Why doesnt someone make a BIG @ss riflescope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by robbor, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. robbor

    robbor Well-Known Member

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    I would think by now that a need has been warrented, why dont any of the rifle scope companies make us a big ol scope like 10-50 with a 80-100mm objective? Wouldnt this be usefull? More light, better immage, larger exit pupil. I want to mount my spotting scope on my gun but it does not have windage and elevation much less a crosshair.
     
  2. daveosok

    daveosok Guest

    They do; U.S. Optics
    Check it out, be sure to have a few grand in savings before venturing out to get one though as they are the most expensive scopes you will ever see.
     
  3. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    Robbor, what kind of rifle would you mount a scope that big? A 20mm mini gun for shotting 3 miles.

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  4. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    I would hate to carry that gun around. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    Still might be fun to shoot though. Just don't be anywhere near the muzzle as its going off.
     
  6. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    High powered scopes have their place, but I'm not sure long range hunting is where it is. I have shot targets of 16-18 inches at 1500 and 1600 yards with my night force 5.5-22 NPR2. Even on a 30 degree day if the sun is out, the mirage off the sun warmed barrel is enough that I have to keep the barrel covered, turn the power down, or shoot in a mirage condition. I like portable guns and we have a weight limit in Idaho. I even have a 50 mm NF instead of a 56 mm. I think that monster scopes are not manufactured but only by a few companies because they are to much of a good thing.

    Shawn
     
  7. cdmorten

    cdmorten Well-Known Member

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    Shawn,

    Were you serious about a weight limit in Idaho?? Or did you mean that the terrain dictates not carrying a heavy gun?
     
  8. Shawn Carlock

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    As retarded as it sounds there is a weight limit in Idaho, 16 lbs field ready. Not a difficult weight to atain but stupid just the same.

    Shawn