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Old 27th September 2012, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
Hi All,
Had a few years off from shooting but now wanting to get back into FT shooting but not at 'full on' competition level (been there done that).

Last scope I had was the Premier Reticle boosted Leupold VX3 EFR 18-40 with custom reticle etc.etc. now if I could get one of those again at a reasonable cost then fine.

If on the other hand I would have to buy from new what would you guys recommend, avoiding the likes of the mega bucks Big Nikko's, March etc.

I'd say the minimum magnification I would go for is 32 ? and looking around all I can see new are .....
MTC Viper, Hawke Sidewinder with the NEW SR Pro ladder reticle, a 8-32 SWF BSA ; 25mm tube on this one (Uttings website) and some really cheap 'BSA's with 30mm tubes' on fleabay from China, at the price they are, surely they are copies ?

Thanks in advance,
Judging by what you say you are looking about the 300 mark to get back in the game? The MTC and the Hawke are useable instruments but for that money if you dont mind dabbling in the second hand market you will get a lot more for your money in the form of a Mk1 or Mk2 BSA/Big Nikko at about 300 for a good instrument.
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