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If you could buy any scope, what would it be?
Feb 16th, 2018 at 8:29pm
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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 you would pick to own, if you could just pop out to the local, click away on the internet, or whatever.

As I don't have to pay, as its a one item wish list, I think I might like to own a IOR RECON 4-28X50 FFP CCW MRAD Illuminated. I think its the bonkers 40mm main tube and uber glass. It may not be the most expensive (although its not cheap), but it would do me.

What would yours be?
  

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Re: If you could buy any scope, what would it be?
Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2018 at 8:58am
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I would buy a 34 inch scope from Rigby:

https://www.johnrigbyandco.com/shop/rigby-scope-2-15x42-magnification/

Size matters.... Wink

Rant aside - It could be a collectors item some day.

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Thinking hunting for everything I do.... Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42 would tick every box at roughly $1600. I know alot more expensive scopes with more whistles and bells out there but for me a simple clear and reliable scope is what I look for even I had a huge budget ...Anything better in my hands prob be wasted technology!
  
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Deer Whisperer wrote on Feb 17th, 2018 at 1:41pm:
Anything better in my hands prob be wasted technology!


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Reply #4 - Feb 18th, 2018 at 5:54pm
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Gerry Atric wrote on Feb 17th, 2018 at 8:58am:
I would buy a 34 inch scope from Rigby:
https://www.johnrigbyandco.com/shop/rigby-scope-2-15x42-magnification/Size matters.... Wink
Rant aside - It could be a collectors item some day.

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G'Day Fella's,

Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
I contacted Marc N at Rigby, about this.
Marc thanks me/us for notifying him about this.
He told me that it should read 34mm, and that he would get his people to rectify this error asap.

Doh!
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Reply #5 - Feb 18th, 2018 at 10:33pm
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Homer wrote on Feb 18th, 2018 at 5:54pm:
Gerry Atric wrote on Feb 17th, 2018 at 8:58am:
I would buy a 34 inch scope from Rigby:
https://www.johnrigbyandco.com/shop/rigby-scope-2-15x42-magnification/Size matters.... Wink
Rant aside - It could be a collectors item some day.

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G'Day Fella's,

Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
I contacted Marc N at Rigby, about this.
Marc thanks me/us for notifying him about this.
He told me that it should read 34mm, and that he would get his people to rectify this error asap.

Doh!
Homer


Good on you Homer - Tell Marc that he could give each of us a scope for rectifying the ad  Wink

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G'Day Gerry Atric,

I wish mate, LOL!
The saying "Tell him he's Dreaming" comes to mind.

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March for compitition, S&B for mountain and hensoldt for everything else!
  

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well it would be fixed magnification...low power 2.5 up to maybe 4 something like a kahles or another leupold. being a bush hobbit at heart a big top end magnification is wasted as I dont shoot past 400yards...seldom past 200yards.
  
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Deer Whisperer wrote on Feb 17th, 2018 at 1:41pm:
Thinking hunting for everything I do.... Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42 would tick every box at roughly $1600. I know alot more expensive scopes with more whistles and bells out there but for me a simple clear and reliable scope is what I look for even I had a huge budget ...Anything better in my hands prob be wasted technology!


With optics more expensive doesnt get you more technology, it gives you better optics. You put a Bushnell alongside a Swaro and there is no comparison. Probably even more important for bush hunting in low light conditions.




  
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Reply #10 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 11:51pm
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If money was no object I'd probably buy something really heavy and expensive to sit in my drawer because I already have two very good scopes for my hunting, a 2 3/4x fixed Hensoldt and a 3x Prominar.
Both good scopes in their day and both still nice and clear despite some dings and blue loss.

I actually don't know if there's anything out there in today's market that could replace them.

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S&B PM II
  
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Tasco 4 power
  
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Backcountry Bob wrote on May 1st, 2018 at 8:51pm:
Tasco 4 power
                   


And I will second that - because my BIL bought one of them fifty odd years ago and had it on every rifle he owned.
Some ten years back I got to look after his stuff after he didn't renew his license and I finally deigned to look through the cheap piece of shit.
That glass was as good as any I'd ever looked through - absolutely blew me away.
Eventually he sold the gun it was on and the bloke who bought it replaced the scope with something else, so I asked if he'd be interested in selling the scope to me.

"Nah mate, sits on the window sill and I use it to look up the paddock to see if anything's out".
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J wrote on May 1st, 2018 at 12:57pm:
S&B PM II


Good glass is good glass, enough said  Cool
  

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Yes I've had a good run out of Tascos over the years. On a light recoiling rifle and in the undemanding conditions that I like to hunt in they are fine.
  
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Reply #16 - May 4th, 2018 at 8:15am
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I could buy a Tasco scope if they made them in Japan again, the World Class, World Class Plus and target scopes were decent for the era.

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Reply #17 - May 4th, 2018 at 8:31am
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I still have my tasco 4 X 40 that came on top of my first rifle, a model 2 brno I bought about 30 years ago.  Used to be able to get 1.5 inch groups at 100m meters with it when my eyes were not so fuzzy. Need a heap more magnification these days  Shocked
I have put it on a few other rifles and it handled the recoil fine.
I have a Bushnell elite 6500 2.5-16X42 on my main centerfire, I like it much Smiley
  
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Reply #18 - May 4th, 2018 at 1:36pm
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Gerry Atric wrote on May 4th, 2018 at 8:15am:
I could buy a Tasco scope if they made them in Japan again, the World Class, World Class Plus and target scopes were decent for the era.

Gerry Atric


Yep, still got a couple of Japanese made Tasco's, still going strong on 10/22's, after a hell of a lot of use/abuse.
I used to tease the importer of hi-end optics, by telling him, Tasco stands for...They Are Superior Class  Optics.
He nearly used to blow a fuse.  Grin
  

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Reply #19 - May 4th, 2018 at 1:55pm
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I sometimes wonder if we have forgotten the true advantage of a scope.

With iron sights you had to align the target, the front sight and the rear and that took a bit of doing sometimes, especially in bad light - and more so when you got old.

With the scope, all you had to do was to place your cross-hair or post on the target and pull the trigger - easy.
You didn't need the finest ground glass or lense coatings to do that - you just needed something that held together, didn't lose zero and didn't fog up.
Three and four power scopes were the rage back yonder - then the varipowers came out and a lot of people switched to them.
And now, you'll hardly ever see a fixed low power out there - and I wonder that too.
They were small, didn't overwhelm a gun, were lightweight and had a wide FOV - and IMO still the best option for bush hunting.

With the current trend to extreme range shooting (anything beyond 300 yds), scope powers increased, glass quality became more important and adjustable turrets became the norm - no longer did you need to 'holdover' on that distant target.

But I don't do that - and while I'd like a truly top end piece of glass, I won't get one because no matter how careful you are with your shooter it will eventually take a bang with careless handling on your big trip to Stewart Island, or elsewhere - and I've seen that.
I have QD's on my guns, the scope goes safely in the pack and all my guns have 'iron's' so I'm still in the game should I take a tumble and bounce the scope on a boulder.



  
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X-POACHER-YEAH RYT wrote on May 4th, 2018 at 1:36pm:
Gerry Atric wrote on May 4th, 2018 at 8:15am:
I could buy a Tasco scope if they made them in Japan again, the World Class, World Class Plus and target scopes were decent for the era.

Gerry Atric


Yep, still got a couple of Japanese made Tasco's, still going strong on 10/22's, after a hell of a lot of use/abuse.
I used to tease the importer of hi-end optics, by telling him, Tasco stands for...They Are Superior Class  Optics.
He nearly used to blow a fuse.  Grin


I annoyed a swedish importer as well wanting to buy a scope from Tanross Supply Company and wanting to know where in Florida the scopes were manufactured......

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And - to continue with being a 'know all' on this subject, I reckon a .22LR is where you put your quality glass.
Your ranges might be limited, but your target hard to see sometimes - a bunny head in the long grass when the light is failing - and that is where you need high power, definition and bright optics.

Yep - that's where I'd put my S&B, Swaro or Zeiss - smack on top of my Slazenger single shot.
  
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Reply #22 - May 7th, 2018 at 9:02pm
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I love my leupolds and the M8 4x is awesome bush scope.... best field of view by a long shot is on the 3x9x40mm nikko stirling gold crown from back when they were made in Japan...Ive killed 3 of them and have one left...great scopes for running wallabies.
  
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Reply #23 - May 13th, 2018 at 2:43pm
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Started hunting with M8 4X but all recent scopes are V3's . Very good value.The vari power is not disadvantaged because they weigh bugger all and balance well on the 75 and T3. Leupod is a company which does not take the word quality lightly.
  
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Reply #24 - May 13th, 2018 at 5:26pm
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Just brought a Zeiss Terrra3X  3x9x42.Great little scope out to 400yds with fine Z6 retical.The ATN day night scope was ok but heavey with battery pack,and in the 2 yrs I had it,i never shot a deer in the dark,only in the early morning or late evening so got rid of the 3 lb scope and battery.
Zeiss scope very nice to zero and shoot with. Wink
  

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270guy wrote on Feb 16th, 2018 at 8:29pm:
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 you would pick to own, if you could just pop out to the local, click away on the internet, or whatever.

As I don't have to pay, as its a one item wish list, I think I might like to own a IOR RECON 4-28X50 FFP CCW MRAD Illuminated. I think its the bonkers 40mm main tube and uber glass. It may not be the most expensive (although its not cheap), but it would do me.

What would yours be?

Great minds think alike. I am actually thinking of getting the same scope. Not sure if Digit is still the NZ dealer for IOR.
  
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the one to do it all
March 3-24x42 ffp ill with Q mounts to go on my 300wsm xbolt
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you sick of the bushnell already bud???? Grin Grin Grin
  
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Micky Duck wrote on Jul 19th, 2018 at 6:58pm:
you sick of the bushnell already bud???? Grin Grin Grin


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Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin Grin Grin Grin
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