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Old 26th March 2015, 07:57 PM
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Falcon t35 about 200 2nd hand. Best value starter ft scope out there
Yep I second that I sold my big niko because it was too heavy for me and bought a t35 and enjoying my shooting again.
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Old 26th March 2015, 08:08 PM
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MTC viper may be worth a look for the 300 mark

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Old 26th March 2015, 08:18 PM
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I'd look out for a custom shop 10-50 you'll pick one up for less then 300 or a big BSA platinum for around 300 - 350
Good range finders but if you can try before you buy
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Old 26th March 2015, 08:40 PM
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You can get a t50 for less than 300 i sold one not long ago for 280!
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Old 26th March 2015, 08:43 PM
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I had a side winder to begin with, then moved on to a T50, then on to a Big Nikko, the Nikko is the best, but the sidewinder isn't far behind, and they are good value on the second hand market, I believe they have a 10 year guarantee, I still have all three,
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Old 27th March 2015, 09:03 AM
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Hawke 8-32
Mtc viper 8-32
Nikko targermaster 10-50x60
AA Ev2 mk4. Paul Wilson maple stock. Leup comp 40x mil,dot scope.
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Old 27th March 2015, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pjp61 View Post
Firstly, apologies for bringing up a subject which has no doubt been done to death, exhumed and reburied numerous times.

I can't afford 700 for a Big Nikko, or 450 for a T50 - at present.

Is there ANY scope available which can rangefind in the 45-55 yard area to an adequate degree to allow a shooter to be competitive?

Up to approx. 300

I am leery of going down the used scope route, as there are many horror stories, and you have no comeback from a used scope.

Obviously something in this price range would not be good, but are there any which are passable?

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New there is only the ZOS that is really cheap .from china between 75 to 150 on flea bay . secondhand look out for a FTX1 . same price 75 80 ??? HOLLY
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Old 27th March 2015, 01:28 PM
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Another vote for the Bushnell Elite 8-32x40, just about in your budget (used).

The thing is with scopes, they vary and buying new you're not guaranteed "a good 'un" either. Warranty is no use in this case, only if there's something demonstrably wrong like a loose reticle or a jammed parallax. Try explaining to customer services that it's fine, but it's just a bit vague above 50 yards.

The other thing with FT scopes is that you rely absolutely on it being good at something that with very few exceptions, it just wasn't designed to do, i.e rangefind. Using depth of field via the parallax adjuster. Consistently and repeatably under all conditions. To the yard preferably.

The best way is to buy a "known good" scope owned by someone you know, who has used it successfully for a while. Then ask why they're moving it on if it's so good. Or, get an extended trial if possible. On a rifle. Ranging actual targets with it.

Even then it might have suited them but for reason it's just not good for your eyes. Until you've tried several of each type you don't know.

In essence you're buying a pig in a poke whether new or used.
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Old 28th March 2015, 03:33 PM
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So it would seem - thanks lads - Peter, not that I doubt what you've already told me - just gathering info
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Old 31st March 2015, 06:45 PM
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Well I took the advice of those wiser than myself and bought that mk1 Big Nikko off Warren Edwards, paid him Sunday evening, arrived at my door 10am today.
I have never seen a package so professionally and safely wrapped, took me 20 mins to get to the scope, God knows how long it took him to pack it.
What a lovely bit of kit, centred, mounted and zeroed to 10y
Can't wait to get to the range with it.
Warren Edwards Top Lad!!
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