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Thread: Ghosting on high mag scopes!

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    Ozzy's Avatar Ozzy
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    Default Ghosting on high mag scopes!

    I've got a 24x BSA Contender Scope, when set on 24X give's me a blur or smokey view.
    I disappears when scope is set on 10X which is wierd.
    I'd like a new scope but can't afford a new one yet.
    Any suggestions on how to get rid of this effect.
    I've seen this effect on more expensive scopes as well which worries me a little!
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    not much you can do on a cheap scope...use it on 10X...then upgrade
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    make sure its on focus..

    have used cheap tasco 6-24x50 scope b4... they don't come with those problems..
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    Hi Ozzy, I brought a BSA Contender 6-24x50 and had the exact same "problem".I returned it and swapped it for a Hawke Nite Eye 4-16x50IRand have been happy ever since,the Hawke was actually R250 cheaper than the BSA and has an Illuminated Reticle.
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    BSA scopes are notoriously bad...
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    Ozzy, you don't mention the direction you pointed in. I don't mean north or south, but if it was in the direction of the sun it might be glare. Thats the reason for Sun shades on more expensive stuff. That said a better made scope starts showing off it's better construction as the mag increases.
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    Ozzy's Avatar Ozzy
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    Cool thanks!
    mihki for interest it is only in specific directions that it happens. I've been fiddling yesterday with a extended Sun shade which I made out of junk at home seemed to help quite a bit, but I think that I'll start saving for a better scope.
    I must say that I prefer anything above 24X.
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    You won't beat a ZOS for value.
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