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Center Point 4-16X40 scope from Walmart, should I buy it???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wcoats, Oct 16, 2009.

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  1. wcoats

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    I was at Walmart today and I saw a 4-16 power scope with a 40mm lens, and illuminated rectal, and it was only $70. It seems to cheap to be a good scope with those specs. Before today I hadn't ever seen a 4-16 scope for cheaper than half that price. So is it a good deal or to good to be true?

    If I get it I'll probably be putting it on my Remington 513T(a heavy bolt action .22lr), so recoil messing with the scope isn't an issue. I have a Bushnell 9-9X40 scope on it right now, but I'm probably going to move that scope over to a 30-06 I just picked up to go deer hunting.

    They also had a Bushnell Adventure class 4-12X40 scope for the same price, would this be a better scope?
     
  2. TomADC

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    Go for the Center Point great scope and for the money hard to beat.
     
  3. desidog

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    I'd pay a lot NOT to have an "illuminated rectal."

    /Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  4. taliv

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    comedy gold



    to the OP, it's $70. it's from walmart. how much do you THINK it's worth?

    but assuming walmart's famous return policy applies to their optics, i guess when it breaks you could just take it back and get a new one
     
  5. docsleepy

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    For what it is worth, I have two of that particular scope. If it is the one I'm thinking about, it has an adjustable objective, which is really key for budget benchrest..... without the AO, target moves as you move your head....

    I don't install the batteries, as I do target practice in the daytime only.

    It is nice because I can JUST BARELY see the .224 holes in a target at 100 yards. (its easier with a higher power scope, of course). That makes it inexpensive fun on a 100 yard range.

    I've used this type of scope on two different .223's and on .22LRs. No problems in the brief 6 mo that I've owned them. Have no idea if they would hold up to temperature changes, hunting conditions, etc. I doubt they will do as well as a $1000 scope (duh!!!)

    The zero's seemed to hold reasonably well. When I click the reticle around there is sometimes not a perfect movement, but overall they move reasonably.

    I think I got my money's worth. You could argue whether I should have saved and bought another one like my more expensive scope, but then I'm also saving for retirement!!
     
  6. atblis

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    I say heck no. I would much rather have a $100 3-9x40 of decent quality. 16x with crappy glass is a joke. You'll be able to see more with at 9x on a decent scope, than 16x on the crappy scope. Spend your money on a Bushnell Elite, Weaver, Nikon, Sightron, Leupold, Burris Fullfield, Vortex, etc. etc.
     
  7. TomADC

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    I shot this 25 round at 100 yds when both rifle & scope were brand new.
    Savage 93R17. Yes there are better but these aren't bad either.

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  8. panoz77

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    I have one and like it, I guess if it's not Zeiss or Swarski some people like to call it crappy glass.
     
  9. wcoats

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    I've never had an illuminated rectal, so I'm not sure if I'd like that. I'd be using it for 100 yard target shooting in a well lit indoor range, so I don't think I'd need the illuminated rectal. But a little more magnification would be nice.

    Would I be better off buying the Bushnell Adventure class 4-12 scope? Or does anyone have a suggestion for a better scope for 100 yard bench rest shooting for under $100??
     
  10. Maverick223

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    No experience here, but the favorable reviews and price have me sold on it for a precision .22lr build. I wouldn't use it for centerfire, but for rimfire it should be just fine.

    I don't think I would...depending upon the size of flashlight I imagine it could be quite painful. :D

    To the O.P.: it is a reticle...I won't explain the term you have been using...but in this case Google may not be your friend. All in good fun, Mav. :)
     
  11. rossiscratch

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    Never had an illuminated Rectal? Are you over 55 or have a first degree relative with a history of colon cancer? If so, you should probably rethink that...:neener:

    Seriously though, I have a buddy who loves his centerpointe scope on his Savage 17hmr. He uses its turrets frequently for elevation changes and doesn't seem to have a problem returning to zero. That being said, it does have crappy glass... However, for the money.....
     
  12. wcoats

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    wow that's an embarrassing typo.

    But on a serious note, which do you think would be better since they are the same price, the Bushnell Adventure class 4-12 or the Centerpoint 4-16??? Or are there any better sub $100 scopes out there for 100 yard rimfire benchrest shooting?
     
  13. atblis

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    You don't need a Zeiss/S&B/Swarovski to see that it is inferior glass. The low end Nikons blow it out of the water.
     
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    The Nikon Prostaff scopes can be had for 125. As stated above it is a far superior scope with very good optics. It's worth every extra penny over the Walmart scope.
     
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    it has it's decent reviews, i think it is a Leapers made product; Chinese yes, but in american managed/run/ type factories, with parts made elsewhere, so that is a plus. It can be said to be a decent scope for the money.
     
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    For the money it is a good scope. Optics aren't the strong part of this rig but they are rugged and have a lot of features for the money. I have two...one's on a 30-06 the other a 308. Both have held zero, Adjust well enough for a $70 scope and the Adjustable Objective works. I find it best to set them at 10 Power and leave em alone. Anything above 14x is dark.
     
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    I've got one in 3x9 on my .22 rifle and its pretty good. I've seen better but not near that price I payed.
    I've seen horrible for a LOT more money too (think BSA Tactical).

    Mike
     
  18. oldFred

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    I bought that scope. I looked thru Nikon Prostaff, Leupold, Gamo, Bushnell, Tasco scopes there. All were nice and clear but had 0 features. The girl told me I could buy the centerpoint and return within 90 days since we couldnt cut open the package to look thru.

    I like the 4-16x40 w/ill reticle (doesnt go black on dark underbrush while hunting), and the parrallax adjuster w/ focus adjuster is a plus when you're pushing optical magnification. It has green optic coated lenses and mil dots for rangefinding.

    This scopes features and overall quality with lifetime guarantee is a showstopper of a scope!
     
  19. 737Driver

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    Buy it, its a good scope and has held up to well over a thousand rounds of .223 for me without loosing zero. Glass is relatively clear, much better than other budget scopes ( bsa, simmons, etc..) in that price range. While its not as clear as my bushnell elite its still a good scope for a good price.
     
  20. wcoats

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    Ok, thanks for the help. i'm about to head to walmart to buy it
     
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    As long as its not going on anything bigger then a 22.. it should work fine.
     
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    i put one on my mossberg 590 :) same exact one. works fine 2nd shot hit me in the nose lol i hold on a little tighter now other than that is has held up fine so far sighted in yesterday shot dozen slugs going out right now see if we still got zero and if so its staying on for deer season this year. i called the company asked if it would be ok they said its tough enough for a 416 rigby. i dont know what that is but it sound like it may have some recoil to it.
     
  23. wcoats

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    Ok, i just got back from the store with it, but i can't mount it on my .22 because my .22 mounting rings don't give it enough clearance. where can i get some .22 rings that'll mount it high enough for the lens to not hit the barrel?
     
  24. TomADC

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    I used Burris signature rings the high ones.
    What kind of bases are on that rifle?
     
  25. rangerruck

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    that same wallyworld should well weaver and leupold rings, get medium or medium/highs.
     
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