Nc star

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by LittleByrd97, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. LittleByrd97

    LittleByrd97 New Member

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    I know nc star scopes are not the best but I think the mark III tactical scopes or the armored srt scopes would suit my needs for a scope on my ar 15. Does anybody have other suggestions or feedback from their scopes.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    suggestions?







    fuggeddaboudit.
     

  3. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Active Member Supporter

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    Pure, unadulterated junk. It's a sin to watch so many people at the gun shows buying that crap, but as a wise man once said "never give a sucker an even break, and don't even try to smarten up chump." Even better, mind my own business.
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have bought a couple of NC optics. They are junk. They replaced them and I dumped them. The rubber armor does not help if the reticle shoots loose. I definitely would not use one on an AR.
     
  5. rifleman77

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    I got a nc star red dot + laser in a package used FAL I purchased. Complete junk. Could feel the jiggle on the rail. Sold it for $20. My eotech 552 has been the best optic I've ever purchased. It's kind of like TVs. When your used to a 60" you can need go back to a 32".
     
  6. treehugger49

    treehugger49 New Member

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    I think posts #2 through #5 pretty much sum it up. The only use I'd have for an NcSTAR product is perhaps as a chock.....
     
  7. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    walk away

    I agree NCstar has been a real POS unless you like re-zeroing everytime you use it, I bought it based on comments from an AR website I joined back when I first bought my BM and the price(should have known) it looks pretty cool to but it's junk IMHO.
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  8. NC1760

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    NC Star....

    I first bought a 2 rifle tactical drag bag from them and was quite happy with it. It holds a crapload of stuff, has both a detachable shoulder strap and fold away backpack straps, 3 large outside pouches, large easy zippers and snaps, and plenty of padding. http://www.amazon.com/VISM-NcStar-D...id=1366726691&sr=8-1&keywords=ncstar+drag+bag

    Then I bought a red dot sight made by them...... JUNK!!! :mad:... The "intensity" adjustment doesn't work worth a flip... hard to see in direct overhead sun... will not stay zero'd for some reason.. and the lens covers only stayed put after I taped them on!! Eventually gave it to my son to put on his airsoft... because IMHO it is just a cheap toy!!

    Save the money and pain.... spent about $10-$20 more and get a Trijicon like I did to replace it; http://www.snitactical.com/trijicon-acog-ta31-1x32-red-dot-scope-tan-p-25.html
    MUCH better!!! :)
     
  9. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    This is kind of a sore point for me. NcStar are decent scopes, not great, but good for what they are. I own three and never had a problem with any of them, but then I know how to mount a scope correctly on a rifle, were as I feel that most people do not and run into trouble with their mounts and rings that they use.

    If you do a sloppy job on mounting ANY scope no matter who's brand you will have nothing but problems setting and keeping a zero. With all due respect for other shooters out there, 90% of those that I see on the rifle range, don't have the slightest clue on what they are doing when trying to zero their rifles and scopes.

    One of the best places to get scopes (any brand) is from Optics Planet, their customer service is out of this world. They carry 64 different models of NcStar scopes, and they will replace any that come to you non-functional. I am sure they would not waste their time and resources if these scopes were junk. Can you get one that was badly made (Yes), can you get it replaced without any hassle (Yes).

    If you can afford to spend $400 to $800 on a scope then more power to you, but if you have kids to feed, bills to pay and limited funds, then get what you can afford, just buy it from a place that will take care of you.

    Jim

    This was shot with a NcStar 6-24x50mm AOE on a Savage Model 110 270 Winchester. Five shot group at 100 yards.

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  10. cottontop

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    I have to agree. I bought a NcStar fixed 6X scope for a 6.5x55 sporter a while back. I expected it to be junk, but I wanted to work w/ this rifle with the intention of putting on a better scope sometime in the future. But, so far, the NcStar scope has been working fine. It zeroed right in and has held its zero through many load developing shots. Still waiting for it to fizzle out so I can install a better quality scope, but so far, I don't see the need.
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  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When a scope has a built in mount there is not a hell of a lot of expertise required. I have only had a few scopes go bad over the last 50 years and NC heads the list. I have never had a Burris, Weaver or other better brand scope go bad. I did have an NC pistol scope hold up amazingly well but that was the exception and it was only on a 22lr.
     
  12. rifleman77

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    Yeah mine was a QD mount straight to a rail. Don't know how you can screw that up.