The march

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by holly, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Howdo . one of our lads ( old git ) is thinking about a march . i tried to talk him out of it , saying look what it 's done for rob . BUT he insists on learning more . so what he needs is a fairly light scope . with a illum ret . which one . what price . do you have to get it from japan , or england . who does the bits for em and how much are they . thanks in advance for any info . ??? HOLLY:).

    PS and from those who own one , are they really the best scope for FT at the moment
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    The 10-60 is light and 30mm tube and rangefinds superbly. I think it comes with optional IR.
    The 8-80 is 850g so not a lightweight but much lighter than a PM2 and Nikko.

    Mine hasn't let me down since u got it. Easy to use, best rangefinding scope I the planet, holds zero, great turrets, super optics, is it the best...scopes are personal things and money don't buy you talent or trophies
     
  3. Jon

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    You have 4" eye relief for a start so any weight is thrown further away from you.
    To give you some idea my 10-60 weight 730gr has near on same balance as a 950gr scope with usual eye relief.
    Overall weight feels lighter noticed immediately.

    8-80IR felt big and bulky up top but only 845gr, best rangefinder bar none but takes more than that to make an usable scope. If used to BSA/Niko and any other heavy weight user should be fine with it.

    IR adds 45gr to weight and a gimmick.

    Prices vary on same model, extra for better ret, extra for IR and dearer in silver.
    Available from https://www.marchscopes.co.uk/
    Price list here https://www.marchscopes.co.uk/index.php/site-map/march-scopes-uk-price-list
    10-60 tactical start at £2262 to £2650
    8-80 start £2553 to £3037
    Plus mounts and extras.
     
  4. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Right .

    thanks for that . jon and connor . i will pass it on to him tomorrow and tell him what was said ??? HOLLY
     
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    Best post in a long time! :D especially the money woun't buy ... part
     
  6. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    As Jon says, IR not really needed but useful in a really dark spot. MTR-3 reticle or MTR-FT are best choice rets for FT.
    They stock the mounts and Jon's wheels (the best). Gary will prob throw in a set of mounts with the scope.
    The 5-40 first focal plane is another option, but its 875g. Ret is quite nice too on x40 mag.
     
  7. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    I would agree with most if what both Conor & Jon have said but they are NOT an easy scope to use especially when compared to say a Big Nikko! superb when you get used to them but not a take out of box and win instantly type of scope.
     
  8. James0807

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    This is true. You would not believe how many people think the equipment will buy sucess. It doesn't!

    Cheers.
     
  9. Lol Moore

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    Does if you go in a trophy shop :D
     
  10. RobF

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    Hols, can he get to a CSFTA winter league? If so, mine would be there and perhaps Justin's so he could compare.
     
  11. Woody

    Woody The Chaser!

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    Yep he can look through mine also.
    I have just mounted it on the EV from the Walther, just needs a zero in now.
     
  12. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    No rob .grandad does not like to travel to far ( tight git ) gave him all the details and the web site . started to have a look at em as you do and began thinking what i could sell to buy one . ohwerrrrr ??? HOLLY:)
     

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