Anyone use Lightstream 5-20x50 on Centrefire?

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tjm160

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Do any members have experience of using a Lightstream 5-20x50 on a Centrefire rifle?

Ill health forced the sale of my firearms and surrender of my certificates 18-months ago, but I am now finally thankfully close to being able to re-apply and so just starting to look at the shopping list.

Previously a Sako Quad looked after my rimfire needs. Paired with a Lightstream 5-20x50, I found an absolutely perfect combination for my rimfire needs. However, I recall eye relief potentially being an issue, requiring placing ones eye much closer than would be desirable with the recoil of a centrefire. If others have however found fine, a pair of Lightstream's would prospectively save a good £500 on the second scope for the centrefire (another Sako A7 in .243).

Thanks in advance if anyone has any actual experience of this combination.
 

wraith

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you will have no problems bud lightstream delta scopes are the same just diffrent labels etc all come out of the light optical factorey and are senterfire tested
 

tjm160

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Thanks Wraith. I know the scope is centrefire tested and is indeed advertised as being for centrefire as well as rimfire and even airgun. However, remembering how finicky the scope is on eye relief and the distance being so short, I just really don't fancy an eyefull of glass. Of course, its an option to purchase one of the scopes and try on a centrefire, yet I plan on purchasing the .243 long before the .22 LR and so if I found the eye relief too short, I would then be left with a £550 scope (if forced to buy new) or hefty hit in selling onwards.

If you don't mind, may I ask whether you base your reassurance on experience or opinion?
 

MACKY

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I've got a light stream on my .20 cal, I've had it side by side with a a Delta and as wraith has said same scope.
 

tjm160

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Thanks Macky, so you would say the eye relief should be fine for the increased recoil of larger centrefire calibres?

Granted it was just pickup and shoot, but my first centrefire experience at 13 with the SLR gave me a split eye brow's worth of rear sight thanks to incorrect eye relief and I really don't fancy repeating, especially when spending comparatively large amounts of money is involved.
 

wraith

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not much recoil from a 243 bud ;) if you set scope up properley on the gun sniper eye brow should never happen
 

tarponhead

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Do any members have experience of using a Lightstream 5-20x50 on a Centrefire rifle?

Ill health forced the sale of my firearms and surrender of my certificates 18-months ago, but I am now finally thankfully close to being able to re-apply and so just starting to look at the shopping list.

Previously a Sako Quad looked after my rimfire needs. Paired with a Lightstream 5-20x50, I found an absolutely perfect combination for my rimfire needs. However, I recall eye relief potentially being an issue, requiring placing ones eye much closer than would be desirable with the recoil of a centrefire. If others have however found fine, a pair of Lightstream's would prospectively save a good £500 on the second scope for the centrefire (another Sako A7 in .243).

Thanks in advance if anyone has any actual experience of this combination.

Hi, I have that scope on my Tikka M695 in 6.5x55 and its fine - the red dot is brilliant for last light shots at 200. Happy to sell it if you are looking for another one. I have a Steiner to go on the 6.5 so its surplus. I'm near you so could bring it over for a look see.
 

tjm160

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Thanks everso much gents, I am very much obliged!

That is such a kind offer tarponhead, thank you. Unfortunately, the exact date when I get my licences back and have the funds ready to make the purchases are still far from clear. I was perhaps being premature with this post, but like to plan ahead, especially since I presently have the time on my hands. If you still have by the time everything comes together, I would be delighted to have the scope from you.
 

tarponhead

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Good luck with whatever you end up with. As others have said these seem to be early Delta's. BTW, you must be Wiltshire Police? If you ring them and go in person to Devizes they will often do variations on the spot, provided the paperwork is in good order. Best FAL in the country.
 

tjm160

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Yes Wiltshire and absolutely, they have always been brilliant. It's a long story of which I'm not yet comfortable with sharing full details owing to ongoing fights with insurance companies (but I will share at the appropriate time for the sake of any other firearms owners who are also unfortunate enough to develop the illness and may also experience the simply awful treatment by the medical profession that I have been through). However, I don't have my licences because I had to surrender and they have now expired. I have to be fully clear of the anti depressants I have been forced to take (or risk losing the insurance income on which my family are now entirely dependent for 'refusing treatment'. Unfortunately I have CFS/ME which until very recently has been categorized a 'psychological' illness) for the past 18-months before I can reapply. However, because I was fully up front with my FEO and proactive in selling my guns and surrendering my certificates before I started the medication, he's said there should be no reason at all I will not get my licences back as soon as I am clear and have the corresponding medical sign off from my GP.
 

tjm160

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Yes and thanks, but sadly no better, just further down the line of fighting the insurance industry and having done all the medical profession have said, no matter the impact known beforehand and then realised in practice for the sake of my family and continued insurance payout, my condition is now the worst it has been in the five years I have suffered, but at least I am finally closer to getting away from the whole bang bad lot of them. All I can say to anyone, if you get ill, pray to get a wholly recognized and scientifically proven illness, if you don't all you can expect is a sheer literal living hell, far far worse than the illness itself.
 
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