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Posted: 3/8/2011 6:42:59 AM EST
Gentlemen––

I don't have $600 to spend on an original French military scope––can anyone recommend a more modestly-priced scope to go with a KVAR mount?

I'd love to get something compact which would still allow me to use stripper clips, if possible.

Range-finding reticle and good eye relief gets major bonus points.


––Eight_Ring
Link Posted: 3/9/2011 10:00:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Eight_Ring:
Gentlemen––

I don't have $600 to spend on an original French military scope––can anyone recommend a more modestly-priced scope to go with a KVAR mount?

I'd love to get something compact which would still allow me to use stripper clips, if possible.

Range-finding reticle and good eye relief gets major bonus points.


––Eight_Ring

I use this one that I got off eBay a few years back. It came with the KVAR mount.'




It's Russian, but the optics are clear and it's actually pretty nice.

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Of course when I'm not using that, I use this...





Link Posted: 3/9/2011 1:30:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By ThePitbullofLove:

Of course when I'm not using that, I use this...

http://images24.fotki.com/v798/photos/2/28682/791015/IMG_4328-vi.jpg





Hyuh. I bet. You SUCK. (LOL)

Seriously, though––that scope is pretty much the footprint I'm looking for.

People tend to shit all over cheap optics, but does that "Bear" scope hold a consistent zero?

How many rounds have you put downrange?

What kind of reticle does it have?

I don't mind spending $250 on a quality optic––but if a cheap scope will hold me over in the meantime, until I find what I'm looking for.....

Thanks for posting.

––Eight_Ring



Link Posted: 3/9/2011 5:28:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/9/2011 5:28:45 PM EST by ThePitbullofLove]
It holds pretty good zero actually, even after months of being in a drawer....part of that is the solid KVAR mount.

It has a mil-dot type reticle. It's 1.75x-5x zoom.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:25:22 PM EST
BTW, here's an original scope/mount for sale.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=306825

Don't know the seller. I suppose it's a decent price these days....
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:33:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 11:47:25 AM EST by Eight_Ring]
UPDATE:

The NCSTAR 6X32 arrived today, and I'm actually pretty amazed by the quality of the glass. The glass is way, way better than I ever would have expected, in both sharpness and light transmission. I cannot over-emphasize how clear and sharp this glass is, and the eye relief is dead-nuts perfect. If it had cost $250+ and arrived in a prestige cardboard box with a prestige painted logo I would not have thought twice or felt let down in the slightest.

If (yes, fair enough––IF) this $23 scope holds a solid zero it will be the deal of the century.

If I discover fatal shortcomings on this scope I'll update with a range report, and everybody can queue up and say "I told you so" and I'll sulk bitterly cuz I'm out $23 bucks, mmmmkay?

––Eight_Ring



ETA: Link To Scope:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-compact-rifle-scope-6x32-scope-blue-sc632b.html


This is the P-4 Reticle:

http://huntingequipmentmall.com/p4-sniper-reticle-informatio/

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