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Started Oct 15th, 2017 at 1:02pm by Alan
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Bushnell forge
Any one had experience with these? Was hoping to have enough cash to get the new V4 zeiss but I may be a bit short. Had a look through one at the shop, they are not to bad. I would go with Leupold vx5...

Started Dec 14th, 2018 at 4:44am by 300wsm for life
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Vortex rangefinder
I'm after some honest reviews of the vortex impact 850 rangefinder if anyone has one.  I've read the rod and rifle review on the ranger 1500 which indicated it only manage 800m from grass on a bright ...

Started Oct 14th, 2018 at 2:52pm by Justin1
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How to mount a red dot scope on a Howa mini action 223?
Hi there, please can someone advise on how I can mount a TRS-25 red dot scope onto my mini action? I assume I will need a picatinny rail? But I just want the rail to sit on the front two mounting scre...

Started Nov 24th, 2018 at 12:54pm by sparid
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Vanguard ED 10x42 versus Vortex Razor
After a decent set of binos, but don't have a few grand (and then some) to get swarvoski EL series. Also the majority of my hunting is in the bush but am expanding to tops and South island h...

Started Mar 24th, 2018 at 7:17pm by bushwanderer
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Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Hey there, considering purchasing one of these for plinking and and occasional hunting with my 270win. Anybody tried them please? Not many reviews on the web ( especially from NZ). Any thoughts/commen...

Started Nov 6th, 2018 at 2:57pm by sparid
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VX-5HD - Anyone Tested the Elevation Turret Yet?
Has anyone on this forum TESTED how their elevation turret tracks on the ZL VX-5HD? True MOA? Over travel or under travel much?
There must be a few owners on here by now Smiley
I own a VX-5 mys...

Started Nov 5th, 2018 at 4:44pm by Gibson
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Swaro Z5
I want a scope with a smaller objective, dial up capable, good glass, side focus and zoom range capable of both bush hunting and shooting at range. Quite a mouthful.
Anyway the Z5 3.5-18 x 44 is ...

Started Mar 6th, 2012 at 7:42am by james
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Low light scopes?
So my current rig is not really cutting the mustard.
Are there any brands that are renowned for performance in low light conditions.
Is this where Hd glass is essential?
Looking at spe...

Started Jul 20th, 2018 at 7:21am by remmodel7
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Is there a review of Thermal scopes or Handhelds on here.
My 2019 purchase will be a handheld.
I have a few private blocks that need thermal use, but don't want a thermal scope on the rifle...

Started Sep 26th, 2018 at 8:25am by scottrods
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Spotting scopes
What do you consider entry level spotting scopes. By that I mean ones that you can effectively use without spending 3-4 k?
Thinking of around the 20-60x65 size

Started Aug 6th, 2018 at 10:41pm by 270DM
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Swarovski Cls or Leica Geovids HDs?
Hi I,m looking at getting either a swarovski or leica 10x42 binoculars with the built in rangefinder, any recommendations on one over the other? just seeing what anyones opinions might be? might be a ...

Started May 21st, 2018 at 7:14pm by stagslayer
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help for max objective size for sako optilocks?
Hi can anyone one help me with this.
I have a sako 30-06 and I am wonting a new scope with the biggest objective I can go with either one piece 25mm Or 30mm optilocks.

Started Jul 27th, 2018 at 6:12pm by wake
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Leupold (SOD) S1 screw on dials
These look a good way to upgrade a leupold scope for dialing.
Is anyone using these how do they go?

Started Jul 29th, 2018 at 7:12pm by wake
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euro mounts
hey I have just shot my first stag the other week,  just a small fallow.  I am wanting to get a euro mount of this wondering if there is anyone in the Auckland area that can do this for me? 

Started Jul 19th, 2018 at 5:33am by kurupt
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