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mid priced long range scope
hi guys, have been trolling thru here a bit. looking for a new scope with a bit more legs. what to you guys think best fits the bill. budget around 1200. was interested in vortex but have heard varyin...

Started Dec 29th, 2018 at 1:14am by beechleaf
2 1162 Last Post Dec 29th, 2018 at 11:59pm
By: beechleaf
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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 15th, 2018 at 3:52am by Justin1
2 1668 Last Post Dec 4th, 2018 at 7:47am
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 25th, 2018 at 1:54am by sparid
4 1167 Last Post Nov 30th, 2018 at 10:38pm
By: SakoLove
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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 25th, 2018 at 8:17am by bushwanderer
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By: BC
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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 7th, 2018 at 3:57am by sparid
7 2385 Last Post Nov 25th, 2018 at 2:00am
By: sparid
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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 8:42pm by james
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24 8141 Last Post Nov 4th, 2018 at 9:24pm
By: Sneaka
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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 7:21pm by remmodel7
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By: Gerry Atric
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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 7th, 2018 at 10:41am by 270DM
5 2086 Last Post Aug 17th, 2018 at 10:04am
By: Huntertoo
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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 22nd, 2018 at 7:14am by stagslayer
10 3370 Last Post Aug 8th, 2018 at 8:29am
By: Gibson
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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 28th, 2018 at 6:12am by wake
3 1189 Last Post Aug 5th, 2018 at 6:50am
By: 50BMG
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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 30th, 2018 at 7:12am by wake
1 1618 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2018 at 4:26pm
By: Gerry Atric
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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 5:33pm by kurupt
5 2116 Last Post Jul 30th, 2018 at 4:56am
By: kurupt
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If you could buy any scope, what would it be?
Hi All,
have you ever thought about the scope you could buy, if money, wives, children, mortgages, reason, justification, were not a consideration?
Just curious, if you have one scope that y...

Started Feb 17th, 2018 at 9:29am by 270guy
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29 8138 Last Post Jul 21st, 2018 at 1:19am
By: Micky Duck - Ex Member
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Sako mounts options
Iím trying to find a mount that fits a Sako that allows me to mount a torch on top of the scope using the existing mount. I canít find anyone that engineers picatinny incorporated top sections of opti...

Started Jun 19th, 2018 at 6:34am by Henry Straker
3 1322 Last Post Jul 15th, 2018 at 3:56am
By: sako
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Fake zeiss and leupold scopes
Yes, spotted a couple on TM over the last few weeks
(shot down in flames) but you can expect to see more. Ebay has a few obvious fakes and even some described as 'clones'.
Most people know ...

Started Jul 28th, 2016 at 1:33pm by oobuck
10 4654 Last Post Jul 13th, 2018 at 7:33am
By: oobuck
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