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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Vintage Scopes

I've been buying older Redfield and Leupold scopes to put on my 99's lately. I really like the look and feel of a mid 60's 99 with a T.V. screen Redfield or 4x Leupold. These old scopes don't have a "click" adjustment. I'm wondering what the white graduations are supposed to represent at 100 yds? They all seem to be very touchy, I'm thinking maybe 1"? Sometimes they seem to be even more than that. Any insight?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 03:53 PM
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Vintage!!! You make me feel old And I'm not really all that old, at least I didn't think so.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 05:53 PM
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whew! glad i aint the only one...ive found that most arent 1/4" like i always "think" they should be...

just today i shot 2 of my friends m88s for was an old m7 4x Leupold..took me an extra shot but i got her dialed in and let her shoot it..

dont know what the lines mean..i thought 1 turn between the big lines would be MOA and 1 small line would be 1/4 MOA which is "close enough" to inches at 100yds..doesnt seem to be the case though..
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 06:30 PM
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Re: Vintage Scopes

I have four steel Weaver El Pasos: Two K4s, one K2.5 and one V12. All but one are in use and look pretty good where they are, on older rifles. Still work fine as well.

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I Have 40 year old 3-9 Redfield widefields on three of my 760's, great scopes and never a problem in all the years, and they have been through some nasty weather and many rugged deer drives.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:30 AM
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Many older scopes had 1/2" adjustments. Only way to find out is set up a 1" square target at 100 yds, and shoot at one corner. Move windage side 4 clicks left or right. If gun is very accurate, that bullet should impact 1/2" across horizontally.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 01:53 PM
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My two Husky .30-06's wear a 4X Leupold and a 4X Weaver and both scopes were bought in the Sixties and they both still work!
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I own more than a few Weaver, steel-tube K series scopes. My all time favorite deer rifle, The one I cut my teeth on in the deer woods, A sporterized M-98 IS 8X57mm Mauser, wears a weaver K-6 dot scope. I LOVE those fine crosshairs and that 1/8 moa dot. Have poersonally taken deer well in excess of 300 yards with it and a stoutly loaded 150 grain speer hot core trucking along at near 3,000 fps.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 04:34 PM
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Re: Vintage Scopes

The old Redfields have adjustment graduations that are somewhere between 3/4" and 1 1/4", or so it seems. They are frustrating to work with at times when you're used to crisp 1/8" clicks.

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