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Thread: Optima Super Moonlighter Value ?

  1. #16
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    Thinking of putting it up for sale to fund another project...The lenses and light are better than the average "chinese" scopes of today....The Parallax is way better than many modern offerings. It's accurate and easy to range. The end doesn't rotate so flip up caps don't get impeded and stay put.

    Turrets are fine...they are Hakko made so they are quality compared to some more modern releases Muskett.

    I dare say I'd part with them for around 180 plus post.

  2. #17
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    I didn't mean my post to come over negative. I am on permanent look out for them, and do snap up any mint ones I find, well the one ones I specifically want.
    Forgot who I sold my last Super Moonlighter too that was pretty mint; but think I asked 200 for it.

    Glass wise I'm comparing to mid range better glass such as done by Bushnell, the better Hawks like the Sidewinder, and the Zeiss Conquests. Tough competition to be compared against. Optimas just don't have the "jump" that better new glass can give.
    Hakko probably made them, but Hakko had even better glass for those who wanted it. I have had the odd old Hakko that puts some modern glass to shame. Optimas over the years were made to fit the price the target market demanded. But don't get me wrong on 80's classic rifles an Optima is The scope to match them with. HW35E, Original 45, HW80 and even FWB Sport. lSome Tasco's have the same effect. The most disappointing for me were the Kassnar's which quality wise fluctuated so much from year to year; I never found one I wanted to keep.

    180 for a Super Moonlighter in above average condition isn't robbing anyone. Anyone wanting to put together a John Darling HW80 combo together should grab it.

  3. #18
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    Not neg Muskett....I like the opinions !

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