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which MTC scope??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by adamk4y, May 27, 2014.

  1. adamk4y

    adamk4y Engaging Member

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    Hi I am in the market for a new scope and fancy a MTC but can't decide which one?? I like the look of the genesis but I will be mainly hunting so the mamba lite appeals to me. I don't mind the price.of either I am just curious of any opinions of anybody who owns either of these scopes just to help me out a bit. Cheers. Adam.
     
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    I've got the genesis and a viper,

    Both great scopes and the clarity in the optics is spot on...it makes my hawke eclipse SF look like it's got vasaleen smeared over it.

    I prefer the viper to the genisis, I'm not a lover of the reticle in the genesis.
     
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    I would go for the taipan,I've got the viper and mamba lite but prefere the taipan.hawke scopes are very good too.especially the 30mm tube models,optics are first class
     
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    I had a look at the Connect last week and was very surprised how good it was, definitely worth a look.
     
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    I've not a lot of experience when it comes to scopes but from what I think I understand the viper is more suited to hunting having a smaller objective lens gives a wider field of view.
     
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    Cheers guys. I currently have a hawke 4-16x50 eeclipse scope on my air ranger but just fancy something a bit different from the mill dot that's why I like the look of the reticle on the MTC scopes. I don't want one the big turrets on the top and sides. Which ones have the bigger turrets as I would hate to knock them in the field.
     
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    Sounds like you need the viper connect.they come in 2 sizes 3-12x24 and 3-12x32.i have both of these and they are a good scope if the size is an issue
     
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    I have a Viper and considering a 10x44 Viper for hunting and HFT.
     
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    I have just bought the Mamba IR and its a great scope for the money and much better that the Hawke EVO I had on my TX.
     
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    Had a Genesis 3-9x40 UL

    Pile of junk - optically and in low light it certainly didn't reflect its purchase price.

    Went back the day after I bought it...
     
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    I have a Mamba Lite, can't fault it. Clarity of the optics is excellent
     
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    if it is hunting just get the standard 3-12 mamba, I have MTC on all my rifles and this one is the most useful dont go for target turrets on a hunting rifle - trust me on this
     
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    Are the turrets on the genesis target ones?
     
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    sort of, they are covered with caps but have a larger profile than the mamba
     
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    I have the Viper 10x44 on my HW100, spot on and great optics.
     
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    I have a mamba 4-16x50 and a viper connect 3-12x32 both very good scopes
    I do love the FOV on the connect am even tempted to lose my mamba for another
     
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    The reason I went for the mamba lite was mostly because of the low profile turrets, and secondly because I didn't need/want an illuminated reticle.

    For the money the MTC optics are pretty good, and I do find the SCB reticle useful. However, my latest scope was Nikon with a plain duplex reticle and I really like it - time will tell if clarity of the optics or usefulness of the reticle are most important to me...
     
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    I've used Mamba Lites on all my rifles for the last four years.
    For me, and it is subjective, the optics are very good and the SCB ret is perfect for air rifle ranges. The turrets are very, very low and the scopes are, by definition, light in comparison with similar specification scopes.
    I've read some posts which complain about white-out on these scopes but if you set them up correctly for eye relief I think they are easily the best performing scopes in their price bracket.

    Chris
     
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    i have had my first experience of mtc scopes
    a mamba optisan 4-16x50ir
    and i hate it
    the reticle is just too busy for my liking
    give me a simple crosshair mildot scope any day of the week and not this xmas tree crap
    cant believe this thing retails at over 200 sheets
    glad i never paid that for it ;)
     
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    I really like the viper connect
     

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