Aging Eyes.

As those close to me know, I’ve had issues with my eyes since about September 2010.  Specifically my right eye… and specifically going blind in it.  It’s been getting better and it’s now doing just fine.  Today I spent some time at the Optometrist.  I am pleased to report that my eye is back to full health with good blood flow and it’s only just like any other guy my age. Which means the lenses in my eyes are slightly cloudy, which is usual, and I have a hard time focusing far and near, again usual… and my eye’s astigmatisms are about the same.  The downside though is that while I don’t need bi-focals now, I will probably need them next time I come in.  So later next week I’ll be able to pick up my new glasses, with new frames, and I’ll bet much of my headaches will be remedied.

Growing old sucks.

Counter Sniper Scopes

I am going to be making a video of a rifle that is wearing a Counter Sniper scope.  Long story on this gun… that I’ll get into later… but I just want to talk about this scope.  I’ve had some questions about it in the past and another one recently.  So this is forcing me to get into this now.

This is flat out the worst scope I’ve ever seen.   The glass is murky.  The eye relief is extremely poor.  The eye box – how much you can move your eye around and still have a decent view – is tiny.  The Focus and the Parallax Focus are… well… you just can’t get the bloody thing to focus properly.  Put this all together and you have an optic that is just about completely useless.  I am not kidding, not exaggerating here, when I say that we have scopes for 39.99 that are much much better.  I am dead serious.  The owner would be better off with a cardboard tube from a Paper Towel Roll.

The Reticle is… oh man… how do you even explain it?  It’s like someone who has never fired a rifle before and just watched Anime about shooting designed “the most awesome shooting system ever!”   The reality is that it’s even more useless than the glass it’s in.  And some guys think a Horus reticle is busy.  Good hell… this is something else.  Oh, and it can turn blue.  That’s fantastic.  I thought BSA had the market on blue reticles.

I’m still trying to figure out what Bertrillium-Zantitium is… I’ve looked it up and the only places that mention it are Counter-Sniper’s own web site, and forums linking to that site asking WTF Bertrillium-Zantitium is.  I have no answers for you, I only suspect that it’s complete bullshit.  Much like everything else about these scopes.  Total bullshit.

Do not buy a Counter Sniper brand scope.  There are much better ways to blow your money.  If you don’t know what to buy for your Tactical Dollars – Buy a Pride and Fowler.  If you cant afford that, buy a Nikon.  If you can’t afford that, sell the rifle and get an 870 and practice kicking in doors.

Cain

The more I hear Cain… the more I like him.  Perry continues to fall from my favor. I especially didn’t like Perry’s accusation that Romney leaked Cain’s past issue after all evidence pointed at Perry’s camp.  That was very Jr. High of Perry.

Cain just looks better and better.