Realist scope?


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.45Guy
December 1, 2006, 04:31 PM
My neighbor just gave me a Realist 1.5-4.5 scope. I really like the reticle, thick vertical and horizontal posts with crosshairs, and it seems sturdily built. What I'd like to know is if it's a decent piece of glass to throw on an '06? I've never heard of them, but he said they made surveying equipment as well.

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.45Guy
December 3, 2006, 12:51 PM
I'm assuming from the lack of response that it is a total POS.:(

Jim Watson
December 3, 2006, 01:31 PM
I get paid for fast responses.
For free, I reply when convenient.

The only dealer here who was an actual shooter and hunter thought very highly of Realist scopes. If he got one on a tradein gun, he usually kept it for himself and put something else on the rifle to sell.
There are probably some manufacturing improvements and better lens coatings on current high-end scopes, but a Realist for free is a good deal.

gunut
December 3, 2006, 10:11 PM
Realist scopes were very good scopes at the time they were made [late 60s thru mid 70s] if I remember correctly....and they were made right in your back yard Menomonee Falls, Wi.

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