Scope manufacturer in the US seeking YOUR FT 'dream scope' specs.

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  1. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    May have posted in wrong section, hence here:

    http://shooting-the-breeze.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5886



    ...am in contact with a USA scope manufacturer, who are happy to get feedback from STB Forum members on what the criteria is/are on your Ft dreamscope...


    Will start off, in no particular order of importance:

    1. Magnification : 10-50 X 60

    2. Quality USA or Japan Optics

    3. Sidewheel parallax - 10 yard focus minimum

    4. 30mm or 34mm tube

    5. Sunshade AND Sidewheel available

    6. Faultlessly range find: from 10 to 55 yards, in 1 yard increments

    7. Mil Dot & other, etched on glass

    8. Colour- standard black anodise & SILVER anodise availibility

    9. Eye Relief: .....?

    10. Clicks: 1/8 MOA ? or 1/4 MOA ???


    Last but not least, if this scope has ticked all your specs. requirements, how much would you be willing to pay ?

    ie: a. Nikko Stirling Diamond, b. Sightron SIII, or c. S&B FT money ?


    ....just cut & paste & add your 2 cents please..
     
  2. Mr P

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  3. Jon

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    We have been through all this with the S&B FT and look what happened, they listened to the wrong people and fear same will inevitably happen time and time again. You wont please everyone.

    2 Schott glass
    7 Better optics on a wire no mildot just horizontal dots.
    9 Standard eye relief 75mm

    Most of all a scope of consistent and sufficient build quality that doesnt pack up or very rarely does, take a note from Leupold.
     
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    I would like to see at least 1 mark below to allow an extra aim mark at close range when the scope is setup very high (may not be a problem if you only have 1/4 clicks

    Would also much prefer lines to dots - the Nato ret is superb but could do without all the measuring lines on the bottom of the ret.

    Dave.
     
  5. ChrisJ

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    Will start off, in no particular order of importance:

    1. Magnification : 10-50 X 60 ....... 25 x 50 x 50

    2. Quality USA or Japan Optics .... Schott glass (quality glass so reducing weight as not having 60mm ob to compensate for poor light transition)

    3. Sidewheel parallax - 10 yard focus minimum......... would like this down to 8 yrds

    4. 30mm or 34mm tube .... 30mm tube (more mounting choices)

    5. Sunshade AND Sidewheel available yes to both, sidewheel no bigger than 100mm and decent 6mm gap 50/55 yards

    6. Faultlessly range find: from 10 to 55 yards, in 1 yard increments .... of course or its a waste of money like the S&B

    7. Mil Dot & other, etched on glass..... Ret simular to PR #27 or just horizontal dots

    8. Colour- standard black anodise & SILVER anodise availibility.. could be pink for all I care provided it worked

    9. Eye Relief: .....? 75mm

    10. Clicks: 1/8 MOA ? or 1/4 MOA ???.. 1/4 clicks for me but 1/8 as option

    11. Decent top turret like the leup MK4 M1

    chris
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  6. Ripleysniper

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    Agree with you on that one Chris more scopes should manufactured in silver or lighter colours, and come with larger sidewheel with better markings.
     
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    A slightly lighter big Nikko with the same snap, but better resolution and less prone to lens flare from close angled sun would do me. I've briefly looked through a 2008 Nikko and it certainly seemed to address 2/3 of the above, but I've not had an extended go at rangefinding with one.
     
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  9. RobF

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    Happy with the march... only improvement i would like is markings on side for ret zero point to make leveling easier (not that it's hard, but it's a detail)... no temp shift, and different ret options... perhaps a mildot and/or duplex as per my walther scopes. Can't think of anything else... unless you're looking at something like a 20-80x80... not sure what the limit is on glass vs cost vs mag... know camera's are glass up to 200mm, but then they elect to go crystal for the larger primes.
     
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    Sorry for the repeat;

    1/ Yes please
    2/ Japanese optics please
    3/ 10-80 yard range please if possible
    4/ 30mm please, mounts less of an issue then
    5/ Yes to both please
    6/ Goes without saying, but repeatability and resolution is key, i.e. nice big repeatable gaps
    7/ Mil-dot is fine but sure everyone has an opinion on this
    8/ Black is fine but no issue with a silver offering
    9/ .........
    10/ 1/8moa 60 click/rev turret.
    11/ Minimal temperature shift say 1yrd/10C ideally.
    12/ Internals will be matt to minimise internal reflections when shooting close angle to the sun.
    13/ £750 top line please, if possible with economies of scale to drive down to £500 mark. Not everyone has mega money or can commit thousands to the sport.
     

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