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Forum: Optics
04-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By OpticsCamp

Minox is a pretty well known name outside of the...

Minox is a pretty well known name outside of the USA, they just don't have the marketing budget.

The ZV3 is covered by the same lifetime warranty as the ZA5 HD and the German-made ZE scopes.
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03-24-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By OpticsCamp

Truck rifles get knocked around. There are...

Truck rifles get knocked around. There are situations where I can understand going with a cheap scope, but that isn't one of them.

I mentioned in your other thread the Minox ZV3, they also make...
03-24-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By OpticsCamp

I've sold plenty of the Bresser Konig and...

I've sold plenty of the Bresser Konig and Trueview scopes in the past (edit: and never had any returned). However, the company's decision to pursue big box stores like Walmart and Target has caused...
Forum: Guns
03-14-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By OpticsCamp

Warne Tactical Steel Rings 30mm Ultra High 617M

Warne Tactical Steel Rings 30mm Ultra High 617M (http://opticscamp.com/warne-scope-rings/433-warne-tactical-steel-rings-30mm-ultra-high-617m.html)

These rings were mounted on a rifle for a scope...
03-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,496
Posted By OpticsCamp

Tons of Minox ZV3 in stock

I recently took delivery of a large stock of Minox ZV3 riflescopes (http://opticscamp.com/52-minox-zv-3-rifle-scopes). Every model and every reticle is in stock.

The 3-9x40 has been a consistent...
Forum: Optics
03-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By OpticsCamp

The Nikon M223 is designed specifically for the...

The Nikon M223 is designed specifically for the ballistics of the 223 round. If that's not your cup of tea, any of the Nikon scopes with BDC reticles can be utilized with SpotOn to figure out your...
03-03-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By OpticsCamp

Like I said, it's your call, but I see...

Like I said, it's your call, but I see illumination as an unnecessary novelty in most cases. But the difference in weight is less than four ounces in the three you listed. If you can tell a four...
03-03-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By OpticsCamp

3-9x is probably overkill, and you can get away...

3-9x is probably overkill, and you can get away with a smaller objective and less magnification for the same or similar light transmission you'd get from higher magnification and a bigger objective. ...
Forum: Optics
02-07-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By OpticsCamp

+1. And just about everything I see currently...

+1. And just about everything I see currently coming out of Japan is closer to European-built than anything else, at least in my opinion.
Forum: Optics
02-07-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By OpticsCamp

Sounds about right. The larger companies (not...

Sounds about right. The larger companies (not naming any names here) have some pretty complex corporate/distributor networks and it can make it hard to do business. But I could go to a half a dozen...
02-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,018
Posted By OpticsCamp

I think (99% sure by looking at the specs) that...

I think (99% sure by looking at the specs) that the Nikon Monarch 3 and Monarch African are the exact same rifle scope with different markings. The only problem I have with the German #4 reticle is...
02-05-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,018
Posted By OpticsCamp

Nikon Monarch 3 1-4x20 In Stock

Just got in some new Nikon Monarch 3 1-4x20 (http://opticscamp.com/135-nikon-monarch-3-1-4x20) rifle scopes, both BDC and German #4 reticles. Check out the reviews on our site.

The Monarch 3...
02-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By OpticsCamp

February Deal on the Redring Sight

There's not a lot more that I can say about the Redring Sight (http://opticscamp.com/redring-shotgun-sight/151-redring-shotgun-red-dot-sight--7350055690019.html) that hasn't been said already. We've...
02-01-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,104
Posted By OpticsCamp

Bronko is right, the Tikka action has built-in...

Bronko is right, the Tikka action has built-in bases, so you're looking for a set of rings that are a direct fit.

Warne makes a set of medium and high rings in 1" specially made for Tikka:...
01-25-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By OpticsCamp

An MOA reticle is fine for hunting. It still has...

An MOA reticle is fine for hunting. It still has a crosshair. The rest of the reticle may not be usable for you until you actually learn how to use it for holdover and ranging, but that gives you...
Forum: Optics
01-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By OpticsCamp

A knockaround pair of 7x50s are always good to...

A knockaround pair of 7x50s are always good to have. I have a set in my office and they're usually one of the first ones I grab when I need a look at something. But you're right, they can be bulky...
Forum: Optics
01-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By OpticsCamp

What model are you replacing? What kind of...

What model are you replacing? What kind of hunting are you doing? What are you expecting from your binoculars?

Actually, yes, I can think of a reason these may not be good for you. The "auto...
Forum: Optics
01-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By OpticsCamp

Sorry, I can't believe I missed your old post. ...

Sorry, I can't believe I missed your old post. Which model? Any specific reason you're looking at the 30mm?
01-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,230
Posted By OpticsCamp

You have 30 days from purchase to register your...

You have 30 days from purchase to register your scope with Minox in order to get the Total Coverage Warranty that takes effect after the factory two year warranty. You're on file with Minox and...
Forum: Optics
01-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,140
Posted By OpticsCamp

Look at any manufacturer's ad copy about their...

Look at any manufacturer's ad copy about their lens coatings and you'll see a lot of claims that are usually unverifiable. Marketing departments love overselling proprietary lens coatings because...
Forum: Optics
01-20-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,140
Posted By OpticsCamp

German engineered binoculars built in China by a...

German engineered binoculars built in China by a company owned by Americans that is owned by Italians. (Steiner > Burris > Beretta)

I've never used them, but the idea of using optical coatings to...
01-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,230
Posted By OpticsCamp

Minox ZV3 3-9x50 Review

We've been waiting for the next addition to the Minox ZV3 rifle scope (http://opticscamp.com/52-minox-zv-3-rifle-scopes) lineup to appear, and the Minox ZV3 3-9x50...
01-19-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By OpticsCamp

Minox ZA5 HD 2-10x40 In Stock

We've got the next Minox ZA5 HD rifle scope (http://opticscamp.com/86-minox-za5-hd-rifle-scopes) in stock ready to ship. The Minox ZA5 HD 2-10x40...
01-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By OpticsCamp

Give me a call and we'll work something out. ...

Give me a call and we'll work something out. :happy0001:
01-19-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By OpticsCamp

Celestron Granites?

Celestron Granites?
01-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By OpticsCamp

Minox ZA5i HD 3-15x50 Available!

Just days after SHOT show and the public release of the Minox ZA5 HD (http://opticscamp.com/86-minox-za5-hd-rifle-scopes) rifle scopes, we got the first shipment of Minox ZA5i HD 3-15x50 SF...
Forum: Optics
01-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,513
Posted By OpticsCamp

Lots of Tasco hate. Tascos are like a...

Lots of Tasco hate.

Tascos are like a beater automobile. They can get you from point A to point B, but without a lot of style or flair. We'd all rather be driving sports cars and showing off. ...
Forum: Optics
12-30-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By OpticsCamp

Warne and Talley wherever possible. Steel only...

Warne and Talley wherever possible. Steel only on pic rail setups.
12-27-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By OpticsCamp

We have posted a side-by-side run down between...

We have posted a side-by-side run down between the Celestron Granite 8x42 and the Zen-Ray ZEN ED3 8x43 (http://opticscamp.com/387-zen-ray-zen-ed3-8x43-binoculars-zen-ed3-8x43.html) on our website.
12-27-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By OpticsCamp

Two more, the rest are either out of focus or too...

Two more, the rest are either out of focus or too far away to make out any detail.

http://opticscamp.com/birdphotos/coopers-hawk-12-26-13-2.jpg...
12-27-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By OpticsCamp

Cooper's Hawk 12/26/13

Christmas came a little late this year.

I had to run some errands around noon yesterday, and came back to a freshly killed pigeon in the backyard. This isn't a common thing, but I do know that...
Forum: Optics
12-27-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By OpticsCamp

The holiday rush showed me that there was a lot...

The holiday rush showed me that there was a lot of increased interest in the Celestron Nature DX 8x42 binocular...
Forum: Optics
12-26-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By OpticsCamp

Good point Ed. I'd also like to add that lens...

Good point Ed. I'd also like to add that lens coatings are just as proprietary and varying as any of the other components of scopes and binoculars. It's very hard to compare coatings from different...
12-20-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By OpticsCamp

Zen-Ray ZEN ED3 8x43 Binoculars In Stock

After a lot of talk about doing it, and then some more talk, we are finally a Zen-Ray dealer! And the first binocular we got in stock is the Zen-Ray ZEN ED3 8x43...
12-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By OpticsCamp

Celestron Regal M2 100ED In Stock

We just got fresh stock of the popular Celestron Regal M2 100ED (http://opticscamp.com/regal-m2-spotting-scopes/8-celestron-regal-m2-100ed-spotting-scope-.html) spotting scopes. We have a review on...
Forum: Optics
12-20-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,570
Posted By OpticsCamp

I'd honestly advise you to wait, unless you want...

I'd honestly advise you to wait, unless you want to use the rifle for an upcoming hunt. SHOT Show is in January, and that's when most of the new lines are released. Even if you don't get a brand...
12-16-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,926
Posted By OpticsCamp

I'm a huge fan of both Talley and Warne, but I...

I'm a huge fan of both Talley and Warne, but I have not owned a DNZ mount, and I don't think I personally know anybody who has either. We're going to start stocking DNZ on our website, so I'm...
12-16-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,926
Posted By OpticsCamp

Scope Mounts and Rings?

I haven't seen any discussion lately on rings and bases, and I was wondering what you guys have on your rifles and what seems to be most preferred.

Two piece bases, one piece base, or Picatinny...
12-12-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,364
Posted By OpticsCamp

Pretty much this. Though the Bresser...

Pretty much this.

Though the Bresser Trueview IR rifle scopes (http://opticscamp.com/48-bresser-trueview-ir-riflescopes) are near that price, and for a knockaround .22, should do fine. Waterproof...
12-12-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By OpticsCamp

GSM trail cams? :happy0157: I bought a...

GSM trail cams? :happy0157:

I bought a pair of Motorola FRS radios a few years back and they seem to work well, but range does diminish quite a bit when upland hunting in PA. My first thought...
Forum: Optics
12-11-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By OpticsCamp

Sounds like 8x42 is where you need to be. Higher...

Sounds like 8x42 is where you need to be. Higher magnifications limit field of view and make it harder to keep a steady picture (more magnification = more shakiness). You don't need anything over...
Forum: Hunting Gear
12-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By OpticsCamp

Vixen New Foresta 8x50 Binoculars $299

We have an open box set of Vixen New Foresta 8x50 binoculars (http://opticscamp.com/334-vixen-new-foresta-8x50-binocular-14517.html) for $299, a $50 discount and free shipping anywhere in the USA. ...
12-09-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By OpticsCamp

Open box Vixen New Foresta 8x50 Binoculars $299

We have an open box set of Vixen New Foresta 8x50 binoculars (http://opticscamp.com/334-vixen-new-foresta-8x50-binocular-14517.html) for $299, a $50 discount and free shipping anywhere in the USA. ...
11-28-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By OpticsCamp

Black Friday Specials

Happy Thanksgiving! Another Black Friday special - this time we're offering a discount between now and midnight on Friday on some of the items we have in stock.

In addition to these discounts,...
11-28-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By OpticsCamp

Black Friday Sale on Redring Sight

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! We're getting an early start on Black Friday and offering a discount on the Redring Sight (http://opticscamp.com/151-redring-shotgun-red-dot-sight--7350055690019.html)...
Forum: Optics
11-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By OpticsCamp

The SKS wasn't designed as a tack driver, it was...

The SKS wasn't designed as a tack driver, it was a mass-produced infantry weapon designed to put lead downrange reliably. You're looking at 3-5 MOA on a good day, so I'd set a small budget and not...
11-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By OpticsCamp

Throw an inexpensive BDC scope on a .22 and you...

Throw an inexpensive BDC scope on a .22 and you can practice for cheap.
11-05-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,933
Posted By OpticsCamp

For birds? Redring sight...

For birds? Redring sight (http://opticscamp.com/redring-shotgun-sight/151-redring-shotgun-red-dot-sight--7350055690019.html).

With the slug barrel, I'd look for a good 1-4x, 1-5x, or 1-6x. Or...
10-30-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,697
Posted By OpticsCamp

Actually, that's a common misconception. All...

Actually, that's a common misconception. All scopes have decreasing eye relief as magnification increases. What you see with constant eye relief scopes like the Conquest is really just adequate eye...
10-30-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By OpticsCamp

100% correct.

100% correct.
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