Used a Lightstream on a fellow clubmember's gun today, immediately after putting 100+ shots through my MTC Viper equipped Airwolf. I was amazed at the difference in clarity. Admittedly the Lightstream is approaching twice the price, so its unfair to knock the Viper with which I'm still very happy.
But....Anyone have any experience with similar scopes in the £400 price range? Is the Lightstream fairly typical at this price point or is there better (or worse)?
I have a Lightstream and have owned several VX111's and a 3200, much prefer the Lightstream. Don't understand the Parallax comment and the build on mine is fine.
Shot a 57 at Basingstoke yesterday with my 10X44 Viper.
Works fine for me and nothing to touch it for the money.
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I sometimes think that optical quality is over rated in respect of scopes. It is arguably more important to have a scope that will hold zero. I have a couple of scope that have superb optical quality, but never have the same zero on two seperate occassions. On the other hand, I have a couple of scopes that, while not as good optically, as the others, will hold zero after being chucked down stairs (OK, I don't chuck my rifles downstairs, but you know what I mean.). Even more annoying is the scope that, when adjusted four clicks up, decides that it will also move a couple of click left on POI.
The best scope I have, FWIW, within the useage intended is a Meopta 7X50. I tend to prefer fixed mag scopes as I believe that having less glass, and fewer moving bits is an advantage. Better scope for the money.
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IMO the Lightstream is far brighter than any of the 4 Leupolds I have owned and dare I say better built.
As far as build quality goes, I believe US Army are using Leups on their 0.50 Sniper rifles - that must mean something.
Gary posted that the next generation MTC scopes will have Lightstream quality optics at MTC prices - now that's going to be a bargain !
Each to his own, certainly not better optically by a long chalk to my eyes.