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Old 01-19-2012, 02:22 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

I don't see any manufacturers of high end scopes jumping into the low end market.
I do see companies like weaver and swfa jumping into the mid range markets though
and as in the case of vortex into the high end with their Razor. As far as optics go, even
3000 is not much money. You can buy a lens for a canon rebel camera (800.00) for
11,000 bucks. Bird watchers pay 6000.00 for a pair of binoculars. It all comes down to
what you can afford vs. what you need. The more players in the market , the more we
should get for our dollars.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:44 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

I'm really sick of the Tasco crowd thumbing their nose at me for having a Centerpoint. The Centerpoint has all the fetures and more than the Tasco for a lot lower price. Why would I want to pay the high price of a Tasco when the Center point can get it done for less?
I thought about a Tasco for the last rifle I scoped but went with the Centerpoint instead 'cuz I could get a couple boxes of shells along with it and be out shooting that day for the same price as the Tasco.

Seriously, I put 3 different scopes on my daughters rifle 'till I settled on a Burris timberline 4.5x14 32mm for $200. Started with 3x9 Nikon prostaff for $169, didn't like it and took it back. I needed a scope cause I was load developing and the season was close so I picked up the Centerpoint 4x16 for $69 till I decided on the Burris.
I kept the Centerpoint as a spare. I felt the quality was the same as the prostaff as far as the glass was concerned. Both are finicky on the eye relief compared to the Burris and my Monarchs, Just a little tougher getting the sight picture (not good for a young shooter). The Centerpoint obtained tighter groups than the Prostaff I contribute that to the higher power. Even if the CP cost as much as the PS I'd go with the CP because of the higher power, the parallax adj and the target knobs.
The Burris even with the 8mm smaller obj lens is head and shoulders above both the CP and the PS. Better glass, more forgiving eye relief and the parallax adjust works better.
For $100 more you can get the Burris in a 42mm fulfieldII same thing but bigger.
For $100 more than that you can get a Nkon Monarch 4x16 42mm
So on and so forth.......

I believe that over about the $600 range is when you start running into diminishing rate of returns on your money.
It's kinda like building a hot rod engine. Horse power up to a certain point is cheap after that point you start paying alot for little increases.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:20 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

Maybe a length of copper tubing with a cap sweated on the end and a small hole drilled centerpoint in the cap, mounted in 1" rings for the ultimate 'cheap' scope......

That sirs, is 'economy of scale'.......
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:30 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

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Maybe a length of copper tubing with a cap sweated on the end and a small hole drilled centerpoint in the cap, mounted in 1" rings for the ultimate 'cheap' scope......

That sirs, is 'economy of scale'.......
Decent scope rings are a WASTE OF MONEY!!!

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:02 PM
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Decent scope rings are a WASTE OF MONEY!!!

I like it.... That setup also ascribes to 'Kentucky Windage' I suspect......

Just goes to show the varied uses of Witek clamps. Not just for hoses....
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:17 PM
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Decent scope rings are a WASTE OF MONEY!!!

What? Dang it! I've been wasting my money on scope rings. You should have come forward sooner with this. Could have saved me all kinds of $.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:44 PM
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Easy wind and elevation adjustments....
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