First post here...Just curious if anyone else had seen or better yet has experience with a new line of rifle scopes by Osprey International? (BTW, is there an optics forum on ARF?)
I have seen these scope recenlty twice now, both at the NRA convention in Louisville and at the last Indy 1500 show last weekend. The guys say they are affiliated with AimSHOT, divison of Prestige Law Enforcement, Inc. out of Georgia.
The specs they were claiming seem to be impressive for the price point, and they claim to use Chinese labor in a US owned factory using Japanese lenses and components.
Although I've tried and tried, I've never really found a "bargain" scope, and have come to believe that in optics more so than anything else, you typically get what you pay for. But these scopes looked to be well built and packaged nicely.
I was unable to really get a feel for them at either show as they were not mounted to anything, nor did I have anything to compare to. The guys at the Indy 1500 (different guys from the NRA convention) also had some NC Star scopes they were liquidating to make room for these. I couldn't help notice some STRONG similarities in the scope housings in a couple of NC Star models.
IIRC, the "Tactical" models had 1/8 MOA adjustments, while the others had 1/4. Quite a few had 30mm tubes, and came with aluminum rings. They are certainly priced attractively for the features like illuminated reticles, 30mm tubes, etc.
Does anyone have any actual hands on experience with one and if so, what are your thoughts? If possible, please compare with something.
Didn't occur to me to check under the AR-15 tab for optics.
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