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Old 18th August 2012, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
Hi All,

Looking to start back doing some informal FT shooting so will be looking for some reasonable quality glass to use.

Would like 32 mag really as a minimum.
Any recommendations ? Looking at a couple of possibles.... Nikko Stirling Targetmaster 10-50 x 60 ??? or the Falcon T50 ???

Any and all suggestions appreciated.

The falcon is good, the targetmaster is a bit below the falcon.

2nd hand big nkko's can be very variable in quality ranging from as good as you could reasonably wish for to did anybody wash the milk bottle before they cut the end off.

Falcon T35's are worth a punt if you can handle fixed mag and want sidewheel, if you can handle front focus and fixed mag the weaver T36 are probably the best in class for anywhere near the price of around 300 (imho), with leup quality lenses and roughly half the weight of a nikko.

Or, don't overlook the 1990's / early 2000's premier boosted leupold vari x 3's - see a few of those still for around the 300-350 mark and they were "the" scope to have for a long time.
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