Poll on scopes

Poll on scopes

Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

May 15th, 2012, 10:20 pm #1

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

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H�ctor
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Joined: December 17th, 2009, 1:03 am

May 15th, 2012, 10:32 pm #2

I don't need to see clearly where I've missed because the mechanics are bad.

But I'll be happy to see less clearly if I can trust that the scope is honest.

But

It's not a choice I'm going to make. I'll grind my way through quite a few scopes untill I find the one that is clear AND trustworthy.

I've got a drawer full already.

And counting.

Appel
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May 15th, 2012, 10:51 pm #3

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




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Joined: July 24th, 2010, 1:44 am

May 16th, 2012, 1:32 am #4

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
optics I can get if the scope will hold up. For my hft rangefinding at 12x max I really need clear optics to define the focus distance.

I really like the Vortex Diamondback that I'm currently using however I did prefer the tiny bit of extra crispness and the almost 1 full turn of the AO from stop to stop of my old 4-16 Elite 4200 AO that couldn't be repaired due to Bushnell discontinuing that model.

The issue with the rotation of the AO is that the Elite 4200 allowed a wider spread of range marks at the longer distances with an almost 360 degree rotation compared to the Diamondback rotation which is closer to 270 degrees.

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Joined: April 19th, 2004, 7:02 pm

May 16th, 2012, 1:44 am #5

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
without the clarity it's a crap shoot for range finding.  Without precise repeatability your clicks are meaningless unless your using holdover. And most critically, it's the really far and really close shots that will get you a miss with these two challenges.

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Joined: August 14th, 2004, 2:44 am

May 16th, 2012, 2:16 am #6

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
Give me a scope with repeatable clicks, that doesn't shift POI with temperature.

Sh*t optics range find better anyway.

BS
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Joined: January 9th, 2002, 2:30 am

May 16th, 2012, 2:20 am #7

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
That said, I'm not "into" murky sight pictures either. At a certain point, clear is clear though, and I think its pound foolish to spend two or three times more for a little more light gathering or crystal clarity around the fringes of the lenses .... frankly, I have never put much interest in the very fringes anyhow.

here's what I think about clarity ... the higher the mag, the harder it is to have a truly good image, and yet the more important it becomes. Ive seen folks buy a huge scope, say 40 or even fifty power and admit it isn't very clear unless the power is turned down ... how dumb is that?
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Joined: August 14th, 2004, 2:44 am

May 16th, 2012, 2:25 am #8

without the clarity it's a crap shoot for range finding.  Without precise repeatability your clicks are meaningless unless your using holdover. And most critically, it's the really far and really close shots that will get you a miss with these two challenges.

"Thumper2"
"without the clarity it's a crap shoot for range finding"


My $300 Tasco Custom Shop scope rangefinds better than my $1200 Sightron, much better. Your eye can tell the difference between really crappy image & pretty crappy image better than it can laser sharp image vs almost laser sharp image. Snapping in and out of focus is what it's all about.

The CS scopes are known for rangefinding.

Where they fall short is picking out a dark kill zone on a shaded target way back in the woods.

BS
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:09 pm

May 16th, 2012, 2:33 am #9

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
....I've found that if the glass is quality, i.e. Schott or comparable manufacture, then the mechanics of that scope will be spot on as well.

But if you're talking about scopes that are of less quality than say the Bushnell 4200 series or Chinese glass, then I would vote for mechanics first.

Paul



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Joined: December 23rd, 2007, 5:14 pm

May 16th, 2012, 7:36 am #10

Hypothetical question:

If you had to choose between:

an absolutely reliable mechanism

or

crystal clear optics

Which one would you choose?

TIA for all your opinions!





Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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