So, you've modified every single part of your weapon, nothing is stock except for an O-ring, you've washed your Maruzen .29's and weighed each bb, your weapon is THE example of consistancy and accuracy... Now you need a scope that can be equally consistent and accurate.
Please post here what scope you use on your chosen weapon. By doing this you will allow future vets get a broader, more in depth idea of what options are available and what can be achieved.
You may include:
Pros and cons
Difficulty/ ease of use
How much YOU paid for it
Where, when or how you aquired your scope
If it is a clone of an original please state
Any other useful info
I'll start with one of my scopes.
MTC Mamba 1.5-6x42
I purchased my mamba with low magnification around 8 months ago originally for my Air Rifle. With its low magnification, I felt it would be perfect for close range vermin hunting.
The scope is black in color with a low sheen and very very pretty. In the package you get metal flip up covers for the front and rear and a very useful sunshade, which adds more length to the scope, another 3 inches if i remember correctly.
The body tube is 30mm which, in theory, equates to better light transmission. I feel light transmission is very good but not excellent. The reticule was the German 4a type and the centre impact dot can be illuminated. Illumination can be adjusted via a rotation wheel opposite the left/right adjustment knob.
Although there are 11 levels of illumination, anything above 4th brightness creates light over spill inside the scope rendering it useless.
The lens' are coated, color coating is a lime green in low light. Image clarity is excellent, close to many high end scopes, not quite, but close. There is distortion near the outer ring of image, does not hinder performance, but its there.
There is no parallax adjustment, it is fixed to 100 yards. Is there parallax error? Yes, bucket loads of it and it's horrible.
I paid £140(GBP) around 8 months ago, and for the price you get a fair package, unfortunately, due to its phenominal present parallax error, this scope may not be the most accurate scope in its price range.
It does have a very clear image which i enjoy very much but if you need your projectile to had pinpoint accuracy you may want to give this one a miss (hehe). It could leave you wondering why your setup suffers in accuracy (it did to me), but after switching to my trusty 3-9 HD Hawke for re-testing i realised to my horror that it was in fact the mamba giving me troubles, after swtiching over to my testing scope the Hawke HD i was able to place a .22 pellet on top of a pellet at 38 feet, and topping off to an 8mm grouping.
I will however recommend this scope for those of you wishing to scope cam as the cam is fixed in position and will offer consistant reticule placement eleviating parallax error.
So, what YOU looking through?