Another Discovery torture test

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    ptthere
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    Stumbled across a relatively recent video that I had not seen before. "Test" starts at 7:23 in the video. The guy was literally hammering the table, still holds zero after.

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    bowman
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    WOW!!!

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    heavy-impact
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    That's why Discovery scopes are so heavy… they make the aluminum too thick. It's not a hammer, it's a rifle scope.

    I use Discovery scopes but I wish they were half the weight and didn't look like they were designed by a person who has never hunted or shot a gun because it's illegal in China.

    The Chinese way is to copy the master and the Chinese copy everything… so why can't Discovery copy a good looking scope that doesn't weigh two pounds???

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    ptthere
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    heavy-impact

    That's why Discovery scopes are so heavy… they make the aluminum too thick. It's not a hammer, it's a rifle scope.

    I use Discovery scopes but I wish they were half the weight and didn't look like they were designed by a person who has never hunted or shot a gun because it's illegal in China.

    The Chinese way is to copy the master and the Chinese copy everything… so why can't Discovery copy a good looking scope that doesn't weigh two pounds???

    I wish Discovery had a little bit better or a PR campaign in the U.S. in regards to that. In the video above it seems that whoever is filming it is insinuating that the "new models" of their scopes are lighter, but it is hard to confirm that with a lack of available information from the manufacturer.

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    ackuric
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    They are coming out with a few newer models that are lighter…I may replace my current 29 oz Argos with something in the future, but anything right now that is comparable in features + magnification are generally around the same weight…I'd love a FFP 3-18×50 that weighed no more than 16 oz. 

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    heavy-impact
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    ackuric

    They are coming out with a few newer models that are lighter…I may replace my current 29 oz Argos with something in the future, but anything right now that is comparable in features + magnification are generally around the same weight…I'd love a FFP 3-18×50 that weighed no more than 16 oz. 

    That would be an instant best seller, especially if they made it look good like the Bushnell Forge series.

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    WesBob
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    The HS 4-14×44 FFP is 560g, still over 16oz. Anything with a 30mm tube is going to be tough to find that light, but perhaps I know nothing (I actually don't know a whole lot!) and other companies have them. I agree it'd be awesome to have the toughness and durability of the Discovery with less weight, and no compromising on glass =) 

     

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    WesBob

    The HS 4-14×44 FFP is 560g, still over 16oz. Anything with a 30mm tube is going to be tough to find that light, but perhaps I know nothing (I actually don't know a whole lot!) and other companies have them. I agree it'd be awesome to have the toughness and durability of the Discovery with less weight, and no compromising on glass =) 

     

    The VT-3 3-12×44 FFP is listed at just over 18 ounces.

    The caveat though… how much weight can be shed from the scope before that "toughness and durability" become compromised?

     

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