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Bazza has a good Sightron ( not all are ) we will see what he say's when he comes over next after the worlds . it is not dark and it will range better on 40 than 30 . just does not need it . turrets are not bad , just not what i am used to . but why stress a budget scope when it has a very good ret to use . wednesday i will mark the side wheel up and go on the course to see how it gets on . the zero range is one thing . the course another . if it works OK i will put in on my steyr . if thinking of buying a budget scope . def give this a look . if thinking of buying a hawke or a T50 . get you head examined . . we will see . but the scope is not going back .??? HOLLY

 

PS turrets wise . i did the square test at 30 yards . ten clicks up , ten right . ten down . ten left . twice . it returned to zero both times and same hole with my old GC2 . course dave a 8002 might not do that . as neil say's if using a high mount it may be a good idea to get height adjustable mounts .you pay your money and you take your choice .

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It's got to better than my ZOS and that has been faultless even on a springer. Returns to zero everytime,nice positive clicks and I can wind it down and it still hits the mark. The only thing is it's a bit wishy washy past 50 yards.

Stan . had the zos . yep it worked and was cheap . when leanne gets a look through one of these . she will be trading in the March. ( joking ) you may remember the Sightmark i had . very good ranging scope but lens quality was not good .if the wife is out wednesday . she has an average 20=50 lupe . will let her try both . she may be a FT mug but she ranges well . ??? HOLLY

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Yes if it was constant precision work . then noway . but FT is quite often a rough and ready sport . if you were doing the GP series maybe not . but as you know i treat my gear hard and i shoot often . so we will soon find out what it can do . but i don't buy one of Mr harrises side wheel and fit it to a scope i am gonna get rid of soon or at all .As it stands . i like it ??? HOLLY

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If you get fed up with it I'll give £50 for it at £10 a week

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Stan and Dave , your all heart ??? HOLLY

 

PS Tight gits .

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First real snag with the scope today . i found that the long uns 50 and 55 yards were very close together . now if you are used to that , no problem . if not ? it repeated them ok and on the course it ranged the targets well . eg they fell over . but something to be aware of . ??? HOLLY

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Very nice . good price but size weight comes into it . the konus is just for the old GC2 . or a set up rifle . so it does not have to be " The One " i shall creep along the bottom on my old march in the mean time .once i have sold the spare 2002 i will get another 20-50 . ??? HOLLY

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After thinking it through , taking into account the annoying top turret and the side wheel getting stiffer in the cold . i decided to take steves advice and sent the scope back for a swap for a Nikko 10+40 56 . fingers crossed /?? HOLLY

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Why not use one scope on anthing, sorted.

All you need is a 30 yard zero jon done. Should be able to remove and put back on without any change 99%. I did it weekly for years when tested scopes out, annoyed members seeing me 2 mins before removing and bolting another scope on to bet em in style.

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If i was a serious shot at the mo , with pretentions of winning something , maybe Jon . but part of being retired is messing with them slug guns >>> HOLLY

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I see on the WFT video the new Leup 7-42x56. Parralaxes down to FT ranges. Looks good. Another one for your collection Dave?

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Just thinking that Stan, had a butchers late on today.

Only 42 mag retail £2850, March, S&B, Kahles territory. Subject to the low mag i would have thought £1800.

Repeatable but why pay anything near that price for 42 mag, if it actually is 42 mag. 20-50 were 45 mag same as BSA/Nikos

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Neil i believe thinks the new lupe is a good un ??? HOLLY

 

PS but that is a lot of money to range and knock down 55 yard targets

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Not me, I've not seen it.

 

I looked at some S&B's yesterday, looks excellent, ranges well, nice a clear, sharp image... then he told me the price!

 

I'll go and look at the Leupold this morning.

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Fairly light by the feel, optics more akin to a Comp Series with the focus of my old VX3. Felt like using a Comp Series 40mag with the zoom and extra bulk of 34mm tube. Could tell straight away it did not like blue light, something my old Mark 4 and VX3 had to lump.

Generally think discounted UK around £2400? rather steep for only 42 mag, there are numerous others higher mag some with better optics for less ie Kahles and March.

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I had a look at it this morning, and a good chat with the guy from Viking. It looks like Leupold will adjust the parallax so that it comes down to 10 yards.

 

It reminded me of my Comp series, Chris Large was also having a look and said the same. Depth of field at distance was pretty shallow, around a yard to a yard and a half and the optics were bright and clear. I like the reticle, a few more hashes than I am used to but not a mess.

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My advice is to look around for a good secondhand march ??? HOLLY

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My advice is to look around for a good secondhand march ??? HOLLY

Thanks for that advice.

 

How's that armchair you are sitting in? Nice and comfy?

 

I bet it's nicer than the been bag I have been in and out of over 150 times in the last three days.

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true Neil remind us how many you hit . ohhhh that many . actually we have been working on our winter league course . you remember working ??? HOLLY

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I hit more than you did, that's all that matters.... I can almost taste that burger already.

 

Yes I remember working on the GP1 course at Avon Hawks for three months, where I was a marshal on one of the kneeling lanes all day. I also remember the last months work that I have put in returning the Hawks back from one 50 shot GP course to TWO 40 shot courses, FT and HFT, which my clubmates have enjoyed shooting for the last couple of weekends and which the folks from SWEFTA will be shooting early in the New Year when our 2018 league begins.

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If i was a serious shot at the mo , with pretentions of winning something , maybe Jon . but part of being retired is messing with them slug guns >>> HOLLY

 

Passes the time away looking for the bits youve took off.

Beats hogging the Post Office, keep it up.

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Had a gander and a chat about the x42 Leupold. Nice scope, as Neil says very reminiscent of a good comp. scope but two and a half times the price.

 

I suspect that some wag in the Leupold marketing department has had a look at Marches and Kahles being used for FT and is hoping to make a killing, well not at nearly £3k they're not especially on an unproven scope.

 

Schmidt will always be Sccchimdt i.e. nice to look at but not a real tool that you can rely on, well not unless you're some sad dick with no life who is wiling to stick a million pointers on the scope for every eventuality...:grin:

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