New Sportsmatch product

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by PaulD, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Ive just noticed these things on the Sportsmatch website. I sometimes have problems reading the markings on the top turret in certain light conditions as i cant wear glasses for shooting. Could be the ideal solution but how much do you think they will sell for? Knowing Sportsmatch they wont be cheap :(

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  2. rick

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    £90.00 if I remember correctly. :eek:
     
  3. Swiftyx2

    Swiftyx2 New Member

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    Glass!!!!

    Hi,
    They were selling them at the Gamefair on there stand, look good but the price was on the high side. One of the Spanish shooters brought one and I am sure he paid £70 or there abouts. Not sure if they are any good as he has not used it yet. Very good idea though.

    Atb Steve.
     
  4. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    W.T.F. £90 :eek::eek::eek:

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  5. RobF

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    i'm more interested in the pointer....
     
  6. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Cracking idea but I can't see it being long before somebody comes up with a modified old pair of reading specs strapped to the scope if that's the price tag:D:D

    Dave
     
  7. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    Think Mr Page has already done this i'm sure ??????? He may have the copy right :p


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  8. Tesla

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    Optical aid, but........

    You are right Swifty. I bought one of them in Westonn Park and after haggling a little with the seller I paid 80 pounds.
    Really is a big help to the people who needs glasses to read.
    I didn't mount it yet in the scope, because is not easy to to place it in the right place. I explain: You need to locate the lens at 90mm. of the turret marks more or less in order to obtain good image. In my case I need to place the big ring into the big tube of my Diamond 10-50X60, not in the 30mm. tube.
    If you place the big ring as PaulD shows in the picture, probably you don't obtain the expected result.
    I'm waiting for a specialist to adapt the lens with a big ring of 42mm. diameter.

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  9. RobF

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    I know an optician who makes up lenses for olympic style shooting frames, quite cheap... and I know someone who make's scope pointers. You could probably put the two together for 1/2 the price of these.
     
  10. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Thanks Tesla, you have just saved me £90:eek: i made my own pointer for my New Nikko for exactly the same reason. There is no room on the 30mm tube so ive made the pointer to attach to the eye piece tube. I could make the lens version if i could find a suitable lens but if the Sportsmatch one was cheaper it would save a lot of work. The pointer in the pic has yet to be finished machined so it looks less clumsy.

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  11. Fred Kaz

    Fred Kaz Non member

    Very Nice work Paul.

    Cheers,

    Fred
     
  12. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Aye up Fred you get about a bit:D:D
     
  13. RobF

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    This chap maybe able to help with that
     
  14. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Thanks Rob, its got to be worth a phone call. Thinking about it i would probably be better making a dual pointer/lens holder if i can get the lens. I will post some pics if i can come up with something. I would have to think VERY carefully before shelling out £80 for a commercial one:rolleyes:
     
  15. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Why don't you FT lads try Monocles, should work and you might end up looking rather dashing. Well some of you might pull it off, the rest will just look like a fat version of Jeeves sat on a cushion:p:p:p:D:D:D
     
  16. Chris Coombes

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    What O Jeeves :D:D:D
     
  17. peakecentral

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    Only of use to older contact lens wearers...

    As I am heading rapidly towards the big fifty, I have started to need reading glasses. This is due to long-sightedness. However, I also wear contact lenses to correct the short sightedness I have had since about the age of twelve.

    My optician has started to decrease the power of my left contact lens. My right lens is still full power, and being right eye dominant I have no problem with distance vision at all. The low-power left lens allows me to read all but the smallest writing with my left eye. It sounds a bit wacky, but it works and it allows me to do without reading glasses 99% of the time.

    If you wear contacts, talk to your optician about monovision. It works really well, unlike varifocal contacts which are a complete waste of time.

    HTH.
     
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    peakecentral Scout & Proud

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    Cruel. And I never thought Jeeves was that tall...
     
  19. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Hi Martin, my situation is a bit different to yours in that i suffer from glaucoma. Im naturally right handed but I have to shoot left handed because im 50% blind in my right eye so shooting is impossible right handed. Ive got fairly good vision in my left eye and i don't need glasses to shoot (i couldn't anyway as ive tried it) but my reading vision isn't very good which is why this new doohickey might be just what i need. I used to take my glasses round the course with me until I sat on them:confused: and ive tried wearing them on a cord round my neck but they get caught up on the rifle. With any luck i will be able to make one of the magnifiers then thats another problem solved:D
     
  20. RiffRaff

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    saw something much the same on Steve Hebbys rifle at lner on sunday,, but steves looked like it was in a proper scope mount an all :D shiney shiney :D seemed to do the trick for reading the turret tho an to be honest it looked better made,, he did say where he got it from but i forget never know he might spill the beans so to speak

    shoot safe live the dream

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