How much do you spend dressing a scope?

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  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    This isn't a poll, for the reason I'm interested to know how much people spend on their scopes to get them on the gun and doing what they want them to be.

    Irrespective of discipline.

    How much do you spend on mounts, flip ups, enhancers, pointers, turrets, wheels, etc..?
     
  2. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    I just bought an MTC mamba & put it on the rifle :p:D
     
  3. DazF

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    When i bought my Big Nikko it cost me £40 for the mounts, £25 for the side wheel. Sunshades were not valiable went this scope first came out or large turrets. I mounted it so close to the barrell that a front flip up would not go on.

    When i set up my MK 4 Leupold i paid £65 for b-square fully adjustable mounts, £40 for the sidewheel and £20 for a scope enhancer.


    Regards

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  4. luger

    luger Malta's GOS!!!

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    I will be referring to my HW97k, being my main gun.

    Mounts : Sportsmatch the fully adjustable ones if I remember correctly £65
    Enhancer : DG from BAR I think they are £14
    Pinter : Barry Taylor £20
    Turret : Custom made by a good friend of mine given for free but these usually cost about £20
    Side Wheel : Barry Taylor £60
    Flip ups : Still trying to find a freakin Butler Creek size 54 or Weaver Polar Cap size U approx cost £15

    I would say in total I have spent about £200 dressing up the new model Big Nikko once I manage to find decent flip ups and if I had to buy the top turret. It's definetaly more as all prices quoted are without postage I paid so it's easily well over £200! :eek:

    Did I just say over £200 just to dress up the scope???

    Damn it Rob, you have just made me realize how much money I have spent for the scope + accessories :eek::D
     
  5. Knockedover

    Knockedover CSFTA Champ

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    About 50quid on essentials, BCs to keep lenses dry and clean, sunshade for sunny days and mounts so it doesn't fall off :D:D
     
  6. AndyIoW

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    Sportsmatch adjustable 30mm mounts £50 ish
    Turret - Made at work in free time
    Butler Creek for front lense £10
    Scope extender for rear. £10
    Plastic tag for zoom ring (from fishing shop) £10
    Spirit level on scope

    So about another £100 on top of the scope which I paid £600 in 1997.
     
  7. holly

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    Custom Shop .

    £ 160 on the scope secondhand , complete with sidewheel , top turret extender , coaster and sunshade . £ 5 for a pair of secondhand reach forward mounts . £ 5 for a rubber eye piece , secondhand . and twenty quid for a new boxed custom shop extra sunshade to stop white out . total £ 190 .
     
  8. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    £50 on wheel £20 on 50 foot adaptor and £60 on mounts :D
     
  9. MojoCrow

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    £25-ish on lower 30mm Sportsmatch mounts
    £15 on a Bisley scope maximiser

    All for an MTC Viper 3-12x44 (the original mounts were a little on the high side)
     
  10. big_phil555

    big_phil555 New Member

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    I use a big nikko and have added:

    Front Flip Up £15
    50 foot adaptor second hand £30
    Sunshade £15
    High mounts plus raiser blocks £55
    Scope enhancer £15
    Side Wheel £50
    Pointer £10
    level £25
    Range sports on stick on numbers £8
    Stick on thermometer £5

    All this and I still miss :D
     
  11. Ali-C

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    Mine cost me a Blackberry and a PS3. :p:D
     
  12. holly

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    Coming ?

    steve mate they saw you a coming ??? HOLLY
     
  13. Swiftyx2

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    Big Nikko.

    Rob,
    Just set up a new big Nikko on my Ev so thought I would dress it with some decent bits;

    BKL mounts & BKL Riser blocks, second hand £50
    Barry Taylor latest Sidewheel, £60
    Nikko Sunshade £25
    Pointer (hand made by me)
    Scope Enhancer £15
    ButlerCreek £7

    Wow!!!! costs more than I thought when you add it all up.
    Glad here" indoors" don't know my log on to read this.

    Steve.
     
  14. Jon

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    On the two Falcon prototypes T50B FT
    5" wheel call it £50 delivered.
    Sportsmatch TO36 high mounts £23 ea
    No room for a marker
    Tilted rail bomb proof £50 to £60
    All in £123

    PR Leupold Mark 4
    Wheel £40
    Sportsmatch TO36 high mounts £23
    Marker £15
    Butler Creek £9
    Bisley Eye cup £7.5
    All in £94.50

    PR Leupold VX3 20-50
    Wheel £45
    Sportsmatch TO36 high mounts £23
    No room for a marker but did do one £15
    Leupold ARD £60
    Mark 4 turrets £75
    Aluminia kit £130 ish
    Butler Creek and 50 ft adapter £40
    Bisley eye cup £10
    Rail £50
    Purisol lens spray £10?
    Spud Micro fibre £10?
    All in £468 ish

    Tasco 8-40 CU
    3 piece Wheel £40- £120
    Sportsmatch TO36 high mounts £23
    Marker £20
    Turret grippy £10
    Zoom knob £5
    Butler Creek £9
    All in £107
     
  15. RobF

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    It's interesting, just how much people spend (i'm no different) and how much added value it brings when there's some stuff already in the box, either new or 2nd hand.
     
  16. ikarma70

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    my t35 cost x amount
    sidewheel and covers came with it.
    pigs ear i had before i got the falcon.
    bkl's i swapped my sportsmatch and riser blocks for.......hardly spent anything on mine :D
     
  17. simona

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    I've not spent much money but I've certainly spent plenty of time on set up.

    My number one Deben was £250 with one of Jon's wheels and mounts. The level and pointer were home made (and look it) but work fine.
     
  18. holly

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    TIGHT-WAD ??? HOLLY :D:rolleyes:
     
  19. simona

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    I'd have paid more if I had to Hols.
     
  20. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Time .

    Simon . you need to spend more time shooting and less time messing with the sea weed ??? HOLLY:D
     

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