GUN Anyone used this scope?

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  1. feetball

    feetball New Member

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    http://cheaperthandirt.com/SCP312-46171-3062.html

    I'ts for a Enfield No.4 (T) rifle chambered in .303 british.

    The rifle was given to me by my Dad who got it from my Grandfather. The scope currently on the gun is the original No. 32 Mk. 1 Sniper scope, however it has seen it's days and can no longer hold zero.

    Before you shun my $150 scope budget, please understand that I hardly ever hunt (like MAYBE every other year) but wanted this for the occasional hog hunt or deer hunt. All I need it to do is have decent magnification and hold zero for a reasonable amount of time (I have no problem zeroing before every hunt). Thus I don't want to spend more than $150
    My eyesight sux bigtime so the greater magnification will help.

    So what does WMD think? Any other suggestions for a sub $150 at least 8x scope?
     
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    I've heard very good things about Nikon scopes. The Prostaff 3-9x40 runs ~$150. I was going to get one before I decided going for a scope with AO because I shoot frequently at 25 yds.

    I have a Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5-20x that is very clear and was well worth the $100 I paid @ midway for it, but its pretty heavy. I looked the other day and midway still had some of them left on closeout.
     
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    Cool ... I'll check the simmons out. Weight isn't an issue ... the original scope is eleventy pounds (almost 2.5 lb actually).

    Thx!
     
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    I was very surprised at how clear it was for $100. 20x is overkill for most uses and I didn't need that kind of magnification, but the price was right.
     
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    You still have the scope? Keep it, might be worth something.
    Glass quality maybe really bad on a no name scope like that.
     
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    Just ordered it ... thanks for heads up!
     
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    Yeah I still have it ... not worth much from what my research has concluded.
     
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    You ordered a 20x scope for your enfield? Jesus fucking christ :ugh:
     
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    No ... it's not fixed at 20x :hsugh:

    It was $99 for christ's sake...
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I know its not fixed but you're putting a gigantic scope on an enfield, it's ridiculous :rofl:
     
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    Sounds like the problem is the scope mount and not the scope. But we will find out shortly
     
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    Y do you say that?
     
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    It takes a ton to make a scope have a problem and not hold zero anymore. Its much more likely to be the mounts when you have a zero hold issue. If you checked them out really careful and ruled them out then the scope is the next thing, but most of the time the problem lies in the mounting and not the scope itself.
     
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    Oh ... it's DEFINITELY the scope. Something with the elevation adjustment is broken ... I can see the crosshairs move when I twist it, then after tightening again, if I tap the scope with my finger they fall again. This is a WWII era scope, to top that it has to be the most damned thing to zero the sights in.
    Here is a writeup on the No. 32 Mk. 1 Telescopic sight: http://www.snipercountry.com/Articles/HistoricSniperScopes_No32Mk1.asp

     

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