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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:35 pm 
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Hi Guys!
I just got in some awesome scopes for the price. I can't believe how clear these are! They focus really well, and though the parallax adjustment only goes to 15 yards the 3-12x42 I checked focused perfectly at 7 yards at full magnication.
They come with a sun shade and mounts of your choice

These have a lifetime warranty and are supposed to be virtually indestructible according to Discovery, lol.
Here's some poor pics. Link and pricing to follow, but they'll be under $150 anyway, shipping included.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 am 
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Here's the links
https://airgunarcheryfun.ca/discovery-v ... -12x42-ao/
Price $129.99
https://airgunarcheryfun.ca/discovery-v ... -16x42-ao/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:28 am 
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Those look really great, Wes.... I love a 3-12 for Varmint hunting.... I assume the reticle is MilDots, how many dot below the crosshairs, measuring to the top of the post?....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:54 pm 
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Hi Bob, thanks, yes it is Mil Dot and the turrets are in Mil as well. There is 10 hash marks and dots under the crosshairs, if you include the long thick part at the bottom. It alternates hash mark and dot so I'm pretty sure the dots are Mil at 10x and the lines are half Mil.
I'll contact discovery to confirm the 10x as being proper magnification for accurate Mil measurements.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm 
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So 10 MilDots of holdover possible?.... outstanding, that makes the 16X usable at over 100 yards when sighted at 50....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:34 am 
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Nope, I'm wrong, I must have turned the scope the wrong way, yeesh! Just went downstairs to verify. My apologies. Here is an accurate pic. Should clear things up. It has 8 mils below.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:15 am 
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Still, 8 MilDots at 16X covers the same distance as 5 at 10X.... so if they are calibrated at the usual 10X, that will give you 18" of drop at 100 yards compared to your zero.... My 3-12X scopes, if sighted at 35-40 yards to give a 1/2" KZ, are at the top of the post at 100 at 12X, which is 15" of drop from the crosshairs.... One of the reasons I don't use a 16X scope is that often they run out of MilDots before you get to 100 yards.... That reticle should avoid that problem, making the 4-16X a decent candidate for Varmint hunting out to 100 yards....

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. :twisted: …. Nice and clear, you say?.... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:51 am 
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I am not an expert at all, and I got 4 scopes so far, 2 are 3-9x40, the Hawke gives no dots but a cross-hair only, and the Discovery VT-1 gives a lot of dots and it did help when I shooting longer distance with my low power guns. And the remained one 4-12x40 Hawke gives me 4 dots only under the crosshair... (I don't know how to do the calculation, but I can see how much the pellet dropped from the scope and adjust my next shot with the dots provided )

Actually do we need that many dots or the Discovery scope is overkill to provide those dots?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:54 am 
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YepYep wrote:

Actually do we need that many dots or the Discovery scope is overkill to provide those dots?

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Thanks Bob~ just read your post which showed up some seconds before mine ~

So, dots are welcome ~ right?! [emoji38]

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:26 am 
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Yep, dots are good at long range anyway =)
These are very clear imo, Bob, I was surprised how clear and bright. =)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am 
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YepYep…. additional dots will allow a higher magnification to be used at long range.... I do a lot of Varmint hunting at 20-100 yards, and I like to keep my scope sighted so that at 40-45 yards or less I don't have to think, just hold dead on and know the pellet will hit within 1/4" above or below my POA.... At 50 yards I am about 1/2 dot low, and with a 12X scope the pellet hits 5 dots low at 100 yards, which is the top of the post in a conventional Mildot reticle.... That is why all my current Varmint rifles have a 3-12X scope.... If I used a 16X scope, I would run out of MilDots at about 80-85 yards if there were only 4 (5 to the post), but with additional MilDots below the crosshair, you can shoot further away and still have an aiming point at the higher magnification.... There is no downside to having the extra dots, IMO, although it is nice to have every second dot numbered, so you don't have to count down from the Crosshair every time you take a long distance shot....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:54 pm 
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Thanks Bob~ Very clear and I can imagine that although I don't shoot that far, but it applies to my case too as I zeroed my scopes on 10m and when shooting out to 20m or further, the pellets drop a lot and in higher scope power, as you said, you aim up too much and without the dots it's very hard to aim just use the straight vertical line only....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:39 pm 
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I'm shooting field target at 15-50meters. I had no problems with a four mil dot scope (four over and four under) at these ranges.

I switched to a 6 mil dot scope and found my eye would sometimes get lost and I'd line up the wrong dot. Too many dots especially in the changing light and shadow in the woods. The illuminated reticle helps but I still would focus on the wrong dot sometimes.

I switched back to the four dot scope and my eye is happier. Probably an unpopular opinion.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 pm 
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I can absolutely understand what you mean.... The problem is at extreme ranges, 100 yd. and over, where you need more Dots.... but as I said, it would be nice to have them numbered, ever other dot, or something similar....

Bob

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