A new HUNTER scope for consideration....

A new HUNTER scope for consideration....

Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

August 8th, 2012, 2:43 am #1

I just got this a few days ago and I am really thrilled with it so far!

It's the KASPA series model number 849820

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/w ... x?a=881932

cheaper than dirt has them for $200

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/80467

or at SWFA

http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-12x44-Kaspa-Ex ... 51366.aspx

SERIOUSLY nice glass - very clear and sharp.

Tactical turrets with nice clicks and no slop.

Side focus (very smooth) - and I was amazed to find this scope focused right down to 8 yds on X12 magnification
with absolutely no optical distortion or fuzziness.

At 55 yds a 1" kill zone is also perfectly sharp and in focus.

Glass etched fine reticule - Christmas tree style which also illuminates in red for those hard to see black on black kill zones.

It's almost half the size and weight of my Hawke Eclipse SF 30mm which I was previously using.

The Weaver is $206 on sale at the Sportsmansquide with free shipping. So if you are in the market for a dedicated Hunter x12 power scope I highly recommend this one + you get a lifetime warranty from Weaver.

When I get a chance I'll post some pics of it on my Whiscombe and through the lens at some near and far targets.

Compared to the VORTEX x10 power scope at $300 or Vector Optics (Viper) ones from the UK also in the $300 - $400 range this scope is one heck of a bargain.

Continued safe shooting.

James









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Joined: February 16th, 2009, 8:33 pm

August 8th, 2012, 3:09 am #2

Kaspa mentioned here a little while back. Sounds like others feel the same way - very nice scope for the price.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/451309/t ... nter+class

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Joined: May 14th, 2006, 4:46 am

August 8th, 2012, 3:33 am #3

brought the same Kaspa to one of our shoots at the beginning of the summer. Because of this, there are at least two more shooters in the club that have purchased one for Hunter Class, one of which is me. Can't wait to get my rifle back from A.Z. and set it up.....
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Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

August 8th, 2012, 3:49 am #4

I'll take some through the lens pics in the morning to show off the optical clarity.

Cheers'

james

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Joined: October 19th, 2005, 12:48 am

August 8th, 2012, 1:41 pm #5

It is my understanding that cheap scopes don't last long on them but for that price I guess you could carry a backup.
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Joined: May 14th, 2006, 4:46 am

August 8th, 2012, 2:54 pm #6

Actually, cheap scopes can indeed hold up to a springer. My old $60 Leapers held up on a BSA Lightning, when other more expensive scopes would not.

I think that price is not the determining factor as to whether or not a scope will hold up on a springer, but instead it is whether or not the scope was designed for springer use to begin with.

As for the Kaspa -- I've not read or heard either way, so I won't be using one on a springer until someone else has let us know of their experience with this situation...
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Joined: July 6th, 2002, 8:59 pm

August 8th, 2012, 3:30 pm #7

It is my understanding that cheap scopes don't last long on them but for that price I guess you could carry a backup.
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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

August 8th, 2012, 3:52 pm #8

I just got this a few days ago and I am really thrilled with it so far!

It's the KASPA series model number 849820

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/w ... x?a=881932

cheaper than dirt has them for $200

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/80467

or at SWFA

http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-12x44-Kaspa-Ex ... 51366.aspx

SERIOUSLY nice glass - very clear and sharp.

Tactical turrets with nice clicks and no slop.

Side focus (very smooth) - and I was amazed to find this scope focused right down to 8 yds on X12 magnification
with absolutely no optical distortion or fuzziness.

At 55 yds a 1" kill zone is also perfectly sharp and in focus.

Glass etched fine reticule - Christmas tree style which also illuminates in red for those hard to see black on black kill zones.

It's almost half the size and weight of my Hawke Eclipse SF 30mm which I was previously using.

The Weaver is $206 on sale at the Sportsmansquide with free shipping. So if you are in the market for a dedicated Hunter x12 power scope I highly recommend this one + you get a lifetime warranty from Weaver.

When I get a chance I'll post some pics of it on my Whiscombe and through the lens at some near and far targets.

Compared to the VORTEX x10 power scope at $300 or Vector Optics (Viper) ones from the UK also in the $300 - $400 range this scope is one heck of a bargain.

Continued safe shooting.

James








Being a second focal plane scope, you will have to conduct your own measurements as there is no guarantee of where it will be exactly.

The vertical subtensions are in MOA's (at 9X, again):

2
5

13

Why? it was designed for the SS-109 0.223" cartridge.

If your scope is typical, then at 12X, the mils will be 3/4 mils and the subtensions will be:

1.5
3.75
6.375
9.75

Assuming a JSB Heavy (10.3 grs.) at 875 fps with a 27 yard zero, the aimpoints (going from zero downwards) would coincide approximately with:

0
16 and 41 yards
12½ and 52
10
8

Of course you can interpolate the mid-point between the first and second hashmarks to mean about 46½ yards.

Any more precise rangeing will have no immediate and direct relation to the reticule. Still, much better than a Duplex.

Have you tried rangeing with it in low light conditions?

Keep us posted!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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-bp
Joined: June 5th, 2009, 4:21 pm

August 8th, 2012, 6:57 pm #9

my centerpoint's mildots are accurate at 10, but i shoot it at 12. in fact, the markings on the scope's magnification ring are a little off, and for my 12x, i set the marker on the "1" in the "12" so that it's actuallly yielding 12x. if i set it on the center of the 12, it might give me 12.2x

all my rangefinding notes are based on having it set that way.

it's not that anyone would accuse me of cheating, but i need all the consistency i can get, so i check all the settings for consistency pretty often.

this little $70 scope is good, though. i used the mildots at 10x to range a pickup truck and shed across the highway in a field, at "a little over 800 yards." the topo map shows the shed at 824 yards.

hard to beat that $70 scope, though i'm curious about the $200 weaver.

-bp
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Joined: October 19th, 2005, 12:48 am

August 8th, 2012, 9:54 pm #10

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A springer? LOL! How does a dude that has to outfit 3 or 4 kids with airguns afford a Whizzer? We were not all created equal! Although looking back 30 years I had four daughters that all had bows. Thank the Lord the wife was working too.
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