so i needed a scope for my 2nd xs7y 7mm/08.both my other marlins have simmons pro hunters,A 4-12 and a 6-18,i got on close out for less then a $100.i was leery at first but they have proven to be good scopes for the money.the new gun got a boyds thumbhole in nutmag and will get the youth stock put back on when the little guy gets old enough to shoot it.i had planned on putting a nikon buckmaster 4-14 on it but seen natchez had the ATK intensity scopes on clearance and new they have been re=badged as weaver 40/44.i ordered a 4-12x44 for $80 thinkin i was getting a pretty good deal,sfter all there a weaver now so the must be decent,boy was i disappointed!
the scope seemed clear and looked good so i mounted it up,looking in the yard through it all seemed good,then i went to the range.at 100 yards and at any power over 6x its is very fish bowly looking,you cant clear up the image by adjusting the objective,if i setthe oadjustable obj. between 50 and 75 it got better but was still very hard to focus your eye through,almost like looking through a fish bowl or curved lense and at 12X the edge clarity is horrible,looks like your looking through a fuzzy tunnel with a fishbowl in the end so i sent it to atk,hoping i got a bad one.they replaced the scope with a new one.i got the new scope mounted and took it along with some other guns to the range.same thing,my sons 22 cricket with a $30 4x bsa looks better at 100 yards than anything you can get out of the intensity scope,i guess ill call natchez and see if theyll let me send it back and get something else,if not its going in the trash,id feel guilty ebay-ing this thing
sorry to hear that. I had a bad experience with a tasco scope once, cost me a hunting trip. Since then I don't skimp on scopes. I stick with Nikon.
you should check with E. ARTHUR BROWN co and see if they have any of the HAWKE endurance scopes left-i have two 3x10x44 (59.00) and they have pretty nice optics-they were on closeout and going fast-whsk
check my other post for more info on the HAWKE scopes-whsk
As Donut said Hunting Trips don't come cheep Plus it just seems like they get further apart . I have looked at these scopes there are so Maney Scopes made in China and some are real junkers . Here are some things that may help You find a scope to last you a long time .#1 Etched Rect a Must #2 Quick eye adj a Must #3 Movement Postive and as much as you can afford
#4 Glass Mulyi Coated Not just Coated Japan glass is hard to beet Most the better scopes are made with it #5 30 MM tubes Yes they are More But ounce You shoot with them it is so hard to go back . These are things I have found to help Me shoot as My eyes are failing and Old age is setting In , As far as power it is the shooters call the higher the power the harder it is to hold the gun still . $150.00 to $250.00 should buy you a good scope . Hope this help You out DD
I like Nikons, Sightrons, Leupolds, have a bunch of the Weaver K-2.5's and several Simmons Pro-Hunters as well a Zeiss Conquest on my center fires. Can't say that the more expensive ones are 3-4 times better than the Simmons scopes, but they are better. The lower priced Nikons and Leupolds are good values for the dollars spent. Get the best you feel you can afford and then add some more money to it when you make the buy. DP
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I tried one of the Intensity scopes, a 3-10x44. I got mine from Sportsmans Guide. WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. It didn't take long for me to send that one back. I hear that they are supposed to be the same scope as the new Weavers in the 40/44 series. I hope NOT , for Weavers sake!!!! I finally decided on a Bushnell ELITE 3200, 3-9x40. They have an etched rect. and the rain guard coating, so far it is the best scope I've ever had.
I was concerned the 40/44's might not be a good choice - thanks for the heads up.
i have a 4-16 nikon monarch,2 mueller 4.5-14 apv's,1 mueller apt 4.5-14,2 simmons pro hunters,a 6-18 bushnell banner,a early 90's tasco 3-9 world class,4x32 older simmons,and the crappy little bsa 4x on my boys cricket 22. the monarch is of course the best of the bunch but the china made muellers are VERY nice scopes,track well,very clear ect,the only complaint i have is at higher power the eye relief shrinks quite a bit.the apt tactical is on a 17hmr,has 30mm tube and tac knobs. you can crank the knobs for drop and widage and return to zero and its dead on every time,very good scope.the two pro hunters i have both track well and have decent optics,side focus,have great eye relief and my 270 shoots 3 shots in a 1" circle and the 7mm/08 will clover leaf 3 shots at 100y both with factory ammo.the banner is a decent scope but no where as nice as the muellers,and ive notice tracking at 100y isnt what it should be,4 clicks will move it a 1 1/2 or better,but it holds zero fine
i had planned on getting a better scope for the new 7mm/08 anyway,i may try a vortex viper,if not ill likely go with a nikon,i was going to use the intensity to replace my old tasco that seems a little foggy now,guess now ill have to figure that out as well.
read my above post (E ARTHUR BROWM CO)-one piece tube-fast focus eyepiece-lifetime warranty that i hope i don't have to use-good eye relief-good clear optics-weatherproof (i tried to get it to fog up without success)-59.00 for 3x10x44 on closeout-whsk