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Center Point scopes any good??

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Brandon H., Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. slowr1der

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    I'd like to see someone do a drop test with one of these on a rifle, by dropping it from a few feet then picking it up and seeing if the poi changed.
     
  2. tman65

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    I'll do that over the weekend slow, and let you know the results. I will also walk the box with it and check for POI change on different mag levels.
     
  3. dacavasi

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    Never had ANY luck, whatsoever, with the Chinese made scopes. AND I'm not trying to group them here, I'm old enough to remember when Japan was considered to be 'junk'...
    BUT, I have bought my share of 'Barska', and 'Famous Maker' scopes, and immediately sent them back, to know that their optics are junk, compared to just about anyone else's product. Your experience, and eyesight, may vary, and that is understandable. You may have very good experience with some select models, but, by and large, I would definitely recommend you invest in a higher quality optic...
     
  4. Mags

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    Wow Dacavasi, way to talk about something without even trying it. I hate that when people posts an opinion about something without even trying it.

    What is that opinion worth? How does it add productively to the forum?

    I have a CenterPoint 4-16x50 and it is a fine scope for 69 bucks. I can see the target and hit the target with it. I can even hit the target 5 times in a one inch area. But I guess because it's made in China I had better just throw it away and not have a scope at all.

    I have owned the CP for almost 2 years now and have had no problems with it on my 308 Howa. I bought the scope with a "what the hell I'll try it out" attitude and decided to keep it despite what the folks who have never looked through one have had to say.
     
  5. tman65

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    The centerpoint I have been testing has survived like a champ! It has now been through 444 marlin, 338 win mag, 300 weatherby mag, 7mm rem mag, 8x57 mauser, 12 ga. shotgun and 303 brit jungle carbine. I dropped it from about 4' with no damage or change in zero and it walked the box pretty darn close. ( last group was about 7/8" off, but the gun was getting pretty warm too...) I'm not sure what else you could reasonably ask of a scope in this price range! I think for someone on a budget that needs a good hunting or even target scope you are going to be hard pressed to beat the centerpoint!
     
  6. kingmt

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    I've been using a CP for about 2 years. The first one I bought is very clear & a great scope the second is a great scope but while clear I wouldn't call it very clear but good enough I didn't take it back to replace.
     
  7. crracer_712

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    Well, I bought the 3-9x32 (has the dual colored lighted reticle). Bought a simmons 3-9x32 and a truglo trushot 3-9x32 as well. All cheap scopes. The simmons and Trulgo went on Ruger 10/22's and the center point went on a 597. The simmons was the closest to center upon initial sighting. Shot a nice tight group after sighting in. The Trushot was off quite a ways, but had enough adjustment to get to the bullseye and shot a nice tight group there after. The center point was all the way to the right side of an 50 yrd target. After much adjusting, it still shoots wherever it wants too, no two shots are anywhere close to another.

    I cannot verify as of today that its all the scopes fault, but prior to scoping these three rifles, for plinking purposes, I thought the 597 was the most accurate of the bunch with open sight. I'm pulling the scope tomorrow to try target paper with the open sites and see what happens. I got a feeling I got a bad Center point. If that's the case, I'll try to return it to Dick's Sporting Goods, probably not for another Center Point. I'm sure if the scope is bad, the next one will most likely be 'ok', its just that out of the 3 scopes, the Center Point is the most difficult to sight through, but does have a tad better appearance through the optics than the Truglo Trushot. The Simmons had the nicest optics of the 3 and I believe it was the cheapest of the 3.

    While I would like a nice scope on my 22, I just don't want to spend much over 50-60 bucks for one. So.... I try out the cheap scopes and hope for the best. If I end up returning the center point, I think I'll try a bushnell, although I should probably just get another Simmons. I'd really like to have the Nikon Rimfire, but I just don't want to spend that 100 bucks.
     
  8. JTW Jr.

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    For the price , even though it is more than you want to spend , the Mueller APV is worth the $130. Have had mine for a few years , holds up great and was a snap to zero. Glass is nice and clear.
     
  9. infuriatednoodle

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    I have one on my 30-06 and so far it seems to be doing fine. My only gripe about it though is when I want to adjust it to the left, I have to turn it right and when I want to change the elevation down, I have to turn it up and vise versa. So far it seems to be holding its zero and I would give it a 4 out of 5. Not all things made in china are terrible. Just look at Spyderco knives.
     
  10. BrocLuno

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    Like TMan65, I'm pretty impressed. Who'd a thunk at that price :)

    I bought another one to put on my "tacticool" 06 project rifle. Cheap enough and it will fit right in :)
     
  11. saabin

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    I just picked up a CP 4-16x40 at wallyworld and I have to admit I am impressed. The only thing I noticed is in the higher zoom settings you must hold your eye perfectly on the centerline or the image clouds a bit. Technically you should align your eye with the centerline anyway so while you can look at it as a flaw you could say the scope is forcing you to use it properly.

    Also it is made in China. I know that has already been covered. However if anyone is interested it is made by Tongzhou Fortune Instruments Co, the same company that makes Barska, BSA, and at least some of the Leapers and Tasco lines.
     
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