Ordered a new scope

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by hareebrownbeest, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Even with the "hard to get" .22 ammo I decided to buy a cheap 25-50 yard green dot sight for my savage FV-SR. I should have it sometime this week so I can y'all bout it. Got it on amazon for $66 and it has decent reviews. True fiber optic sight with battery back up. Made in Japan.
     
  2. hareebrownbeest

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    Well I got it yesterday and was all excited to see it. I was following the tracking on the package and saw that it was going to arrive. I got home and there it was. First thing I noticed was this


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    Manufacturer on Amazon stated it was made in Japan??? So I was skeptical. Some of the reviews said you cannot see the fiber optic green dot without the battery on and they were not kidding. At first I thought it was non existent, no green dot what so ever. I put it the batteries that came with it, it actually came with two sets of watch like batteries. I put them in and there was the green dot, but it was weak and a bit blurry, could be my eyes but it was not a crisp dot like I've seen on other scopes. The lenses have a purple hue to them that seems to pick up on every reflection around making the eye piece difficult to get a clear picture through. I paid $66 for it so I guess the saying holds true "you get what you pay for":(


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    The packaging wasn't bad

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    It sure does "look cool";)

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    You can clearly see the purple tint on the lens

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    This is with the battery on:( in direct sunlight with the battery off it is actually bright.

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    Now it just got to get it to the range
     

  3. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Tried the scope out and it's now on Craigslist. Would not hold zero and would not adjust up high enough to hit a 100 yard target. Junk, Chinese crap.
     
  4. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    Yea, before you order another scope check it out on hete first or look forreviews online. If the major gun site such as Cabelas or MidwayUsa doesnt carry it, its probably a China knockoff. Course it could also be for a pellet rifle. Almost bought a luepold scope till I found out it was for a pellet gun.
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Amazon has a great return policy. Talk to them and see if it is not to late to return it back for a refund.

    And if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it still is not a trijicon ;)
     
  6. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Yeah I knew it was not going to be anywhere near a trijicon but it had pretty good reviews so I gave it a shot (no pun intended) and either the people giving the reviews don't know sh1t about decent scopes or those reviews are a bunch of made up BS. Makes me wonder.
     
  7. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    Scopes. You get what you pay for. They should at least cost as much as the gun you mount them on.
     
  8. IXLR8

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    It looks like it was mounted so high that a cheek weld was impossible with your current stock. You may want to look for a lower centerline scope.
     
  9. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    I just can't see putting a $1500.00 scope on my ar15. I think a good named brand scope is a better way at looking at this. The bigger and harder your gun kicks the better the scope your going to need.
     
  10. flylo

    flylo New Member

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    Amazon will take it back & pay the shipping. Why screw someone on C/L? Unless your going to tell them the truth about being a POS, that will make the sale I'm sure. Do the right thing!
     
  11. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    I did the right thing and have it to my friends son for his AR-15 air soft rifle. It worked good on that;)