ncstar scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by mbpike, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. mbpike

    mbpike New Member

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    I'm looking at buying an NCSTAR scope. I was originally looking at the mark III tactical series with sniper reticels. I was going with the 3x9 but then I saw the same scope that was rubber coated and had a laser on it. I was wondering if anyone has had any dealings with the company or the scopes. I know that my top rail and my bipod are mada by NCSTAR and they seem to be good quality. I just wanted to see how people like them before I drop over a hundo on a pile of junk. Thanks ya'll

    Matt
     
  2. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Word of advice - D-O-N-'T!!! You WILL regret it...:eek:

    Especially with a mil-dot reticle whose dots are so big you can't see the target. I would buy a Tasco at WalMArt before buying a NcStar!
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Please reread this statement atleast 25 times before you waste your money on a NcStar.
     
  4. R-BOLT

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    mbpike - This is from a shooter that owns, shoots, and sells some NCSTAR optics. ONLY buy the top end items from NCSTAR and you will be well pleased. I bang the HE11 out of a Mark III scope on a 7mm Rem mag and it works great. I also use a pair of binos I can just leave in the blind 24/7 - works great. Do I only use NCSTAR - NO. I have Nikon, Burris, Bushnell, and Simmons. Own several brands of rangefinders,spotting scopes, rifle scopes and binos.
    The bottom end and mid price NCSTAR items I do not use, The MarkIII 6-24X50 item # SM3RAO62450G scope is a great scope for target and hunting.
    No - I do not have any of the mega buck optics in my list, burn too much money spending time in the field shooting and hunting. Have not missed them yet!!
     
  5. mbpike

    mbpike New Member

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    See when I hold the optics in my hand they feel good and look like they have good glass in them. But I'm afraid it will turn out to poo on me after 100 rounds or so. I have found that the field is split. Half the poeple love them and half the poeple hate them. So I don't know. I would really like to hear from someone that has mounted and used the mark III tactical series.
     
  6. RL357Mag

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    Any company that can produce a dedicated AR-15 handle mounted scope with integral mount, where the permanently affixed mount is canted due to sloppy manufacturing, is not worth a sh!t in my book! I don't care what other models they offer! NcStar SUCKS and only stays in business by targeting the feeble-minded bargain-hunter's who think they are getting a deal, when in reality, all they are getting is "taken"!
     
  7. mbpike

    mbpike New Member

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    Well thanks for calling me feeble minded...
     
  8. R-BOLT

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    Sounds like a problem with one scope. HMMMMM I think any manufacture has a dude or maybe a whole line set???
     
  9. R-BOLT

    R-BOLT New Member

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    Hey! If you are shooting and not banning, i still love you man.
     
  10. RL357Mag

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    You asked for opinions...I thought you were considering buying one? Did you buy one? If so, you'll see what I mean...they are NOT quality scopes. Buy a Simmons instead - they are excellent quality for the money - they will stay in adjustment, they have excellent anti-reflection multi-coatings, and their QC is miles above NcStar!
     
  11. RL357Mag

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    I have only had one bad experience...because I don't make the same mistake twice. I know two other's with similar problems. Additionally, one fellow's scope would not stay in adjustment and he wasted over 100 rds. of ammo thinking his barrel was shot-out. He ended up spending more in ammo than he paid for the scope! A BSA from Wally World would be a better purchase!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009
  12. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    I actually have A Ncstar that I got with my rifle before I knew any better. I have at least 2500 rounds through it with the scope on it and no problems yet. It is a quick release and clamps on very close every time, I haven't adjusted it since I sighted it in.

    Mine is only a cheap 4x so I only sighted it to 100 yds but I get them all very tight on a 8" target from that distance. I really didn't expect it to be great and figured it would be a throwaway but wanted to get something with it so I could shoot it that weekend and had no cash left after buying the rifle.
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Here is my thinking on this. If you go into a store and the scopes are in two places.

    1. Behind counter locked in a glass case.

    2. out on a shelf for all to see feel and touch.

    I would not buy a single thing out in the open. I have never seen a HIGH END NcStar locked up with Nikons, Leupolds, Weaver of anything else. They are $30 junk scopes even if you are not very bright and paid $400 for one. Chineese made junk is all they are and all they will ever be.

    Like RL said look at a simmons. They offer a good price and a lot of value for a value minded shooter. I know and understand that not eveone can afford to slap a $1500 scope on a $500 hunting rifle. There is no need for that. But I would caution you that you do need to spend money on quality optics.

    My 223 sat for a month or two before I found and bought a scope for it.
     
  14. R-BOLT

    R-BOLT New Member

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    Lord, I should just let this pass. O well He11, I would not be the R-BOLT if I did!
    OK you NcSTAR haters : I have had it, yup, yaall got under my skin now.
    Who is the first to stand down line - you pick the yardage - of my junk, cheap, piece of sh!t NcSTAR scope mounted on my 7 MM REM MAG. Come on ladies they way yaall talk you should be plenty safe. He11, NcStar so --ck up the fat lady at the circus be safe at twenty yards!! Probably couldn't hit a beer keg at five.Yaall hope North Korea using them for a sight aid in thier missile program. Jeeesh.
     
  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Shoot the box and post it. Then we will see just how good your junk scope is. All I ever see is people talking about how wonderful these things are but not a single one ever has targets to back it up. You can sit here and tell me all day long that your ncjunk will shoot 1/8" 10000000000000 yard groups all day long but if you ain't got the proof to back it up I dunno wanna hear your whining.
     
  16. R-BOLT

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    Tango - I'am no pansy paper puncher. My targets bleed. Come have a wild hog braught with me, all the proof you'll need!!:)
     
  17. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    There in lies the problems. You will not back up your talk with proof.

    Until then go and cuddle with your NcJunk. I will stick to my Bushnell 4200 and my Nikon Monarch and my weaver KT-15.
     
  18. R-BOLT

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    Not my style, your welcome to come sit with us in the snow this winter, and watch a nice white tail or mule deer get harvested though, courtesy Ruger & NcSTAR. Bring your long johns and brandy, you'll need them. By the way here in the flat lands we cuddle with our nice looking females, our rifle and scopes, not so much.
     
  19. RL357Mag

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    I don't know if your old enough to remember a car called the "Yugo" - but I'm sure at least one of the hundreds of thousands that were sold in this country actually lasted a few years...the point is, even a bad dog will eventually find a bone. If those are the odds you want to spend your heard earned money on - go right ahead, it's a free country!
     
  20. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    It is called put up or shut up.

    End of story goodnight.