Scope Snob? Not me!

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Kent Detective, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have been reading this thread for a goodly amount of time and I am just wondering why, if I should so desire to purchase a scope that is a name brand and expensive, would I be considered a scope snob? Just curious as I have guns that I bought cheap and guns that were expensive but would the expensive ones make me a gun snob or would the cheaply purchased guns make me ...what??? Personally I think that whatever you buy for whatever the reason shouldnt label you as a snob or anything else for that matter. This is just my opinion, take it or leave it depending if you are a snob or just a regular guy or gal.
  2. Kent Detective

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    The "Scope Snob" statement is used here "tongue in cheek". Just a little bit of English humour. I don't expect you chaps to always get it.... We may be close in other ways but our humour is slightly different. Here the class system rules supreme still. :D

    Of course it's a free world (where we live) - If you wish to buy expensive gear it's perfectly okay. The point of this thread is to highlight the fact that the cheaper stuff often performs exactly the same as the expensive stuff. It may not always last as long but it does represent outstanding value for money...

    Contrary to popular belief an airgun scope is all you need with rimfire. :eek:

    Then there are the shooters out there who just enjoy "boasting" to others that they possess the most expensive gear available. It is these people I personally can't tolerate. :eek:
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    Got you covered!:)
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    Over here in Britland I'm afraid class is still a real issue. :eek: Regardless of what you might hear (from politicians) the UK is still a very unfair place to live if you haven't the right connections and didn't go to the right school. Our Tory government is a case in point - almost all the cabinet are millionaires in their own right and 99% of them went to public schools. :eek:

    A huge proportion of hardworking decent law abiding people are paid less than £6 a hour which in this day and age is an absolute disgrace. No one who works should earn less than £10 a hour. :)

    The reason why I posted this thread is that I'm tired of all the gunshops selling expensive scopes to newbies starting out. The newbies are often given advice from sellers with a vested interest in selling the most expensive scopes. Anyone who knows about rimfire will tell you that AIRGUN scopes are all you need. These are designed to be zeroed at 50 yards and will put up with massive recoil from spring airguns.

    Some of the scopes made in China are brilliant buys and are made almost as well as scopes costing 3 times more.

    LEAPERS scopes is a case in point. Fantastic value for money. A mid-range leapers scope is as good if not better than some others costing £300 plus. FACT. :eek:

    What the manufacturers aren't telling us is that a huge amount of so called "homemade USA/UK" scopes are actually put together here using Chinese parts. Then there are the companies who trade as USA/UK based companies yet sell re-badged Chinese scopes at huge markup.

    EXPENSIVE doesn't always = good value for money.
    Get real and wise up chaps. :D
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
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