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Discovery Scope…fool me twice shame on me….or maybe the supplier?

Forums Optics, Scopes, Rings, & Mounts Discovery Scope…fool me twice shame on me….or maybe the supplier?

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    likkitysplyt
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    Got 2 Discovery scopes, one with illumination, the other doesn't. The one with illumination has no problem at all. Got it on a Cricket and it is dead on. The one witthout illumination is on a Vulcan Tactic and it is dead on. Both are 6-24×50 FFP and beautiful fine crosshairs. I also have 2 Aztecs and have no problem saying that the glass on the Discoveries are better than on the Aztecs. Have a Hawke 8-32×56 on an Impact with probably the clearest glass I have ever seen on any scope but illumination bleeds over when I use it so I just don't use it … don't hunt at night much anymore 👀 … but the Hawke price was twice as much as the Discoveries. Both Discoveries came from Airgun Optics Plus and I asked Charlie to please check the scopes out first before shipping … he did. I'm a happy camper and I never buy anything airgun related from Amazon.

    Just my 2 cents

    Shalom

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    DanielL
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    cowabunka

    on the subject of discovery scope, i recently got the 6×24 VTT off amazon.

    Glass is clear, tracks great etc. But for some reason the optical zero is way too high and I ran out of vertical elevation.

    I thought it was the cheapo mounts that came with the scope so I ordered the eagle vision adjustable mounts.

    But even with the new mounts, the optical zero is still high prior to physically adjusting the mounts.

    Does anyone share this experience? The scope works great now, just didn't thought i would need special mounts for it.

    What gun is it?  Have you tried other scopes on it?  "Droop" is not uncommon with airguns.  I haven't seen anything different in that regard with the Discovery scopes I've used. 

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    dec11ad
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    so to which scope would you compare it optically? wondering cause i had planned on gettin one of those in the past.

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    RWSx3
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    Having this thread resurface compelled me to offer my experience with my lower end entry level Discovery scope. 

    After reading so much good "hype" about these scopes several months ago I decided to try one for myself. I don't do any long range targeting or pesting so I don't need a scope with the highest variable powers. I ordered a VT 2 3-12x40SF a $120 scope. Initial thoughts of this scope were good for what I purchased it for and it seemed to be solid and fairly well made. I mounted it to a Condor SS and sighted in at 25yds, all good. After a few more shooting sessions I chose to re-zero to longer distances and the scope seemed to become quite less clear – sharp when re-focusing, something I felt was not acceptable.

    I emailed Airgun Optics Plus quality control address and received a reply to my inquiry about the "loss OR lack of sharpness when focusing" in short time. I was told, "if you care to return the scope (@ my cost) it would be examined for fault, IF deemed acceptable it would be returned NOT replaced" , not the reply I'd hoped for. I phoned Airgun Optics Plus hoping for some better response, and was told "you bought a $120 scope….what do you expect?"   Can't disagree with that,  but,  I shouldn't question that even a $120 scope should be able to make the buyer happy?   

    I removed the scope from the Condor, re-mounted it to another pcp that I use at shorter distances in hoping to be able to "live" with the level of clarity. While re-zeroing on that gun, I would get a shot close to zero, make needed turret adjustments, then get a wild flyer off inches from the previous close shot,, this went on for several shots before I decided to remove the scope and check the reticle / turret movements using the mirror method. While looking through into the mirror I noticed the reticle was very jumpy – erratic with the turret clicks,  that's not how a reticle should behave, my Hawkes or Nikons scopes don't move that way in the mirror.

    So now another emailed description of my concerns with this scope to Airgun Optics Plus asking for an RA #……. the first was returned as "Undeliverable" mail demon, so I tried another address and still waiting as I've NOT received ANY reply as yet and it's been WEEKS since ?  I'm kind of at the point of "I got what I paid for" and this is a throw-away scope like many other products of the world we exist in. 😒

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    steve123
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    RWSx3

    Having this thread resurface compelled me to offer my experience with my lower end entry level Discovery scope. 

    After reading so much good "hype" about these scopes several months ago I decided to try one for myself. I don't do any long range targeting or pesting so I don't need a scope with the highest variable powers. I ordered a VT 2 3-12x40SF a $120 scope. Initial thoughts of this scope were good for what I purchased it for and it seemed to be solid and fairly well made. I mounted it to a Condor SS and sighted in at 25yds, all good. After a few more shooting sessions I chose to re-zero to longer distances and the scope seemed to become quite less clear – sharp when re-focusing, something I felt was not acceptable.

    I emailed Airgun Optics Plus quality control address and received a reply to my inquiry about the "loss OR lack of sharpness when focusing" in short time. I was told, "if you care to return the scope (@ my cost) it would be examined for fault, IF deemed acceptable it would be returned NOT replaced" , not the reply I'd hoped for. I phoned Airgun Optics Plus hoping for some better response, and was told "you bought a $120 scope….what do you expect?"   Can't disagree with that,  but,  I shouldn't question that even a $120 scope should be able to make the buyer happy?   

    I removed the scope from the Condor, re-mounted it to another pcp that I use at shorter distances in hoping to be able to "live" with the level of clarity. While re-zeroing on that gun, I would get a shot close to zero, make needed turret adjustments, then get a wild flyer off inches from the previous close shot,, this went on for several shots before I decided to remove the scope and check the reticle / turret movements using the mirror method. While looking through into the mirror I noticed the reticle was very jumpy – erratic with the turret clicks,  that's not how a reticle should behave, my Hawkes or Nikons scopes don't move that way in the mirror.

    So now another emailed description of my concerns with this scope to Airgun Optics Plus asking for an RA #……. the first was returned as "Undeliverable" mail demon, so I tried another address and still waiting as I've NOT received ANY reply as yet and it's been WEEKS since ?  I'm kind of at the point of "I got what I paid for" and this is a throw-away scope like many other products of the world we exist in. 😒

    That's a tough situation! Sorry to find out.

    Being the scope snob I am, I hadn't bought a cheap scope in many years. A need came up, and money being short at the time, I decided I'd try a really cheap scope, cheap for me anyways. This purchase was halfway an experiment to see if I could tolerate the deficiencies of such a scope, so I bought a $169 Athlon Talos 4-16×40 with the intent of selling it at a small loss if I didn't like it. 

    I was surprised at the quality I got for the $. Not great but acceptable. I had nothing to complain about really and it's still on the varmint rifle with a perfect track record for 3 years now. Plus I know if something goes wrong Athlon's warranty will cover it hassle free! 

    Recently I went to get my oil changed, was bored so I walked over to Big5. I got sucked into buying a Trinity Force RD because it had a scope mount on it, and it was on sale for $40. Sighting it in was like playing whack a mole, lol, so I brought it back. They gave me store credit because I had lost my receipt so I got a Trinity Force 1-4 scope for $128, with a small RD installed on the mount. Neither of those worked right???!!! I had kept my receipt this time and got all my $ back. Lesson learned about going "TOO" cheap. I'm just glad I bought it from a local store so I didn't have to hassle with shipping and etc.

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    DanielL
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    I have a couple of Discovery's FFP compact scopes, 3-12 and 4-16, I really like for clarity and especially because they focus down to 8 yards (though advertised for 10).  They run $200-245.
     

    They have some quirks though.  The elevation and windage turrets are super tight to the point it is difficult to feel the clicks.  I have to put my ear next to them and turn slowly.  They have zeroing turrets but not really as each zeroing knurled is about 1 and a third clicks so good luck lining them up with the zero mark on the scope.   The silly things don’t have up/down or left/right markings on the turrets either.  They turn in the conventional directions of left and down as clockwise but I’m always second guessing myself when I go to turn them.  Finally, just to be consistent the rear zoom ring is super hard to turn too and has fine knurling which is terrible for grip.

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    kkarmical
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    I bought one and made the mistake of not mounting it x 6+ months, and when I got around to finally mounting it, the windage doesn't work, clicks fine, but no actual movement at all.

    Tried contacting the seller and got no response to multiple emails.

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    FredAZ
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    A $120 scope with a multi-level supply chain to deliver it to you………..how much do you really think gets spent on parts?

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