help identifying a scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by DUSTY NOGGIN, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. DUSTY NOGGIN

    DUSTY NOGGIN Well-Known Member

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    i ended up with a 3x9 scope that came with a rifle purchase , its of the older type ... it has a emblem of a sheild/crest with 2 letters a ( U and a D) plus has a lightning bolt separating em , it also has a brass ring/band near the end of the scope tube near the objective lens ,
     
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    A few pics would help.
     
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  3. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    Yellow metal rings near the objective lens are sort of the "thing" of Leupold but "U/D" & a lightning bolt... dunno. Make with a pic.
     
  4. Buckfever34

    Buckfever34 Well-Known Member

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    Need pics...
     
  5. DUSTY NOGGIN

    DUSTY NOGGIN Well-Known Member

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    Just a old one , but want to put on this muzzloader , or a little 22lr.. but if it's just gonna knock the lenses or break wire .. you know
     

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  6. Buckfever34

    Buckfever34 Well-Known Member

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    If I had to guess, it is an old Tasco that was remarketed by someplace.
     
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  7. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    If I gathered the info correctly; and don't take this as gospel it's from gathered information from a number of sources, it appears to be a United Binocular Company imported Japanese produced scope ala Tasco/Burris.

    It looks like it's probably identical to one that I have which is marked Horizon which is a 3-9x with a first focal plane duplex permanently centered reticle (likely a copy of the 30/30 reticle of the period). You'll have to tinker with the turrets to see if its a permanently centered reticle on yours or a moving reticle. The latter sucketh IMO but weren't uncommon into the 60's.

    Everything but the gold band is otherwise visually identical to my "Horizon" scope, even the font used in the numbering. Mine doesn't have the best glass by today's standards but it's a decent scope for what it is. Mine's been on everything from .22LR to AR-15 platforms and bashed around a good bit. Still chugging along. I think it'll do fine on just about anything you could put it on except maybe an FAL or SCAR ;) .