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    jbravo103
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    Hello Fellow Airgunners,

     

    I just ordered my FX Wildcat Compact (0.25 cal) yesterday, and now need of a nice scope to top it off.  I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on scopes and watching Cyclops vids…Joe is the best!  I’m reaching out to other bullpup owners for your recommendations on scopes to complement my new Wildcat Compact.  I want something that will fit the gun well and not swamp it or make it too top heavy.  Other criteria is shown below:

    • Primary use is for pest control
    • Max range would probably be 150 yds 
    • Typical range is usually 15-75 yds
    • Side focus down to 10 yds
    • Can be MIL or MOA reticle
    • Can be SFP or FFP (I’ve never used FFP though)
    • I don’t really need exposed turrets since I’m accustomed to using holdover/under for making quick shots
    • No pref on illumination (been hunting without for 30 years)
    • Maximum I want to spend is around $400

     

    Thanks!

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    Discovery Optics VT-T 6-24X50 SFVF First Focal Plane MIL Reticle Includes Scope Cam, Filter, and Flip-Up Covers. real fine cross hair though price @279 I love mine  focus as close as 8 yards 

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    L.Leon
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    I do a lot of pest control, the illuminated reticle has allowed me to make many shots I wouldn’t be able to without. That said look at the Aztec Emerald, I believe two of them meet your criteria. I own the 5.5x25x50 FFP SF IR Emerald. Great, uncluttered reticle, I’ve taken hundreds of pests with this scope. Prior to this shot SFP scopes, I got use to FFP without any difficulty. Good luck in your search.

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    douger
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    OPTISAN EVX 5/20/50i 

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    toma
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    Athlon 

    argos around $250

    helos, midas around $400

    all illuminated all side focus from 10yards

    All 6-24×50 

    if u fancy something smaller 

    Athlon Talos btr 4-14×44 ($220-$260)

     

    all life time warranty – no needs receipt 

     

    my opinion one off the best option in that price 

    ( I have 4 Athlons – talos 2helos and ares

    very very good scopes) 

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    Graysgray
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    Discovery optics 

    VT-3 COMPACT

    just received my MK2 wildcat fitted this ffp ultra compact and very light scope…very happy.

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    RHWilliams63
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    Where in the world did you find this Discovery compact 3-12? Been looking for months. Congrats!

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    heavy-impact
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    douger
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    edgun west also sells that scope I buy from our American based companies so you can get warranty if needed   

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    mike4406
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    The 3 x 12 has been out of stock since last year.   No one has any in the US as far as I can tell.    And no one has any ETA.  Not going wait for Ali Express, that would take 40 days or more, and if you have any probs then you are outa luck most likely.

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    jbravo103
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    Ok I have my choices narrowed down to the following four options. Still on the fence regarding magnification needs as most of my shots are in the 15-40 yard range, but do plan on pesting some prarie dogs at 100 yards this spring.

    • Aztec Emerald 3-18×50
    • Aztec Emerald 5.5-25×50
    • Discovery HD 3-15×50
    • Discovery HD 5-25×50

    The above scopes are all SFP, which I prefer. I’m having a tough time finding acutal specs on the Aztec 3-18, and their website is horrible. Honerable mentions were the Athlon Midas BTR 2.5-15×50 and Optisan EVX 5-20x50i.

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    Accuracy_Incorporated
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    I have the discovery 5-25×50 FFP.

    It's an ok scope. The turrets are nice. It does not lose zero. It tracks well. It will probably stand up to the recoil of a 22 rimfire , forever. It is a cool looking scope too. I had this same scope in a second focal plane. The problem with that is the reticle is tight. By tight I mean that the floating dot is cluttered. It can be seen. It just wasn't where I like it. I traded back in  for an FFP for this reason. Charlie Sexton at Airgun Optics plus is really good about this. The FFP is much better in my opinion. Optically this scope is, at its price point , pretty good. It's not a Leupold. I would take the Discovery over the overpriced Aztec. There is nothing in the Aztec that is of higher quality, or of more expense, than the discovery. Optically they are probably about the same. I would expect the Discovery to win the category of bang for the buck.

    Hawke is noticeably better optically at twice the price in a second focal plane. But not twice as good optically. Discovery wins here on price point alone while offering many of the same feature set. However, the glass in the Hawke sidewinder line, is better.

    I have and have used all of the scopes mentioned in target shooting , hunting and surveillance. I am most definitely a scope snob. I would advise that anyone reading this , own , use and have at least one really high end scope, if for nothing else but to experience what you are missing, optically. I would also advise putting it in a one piece high quality mount such as Spuhr, or American Rifle. This will give interchangeability between many guns.

    In short, at its price point,,,,Discovery is pretty hard to beat. I do not review scopes. I use them. You learn a lot about a scope when putting it to practical use. So I reckon what I have given you here is honest experience. I hope this helps with your quandary.

    A.I.

     

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    jbravo103
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    A.I.,

    I really appreciate your feedback and honest opinions. Not sure I follow you on the reticle issue though. I would think with the SFP version, reticle would remain same size regardless of magnification. But with FFP version, the reticle would be very small at the lower zoom resulting in a fuzz of hash marks.

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    jbravo103

    A.I.,

    I really appreciate your feedback and honest opinions. Not sure I follow you on the reticle issue though. I would think with the SFP version, reticle would remain same size regardless of magnification. But with FFP version, the reticle would be very small at the lower zoom resulting in a fuzz of hash marks.

    Nah. It's not that bad. It is small , but it is usable depending on vision. The FFP allows you to open the recticle up so the floating dot is easier to manage. The SFP, not so much. The hash marks are too close to the floating dot. The FFP on the other hand gives you the ability to tune this out. There are other differences as you make your decision.

    The second focal plane will give you the ability to tune your recticle  to different yardages by use of magnification and your zoom ring where the FFP angular measurement is constant.

    But I see what you're saying.. Yes the SFP recticle will stay the same size, so imagine opening the reticle up where the floating dot separates from the rest of the reticle.

    Its a very decent scope. Buy it, look at it. Study it. If you don't like it send it back. Charlie at airgun optics plus, is great about that.

    A.I.

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