Not enough fixed power scopes


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Black Snowman
November 10, 2003, 02:21 PM
My complaint to all scope manufacturers is a lack of varity in fixed power scopes. You can get so much more scope for the money from a fixed power but the lure of features has made them uncommon.

Like M$ in the software industry the masses desire for bells and whistles has supplanted the market with more complex and expensive equipment that people don't actually use the features of. Give me more fixed power scopes!

I can find resonably priced through extremely high quality variable scopes ranging from 1-3 power to 12-40 power but all the fixed rifle scopes I see are from the 2 to 12 range then jump to the 30s or more. There doesn't seem to be anything in between and very few that are good "bang for the buck". Anyone know a source for a fixed power target/varmit scope in the 16-24 power range? I certainly haven't seen any.

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DeBee
November 10, 2003, 02:46 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with you...

I'd be happy with a 4x that can properly span a .30-06 length action using a 2 pc mount and provide decent eye relief.

High magnification seems to be somewhat of a handicap in the field- unless you are using your scope for spotting (which is somewhat of a no no)- the crosshair shake factor is higher too.

I see alot of good rifles ruined/neglected/abandoned due to poor scope selection/mounting/base and ring mismatches...

The charm of a fixed magnification scope: Set it and Forget it.

Black Snowman
November 10, 2003, 02:51 PM
The one time I was hunting was with a fixed 2.75 power Leopuld on a Weatherby .340 and my bullet went exactly where I wanted it to at about 100 yards. For the dense forest I was in it was definately the right tool for the job.

There seems to be a few choices at least in the lower powers, particularly 4x and 6x but still not enough. Anything higher than that and it seems to drop to only 2 or 3 brands to choose from.

DMK
November 10, 2003, 07:12 PM
I agree. With both scopes and software, keep it simple. That makes for less stuff to break. Unfortunately, it seems that educated consumers are a minority these days.

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