power booster

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Curly, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Curly

    Curly Active Member

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    Can anybody help me? I saw an add somewhere in a magazine over the Christmas Season that was a power booster that you added to your scope to boost the power...anybody else see that add? Where ? What do you think of he idea?
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    Gene davis in I believe Ohio is making and selling them Last I knew he had them for Leupolds and NF. I got a 3x NF which boosted my 8-32 to about 48 or so. Cost is $100 shipped.

    Two of us had them at the 1k Nationals and he got orders for about 20 or more the first night.

    Go to www.6mmbr.com and search the blogs for "optical booster"

    BH
     

  3. BountyHunter

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    Davis Power-Boosting Scope Lens Insert

    Filed under: Optics — Editor @ 10 am
    Gene Davis has a new product that boosts the magnification of Leupold, Sightron, and Weaver BR scopes. A threaded ring with a Zeiss lens simply screws on to your scope behind the eyepiece, using the threads provided for lens caps. (Consider it an eyepiece extension). Both 2X and 3X models are available. The 2X version increases image size about 15% while the 3X boosts the viewed image roughly 30%. Hence, on a 36X scope, Davis’ 3X booster creates the equivalent of a 46X power scope. Starting with a 45X Leupold you can get 58X power. Many long-range BR shooters are using this product and reporting to Gene that they can see bullet holes at 600 yards and beyond for the first time. However, there is a price for the extra magnification–the reticle will appear slightly larger, and the image will appear somewhat darker. But, according to Gene: “the image darkening is almost imperceptible during prime daylight hours.” We think Gene’s invention is a winner–a great way to get more magnification at a low cost–$100.00. We also like the fact that, unlike an internal boosting job, you can simply remove the Booster if you want to return to the original magnification level.
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    Gene reports: “If the scope has screw-in lens caps, these Optical Boosters perform well. We started with a product for the Leupold Competition scopes. We now have Optical Boosters for Weaver T36 and Sightron 36BR as well. We are working on other brands of scopes and the earlier Leupold scopes that do not have threads for the cap. The Optical Boosters do a fantastic job for old or poor eyes. They fit any Leupold scope that has screw-in lens caps, as well as the Weaver and Sightron 36-power target scopes. The Boosters require no internal modification and will not effect the factory warranty. The Optical Boosters (either 2X or 3X) cost $100 delivered.” To purchase, contact Gene Davis at (740) 503-4486 or gdavis10 [at] columbus.rr.com.
     
  4. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    I sent some funds last week/year for one of Dave's boosters. It will be for a Bushnell 42-6245T and requires a rubber adaptor. I'll let you know if it works for this scope.

    Cheers
     
  5. Curly

    Curly Active Member

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    I have a few 4-16's that I would maybe try on but they don't haver screw in lens covers...keep me posted on your experiences PEI Rob....thanks
     
  6. BountyHunter

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    We discovered that if the adapter will fit inside the eyepiece, about 2 wraps of black electrician tape around the outside of the eyepiece and overlapping the adapter will keep it there.

    BH
     
  7. Gene

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    I bought a Gene Davis 3x booster and tried it on two Weaver 36 power scopes and one Leupold 36x, for use in 600 meter groundhog matches. On a bench gun, we found it was clear at 100 and 200 meters, but beyond that, it was somewhat blurred. The oculars were adjusted according to directions, but image was better without the booster. I returned it for a full refund. BTW, Gene Davis is a good guy.