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Posted: 4/18/2008 5:14:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/18/2008 7:19:29 PM EDT by BankerBilly]
Hello gents,

Been spending a lot of time behind my new PSL.  Rifle came with a 4 power Romy scope.  VERY bright and clear -- much higher quality that the six power Russian scope that I have.

Spent more time at the range this week and side-by-side, out to three hundred yards, very little difference between the two scopes.  Groups sizes were pretty much the same.

But . . . when shooting at four and five hundred yards I noticed the six power scope was much easier to use.  Group sizes were also smaller with the six power -- guess the 12 inch bullseye was much easier to see and to line-up the chevrons.

So . . . here's the question: my local club has a six hundred yard range -- with about an extra 50 yards before the back-stop.  Would it be worth the extra cost (approx $200 or so) to invest in a new Russian eight power scope ? ?  Would an eight power scope help with the group sizes, vs the six power out to 500 and 600 yards? ?

Thoughts ? ?

Thanks ! !
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 9:39:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 2:56:06 PM EDT
Hello RS,

Thanks for the offer ! !  

Spent a little time at Tusco today.  With surplus Polish light ball, this thing is a DREAM ! !   Out at 600 yards it was easy to shoot five shot groups that measured just under ten inches.  I would say that's pretty good for a gas-gun using surplus ammo.  

With an eight power scope I thought it might be easier to line-up the chevron on the 12 inch bullseye.  I really believe this rifle will do a man-sized target out at 800 yards -- maybe a little more.  

If I do get an eight power, I would order a Russian scope -- just so it looks like it should -- this making any sense ? ? ?

M-1 Shoot next Sunday.  If you can, it would be greatly appreciated if you'd bring your scope along.

Thanks again ! !

Link Posted: 4/20/2008 4:53:32 AM EDT
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