Pentax Pioneer, what happened to them?


Aug 24, 2008
These scopes came out a couple years ago. I dont see anything about them and I never see any recommendations for them. When I have looked thru them in the past, they were very clear and nice. What happened to them?


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Dec 20, 2008
Great Falls, MT
These are special production Pentax riflescopes with features very similar to the Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42mm Plex Riflescopes that retail for $611. These Pentax scopes were assembled in the Philippines to reduce cost and sold under the Pentax "Pioneer" label. Superb optics, solid and repeatable mechanisms... Sadly, they are being discontinued due to high production costs.

Pentax Pioneer 4.5-14x 42mm Riflescope PA - CLOSEOUT


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Oct 21, 2007
So what`s the best scope series pentax have, the look`s very similar to burris.

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