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    Cannonball
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    I have a Hatsan BT65 in .30 and am looking for a decent scope to put on it. The scope’s main purpose is to deal with a raccoon problem I am having around my chicken coop at night. They can’t get to the chickens but are tearing things up trying and also destroying my vegetable garden. I want a scope with good low light performance, an illuminated reticle in MIL or similar and decent glass. I also would like the parallax to focus down to 10 yards. I mainly use this rifle for plinking and pest control but the scope that’s currently on it doesn’t have many of the features I am looking for and I want to replace it. I have been shopping around and noticed DVOR has a 4-16×50 Trijicon AccuPower with the features I am looking for at $485.00. I would really like to stay under $500 if possible and this also fits that criteria. What’s everyone’s opinion on this scope and is there anything else I should consider purchasing instead? 

    Yo – I have been lurking here for sometime before registering so I know all about the Alpha6. Just trying to save you some typing my friend. ๐Ÿ˜‚
     

     

     

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    cmatera
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    Never owned an Accupower, but I did own 3 Accupoints at one time.  The glass was beautiful and I never had a problem with any of the scopes.

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    JungleShooter
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    Cannonball,

    ๐Ÿ”ถ curious…, the manufacturer does not say anything about what the minimum parallax is. Neither does OpticsPlanet.

    Dvor says 10 yards. If that's correct, great! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    However, they got the minimum elevation adjustment at 40 moa (= lousy at best). The manufacturer says 80 moa (= good).

    Just saying — who should we believe — for either data….

     

    โž” Make sure to take a screenshot of the 10 yards at Dvor — in case it isn't true and you want your money back….

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถ You want to hunt — with changing ranges. I personally prefer FFP over SFP so I just have to check and/or memorize one holdover table, not one for every magnification I might want to use….

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe turrets are capped — I like to quickly dial my holdovers and wind holdoffs. But when there are caps involved, I feel the manufacturer really doesn't want me to mess with the dials…! ๐Ÿ˜„ 

     

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe field of view (FoV) at min. magnification 4x is 26ft (25.8ft). That's not bad and not great, in my opinion — considering that you are planning to take close range backyard shots — at night. Those shots seem that rapids target acquisition is difficult — unless the FoV is large.

    You might consider a 3x at the bottom end instead of a 4x. (However, the actual FoV is what matters, not the magnification — cf. the attached PDF for the specs on that.)

     

     

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe dial for the illumination is on the ocular lens — if you plan to attach a camera or night vision that might make things a bit complicated…. (just saying).

     

     

    I'm not trying to talk you out of buying this scope…! ๐Ÿ˜„

    However, you asked for opinions and options:

    ๐Ÿ”ถSo I'll attach you my Scope Specs List for 4-14x scopes (4-16x, 3-18x, and 4-20x included).

    โ–ชWarranty info + prices (under $500)

    โ–ชMinimum parallax 10 yards

    โ–ชAll with a holdoff reticles, indicating if turrets match the reticle (mil/mil or moa/moa)

    โ–ชSide parallax

    โ–ชExposed turrets

    โ–ชGrouped by FFP and SFP

     

    Happy scope shopping! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Matthias

     

    โŒ Attachment Scope Specs List 4-14x

     

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    Yo
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    DVOR is CREDIT ONLY AND NO CASH REFUND SO BETTER MAKE DAMN SURE ITS A GOOD SCOPE.

    I bought the no brand label version for less than 1/4 the cost direct from China and I thought I paid too much.

    Buy another brand such as the Sightron S-TAC at the same time because you MAY WANT to RETURN THAT SCOPE especially for the price you pay unless you don't have anything clear to compare it to like a SWFA SS as a baseline then probably wouldnt matter to your non critical eyes.

    That eye box is like the Element Helix.

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    Cannonball
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    JungleShooter

    Cannonball,

    ๐Ÿ”ถ curious…, the manufacturer does not say anything about what the minimum parallax is. Neither does OpticsPlanet.

    Dvor says 10 yards. If that's correct, great! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    However, they got the minimum elevation adjustment at 40 moa (= lousy at best). The manufacturer says 80 moa (= good).

    Just saying — who should we believe — for either data….

     

    โž” Make sure to take a screenshot of the 10 yards at Dvor — in case it isn't true and you want your money back….

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถ You want to hunt — with changing ranges. I personally prefer FFP over SFP so I just have to check and/or memorize one holdover table, not one for every magnification I might want to use….

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe turrets are capped — I like to quickly dial my holdovers and wind holdoffs. But when there are caps involved, I feel the manufacturer really doesn't want me to mess with the dials…! ๐Ÿ˜„ 

     

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe field of view (FoV) at min. magnification 4x is 26ft (25.8ft). That's not bad and not great, in my opinion — considering that you are planning to take close range backyard shots — at night. Those shots seem that rapids target acquisition is difficult — unless the FoV is large.

    You might consider a 3x at the bottom end instead of a 4x. (However, the actual FoV is what matters, not the magnification — cf. the attached PDF for the specs on that.)

     

     

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe dial for the illumination is on the ocular lens — if you plan to attach a camera or night vision that might make things a bit complicated…. (just saying).

     

     

    I'm not trying to talk you out of buying this scope…! ๐Ÿ˜„

    However, you asked for opinions and options:

    ๐Ÿ”ถSo I'll attach you my Scope Specs List for 4-14x scopes (4-16x, 3-18x, and 4-20x included).

    โ–ชWarranty info + prices (under $500)

    โ–ชMinimum parallax 10 yards

    โ–ชAll with a holdoff reticles, indicating if turrets match the reticle (mil/mil or moa/moa)

    โ–ชSide parallax

    โ–ชExposed turrets

    โ–ชGrouped by FFP and SFP

     

    Happy scope shopping! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Matthias

     

    โŒ Attachment Scope Specs List 4-14x

    <img style=”width:24px;height:24px;margin-right:5px;margin-top:-4px;vertical-align:middle” data-src=”” class=”lazyload” src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==” /><noscript><img src=”” style=”width:24px;height:24px;margin-right:5px;margin-top:-4px;vertical-align:middle” /> Download 1596256868_7445752405f24f2650007f8.42085332.pdf

    JungleShooter

    Cannonball,

    ๐Ÿ”ถ curious…, the manufacturer does not say anything about what the minimum parallax is. Neither does OpticsPlanet.

    Dvor says 10 yards. If that's correct, great! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    However, they got the minimum elevation adjustment at 40 moa (= lousy at best). The manufacturer says 80 moa (= good).

    Just saying — who should we believe — for either data….

     

    โž” Make sure to take a screenshot of the 10 yards at Dvor — in case it isn't true and you want your money back….

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถ You want to hunt — with changing ranges. I personally prefer FFP over SFP so I just have to check and/or memorize one holdover table, not one for every magnification I might want to use….

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe turrets are capped — I like to quickly dial my holdovers and wind holdoffs. But when there are caps involved, I feel the manufacturer really doesn't want me to mess with the dials…! ๐Ÿ˜„ 

     

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe field of view (FoV) at min. magnification 4x is 26ft (25.8ft). That's not bad and not great, in my opinion — considering that you are planning to take close range backyard shots — at night. Those shots seem that rapids target acquisition is difficult — unless the FoV is large.

    You might consider a 3x at the bottom end instead of a 4x. (However, the actual FoV is what matters, not the magnification — cf. the attached PDF for the specs on that.)

     

     

     

    ๐Ÿ”ถThe dial for the illumination is on the ocular lens — if you plan to attach a camera or night vision that might make things a bit complicated…. (just saying).

     

     

    I'm not trying to talk you out of buying this scope…! ๐Ÿ˜„

    However, you asked for opinions and options:

    ๐Ÿ”ถSo I'll attach you my Scope Specs List for 4-14x scopes (4-16x, 3-18x, and 4-20x included).

    โ–ชWarranty info + prices (under $500)

    โ–ชMinimum parallax 10 yards

    โ–ชAll with a holdoff reticles, indicating if turrets match the reticle (mil/mil or moa/moa)

    โ–ชSide parallax

    โ–ชExposed turrets

    โ–ชGrouped by FFP and SFP

     

    Happy scope shopping! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Matthias

     

    โŒ Attachment Scope Specs List 4-14x

    <img style=”width:24px;height:24px;margin-right:5px;margin-top:-4px;vertical-align:middle” data-src=”” class=”lazyload” src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==” /><noscript><img src=”” style=”width:24px;height:24px;margin-right:5px;margin-top:-4px;vertical-align:middle” /> Download 1596256868_7445752405f24f2650007f8.42085332.pdf

    I found a spec sheet put out by Trijicon and they did list parallex focus as 10 yards to infinity. They also showed 80 MOA of adjustment, I hope both are correct. I really appreciate you sharing that spreadsheet, there is a ton of information on it. 

     

     

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    Cannonball
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    Yo

    DVOR is CREDIT ONLY AND NO CASH REFUND SO BETTER MAKE DAMN SURE ITS A GOOD SCOPE.

    I bought the no brand label version for less than 1/4 the cost direct from China and I thought I paid too much.

    Buy another brand such as the Sightron S-TAC at the same time because you MAY WANT to RETURN THAT SCOPE especially for the price you pay unless you don't have anything clear to compare it to like a SWFA SS as a baseline then probably wouldnt matter to your non critical eyes.

    That eye box is like the Element Helix.

     

     

    I bought the no brand label version for less than 1/4 the cost direct from China and I thought I paid too much. –  I am confused by this comment. Are you telling me that the scope I am looking at is made in China and you bought basically the same scope from the factory that produces them in a different brand for 75% less?

     

     

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    Yo
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    Cannonball

    Yo

    DVOR is CREDIT ONLY AND NO CASH REFUND SO BETTER MAKE DAMN SURE ITS A GOOD SCOPE.

    I bought the no brand label version for less than 1/4 the cost direct from China and I thought I paid too much.

    Buy another brand such as the Sightron S-TAC at the same time because you MAY WANT to RETURN THAT SCOPE especially for the price you pay unless you don't have anything clear to compare it to like a SWFA SS as a baseline then probably wouldnt matter to your non critical eyes.

    That eye box is like the Element Helix.

     

     

    I bought the no brand label version for less than 1/4 the cost direct from China and I thought I paid too much. –  I am confused by this comment. Are you telling me that the scope I am looking at is made in China and you bought basically the same scope from the factory that produces them in a different brand for 75% less?

     

     

    I purchased the Trijicon from Amazon for a little less than it's normal retail price and returned it the next day because I thought it was JAPAN or USA made. I can go look for the invoice to get the exact model number.

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