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Scope reccomendations needed.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by the dog, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. the dog

    the dog Petrol engines do NOT like diesel

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    I would appreciate some reccomendations guys on which scope to purchase to meet the following specs.
    4_16 mag or there about and preferably 50mm.
    Side adjust parallex.
    Must have a large FOA.
    With or without IR.
    Preferably below £200

    Cheers guys
     
  2. Ganton Gunner

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    ^^^^^^^^^^ agree with Gantongunner - Mamba, that's what I have and I have had a number of scopes in the past before being please with this one.
     
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    The bushnell legend in the for sales section for 115quid. Absolute bargain
     
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    I have a mamba lite and its a good scope - would maybe tempted to try a mamba next time, but happy with the lite.

    cheers
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    If your going for mtc, I've found the mamba lights to be the best all round.
    Nikko Stirling nighteaters are another scope in that price.
    Other options are Bushnell legends for a little more, (if your after 50mm for extra light gathering, all you need is a 40 Bushnell or Nikon etc... And it will outlast the 50mm Hawke, mtc, nikko in my opinion)
    You'll also save weight and gain some extra quality.
     
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  8. dave goodall

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    Alot of posts recomending mtc but there are lit better scoes out there dont be fooled it to thinging a larger obj s better as walker as stated bushnel legend is a great scope at 40 mm obj wil, beat any of the mtc range on glass quality also wrth looking at is the falcon fixed mag 10-42 menace i was a massive fan of the scb ret but the falcon b20 ret as got to be the best ret ive used to date the number at side of each mill line is great for hunting situations i find trying to count the lines or dots very time consuming and have missec any shots doing this also a nice upcoming ffp scope is barska front focal plane scopes are far supieror to hunters as there no shift in aim points when u alter mag try give barska and falcon menace a look if its gong to be used for hunting if mill dots arnt nessicary a lot of shops have offers on at min for the new bushnel legend hd sf but duplex ret both falcon and bushnel, have great lifetime warrenty too known falcon to replace second and scopes too that takes some beating

    (Note from Tadpole) Can you please make an attempt to punctuate your post very difficult to read?
     
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    I have yet to try a Mamba but MTC quality is great,I love my 32x Viper.
     
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    +1 for Nighteater. I've got a 3.5-10x42 and a 4-16x44. The latter is brilliant - but long!
     
  13. dave goodall

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    Id hardly say mtc quality is great yes there reticle (scb)or amd is great but to claim quality s great is very missleading there made in hong kong ect so very cheap glass no ther scope i no of as had as many complains of whiteing out as the mtc range either yes there customer service is great esp sammy but for there price range new are a lot better quality scoes out there by far . Its the scb reticle to which most are atracted to the mtc range but as far as glass quality is concerned id say there far from great theres a few good posts on b bs going in to such quality issues where gary c himself admits to a lot of the quality issues and is trying to rectify them but this dosnt help lads what have already bought them as i say for the cash price bushnell egend either older model or the legend hd would wipe the floor with any the mtc range cant link tne b bs to this site but search out mtc scope on tnere in paticular the newer models the connect you will be suprise to how many compains they are with even garry comenting on ths and agreeing there customer servce s great tho
     
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    The night eaters id say are on par with mtc and there lrx ret is very simular to the scb ret but as u say a lot lighter and cost a lot less too
     
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    I agree, glass is from Korea though I pretty sure
     
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    You could be right way i seeit is every top brand of scope is copyied by china / hk ect ask your self why mtc arnt copied by these company my theory is that its these companys making them in the first place just my theory tho not fact based atvb dave g
     
  17. The Robin

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    We all like different scopes, rets etc etc, I've spent a ton of money on scopes and I know MTC are not top of the tree for there glass but I've settled on them and quite like them. Customer service is outstanding and I find there scopes are great (I've got 4 of there brand mounted on various rifles).

    Dave has a Falcon fixed mag, I've used it on his rifle and I quite like it. Glass is really good and the numbers at the side help a lot and for the money are well worth a look at.

    I also have a bushnell legend, the older type but again great glass but only down side for me is the mil dots are a bit too big and too far apart but that maybe just me. I would love to try a Nikon pro staff at some point because heard great things about them and again can be picked up for not too much money.
     
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    True simon but think once i get my new bullpup think ile be trying the barska range looked through one other day same size as a wtc 1-5-20 but quality was unreal 30 mmtube though as u say we all have diff tastes. And the mtc scb ret takes some beating esp on the 10-44 which i find best of all the mtc range and one the cheapest falcons are a great scope but any other than fixed mag are very heavy which lets em down but again the legend hd is in a class way above the scopes. Metioned esp at dusk just a shame there not on sale with mill dotts like the duplex ret ones
     
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    It annoys me they don't make more Nikon and bushnells with mildots, it can't be that much more expense to manufacture
     
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    Ive always thought this. Lots of quality scopes with standard plex reticles.
     

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