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    Red face Starter scope

    Hi should I get a cheap starter scope or jump in and get a good one.

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    Scope

    I think I will go with a viper connect,thanks.

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    Depends what it's for,
    it's pointless to pay several hundred , only for 25yd plinking in the garden,
    equally it's stupid to expect a 50 cheapy to cope with 200yd shots in low light.

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    scope

    as above make up your mind what sort of shooting you will be doing and get the best scope you can afford

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    As a general rule you are more likely to be happy with a 'better' scope irrespective of your immediate requirements. That being said, don't go mad!!
    'It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others'.

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    As others have said, depends on what you're doing. Nowadays, I just plink out to 20 odd yards absolute max, in dry weather, so am happy with a 3-9x40 cheapie. If I was hunting in all weathers & at longer ranges. it would be different. As it would be if I was into FT/HFT.

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    is the gun worthy of good scope , cos a scope wont make it shoot better
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    is the gun worthy of good scope , cos a scope wont make it shoot better
    A poor scope will make a good rifle look bad, even if a good scope can't improve a bad rifle.

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    I like the hawke fast mount series for starter scopes.
    Had 2/3 now on cheaper setups and they work well

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    Nikko stirling mountmaster

    NIKKO STIRLING MOUNTMASTER are nearly half price at the sportsman gun centre.
    If you don't like it you could probably sell it for what you paid.

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    look no hands is offline Even better looking than a HW35
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    Nikko Stirling Panamax would be my choice.
    Far too many rifles to list now, all mainly British but the odd pesky foreigner has snuck in

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