where the iron sights blurred for him? no one should focus both the rear and front sight awell as the target at the same time, the target and front sight are supposed to be in focus while the rear sight is blurred
     
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    he couldnt get any two of the 3 in focus at the same time...... lol....

    he's managing ok with my s510 with the hawke panorama on it though...
     
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    i need reading glasses and find the hawke scopes very good i`ve a hawke airmax 3-9x40 AO on my BSA which is really clear , i also had a hawke nite eye 3-9x40 which was great , i`ve got 2 bushnell scopes 3-9x50 good but not as clear as the hawke scopes they seem to gather light really well hope this helps .
     
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    hi Patrick, yes I need specks for close up work ie reading which are single vision, my eyes are ok at distance. thanks all for the comments, all very helpfull.
     
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    Paul thanks for the offer, I would like to check a few out first so feel free to deal with peter9 if he is interested. thanks Brian.
     
  18. Darren Petts

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    The Viper has a particularly shallow depth of field. Possibly not the best choice. You may well find setting the PA is overly important to see the target AND the reticle. Not a great feature when hunting though as I intimated all eyes see things differently so look through one before buying. Try scopes at varying ranges to see how critical depth of field is to your eyes.
     
  19. Honest Bob

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    I am the same as you, always used open sights, then it got to a point where I could not see them, now use glasses for reading, but my distance is ok, 62 yrs takes its toll. Now have to use a scope, so long as you can adjust the eye piece focus, most scopes should do the job, but get one that will focus on an object as close as possible, as some will not focus on objects as close as 10 mtrs or less. Your local gun shop should be able to help with advice. Atb from another blind old b****r. Bob.
     
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    Hi Brian have you tried using a scope without your glasses most scopes have enough adjustment on the eyepiece(ocular bell) to compensate for this.whatever scope you get make sure it's parallax adjustable and has a quick focus eyepiece as i find these more effective than the ordinary eyepiece
     

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