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Customer Reviews by John C from USA

BKL 1" Rings, 3/8" or 11mm Dovetail, Matte Black

BKL 1 inch Rings, 3/8 inch or 11mm Dovetail, Matte Black
Review entered on 2012-06-03 13:01:08

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By John C from USA on 2012-06-03
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Things I liked: I bought these rings for my Zastava M-85 (mini-Mauser) in .22 Hornet with "11mm dovetail". I wanted rings that would center-up regardless of the exact width of the dovetail vs 'universal' tip-offs that might not. I was pleased that they didn't need to be spread open to slide on. They're very sturdy, and setting up the scope was a snap, quicker and easier than with Millett Angle-Locs. What a great product for the modest price! I'll get another set in silver for my Marlin 995 and try a dab of rosin under the contact points of its shallow dovetail to prevent the 'slide-back' that the tip-offs I've tried haven't controlled.

Things I would have changed: These are RTR out of the box and I can't imagine anything that would improve them. Lining them with black tape is up to the user to cushion the scope tube and allow for tolerances that may torque it unevenly. It'd be nice to let firearm folks know these are available at PA, they'd appreciate the tip!

What others should know: It's possible that spreading or compressing these rings for exact fit may cause one or the other to tilt a tad off center (mere thousandths at best). This wasn't measurable or an issue for me, and they could be switched around to realign a spin-centered scope once they've taken a 'set'. Expect to reef fairly well on the lower screws for a secure grip when first mounting them on a narrow dovetail. I suspect this has caused stripping for others, but in a pinch a longer screw and a nut on the far side could get one by until another set was ordered. D & T to a larger screw would also be an option, but the heads might need to be ground a tad narrower and/or the counter-bore widened a bit to clear them. There is plenty of stock here to trim/modify these if one doesn't mind touching up the paint afterward. This brand represents a great value, made in USA, and something of a hidden treasure here at PA ...

JSB Exact Monster .177 Cal, 13.4 Grains, Cylindrical, 400ct

JSB Exact Monster .177 Cal, 13.4 Grains, Cylindrical, 400ct
Review entered on 2016-07-30 11:31:09

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By John C from USA on 2016-07-30
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Things I liked: Easy loading in all guns tried. Remarkable energy retention at distance. Pellet consistency (finish, weight) and accuracy.

Things I would have changed: Can't imagine improving this accurate powerhouse.

What others should know: Despite 13+g weight these shorties stabilize in typical .177" twist. So far the most accurate in new Benji NP2 and Gamo BC Bull Whisper, both within first 200rds OOB. We chrono'd at 15 and 30 yds and calculated NRG. >19 ft/lb retained at 30yd and 1" groups in either gun!! btw, extreme spreads and std deviations bely ability to group well. (Will test at greater distances in a future session) I have to re-order so we can test (& chrono) these in our now-shelved, humble Gamo Shadow 1000 springers. Expect to hand over a tin to anyone you encourage to try them and have to order more for yourself. (Next 'coon spotted had better wear a helmet. No doubt about potential penetration on such vermin.)

Hawke Sport Optics 3-9x40 AO Sport HD Rifle Scope, 30/30 Duplex Reticle, 1/4 MOA, 1" Tube

Hawke Sport Optics 3-9x40 AO Sport HD Rifle Scope, 30/30 Duplex Reticle, 1/4 MOA, 1 inch Tube
Review entered on 2016-08-26 01:04:40

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By John C from USA on 2016-08-26
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Things I liked: Brightness, edge-to-edge clarity, and field of view impress at all powers. I don't mind the separate turret caps as the serrated 'wheels' are easy to grip/turn, and so far it has held zero on .22 Trail NP and .17 Trail NP2, the latter being a loan-out to see if OEM 3-9 x 40 C-P was the cause of loose groups. Seems rugged enough for these guns, but only a few hundred rounds shot so far. It's already back on the TNP .22 'to stay', but would be a real sweetie-pie on such as my Rem 597 .22 Mag truck gun if I decide to upgrade the Benji to a 30mm tube scope. It WILL be another Hawke if so. :-)

Things I would have changed: I'd like to see more crisp/distinct turret clicks, but IMO it's a minor point with so many bold positives in this model's favor, and at such an attractive price. Never anxious to 'fix' what isn't 'broke'.

What others should know: I've yet to validate the advice that this 1" tube scope isn't up to high-powered springers but so far, so good, and I'll report back after a few hundred more rounds thru the TNP .22. If your prescription is strong enough (mine is) you may find the AO to be a bit 'off' when the cross-hair is focused most clearly. I plan to try another index dot on the front bell to see if its proportional to range and will comment if that's a usable patch. (got tape?) Millett ('Weaver-style') Angle-Loc steel rings (P/N AL00011 or AL00711) anchor firmly and easily allow 'rough' windage adjustment on 'rails' before turning turrets. I allow up to 10 shots minimum for each adjustment to 'settle', and they often do within 5. Have shot my best groups ever with this scope, so would recommend it, esp as to 'bang for the buck'.

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