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.
It seems one of the most profoundly misunderstood concepts in shooting is Parallax.
“Parallax is an apparent displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight.”
Continue reading A brief note on Parallax
Crusader Weaponry is almost done with our new Broadsword Carbine Demo Gun. This gun is for Gun Writer Reviews. From this point previous, every photo you’ve seen of a Broadsword has been a Customer’s Gun. We’ve just not had the time and the parts to do a gun for just Demo Purposes.
This gun is going to be going out to the Writers sporting a new optic. I’ve talked to a few optic companies and they were willing to send us some normal run of the mill optics… which is precisely what we didn’t want. We wanted something unique.
Kruger Optics stepped up and is sending us a Prototype of their DTS Gen II optic. Check it out here. The concept is brilliant and I think it has huge potential. Now, this unit is a Prototype and not a Production unit, but it should work just fine. We’re looking forward to checking this thing out. Just looking at this thing – I want to love it.
I was discussing the new Leupold HAMR with a customer today. He was considering the Trijicon ACOG, but didn’t like the very short eye relief of the ACOG. Both are fantastic optics and I have always been, and continue to be a fan of the ACOG. But the new HAMR is really good. But if I was to pick just one… Which one? After much consideration I have made a choice.
Between the two, I’d have the HAMR.
Reason being, it has better glass, clearer, brighter, and it doesn’t have that right side distortion the ACOG’s have. And it has better eye relief. Almost 3 inches instead of one and half with the ACOG.
The battery thing isn’t a real issue because when it’s off, you still have a reticle. You only need to turn it on when it gets dark. And come on, how many other things do you have with batteries anyway? GPS, Radio, Lights, but some guys are going to poo-poo the HAMR because you have a battery for night shooting? Please. For better optical clarity, I’ll deal with a once a year battery change.
Sometimes when you mount a scope – something just aint right and you can’t get the scope aligned properly to get it bore-sighted. Slight errors in the making of the base or rings or something… Many reasons… but the result is that to get the scope bore-sighted right, you have to shim the scope. Don’t panic. And don’t go off and order some expensive Shim Kit. And don’t use Paper shim. They compress and get thinner over time. You don’t need to spend any money… well, maybe 75 Cents at most. You can make your own Shims. It’s easy to do, and I do it all the time. I am a professional, and I’m telling you – you can do this at home. It’s Ballistic Science, but it’s not Rocket Science. All you have to do is to make some Beer Can Shims.
Continue reading Shims for a Scope
4-12x40mm, $199.99… trumps pretty much everything else at this price range. Field of view is tighter than I’d like, but the light transmission is up there near a Monarch and the clarity is great. These are a buy!
Continue reading The New Nikon Prostaffs