New Scope Question?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Cross Hair, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Cross Hair

    Cross Hair New Member

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    Just today I got a new scope... well, new to me anyway. I was wondering if anybody had in info or knew where I could find info on it at. I searched the web myself and eventually found this great site.

    It is a Redfield 3X-9X Illuminator 800619 (thats all the info on it other than made in Japan low)

    A friend of mine had this scope for quite awhile and just now thought about it and brought it over. I did enough research to find out that the company has been bought out and know that they are still fetching a good price on sites. I am looking for specifics like would this be a good scope to mount on my 1958 Romanian SKS that I am toying with the notion of putting a synthetic stock on and mounting a scope to it for a coyote gun.

    If anybody knows anything about it I would be most appreciative and anyone knowing what it is worth or what I should offer him on it would help too!

    Thanks in advance
     

  2. Cross Hair

    Cross Hair New Member

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    Update

    Thanks Cane for the help. I went to a large gun show today and took the scope along with me, overall consensus was that I had in my possession a really great scope that would last me a very very long time. However my plan to mount it on my SKS was met with shagrin and mostly negative criticism saying "that scope is way to good for the likes of an SKS"! My local dealer had a large table and gave me the same advice.

    Luckily for me, I have a lever action 30/30 that truthfully I have not shot in way over a year that upon discussion decided that it would be best suited for that scope... Hate using such large calibre on coyotes, but they are just nuissances around here, so what the heck.

    Come to think of it I did agree to go into gun store this week and look at SKS scopes... Boy they are GOOD salesmen! He He... Gotta love an expensive hobby and a mad wife!

    Thanks again
     
  3. Cross Hair

    Cross Hair New Member

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    I should elaborate a little that the SKS with the shells ejecting upward would constantly pelt the scope and could lead to damage... I could use a deflector, but honestly the range given an SKS the 30/30 would be a better choice for such a scope... I love my 2 SKS's so don't get me wrong!
     
  4. canebrake

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    Got my AK scope here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Tasco-2-6x32-AO...photoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

    I have purchased several items from this seller and they have never let me down. Price is right even with the shipping cost and shipping is fast when you consider its coming from the other side of the earth!

    They have 30+ scopes listed. You should be able to find something that works and they won't dis your SKS.

    I got this taclight for ~ $65 and I'm impressed. It's as bright as some around here that paid 2-3 times more!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Spiderfire-R2-C...photoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

    cb
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    **** eBay. I haven't bought a thing from them since their CYA move of banning the sales of anything that made a gun go 'bang'.
     
  6. Cross Hair

    Cross Hair New Member

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    They have 30+ scopes listed. You should be able to find something that works and they won't dis your SKS.

    I got this taclight for ~ $65 and I'm impressed. It's as bright as some around here that paid 2-3 times more!



    That spiderfire looks alot like one I saw awhile back at one of the local gun shops for about half the price! Ive honestly never done the whole e-bay thing before! Have always been an in the garage or in the field guy... mostly probably cause our kids are 18,16 & 12... so Dad never got computer time till the older ones got lives (!just kidding!) and I finally have my own computer! Thats something I havent had in years! My own cp!...without a kid on one of the others until its late and Im too tired to get on.

    I really appreciate all your help

    Im going to check out the whole e-bay thing looks like there are lots of deals on there, so its pretty respectable I suppose as long as its been around
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I can speak for this seller. No problems and I have purchased several items. You do need to watch some sellers with low prices are offset with high shipping. Good luck.

    cb
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  8. stalkingbear

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    I'm with Matt on this as I boycott any business that's even remotely anti-gun or buckles down in fear of them. The only online auction I use now is www.gunbroker.com .





     
  9. canebrake

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    Ah stalkingbear, our first disagreement. Don't go to bed tonight angry. Just do what SGT and I did, agree to disagree. Besides, with eBay sales on the rise during this economic down-turn, I don't think your boycott is having any effect.

    cane

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  10. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I think we're doing pretty doggone good if this is the only disagreement we ever have.:) I'm just used to doing business through gunbroker, and absolutely hate to start all over learning who to trust doing business with on another site.
     
  11. canebrake

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    Point taken, cane :D
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Here's the scope on my Zombie Slayer AK;

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    Not a bad scope (including rings) for ~$50.

    cane :p
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  13. Cross Hair

    Cross Hair New Member

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    That is an awesome retro kit cane! Kudos... well done AK!

    I am going to redo my 58' romanian sks its still original and am searching idears for how to do it. Saw a kit at local gun show sunday but it was just like my norinco sk and wanna do better.

    Youre truly an inspiration!

    I will check out that gunbroker site too.
    Times are real tight with wife, kids and economy. I can only justify so much money! However, I dont drink or do drugs... so I need some sort of addiction I suppose! AHHHHHH hunting & guns best high in the world
     
  14. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Nothing personal, cane, but I hate to see Soviet Bloc weapons Tapco****ed. It just seems like decoration to me. I've qualified with most of the AK family and never saw a need for all of the plastic hoo-haws and widgets that the AR benefits from. The AR is an ergonomic nightmare, but the AK isn't too bad.

    To each their own I guess.
     
  15. Cross Hair

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    I like the fact that with the SKS I can do it up on my wife and kids budget! The same with the AK, I drool over AR's, but at this point just cant justify the money needed to do so, I have two SKS's and only $400 invested in both minus ammunition cost... of course my romy was a gift so...
     
  16. canebrake

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    Thanks Cross Hair,
    There's good news and bad news with respect to our addiction. The good news is its a positive vice, the bad news is that it's every bit as, if not more expensive than drugs.
    I share your high!

    cane :p
     
  17. canebrake

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    matt g, No offense taken, as a matter of fact I agree with you. To bling out a running weapon is personal hubris and runs contrary to my engineering training; NEVER attempt a perceived improvement to a working assembly. (That's the blue-sky development department's job)

    The AK in its original wooden furniture is the definition of simplicity and upping the common denominator only opens the door to created problems.

    With that stated, I still put mag wheels on my car.

    cane

    Differential Analysis;
    Strategic - A sucking chest wound takes you out of the invasion plan.
    Tactical - A sucking chest wound takes you out of the defense plan.
     
  18. canebrake

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    Cross Hair, couldn't agree with you more!

    My tricked out AK, which runs flawlessly, is a "FUN" gun to own. Deadly fun.

    I was at an outdoor range between the holidays and next to me was a guy with an AR, not sure what mark but one of those evil black guns. We shot similar groups (real similar) and complemented each other on the target walk back.

    During the 2 hours we shot together, six people stopped and asked me questions about my AK. No one stopped to talk to AR guy.

    I do not need to be stroked to feel good about myself but when it happens, it confirms my purchase decisions.

    Oh yea, my total outlay for my AK and all its 'mag wheels' is still less than the entry level AR dues.

    cane

    Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a 12 pound sledgehammer.
     
  19. Cross Hair

    Cross Hair New Member

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    I agree totally Cane, I was talking to lots of vendors at gun show last weekend and ALOT kept bashing the SK & AK as soon as I would inquire about SK parts or add ons, saying once I got an AR I would realize what a spray and pray I had been shooting all these years... ?????

    I dont brag to be marksman of the year or nothin' but I personally have knocked quite a few centers out of long range targets with the AK & SK both. Yes, I do like the AR series rifles and give great kudos to them, and will knowing me, someday own one. My Romy SKS was made in 1958 and I have never had a single problem with it and it shoots true as any gun I have ever owned.

    I think in light of recent wars where untrained armies had fanatics running about firing randomly that the SK & AK got a bad repore. That was not the weapons fault, it was the untrained hands it was in (not saying that was a bad thing they were not trained in their weapon or soldiering skills :D).

    Anyway, not trying to get on soap box or nuthin'... Ive just always liked guns of all sorts, sizes, calibres & colors ever since I was a kid!
     
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