Falcon t50 x

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  1. blacklab

    blacklab Active Member

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    most riflescopes as colin has said are not desingned with ft in mind and especially the recoil that a boinger can generate and theoben type rams, many moons ago a huge amount of scopes were wrecked by them.
     
  2. SteveC200

    SteveC200 Well-Known Member

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    There's an awful lot of supposition, presumption and guesswork on this thread. Has anyone actually used one and has first hand facts rather than just following the flawed logic of 'it looks similar therefore it must be the same'?
     
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    "I’m guessing that this lighter Falcon is aimed squarely at the budget F-class shooter, so lots of recoil."
    Colin, looking at the specs for this it's 23g less than the SIII (with illuminated ret), don't know if that's with or without sidewheel; I could weigh mine later and find out. I don't think the weight really amounts to much so it will be down to someone to look through one!
     
  4. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Well it shares stuff with sightron,Colin says so.

    Presumably a lens at each end , one bigger than the other,a big knob to twiddle with and a couple of smaller ones . Oh, the tube is round as well.
    Didnt the Hawke ED share these features as well, promising to excrete miracles along the way?? Look where that ended up.

    Why wait to actually try one
     
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  5. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Yea, I saw some different specs. which had it down with comp. scope weights (and an included sidewheel which is now an option.) which would have been nice. But I see that Optics Warehouse have more realistic specs.
    Either way if it ranges as good as a Sightron but for considerably less money then it’s a great starter option for FT.
     
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    I've got two Sightrons already, the LRMH and the FTMH both illuminated. the only negatives I can see with this Falcon (from my point of view), assuming it ranges as good as the Sightron, is the ret. That's without using it of course but it looks like you could easily loose count when using the grats; that and the secondhand value of the Sightron SIII :(
    Anyway, I'm talking the guy who bought my T50 to take a look at one as he has some spare cash and would like to move on up.
     
  7. skydog

    skydog Talent Is Overrated

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    No sir, not I.
    A friend that I shot with in the past.
     
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    Biggest factor is the optical quality of the lens - if the New Falcon can come out of the same factory as the Sightron with the same quality of glass as the Sightron but be massively cheaper then that is some achievement. Not all Japanese glass is created equal.

    So yup - until someone who knows their stuff can tell you how good, or not good, it is,you’re just guessing/hoping. But the specs bode well for it being a very competitive scope. Falcon have a decent budget track record so hopefully they can punch their weight at mid-range too.

    Stretch
     
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    While the Hawke ED was a disappointment, I personally think that the X50 will be different, but as people say it needs a few out in circulation being actually used to properly assess if they’re any good for FT...
     
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  10. naimboy

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    Hi all thanks for the input, seems the slll is very highly regarded at a price oh well have to dream or save more lol
     
  11. custompaint

    custompaint Optics Warehouse

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    i will have a few of these Falcon X50 with me this weekend at the champs and inters, one also mounted on a gun so that you will be able to get a good look through it.
     
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  12. Welsh Wizard

    Welsh Wizard FT: You Give, You take! Staff Member

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    Are you using one on your pcp John??
     
  13. custompaint

    custompaint Optics Warehouse

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    im not mate, Adrian Cross is using one, i will be using a delta on the PCP still
     
  14. bootneckbob

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    Will you have them for the next SWEFTA shoot John? Not for me (you sold me the SIII) but I know someone who's in the market for that price. Good luck this weekend;);)
     
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    custompaint Optics Warehouse

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    i will bring one to the next shoot :) thanks mate
     
  16. Welsh Wizard

    Welsh Wizard FT: You Give, You take! Staff Member

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    OK thanks
     
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    Welsh Wizard FT: You Give, You take! Staff Member

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    Duchy on 14th??
     
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    he will have some with him tomorrow.
     
  19. Fly fisher

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    I recently bought a Falcon X50. The optics look good and my opinion slightly better than the BN but not quite as good as the Sightron S111. I found while setting up my side wheel that the markings for longer distances are very close together. Has anyone else found this and if so would you see it as a problem? I would be grateful for a bit of insight on this. See what I did there!
     
  20. Welsh Wizard

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    Re - parallax the front optics??
     

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