Re: Why a 50mm objective ?
It's been a while since I have been in the Custom Optics ordering business , but here is something interesting to think about . If you want to build nearly equivalent "Quality" Optics , the cost factor does not go up Proportunately , it goes up as the second or third Power . To take a simple example , if I want to go from 30 mm to 60mm , the Cost goes up not twice , but somewhere from 4 to 8 Times ( range takes into account how many compromises are made ) . Therefore the Objective size seriously impacts the scope Price ( if you want to keep resolution , etc . about the same } . It's surprising how Sharp some of the old Scopes are , but it's sometimes like looking into a Black Hole unless you are in bright Sunlight. Since I'm always shooting in bright Sunlight , and since I'm not a fan of ultra-high Scope Mounts , I wonder when this trend toward bigger and bigger Scopes will stop ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]