So I am starting to look around for a decent scope to put on this re-built BSA and was thinking about a 6x42 so did a bit of web surfing and once I picked myself up off the floor began wondering when the prices took such a hike . Last one I brought a S&B 6x42 German, F.A Anderson was selling them at around £330, OK it was a while ago now but over £700 for one now Seems Zeiss might even be cheaper new .
It seem the best prices may be a Meopta 2000 in 6x42 if new is considered however to raise those kinds of funds would take months so we will have to hope to fall over a nice used 6x42 scope in the new year. once I can gather some funds together for one.
Meanwhile will have to send off the couple of scopes that need a service/repair. On one a 6x42 as it happens of no name make the little pin which locates the fast focus eye piece broke allowing the eye piece to come backwards under recoil. Brought this scope new in 89 so it's served well. the other is the the Titan 3-9x42 which has the windage indicator jammed to one side, came like this on a rifle I brought so might as well get it sorted out but will still need a scope for the .280 BSA .
I also noticed it's getting harder to find new fixed mag scopes