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stock optics

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by kal el, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. kal el

    kal el Posting Addict

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    does any one have a stock optics scope?

    im looking at a new scope and the nite eye digi with map6 is reduced to £115 and my mind was made up, BUT then i caught sight of this
    http://www.stockoptics.com/other-op...lture-rifle-scopes/6-24-x-50-rifle-scope.html .

    it looks cracking value but im unsure, there is a bit about delivery time due to magnification so i immediately thought chinese copy and rebranded, if anyone can shed any light on quality etc i might take the plunge,

    cheers and all the very best for 2014, kris
     
  2. Kenbarcon

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    The notice about magnification is for exporting from the UK which is normal.
     
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    I would go with the nite eye myself
     
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    seconded , i had one , great scope , avoid unbranded scopes like the plague
     
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    Yes avoid. Cheap chinese imports re-branded. Most are Leupold copies. Reticles fall out or shift after a while. Better to go Hawke or Nikko Sterling.
     
  6. cloverleaf

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    A "Chinese copy"..? Are you seriously expecting a 'scope of that spec, for that price to come from anywhere other than China (or similar developing nations with miniscule labour rates)?

    It will be the same old story.. it might be great, it might not (chances are the latter). Considering a "proper" 'scope of that spec made in Europe, Japan or America would cost 10-15 times what's being asked for this one, expect materials, coatings, tolerances and QC to reflect the price. Also expect next to zero after-sales or warranty (although admittedly this seller seems a little more legit than many ebay sellers).

    Your money and if you think it's worth a punt then go for it.. personally I'd stick with a Hawke, since the product is most likely made to a much better standard and you've got an established UK agent (with a good rep) to harass should owt go wrong.


    EDIT: The site looks quite good actually.. evidently they specialise in importing Chinese optical equipment. While some of the more simple, less QC-critical items might be worth a look, I'd still steer clear of the 'scopes myself.


    I also love the "optimistic" use of an old Meteor as a model for some of the more absurdly-sized glass:

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. terry1001

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    Stock Optics are a reputable company and supply a lot of good quality lenses etc for cctv cameras. I don't know what these scopes are like but I would expect decent after sales service. It's not a scope I would go for because of the high magnification, I do have a couple of digi nite eyes which I am happy with but I suspect they are made in China as well, nearly everything seems to be. The problem with Chinese goods seems to be quality control, the re-sellers buy from the factories on price and some of the makers make a profit by cutting corners. However there are many good makers and re-sellers (Stock Optics would be one) and you just have to take a chance. If you want reassurance have a look at Stock Optics website and give them a call and ask some questions.
     
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    I just bought some Jack Pyke neoprene gloves, good British company. Inside them is a label which says...........made in china.
    So as said before most things are made there now but it doesn't mean they are poor quality.
     
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    [/QUOTE]I also love the "optimistic" use of an old Meteor as a model for some of the more absurdly-sized glass:

    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
    wish i had a pound for everytime i'd seen that little detail overlooked :rolleyes:
     
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    wish i had a pound for everytime i'd seen that little detail overlooked :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
     
  11. kal el

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    cheers chaps, the company does look very good, its just i seen a very similar, possibly identical one from china.

    was hoping for a bargain for a change, ah well the nite eye digi is at a cracking price.
     
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    looks like vat on top !!!
    happy new year to all
    Mike
     
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    Would love to see someone try to cock that Meteor though!
     
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    Thorpe arch trading estate, only a spit and a fart from where I live!!!! At least there's a door to knock on, I might have a wander, like to have a prod and poke before I buy......
     
  15. kal el

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    that sounds interesting jay, if you do have a look, will you let me know? cheers
     

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