Reply To: Athlon Talos 3-12×40 vs Clearidge Ultra 3-9×32
The AO is a little stiff to adjust on my Clearidge RM but it is fairly accurate for estimating range. When I measure 50 yards on my range finder, that is almost exactly where it goes into focus with the AO. When I say stiff, I don’t mean I can’t turn it easily, it’s more that it is slow to adjust. That could be annoying when you want to adjust it quickly before your prey escapes.
If you don’t need lightweight then there are definitely better scopes for the money but I couldn’t find many that are better in a similar weight range. I think a lot depends on what air rifle you have and what you use it for. For me, the Clearidge RM is a great bullpup scope because I really feel the weight saving and the benefit of it being less top-heavy.
If you have a front-heavy rifle, the weight saving of the clearidge might not be enough to make a meaningful difference. I.e. You couldn’t shoot off-hand before, you still can’t with the Clearidge.
There is a new 18oz Hawk scope that I want to check out when my Ataman Ultra Compact arrives.