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Unread 07-11-2005, 01:50 PM
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Shepherd scopes and Kalinka Optics

I was wondering what people here thought of Shepherd scopes and Kalinka Optics for LR hunting! Your insights would be greatly appreciated. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Unread 07-15-2005, 06:16 PM
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    Re: Shepherd scopes and Kalinka Optics

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    Re: Shepherd scopes and Kalinka Optics

    SHEPARD - no idea.

    KALINKA - WHICH MODELS? - I went to the Russian factory thet makes the PPO sniper models and obtained samples via a friend in Moscow. Better than baseline Asian - but NOT top slot - really not much better than high-end entry level.

    I tried a 5-20*50 - This is a fixed image scope (i.e the reticle is NOT image centred) and you'll NEED to pre centre in adjustable mounts. The reticle ilumination is badly designed - and when I suggested the factory look at how anther russian make tackled the subject they quickly agreed that the competition was WAY better.

    Also have a 6-24*60 (moving image) - OK - but loses clarity at above 21mag. Told however the fixed 10*50 is not bad (this from my mate who uses a PR-VX3 GEN2 MILDOT. Comes down to spec's. The fixed is simple design - and when I get news that my mate is coming over this way - I'll get him to bring me one to play with.

    This is TRADITIONAL OPTICS TERRITORY - High lead content glass (HEAVY) and old fashioned coatings.

    I also use a PILAD 8*56 a fair amount - very simple and unchallenged design so it copes well with simple glass. But this I doubt is what you meant. I use it for closish work - bunny bashing etc.

    I've seen worse - but also alot better. For serious long distance - NO WAY.
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    Re: Shepherd scopes and Kalinka Optics

    Chris in Madrid and Eaglet...I want to thank you both for your help and insight with these scopes. I am narrowing down my choices for a reasonable LR scope within my budget.

    I was hoping to ask you and anyone who might have some experience with or opinion on Leatherwood Scopes in particular the HI-Lux models.

    I am new to LR hunting and don't have any good gun stores in my area with a variety of med to high end scopes. When I do buy a scope it will probably be through the Internet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    THANKS ONCE AGAIN!
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