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Scopes What scope to get?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ovy4213, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. ovy4213

    ovy4213 Pro Poster

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    Im looking to sell a few of my scopes to buy something a bit more up market.
    I will only be looking at spending around £150 on the scope so nothing special but a decent scope could be bought.
    I am looking at a AO adjustable scope with side wheel, around 3-12, 3-16 at the most is all I need.
    I was thinking about a second hand MTC Viper 4-16x50IR with SCB reticle, These are around £230 new so I don't think £150 second hand is asking to much.
    I was also considering a Hawke side winder tactical 4.5-14x42 1/2 mildot or hawke side winder 30 3-12x50 with 1/2 mildot.
    I am currently using hawke HD AO scope's and nikko stirling AO scopes but would like a side winder.

    What do you guy's think of the future scope ideas? Are there any other scopes you would suggest looking for, for £150 second hand?
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I would be careful with the MTC, several people, the Moles included, have had problems with these scopes whiteing out. I have never had this problem with a Hawke.
     
  3. ovy4213

    ovy4213 Pro Poster

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    hmm, MTC used to be great scopes.
    Do you know when there build quality started to go down? I may look for one produced before that date.
     
  4. bradleymarky

    bradleymarky Keyboard Hero

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    Ive just bought a second hand hawke panorama 4-12x50 ev ao ir map6 and i am very impressed with it
     
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    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Don’t be put off by one comment.
    MTC have an excellent reputation imo.
    The after sales service is second to none, just do a little more research on line.

    It’s interesting that when an MTC comes up for sale, as long as it’s priced right it sells very quickly.
    I have a couple & find them very good value for money hth …………… :coffee:

    ps I also use Hawke Varmint II ;)
     
  6. ovy4213

    ovy4213 Pro Poster

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    Iv'e had a bit of a look around online and there have been quite a few cases of whiting out on there MTC's, I just feared it would be like BSA after they left Birmingham production.
    Mind you my brother uses a MTC mamba lite on his 95 and it does out compete the other scopes I have.
     
  7. drobson67

    drobson67 Banned

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    Look no further than the Hawke range of scopes, I settled on the Sport HD 4-12 x50 IR AO, I did a lot of reading up and hardly found anyone who had a bad word to say about them.
     
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    Hi
    I like Hawke nite eye like mole said the mtc scope seems to have a problem of whited out we have had a couple go like that ,
     
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    I'm happy with my MTC Viper 4-16x50, best scope in my collection ;)
     
  10. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    What did you do about it :confused: .............................. :coffee:
     
  11. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    For what it's worth I'd be looking at a Panorama 4-12x40 or 50 AO... also worth considering the Mamba Lite at around £160 :)

    That said, 'scopes tend to depreciate a fair bit so are a savvy buy used - as long as you know it's not shafted ;)
     
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    Nikon Prostaff worth looking through too.
    Lightstream is beautiful, but about 3x out of your budget! Worth every penny, but the Nikons stand scrutiny against it.
     

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