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Question Richter scopes - any good?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Derrick, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Derrick

    Derrick Active Member

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    I've asked my local dealer if he can supply a Hawke 3-9 x 50 IR mil-dot scope. He says his supplier doesn't deal with Hawke but can provide an equivalent by Richter.

    A quick sniff around the interweb indicates they are generic Chinese scopes sold under various brand names, one of which is Richter. What reviews there are seem to be reasonably positive.

    Does anybody have any experience of these? Should I hang-on to the Hawke plan or roll with the Richter?
     
  2. SniperElite

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    if u think that scope is china made but under good brand name dont and dont buy any china BS try to get ur scope from another dealer or another state
     
  3. Derrick

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    Hmm. I seem to recall the North Vietnamese taking on the USA with a bunch of Chinese-made hardware. I heard that despite taking a bit of a pasting, they didn't do too badly.

    Seriously, I think it's a mistake to dismiss Chinese hardware just because it's made in China. I have a Chinese microscope which I have used for years and the optics are very good. If you look at the label on almost any new "Western" electrical equipment, e.g. iPod, PC, TV, etc. You will see "Made in China".

    However, back to the question, in specific terms: The prices are the same so, Hawke or Richter?
     
  4. SniperElite

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    for me i prefere Hawke
     
  5. halight

    halight Busy Member

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    As the post above says not all made in china stuff is bad.
    But rember ya only get what ya pay for.
    Iv never heard of the company myself but i have only been air gunning for 12 months so im still learning all the time.
    I use a Hawke scope myself and would recomend them.
    a mate of mine uses a tasco scope and i would recomed them ( hes is very clear)
     
  6. simply james

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    i had one on a 177 rifle it come with the rifle,it was a very good scope some people knock things before trying ,im not saying all chinese scopes are good mind
     
  7. amaser1

    amaser1 Donator

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    I've got a Nikko Stirling cheapy which for all intents and purposes is great.
     
  8. Rob Edge

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    I have a Richter 3-9x50 IR mildot and whatever anyone else says it does it's job. I have seen some £1000 scopes which have a poor finish when compared.
     
  9. gelly

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    hawkes are made in china anyway mate, just got one £180 quids worth[eclipse30sf]an its a cracker :D:D:D
     
  10. rifle itass

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    i got the exact same richter scope and it does the job cant knock them mate but it depends weather you want a bit of finesse.as with everything you get what you pay for you may not realize it yet but with air gunning theres never been a truer statement as i have found out the hard way

    like i said the scope is fine for the money i had no probs zeroing in and the IR is pretty niffty my only quibble on them is that the crosshair is quite thin and not as defined as i would prefer but thats personal preferance only you will know if you like them or not

    so hawke or richter? im not to say as i havent had the pleasure of looking down a hawke scope but i think i would give hawke a go it seems a more established company than the other wich has got to stand for something and these richter scopes i have seen the same model of scope with different names plastered all over them wich makes me think (sweat shop)

    i dont know im full of critisism go with the hawke and make me feel better please tell me how you got on:up:
     
  11. Derrick

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    Thanks to everybody for the input. It sounds as if the Richter is good value.

    I'll probably go with it.

    Thanks again.

    D.
     
  12. Scub

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    I have the Hawke 3x9x50 IR mildot and its a good scope. But I am treating myself to a Nighteye SR 4x 16 OA because I want to go down the ad on NV route soon.
    I stuck with Hawke as I had in the years that I used it no problems with it what so ever.

    HTH

    Michael
     
  13. Stot

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    NiteEye SR is awesome. I use one with NV and have a flat battery, IR not visible in day and barely at night, that I use with the IR for NV.

    Pic is a motion sensor @ 15yds from a Gen1 @ 7x zoom with no IR illumination, inner city garden so there is a bit of ambient.

    [​IMG]

    the NV works best at 6-7x zoom i found otherwise the center is washed and too light.

    Cya
    Stot
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009

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