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  Konus scopes
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:33:44 AM » by hollowPoint
Hi All,

anybody ever heard or used KONUS scopes? they're assembled in Italy, with the components possibly sourced form the Far East etc...

www.konus.com

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  Re: Konus scopes
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 16:18:17 PM » by RB
assembled in Italy, with the components possibly sourced form the Far East etc...


A most unlikely story.

Made in China, not necessarily a bad thing, it's all about the QC and the standards / specifications that the company commissioning them (Konus) requests.

The main problem about these commissioned scopes is not knowing what these standards and specs are. The main advantage is that if Konus have a reputation to protect and value then they would at least be reasonable. On the other hand any Tom Dick and Out for a Fast Buck Harry - even you or I, if we stump up for the minimum order - can have scopes made to their specs and branding, so evaluating the brand is as important as evaluating the product, because they are interlinked.

Try to find reviews.

RB
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  Re: Konus scopes
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 16:23:48 PM » by RB
Take a look here at an evaluation of one model.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/konuspro_riflescopes.htm

RB
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  Re: Konus scopes
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 17:21:39 PM » by hollowPoint
thanks RB, I did some extensive research yesterday and they seem to be in the lower end of the scope spectrum Sad although their price does not reflect that fully Wink

Another question that someone on this forum might answer with some insight is: why do some high end scopes (some Schmidt and Bender / Leupold models) have fixed parallax and others do not - is parallax adjustment that important for shooting in the 30m-120m range?
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  Re: Konus scopes
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 20:11:49 PM » by RB
Parallax adjustment is generally only needed when the magnification starts to increase. Many scopes up to 10x mag will not have this, it seems to be a transition point, whereas scopes with around 12x and up will have P/A.

Then there is another factor to consider. If you have a hunting scope you would be likely to take shots between say 50m - 150m max so most scopes intended for C/F sporting use come parallaxed (focussed) for 100m and that is "good enough" for the purpose.

No P/A means less moving parts and a cleaner looking optic.

However with high mag the need for P/A is felt as otherwise the target is out of focus to a varying degree for all ranges that it is not adjusted to. The higher the mag and the greater the disparity, and the closer the target, the worse this becomes and the more necessary P/A is.

Such that, airgunners shooting FT at varying distances use very high mag scopes (up to 40x is common) and use the focussing ring or sidewheel (in the case of side-focus scopes) to calculate the distance to target quite accurately, within a couple of metres. The ring or wheel is marked with the distance - this would be done beforehand by focussing on objects at known distances. A slight turn of the sidewheel and the target is out of focus, so when it is in focus, the distance is then known.

RB
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