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Scope Recomendations

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The Scopes I have and what I like and dislike

Primary arms 4-16x44

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Primary arms 4-14-44 FFP

Nikon 4-12 BDC

NC Star

Hawke Varmint SF 

BSA Sweet 22

 

Primary arms  Scopes I have

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I have the 4-16x44 on my Gopher guns Savage 93R17 and my Custome Green mountain hogue stocled gun

I have had this for 4 years now and it is still flawless and works great

I have the 4-14x44 FFP scope on my Boyds Elysium barreled gun

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 I have had this for 3 years and  think it's great entry to FFP scopes works very well

I have the Nikon 3-12 prostaff bdc on my  10-22 LVT http://amzn.to/2CQfyhe

This is Ideal for medium range shooting walking and squirrel hunting.

My Ruger Americna Rimfire has the Hawke .4-16 side focus

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The Hawke  has a great reticle very good optics clear and repeatable.

 

BSA Sweet 22

Mueller 8-32

NC Star 6-24x50 

This is a cheap scope but it works very well , Not as good as the PA or Hawke but a good value for mioney.

 

 

 

 

Night Scout T20 Lamping Torch

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Night Scout T20 Hunting Torch/Lamping Kit

The Night Scout T20 is an incredibly good value for money product brought to you by a company that specialises in night hunting equipment and accessories. The torch is made of aluminium alloy and is of excellent construction quality. The fit and finish of the torch are fantastic, you would be tested to say what the differences were between this product and torches much higher in price.

The spotting capability of this torch is excellent with it picking up eye shine from foxes and rabbits beyond 200 yards on a clear night. I was out hunting foxes in Devon the other week using the NiteSite Eagle, and the Night Scout T20 red version was a great partner to it for picking out the eye shine without spooking the foxes, we could get some excellent eye shine from foxes out to 300 yards I’d estimate, but it is by no means a torch you can shoot that far with in my opinion.

Shooting capability wise, the torch is good out to 100 yards on a very dark night and useable out to 50 yards on a starry night. This torch is ideal for pest controllers looking to shoot vermin out to the aforementioned ranges with air rifles and rimfires, anyone looking to shoot much further would need to invest in a larger torch in the Night Scout range. The entire range is very well priced and the customer service from this small company is excellent.

When using the IR torches with night vision, you can get out to much greater ranges because the camera is much more sensitive than our eyes. I have used my IR Night Scout T20 to shoot rabbits out to 130 yards using my 22 rimfire  and DIY Night Vision UK night vision kit, and can pick up eye shine at ranges of over 200 yards

Purchasing options include buying the torches in white, green, red and infrared with the option to switch out the pill style LED’s to allow you to buy one torch and use it in any colour to keep one step ahead of the lamp shy vermin or as the perfect partner to your night vision. You can buy the torches as a kit including a battery, a battery charger, a tail switch and of course the illuminator itself for just £38, bargain!

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Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC 10x42 Rangefinding Ballistic Binoculars

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I picked up some Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC 10x42 range finding binoculars from Edgar Brothers to test and evaluate. In this article I hope to share my experience of this fantastic product with you guys. I want to say first of all, that I am not employed by Edgar Brothers of Bushnell, so have absolute freedom to critique this product as I see fit. I will give you my honest opinion, in this review.

 

 

Unboxing and first thoughts

When I opened the box, I found the binoculars inside a well-made protective case made from some kind of hard wearing polymer, the case features a handy magnetic fastening that holds the case closed, but they can be taken out in a rush even with gloves on. They came with some Butler Creek flip up scope caps for the objective lenses and a nice rubber one piece cover for the occular lenses, there was also a padded neck strap to hang them comfortably around your neck and of course, an instruction manual.

The features

These are no mere pair of binoculars, although they do serve that function incredibly well with crystal clear glass. The ‘Fusion’ part of the name refers to the hybrid nature of this product, they are a pair of binoculars with cutting edge range finding technology in them to give you precise data to help you achieve your desired point of impact. These binoculars can range find distances out to 1 mile (1760 yards/1600m).They have an intelligent rangefinding capability called angle range compensation (ARC) and can give you a true horizontal distance which will allow you to dial a shoot to range, it can give you holdover information to 199 inches and is programmable to your calibre and sight in distance.

The range finder settings can be adjusted to automatic scan, bullseye and brush modes, this will allow you to change the sensitivity of the product to range find a target face or a range to a tree line. The matrix display technology employed by this product allows you to get a range read out in all lighting conditions making them ideal for dawn and dusk hunting as well as taking extended shots at night under the lamp. The battery for the rangefinder lasts a long time, I have been using these binoculars since late May 2015 and now in late August 2015, the battery is still going. Should the battery run out at any time, it’s simple and easy to replace with a finger tightened cap, not tools are required.

The lenses are coated in a phase corrective coating to give an excellent clarity and outstanding resolution. The lenses are coated with a water repellent coating called RainGuard® HD which helps to prevent fogging of the lenses, so you can use them easily in any weather conditions. If you are shooting in dusty conditions like I was when I took them out shooting gophers in the great US State of Montana, you can replace the occular lens covers and Butler Creek flip up caps to keep your lenses crystal clear. I can’t praise this product enough and I would say it justifies its RRP of £1050 in the UK and $1669.46 in the USA. Uttings in the UK are doing this product at a discounted price of £849.99 and Optics Planet are doing it at $949. There’s also an option of getting an 8x40 or 12x50 version, so you can choose the size that suits you best.

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