Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: best scope under a lamp

  1. #1

    best scope under a lamp

    ok lads what is the best scope under a lamp set up as having no fun with my sightron s3 6x24x50 is a fixed scope better than variable as its on a 7mm rem mag dont want to be underscoped for the gun your views thanks

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by wraith View Post
    ok lads what is the best scope under a lamp set up as having no fun with my sightron s3 6x24x50 is a fixed scope better than variable as its on a 7mm rem mag dont want to be underscoped for the gun your views thanks
    First thought is, what are you lamping with a 7MM Rem Mag?

    I would say a lower variable would be a better option, something like 3-12x50, I have got a Zeiss Duralyt illuminated and it is great.

    Cheers

  3. #3
    SD Regular
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Herefordshire, Hampshire or Essex
    Posts
    2,743
    Rob,

    What is it you're struggling with on the Sightron - is it eye relief?
    Nooooooooooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!! Our main weapon is.........

  4. #4
    Wraith

    What magnification are you trying to use on the scope under a lamp? The reason I ask is you will find that any scope when lapping is better on a lower magnification as you will have a larger size exit pupil. Basically you divid the objective size by the magnification and the closer you get it to 7 the better, anything bigger than 7 won't make m difference to the light you see but if you go lower the sight picture will become significantly darker.

    Cheers Jon

  5. #5
    just cant see that well at distance fine during the day shoot to very far far away but using deerielight x sercher cant see more than 400yards wondered if a fixed mag would give me better distance and wider view

  6. #6

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/UKSHA/502164506587351
    uksha
    Discretion assured - call us anytime, free on 0800 689 0857
    please visit our web site: uksha1
    or find us on facebook
    Sponsored proudly by Pfanner, Blaser, Clark Forest, John Forsey sports

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    +1

  8. #8
    SD Regular bobjs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Tidworth/on here/or at Downton Abbey.
    Posts
    8,829
    Blog Entries
    5
    View my Gallery (39)View my Gallery (39)
    the larger the mag used under a lamp will restrict your view due to a tight field of view and the lack of light gathering qualities in most scopes under a lamp.

    if you have a s&b fixed 8 mag scope under the same lamp as you use another s&b vari mag scope wound up to lets say 16 mag unless the light concentrated at the target end is truly stunning you will be better of with the 8 mag,

    thats my findings over the years of lamping done here,but then again im well over 50,blind as a old git,and not shooting that much anymore.

    bob.

  9. #9
    Main issue I've found has been the light bleed back from things like the suppressor and close-in rubbish (like grass & wing mirrors!). Also pays to wear a glove as the bleed back from the skin is also noticable. Same goes for night sights requiring an illuminator although not as bad from the suppressor until the shot's fired.

    I used an 8x56 S&B but have switched to an N750...

  10. #10

Similar Threads

  1. mount scope lamp.
    By johnny77 in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 03-06-2013, 19:39
  2. Best scope mounted lamp?
    By ayrshiretaxidermy in forum Other Shooting & Keepering
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 21-09-2012, 11:21
  3. Best scope for lamp work?
    By Claret_Dabbler in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-02-2012, 19:15
  4. Foxing scope- Lamp
    By chickenman in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-03-2011, 23:41
  5. Which gun/scope mounted lamp????
    By 270Buck in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 21-12-2010, 23:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •