Zoom or No Zoom Scope?

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    Sheharyar
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    Guys I’ve seen alot of scope without zoom,Just want to know do the function same? Or are a bit trouble?

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    For me, there’s no substitute for a zoom.

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    If the scope is a cheapy (sub $100), no zoom.  The no-zoom cheapies are (usually) more durable than the zoomable cheapies.  The cheapy is also based upon list price.  If you find a scope which is a sub $100 special, which is normally priced much higher, it may go well for you. Always test your zoomable scope to determine if the point of aim changes as you zoom (shoot 5 shots at minimum zoom, then 5 shots at maximum zoom).  All the shots had better be hitting in the same spot.  Finally, there is always the “good one/bad one” scenario; same brand and scope purchased is much better/worse than the one you bought a week before.  Quality control can bite even companies with good reputations, however, the Chinese scopes seem especially susceptible to this issue.  Keep in mind, most of the Chinese scopes do Not have a Chinese name on them.  I have a Chinese “BSA”.  
    I tend to like scopes with a zoom; but, I also tend to leave them at the zoom level where the Mil-Dots are accurate most of the time.

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    Thanks All for your comments.It means zoom is essential.

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    Zoom and you will not regret it.

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    “Sheharyar”Thanks All for your comments.It means zoom is essential.

    
No Zoom is not essential.  US Army snipers used non-zoomable scopes for years and years.  Scopes with zoom are more fragile than scopes without it.  More moving parts equals easier to break, harder to calibrate, and more complicated to operate.  If you in a hurry and you don’t want to make mistakes a fixed magnification mil dot scope is still the standard equipment.  By the way, they tend to be lighter as well.

    To be honest I have been working out whether I want to put a fixed magnification scope on the Condor and I’m leaning towards a fixed 8x or 10x with a large objective and side focus.

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    Thanks for the input.
    I am looking towards the Edgun Scope which is also fixed power.

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    Second Focal Plane Scope or First Focal Plane Scopes do your homework!!!!
     

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