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Garaballo

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POSP 8x42, Weaver.
« on: February 21, 2013, 12:57:45 pm »


http://kalinkaoptics.com/rifle-scopes/posp/weaver-dovetail-picatinny/posp-8x42-variposp-w-black-finish-five-setting-adjustable-illuminated-reticle-and-1000-meter-rangefinder-rifle-scope-weaver-version.html

Hello, I'm in the process of acquiring a POSP 8x, because I like the reticule and it would be interesting to experiment with it.

So far I've only seen the Weaver variant for $260, and thou I've found it for cheaper in CONUS, they aren't either in stock or in a functioning store.

Any recommendations? I know there are some AK enthusiasts but I don't want to bother you directly via PM.

Even if you don't know where to look, what's your opinion on the scope?

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    Re: POSP 8x42, Weaver.
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 01:12:29 pm »
    I've got a couple for my AK's.  They work pretty well. The reticle is a little confusing if you aren't used to it.   The biggest issue I've had is with the clamp not holding them on the side rail reliably.   

    I think I got one from Freedom Optics, but I don't know if they are in business any more.    The other one I bought off my regular dealer at the gun show.  He had it on consignment for $75,  so I snagged it on a whim.   
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    Re: POSP 8x42, Weaver.
    « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 01:23:33 pm »
      First off, what is it for?   

      I had a 6X Posp sidemount-scope when I had a PSL and my thoughts:
     
     Pros:
      #1. A solid scope.  Good optic for the money.
      #2. A good reticle.  Unless you're actually human shooting sorta useless with the range-finding, but the chevrons and windage/holdover is VERY nice.

      Cons: now I did find the Cons outweighed the Pro's (to me).
      #3.  VERY critical eye-relief (compared to western optics)  Wasn't that bad, but noticable.

      #4. moving reticle. If the siderail is crooked on the AK/PSL,.etc. you might get the center VERY far off to the side.  My POSP I actually had to remove the scope from the sidemount and shim in between just to get the reticle in the middle HALF of the scope.

      #5. When you could get get them $150 or with the sale of a rifle (like mine) they're worthwhile.  Even with #1 in mind, $260 for a POSP can get a Bushnell Elite fixed 10X with $60 left over, or with only an extra $140 can get into Leupolds and Nikons. 

      #6.  With #5 in consideration OCCASIONALLY (rare but it happens) work is needed on a Posp, you are SOOL.   No warrenty unless it's a defect straight out of the box.   $260 will get you a scope with a warrenty that will actually be maintained (nikon, Bushnell, Weaver, Leupold,etc.).

     aaaannnd.....finally: I've seen alot get good reviews, but of all Posp problems I've read about, probably 75% are Weaver-based Posp's cracking on one "wing" of the weaver base.   And being an alloy/etc. they haven't really been repairable.

     
     Hate sounding like a downer, but overall, I went from WANTING Russian Optics to buying US/Japanese made.             That said, I think they're good scopes, and the good ones far outnumber the bad ones.  It's just when they work, no one talks about them  ;)
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    Re: POSP 8x42, Weaver.
    « Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 02:32:55 pm »
    Thanks KSU, I'll try to find one for that price.
    In my case I'm going for the Weaver version so I'm not worried about side rail shimmings

    Grant, I was hoping you would chime in :P

    What is it for?   I’ll be honest, I’m going to put it on every rifle I can get my hands on, from a PCP air rifle for practice and familiarization, passing thru a 416 .22, ending up on a Remy when I get my hands on another.

    It too, seemed like a good scope for 160, and what I liked about it was the Chevron configuration, aside from Varmint scopes, it’s probably the less uncluttered scope I’ve found, specially since I never seem to use the 12 o’clock line on all scopes I’ve used

    #3 doesn’t have me that worried, as it’ll be for bench/bipod shooting, silhouette shooting at most

    #4 Have you heard of that happening on weaver mounts?

    #5 Yes, for 260 I’d rather buy a traditional fixed power scope, but I think like the reticule and I’ll be looking until I can find one worth the price to test it out

    #6 Hopefully I will give the scope a run for it’s money mounted on an air rifle.
     
    No you don’t come as a downer at all, other fellows actually warned me about the Russian Mill, which is botched up in comparison between the US mill, that sort of caveat emptor was what I was expecting to hear.

    In fact if I could get an illuminated Chevron only or Chevron + drop Chevrons I would consider it.

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    Re: POSP 8x42, Weaver.
    « Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 02:42:21 pm »
    It's been awhile since I bought mine.   I looked at my old credit card transactions and found that I paid $133 for the first one back in 2004.    I don't remember which model it was exactly.   I'm thinking it was one of the mid-range variable power ones.

    The one I got for $75 a few years ago was a pretty good deal,  at the time it was probably retailing for twice what I paid for it.  Some guy decided he didn't like his, and had my dealer throw it on his table at the gun show.   I was picking up a Sig P6 that I had ordered, and happened to see it on the table.     
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    Re: POSP 8x42, Weaver.
    « Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 07:31:52 pm »
      Well it sounds like a good choice for what you want!  :thumbup1    As far as #4, I was more thinking that if you just had a really high or low mount,etc. that it might possibly have to be adjusted alot.

     
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