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    Optimate scope

    Hi gents just looking for an opinion on optimate scopes , a friend of mine has been offered a package deal on a rifle and it comes with a variable optimate scope , are these any good ? And are they ok in low light ? I've heard the fixed ones are ok...
    atb Jim
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    Save up for something better they are cheap and nasty. O.K. for a rimfire or airgun but not much more.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    I had one on my .22-250 for some time and had no issues with it apart from maybe the last 15 minutes or so before dark where images did become a bit obscure. I sold it here on SD and the new owner seemed pretty chuffed.

    ATB

    Jim
    Tikka T3 .223, Browning A-Bolt .270

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    Thanks mike duly noted , I'll let him know
    atb Jim
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    depends on model and age

    older models were japanese glass (lot of cross over between the old Nikko Stirlings)
    I have a 10x42 and a 20x42 and they are very good solid units with clear glass

    I would avoid the variables though
    for the money you could sell it and replace a newer cheap variable with something better quality and fixed (Meopta, S&B etc)

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    Thanks lads I'll pass it on , were it me I'd be going fixed power anyway but he seems to want a variable :/
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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