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Opinions on the Falcon Menace 4-14-44

 
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:02 PM
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Opinions on the Falcon Menace 4-14-44

Okay, jury is still out on my scope for my 280 AI project. After a bit of reading I came across the falcon line. The other scope BTW is the 4-16 nikon monarch, I realize these are 2 different scope in terms of the FFP and the RFP, and I'm trying to educate myself on the two to make a informed decision.

I was just seeking some feedback on the scope, really both scopes to try to figure out which one to focus on, looking for a scope to 600, maybe more as I hone my skills, deer sized game, but mainly paper punching.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:37 AM
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I checked them out and backed off. I emailed the four dealers and could not get a true answer about what the gears were made of. SC told me to email the manufacture, one thought they were brass& alum. another never heard back from the manufacture. There warranty is not what I like. One yr. or you can buy 5 yr. for $25. I check out Pride & Fowler and talked to one of the owners and he could not remember what there light transmission was or what there gears were made of. I sure like there reticle but at 595 I will buy a 3.5-10x44 rapid Z Zeiss for 600. I asked if there glass was as good as Zeiss he was honest and said no. I have looked at that same nikon but then looked thru a Kahles the same day and the Kahles is twice the glass but 270 more. I don't know your budget but mine getts raised every time I look for a scope.I will not buy if the store will not let me take outside and look thru them. I will get one in the next week or so. It comes down to a Euro Diamond burris, bushnell 6500,Zeiss rapid z 1000 .There is a considerable improvement in the glass going up about $150 it seems to me
Paul
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:01 AM
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link to the snipershide $340 shipped group buy on the falcon:

G.B. on Falcon Optics 4-14 FFP **OPEN!!** - Sniper's Hide Forums

i ordered one, fig'd for that price they could be the next super sniper, ie great bang for the buck. i want a FFP / mildot / tgt turret, and for under a grand this is the only thing i have been able to find. 2 reticles to choose from btw.

lear
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:30 PM
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I've got one on order, I'll let you all know what I think when it gets here (sometime in May I believe). When the next cheapest FFP scope with a Mil reticle (or any tactical style reticle) costs nearly three times as much, it could be one hell of a bargain.

For those who might do some low power/closer range hunting with it as well I suggest the SLR reticle (basically a copy of the Gen II) for visibility as the others have hollowed out posts. It and the MP-8 copy are very nice reticles for a scope in this price range.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:56 PM
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Thanks guys, although now I have a decision to make, I do agree thouh for the price it seems like a good deal, I need to do some reseach of the FFP to see if thats what fits me best,
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:19 AM
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I have read reviews from people at Sniper Central, plus the website's review. Have heard good things about them. A couple of places I know besides SC have them for a little less than 400. I was wanting to get one, but they sold out so fast a couple of places I looked at. Im waiting though

Erik
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:16 AM
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I'd be interested in any member reviews as well.
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