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The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by Phill Smyth » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:03 am

G'day All =- If you had someone make the perfect Rifle Silhouette scope - what would the sec's be - eg 10 to 40 x ??? - EFR - tube size - what sight picture - eg Leupold Dot or Fine Cross Hair with larger dot - a FCH with Thicker small section of Cross hairs ? - could be Luminated ? - EFR ? - Turrets set up in 1/8" or ? - front AO adjustment or side - if a side wheel as an extra fit -on and off it would also be great for Air Rifle Field target from what I can see.

I ask because I want to purchase a new Scope for a new Air Rifle or what ever ? and can not buy the perfect scope that I would like to. All manufactures are not making anything like the Boosted Premier's 18-40 - with large dot FCH large Sil Dot or Leupold Dot with large dot - on the base 6.5 - 20 x 40 EFR.
sadly if your unlucky enough to have issues - No one will service them or do not have the skills to which seems the case, if they did they would - which seem a pain to those that have them.

I treat all mine with kit gloves and scope coats and a prayer :ympray: .

So have a think - what is perfect for -Air - Rim and Centerfire - if someone was to make it specially with great optic's and quality and if so would you pay good money for the quality set up - Regards and Merry Christmas 2018 and a great 2019. regards Phill

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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by acorneau » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:19 am

Lets see, my perfect scope would be...

Front AO that tracks perfectly with the indications.
EFR - focuses from 30 feet to infinity.
1/4 MOA adjustments with firm clicks (not mushy) and target turrets
Absolutely repeatable adjustments.
80 MOA total range for both elevation and windage.
Options for crosshair thickness and center dot size.
Reticle is true second focal plane, unlike the boosted Leupolds.
15X to 35X variable magnification.
Generous eye-box.
Top grade glass.
Weighs 14 oz. or less.
Takes the shock of spring air rifles without issue.
And cost around $500 (US).
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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by Jerry G » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:34 am

6.5 x 20 with Dick Thomas bump to 20x40 with 1/2 min dot

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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by jbzeus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:04 pm

Acorneau what do you meantruse focus plane? Still learning, please educate me.

Could I add zero stop to the wish list?

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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by sdwooster » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:55 pm

Leupold 6.x20x40 with a (.066 dot is the right one I think) for smallbore Leupold 25x with 3/8 dot for Highpower

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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by acorneau » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:58 pm

jbzeus wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:04 pm
Acorneau what do you meantruse focus plane? Still learning, please educate me.

Could I add zero stop to the wish list?
FFP - first focal plane
SFP - Second focal plane

FFP makes the retical larger or smaller as you zoom in or out. You'll find these mostly on tactical-style optics.
SFP keeps the retical the same size (to your eye) no matter how you zoom in or out.

Here's a link to an article that explains it a lot more. (I didn't read it but from a quick skim it seems good enough.)
https://www.primaryarms.com/blog/Scope- ... FFP-VS-SFP
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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by Doodaddy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:00 am

acorneau wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:19 am
Lets see, my perfect scope would be...

Front AO that tracks perfectly with the indications.
EFR - focuses from 30 feet to infinity.
1/4 MOA adjustments with firm clicks (not mushy) and target turrets
Absolutely repeatable adjustments.
80 MOA total range for both elevation and windage.
Options for crosshair thickness and center dot size.
Reticle is true second focal plane, unlike the boosted Leupolds.
15X to 35X variable magnification.
Generous eye-box.
Top grade glass.
Weighs 14 oz. or less.
Takes the shock of spring air rifles without issue.
And cost around $500 (US).
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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by speedy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:28 am

What Jerry said!

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Re: The Perfect Silhouette Scope- what would you have

Post by RickF » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:06 pm

Give me a Leupold 25X with 1/2 minute dot Leupold dot (0.060) with their tapered crosshairs. Make it EFR and make it track and stand up like they should, and I would be a happy guy.

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