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Thread: MTC re-launching the Mamba Lite range - Available end August

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    MTC re-launching the Mamba Lite range - Available end August

    I cannot believe my luck!
    I have a Daystate Huntsman with an MTC Mamba Lite 4-12 x 44 on. I am over the moon with the scope, love the looks , the reticle etc. When I decided a few weeks back to treat myself to a new Air Arms ProSport I wanted an MTC Mamba Lite to go on it. When I went on the MTC website I was shocked to find that MTC had stopped making it and that gave me a dilemma as to what scope to fit. After picking up my new ProSport on Tuesday I looked again on the MTC website to see if any other scope would fit the bill only to find that miraculously the re-launched Mamba Lite had returned! I e-mailed MTC and they told me that they should be in the shops end of August / September. The new Mamba Lite range now have illuminated reticules and slightly better flip up lens covers, other than that they look the same.
    My ProSport is stil in the box awaiting its new MTC Mamba Lite!
    I cannot wait!

    Cheers

    Andy

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    Back when they introduced their "new improved" range I said that dropping the Mamba-lite was a huge mistake, I guess the marketing figures now show that was true.

    A cheap(ish) light weight scope, sidewheel focus, good glass, nice ret, all the mag needed for air rifles & works very well with NV add-on's, What fool thought dropping that was going to be a good idea

    Just hope they don't now price themselves out of the market

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    Back when they introduced their "new improved" range I said that dropping the Mamba-lite was a huge mistake, I guess the marketing figures now show that was true.

    A cheap(ish) light weight scope, sidewheel focus, good glass, nice ret, all the mag needed for air rifles & works very well with NV add-on's, What fool thought dropping that was going to be a good idea

    Just hope they don't now price themselves out of the market


    Just so you know dropping the Mamba lite was out of MTCs hands, optisan dropped it. The Mamba lite is now an MTC not an optisan and they have made the improvements. The magnetic covers are excellant, they hold in position and will not loosen over time. The lite is now Illuminated and the illumination in on the side so doesn't get in the way for cap wearers etc.
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    It will be interesting to hear user experience to see if they are as good as the old Optisan version for night vision use - which was one of their main selling points. New coatings, which may be better for day time use, may not be so good for night vision.

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    Never could get on with them ,too many lines and dots all to fussy IMO
    Much prefer Hawke scopes

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    Only wish they'd do it in 3x12x40. It would be perfect for a lot of end uses.

    A.G

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    Any news on price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensman57 View Post
    Only wish they'd do it in 3x12x40. It would be perfect for a lot of end uses.

    A.G
    they do a 3-12X42 rrp 219
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightrider View Post
    Any news on price?
    219 for the 3-12x42
    239 for the 4-16x42

    those are the recommended retail prices
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    Top made scope but I could never get on with the reticle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    Back when they introduced their "new improved" range I said that dropping the Mamba-lite was a huge mistake, I guess the marketing figures now show that was true.

    A cheap(ish) light weight scope, sidewheel focus, good glass, nice ret, all the mag needed for air rifles & works very well with NV add-on's, What fool thought dropping that was going to be a good idea

    Just hope they don't now price themselves out of the market
    Quote Originally Posted by airwolf1 View Post
    219 for the 3-12x42
    239 for the 4-16x42

    those are the recommended retail prices
    Hardly the bargain of the original ,
    and fairly obviously the price is set just 10 less than the closest spec Hawke Vantage SF IR, although they have a 50mm objective so to me seem better value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwolf1 View Post
    219 for the 3-12x42
    239 for the 4-16x42

    those are the recommended retail prices
    Not a 'Lite' price then

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    Hardly the bargain of the original ,
    and fairly obviously the price is set just 10 less than the closest spec Hawke Vantage SF IR, although they have a 50mm objective so to me seem better value.
    Not a fan of Hawke scopes personally, I doubt their scopes are the same price today as they were in 2014. Everything has gone up since then and the new model has features the old did not so I would expect the price to increase.

    Anyway for any one interested I have looked through these scopes and the image was very clear and bright, they had one on the range at The Game Fair.
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    I'm a fan of both as the glass seems a very close match.

    My point is/was that the original "lite" was a very good spec, at a very good price, with no un-necessary frills, both my Rapids wear them.
    This new version may well have the same name but it's not following the same philosophy.

    Still it's only my view.

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    I wonder how good these MTC's will prove to be - the last lot were perhaps cleverly marketed but overrated. I realise the Mamba Lite has a loyal following but I can only speak of the Mamba 4-16x50AO IR - very sensitive to eye position with annoying whiteout and turret dials stiff and undefined with barely felt clicks. Glass isn't too bad but I think Nikon & Vortex are markedly superior for similar money. Also had a Connect 3-12 x 24 but found SCB2 reticule ridiculously complex. Chose plain 'German ret' for the Mamba.
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