MTC viper connect

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by rubi-tong, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    I'm going for the above but which size would you recommend 32mm or 24mm and which ret and why?
    Its sole purpose would be HFT with a little SFT in winter.
     
  2. jth71

    jth71 Active Member

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    I'd go for the 32mm, I found it a bit brighter in low light conditions. Nothing much between them though.
    SCB ret is better imo.
     
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  3. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    Does the lack of being able to fit a longer sun shield bother you?
    Was going to make a Carbon one if I went for the 24mm.
     
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    jth71 Active Member

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    Not really :)
     

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  5. pbrown

    pbrown Bunghole

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    Shot a round with a borrowed Connect 24/SCB2 ret a few weeks ago, bright conditions but had no problems making out 40-45 yard targets in dark shadow but not sure how it's going to be in winter.

    Was impressed so purchased one however due to the almost non-existent eye relief it's taking me while to set it up but I think I'm getting there, find out this weekend.

    Just one note, because of the limited diopter adjustment (+/-2) people with not so great vision might have problems getting the ret in focus.

    A try if possible before you buy scope.
     
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  6. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    I do wear glasses but only for distance, the one I tried a few weeks ago was good without them but a pain with. I'll just shoot without and range by eye with lol
     
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  7. Peter Trimmer

    Peter Trimmer Member

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    I have been using a 32mm scb up till recently. No problems with eye relief, clarity was great and the scb reticle was good to use.
     
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  8. philrc

    philrc New Member

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    I use a 32mm with scb for HFT I have never found the need for additional sun shade. Great scope
     
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    Blindmanjake Active Member

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    For hft go for the 24 all day long. Better depth of feild. Dont worry about the sun shade issue. You can make one easily. I make them out of real carbon fibre and they work flawlessly.
    All the best.
     
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  10. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    24mm bought S/H, 32mm OD carbon tube bought off the Bay.
    Want it on and zerod and aim points checked for next Saturday's Extreme at Emley, won't be here while Tuesday
     
  11. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett Active Member

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    I tried one in the early days of my HFT journey. Didn't have a clue back then what I was doing (still don't) so didn't give it a fair chance, my eyes are an issue as I shoot without glasses yet require +3 diopter adjustment so would have to shoot with glasses if using one, they do appear to be marmite, I wouldn't mind trying one again at some point, hope you get it working for you.
     
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  12. Beefy

    Beefy Member

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    Just so you know, you can fit a sunshade to the 32mm, the front flip cover is removable so you can slide a carbon tube or similar over the end of the scope.
     
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  13. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    Bought a S/H 3-12x24 with the SCB ret. No other reason other than it was available and a fair price.
    Need to get it zero'd this week for the Extreme at Emley on Saturday.
     

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