Resonable FT scope

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Lofty, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Lofty

    Lofty Member

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    Hi All,

    Looking to start back doing some informal FT shooting so will be looking for some reasonable quality glass to use.

    Would like 32 mag really as a minimum.
    Any recommendations ? Looking at a couple of possibles.... Nikko Stirling Targetmaster 10-50 x 60 ??? or the Falcon T50 ???

    Any and all suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Lofty.
     
  2. ellis d

    ellis d Active Member

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    Forget the target master, nasty, secondhand nikko diamond mk1 or mk2 or falcon t50 would be your best choice..:)
     
  3. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    No No No . have a look at the Big Bsa Platinum or a MK11 Big Nikko secondhand . there are some really good ones about for Little Dosh ??? HOLLY:)
     
  4. mykeed20

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    Scopes

    If you can cope with a front parallaxing scope then look at the Bushnell 4200 Elite 8-32x40 brill optics and around £300- £350 second hand.
    ATB Mike
     
  5. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Or try a better scope with even better optics, the Burris R/A 8-32x44. :cool:
     
  6. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    The falcon is good, the targetmaster is a bit below the falcon.

    2nd hand big nkko's can be very variable in quality ranging from as good as you could reasonably wish for to did anybody wash the milk bottle before they cut the end off.

    Falcon T35's are worth a punt if you can handle fixed mag and want sidewheel, if you can handle front focus and fixed mag the weaver T36 are probably the best in class for anywhere near the price of around £300 (imho), with leup quality lenses and roughly half the weight of a nikko.

    Or, don't overlook the 1990's / early 2000's premier boosted leupold vari x 3's - see a few of those still for around the 300-350 mark and they were "the" scope to have for a long time.
     
  7. Lofty

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    Hi to all of you.

    Thanks for the info all of which is gratefully received.

    Been out of the FT 'loop' for a few years now and want to come back but not too competitively ATM ;).

    WRT front parallax, not an issue as my last scope was in fact a boosted 18-40 x 40 Leupold VX3 EFT with premier reticle etc etc. and have been keeping an eye out for one.

    Cheers,
    Lofty.

    p.s. 'Holly' you have a PM.
     
  8. spunkmonkey

    spunkmonkey New Member

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    take a look here mate, it really is a case of what you want to spend and how far you want to take this fantastic sport. I went for a big nikko (secondhand) as they hold their value pretty good so even after trying it and you find you don't like it you will get all your pennies back.http://www.shooting-the-breeze.com/...g-the-breeze.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3915
     

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