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Bargain scope find!

Post by BadboyMelvin » 01 Oct 2016, 1:25 pm

Hey guys,

Was at my LGS just checking stuff out when I walked over to the bargain table and spied an old steel scope laying there. It was dusty and rusty but still caught my eye.
On closer inspection I saw that it was an old steel Weaver 'Challenger' 4 power USA. It came with mounts plus an extra mount was fitted - presumably to hold a spotlight.
When I finally got hold of the guy behind the counter and asked how much, he casually looked it over and said $20! Sold!
As soon as I got home I took the mounts off and fitted them to my .22 (which I'd been planning to scope for months now) and gave the scope a good clean. All the dust, rust, grime came right off and it cleaned up awesome. And the lenses were in great nick. The crosshairs were pretty fine but razor sharp.
I straight away fitted it to my Winchester M70 .338WM and it sure looked the part. I've been looking for a straight 4x for it and hopefully the Weaver does the trick and anyway for $20 (+ mounts that I fitted to my .22), I can't really lose.
As an extra bonus, it has really generous eye relief, so I was able to mount it as far forward as possible. This is a good thing as there is no rubber eye piece! Heck, I may have to rename this particular scope the 'scar maker'!

Cheers,

Russ.

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Post by bigfellascott » 01 Oct 2016, 1:52 pm

Luv a bargain, hopefully she's a keeper mate. :D
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Post by pete1 » 01 Oct 2016, 2:15 pm

Did well there
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Post by sandgroperbill » 01 Oct 2016, 3:10 pm

I reckon the mounts would be more likely to fail than the scope, but either way thats a helluva score
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Post by bentaz » 01 Oct 2016, 3:20 pm

Mint!
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Post by BadboyMelvin » 02 Oct 2016, 7:00 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm taking it out Wednesday to sight it in so I'll keep you posted how it goes...
I hope it lives as it's a really nice old retro scope. I also hope that I don't get 'love tap' from it as well considering that it has no rubber eye piece!
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Post by BBJ » 11 Oct 2016, 2:13 pm

Kicked a goal :thumbsup:
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Post by jays » 13 Oct 2016, 8:45 am

You can get some great deals when the salesperson doesn't give a crap :lol:
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Post by Garth » 09 Jan 2017, 10:03 pm

Jammy bugger
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Post by Die Judicii » 12 Jan 2017, 3:14 pm

Old brand = Old quality. :thumbsup:

It certainly looks the part.
Proof of the pudding,,, hopefully it holds zero for you.
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Post by Baldrick314 » 13 Jan 2017, 10:01 am

Nice one mate. Any news on how it held up?
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