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    So i did some research and discovery scopes seem to perform really well but which model to choose?!?!?
    I have a BSA BUCCANEER 177 wich i do PC Between 8 to 80 meters.
    See models below i consider
    I would really apreciate to get your opinions








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    I would go for the 3-12 model
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    The choice of scope is always about what you are using it for. I have the VT-Z 4-16x44 AOE on my CP1. I am not shooting long distance with it, out to 20 meters or so and it suits my eyes. I have had poor vision since a child so I go for the highest magnification I can get for what I shoot.
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    Hi Mike. So are you happy with the discovery scope?
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    Hi Conrad,

    I've got the 6-24x, it's ok for the price tag but not a show stopper, how can it be.
    It gets milky at higher mag and the clarity seriously drops off towards the other edges.
    You get what you pay for.
    As far as which model, as Mike said it depends on application and personal preference.
    Some people are happy shooting at 6 -10x mag even at long distance, while I prefer higher mag even up close.
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    A cheap high mag scope will always end in tears.

    If you are on a tight budget, rather go for a GAMO scope. The 24x version works well up to full mag.
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    Hi Keith! What i am wondering is when bottom magnification is 6 will you get clear sight at 8 meters? At what magnification does it get milky? Any other scope you can suggest without blowing my bank account to smitherine
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    Ive got a gammo 3 to 9 but it was hoping the discovery will be much better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradK90 View Post
    Ive got a gammo 3 to 9 but it was hoping the discovery will be much better?

    All I know is that Gamo glass is of consistent quality, the mechanics are sound and the local support is there. I have owned quite a few and put them through hell and back. I have never looked through a Discovery, but the price tells me they are 'probably' junk when compared. You may luck out and get a gem, but that is always the case with cheaper brands... their QC sucks.

    Perhaps go for the 16X Discovery. It's a good mag for longer distance and likely to be clearer than the 24X.
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    Yes I am very happy with it as I said, on my CP! and shoot out to 20 meters in my backyard. I do not know what they would be like on Springers, but PCP and CO2 they are fine. They used to be called Macool but have since been rebranded Discovery. Anything further than 25 meters and then I change rifles and scope accordingly.

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    Hi Mike. So are you happy with the discovery scope?
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    I had the marcool 4.5-18 scope and the build quality is on par. There reason why I sold is because the reticle is way to thick for PC use in my opinion and the minimum focus distance was way to far, I think it was 20m or so. Scopes come and fo but my go to one still stays the little hawke 3-9
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    I decided to ditch the idea of the discovery. Now looking at Hawke and Nikko stirling. Do you guys prefer one over the other maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradK90 View Post
    I decided to ditch the idea of the discovery. Now looking at Hawke and Nikko stirling. Do you guys prefer one over the other maybe?

    The most important thing is SUPPORT for the product.

    Perhaps someone could elucidate us on how it stands for these two products nowadays? History on one brand was not so great in the past.


    Having said that, IMO, the 16X Targetmaster is the PERFECT utility scope. Big enough to shoot long distance with a nice fine reticle and side focus.
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    Ok that means your budget just went up to the 16K mark as that is the 10-50x60 Hawk or 13K which is the new Nikko Hornet also in 10-50x60.

    Quote Originally Posted by ConradK90 View Post
    I decided to ditch the idea of the discovery. Now looking at Hawke and Nikko stirling. Do you guys prefer one over the other maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrews View Post
    Ok that means your budget just went up to the 16K mark as that is the 10-50x60 Hawk or 13K which is the new Nikko Hornet also in 10-50x60.

    Pay attention Mike. Keep up. Read the first post again!
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