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    I'm in the market for a new scope. I've stumbled across this brand at pelletguns.com and at the price, it looks like a very nice scope indeed. Anybody who has one is more than welcome to chime in and let us all know what they like. Ive searched around the WWW and have not found much in terms of reviews but I did find that they are fitted with extra-low dispersion glass(ED) as standard. So I think I'll give the VT-T 4.5-18x44 SFVF a go. Its a FFP scope and at this price, once again, I think it's worth a closer look. I was sceptical about the marcool brand, and they where actually brilliant scopes for the money.

    So when I get the scope, and I've tried it out, I'll give a full review on it. Wish me luck!!

    Cheers.
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    The Discovery scopes are absolutely brilliant.
    I have the 6-24 FFP's and cannot fault them, the clarity is a little better than the Marcool if you ask me.

    Looking forward to your write up.
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    Well I received my scope. First off I'm highly impressed with it. Unfortunately I had to send mine back because there was a bit of dirt in one of the internal lenses. This is not to say the quality control was bad and the manufacturer was not up to spec either. In the industry I work in, I know this can happen from time to time, so no issues there at all!! What I did find in the short time I had it was that there is only about 2.5 full rotations on the elevation turret and about 4.5 for windage in total, With 60 milliradians per revolution(6 radians/mildots). This gives about 15 mildots on elevation and about 27 on windage. This is the least I have ever seen on any scope, but you know what, it's more than enough! The zero stop feature works a treat and comes to a dead stop. You can adjust this to where ever you like. Now for the best part!! The clarity and sight picture is absolutely outstanding. I did read it was ED glass on one web review, but was sceptical. I'm pretty sure this is ED glass. If you can remember how I raved about the Marcools clarity, well this beats it hands down! I have a hawke airmax 30sf as well and it pales in comparison. I have not gotten a chance to run out the zero and return it to see if it comes back to zero correctly yet, but that will be the first thing I'll do when the replacement arrives, I'm pretty damn sure it will not disappoint. Do I recomend this product? Hell yes, for the money you won't find better. It's right up there in clarity with the hawke frontier series.

    So till the replacement arrives, you'll just have to wait for the rest.

    Cheers.
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    Did you ever get a replacement?
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    Tis a sad story 'bout the Discovery scope. Hopefully madness will give you the full story, but the crux is he isn't using it anymore...
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    Always the worry with these types of scope. Of course I don’t know the whole story yet but still...
    Some of the blokes over on AGN are blathering over them like they're Sightron in disguise. Lol, they get quite aggressive if you even mention the fact that one good review doesn't make an alpha scope or that at those prices QC is likely to be less than stellar.
    It really seems to be a forum of fanatics
    I fear they'll be proven wrong soon enough.
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    Hi Madness

    I just orders a Discovery VT 3 3-15x44 form my Artemis GR 1600W and would like to know what went wrong with your scope

    DUVAL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duval View Post
    Hi Madness

    I just orders a Discovery VT 3 3-15x44 form my Artemis GR 1600W and would like to know what went wrong with your scope

    DUVAL
    There is no scope on this planet that'll last long on that rifle. Its meant for one thing only: PC at 20-30m with the iron sights its came with. The GS1250 was known to kill scopes after as little as 50 shots. If the GR1600 is even more jacked up I can't imagine what's happening inside the optics.
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    So it's better to keep it open sights
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    Short answer is yes. Long answer is you could give it to a decent tuner to bring the power down to something more scope friendly and then fit a scope.
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