buying a scope

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  1. Yoeri_B

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    Hi all

    I want to buy a march x scope, the march x 8X80-56 Ill. in silver( D80V56STI).
    But I want to do it right. Otherwise I don't.
    I had the chance of looking trough serveral of mach x scopes, and I realy like them but the official site says
    Its ranging from 10yd to inf. But the ones I had seen in real life could do it from 7.6yd/8yd. So whate's the deal here? Did the shooters reparralax the scope or do thy real rang from less then 10yd?

    The second thing is the reticle: I like the FML reticle but the 8X80 doesn't come standerd with this reticle.
    Then I notised the current WC has a march for sale with custom reticle, since I'm not him and don't shoot as wel as him and so on... ...would it be able for me to buy me a march with custom reticle?

    When I buy it, where do I (belgium fool) buy it?

    I thank u for your time and reading this.

    Greetings Yoeri
     
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  2. AIRFIX GILLY

    AIRFIX GILLY WFTA World Champion 2012

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    Yes I have recently sold my March scope. I was overall happy with the range finding quality of the scope so nothing for you to worry about their. The reticle in mine was a standard duplex so I know you can have that one fitted. I never re parallaxed the scope but straight out the box it came down to seven yards without a close focus adaptor so that was gud too. It was also very stable in temperature. My reason for selling it was the weight of the scope. It just was too heavy for me to handle on standing lanes. Overall a well made scope with clear optics. Ask Berty177 on here for the direct number of the person you need to order one from. Hope this helps. :)
     
  3. Yoeri_B

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    Thank u very much champion!
     
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    My X80 has the MTR1 ret (hash lines) which i really like, as Andy says they all come down to 8yds or less mine is 7.5yds. fantastic build quality and optics. Ask about March's own make 34mm mounts too they are very nice. You can order them with a new FT specific ret designed by the previous world champ from Ireland. The only drawback for me is they are very sensitive to how the dioptre is set, my eyesight is quite poor and prone to differing week to week so i need to make sure this is adjusted perfectly or the ranging suffers. Once you buy one if it suits you, you will never need to buy another scope.
     
  5. Yoeri_B

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    Hey, the MTR-1 ret. was also in my mind. I do have to think this over whate ret I want and if it would be possible to have it in the 8-80.

    greetings
     
  6. berty177

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    Yoeri,

    With regards to the reticle, I would suggest to contact Gary costello and speak with him. As Andy said he ordered the duplex ret for himself.
    I know most march x scopes come with the MTR-1 ret. on the website I pm'd you to look at its got the choice of reticles you can have on there.
    I'm not 100% but I think you can have any of the rest in the march x. The new ft ret is available or Will be soon as well....?
    I've got the MTR-1 ret as years ago it was very close the a ret design I drew in Poland when s&b were asking for ideas for the ft scope.
    I love my scope and as PaulD said once you've got it set up etc for you, you won't want anything else...
    Pm myself if you need to know more...

    Berty
     
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    Oké Thx your great help.
     
  8. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    They all focus as standard from the factory at 23feet.
    The reticles in my opinion work best are the MTR-1, MTR-3 or the best in my opinion the MTR-FT.
    The MTR-1 is super fine and designed for long range centrefire target shooting but works quite well in FT.
    The MTR-3 is thicker (twice) with thick posts.

    The MTR-FT IS specifically designed for FT and the windage lines are spaced to represent 20mm exactly at 50yrds (45m) on x40 magnification.

    You can bracket killzone a easily with it and judge wind drift quickly, the ventricle line has 3 reference points for 8, 9 and 10 yrd targets without the need to dial a full revolution!
     
  9. Yoeri_B

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    Hey Conor

    Thank you for the explanation, it will become easier to make my choice!

    Greetings Yoeri
     
  10. Yoeri_B

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    Hello all

    I want to thank you all for your help.

    Greetings Yoeri
     
  11. RobF

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    If weight is an issue, worth considering the 10-60... it's about the same weight as a leup competition, and rangefinds extremely well.

    If you want any info on that then let me know.

    I'm awaiting a look through Conor's ret because March do change reticules and I find the duplex a little thick for my liking. So consider that if you don't like the reticule you may be able to get it changed. Talk to Gary Costello first though :)
     
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    Hello Rob

    The weight ain't a issue, the ret is! Now I think MTR-FT but in Belgium we use meters and not yards what will this do with the vertical lines for 8-9-10yrd, maybe I should even work in yrds?!

    I have not been in touch with gary, I would first be sure of my case.

    Greetings Yoeri
     
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    Hey

    So if all goes well I need some mounts to.:D
    With one do you use?

    Greetings Yoeri
     
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    Yoeri,

    When you speak to Gary ask him about mounts.
    I use a set that he provided and I am more than happy with mine.
    He can supply mounts for normal dovetail rail or weaver base...

    Berty
     
  15. Conor

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    Mtr-ft

    Here yuo go,
    it will work in metres also, just need to work out the calibrations for your settings!
    :)
     

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    Oké berty, I will do thate.

    Yoeri
     
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    Now thate you tell it. My euro drops to the ground==> it was a stoopid question from me.:eek:
    Thanks for the explanation though.

    Yoeri
     
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    Today I received my March (I'm so happy):D, now i will take my time to set it up and then I will post a pic.

    Kind Regards
    Yoeri
     
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    Cool! What ret did you go for in the end? I had a peek through the FT ret. Looked good to me. Would be on my possibles list should I sell a kidney and buy another ;)
     
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    I went for the MTR-FT:)
     

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