Looks through optics before buying...

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  1. giggle_switch

    giggle_switch New Member

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    I was having a discussion with @Variable about new optics (specifically LPVOs) and we were wondering what store have the best selection of optics to look through before buying.

    We ruled out places like bass pro, gander, prick’s, etc.

    What stores in NC have you been to that have a good selection of optics (lpvos) to look through and handle rather than just taking a shot in the dark?


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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Most likely the Guntryclubs, TSA in Raleigh, Blackstone in Charlotte, etc.
     
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    Academy. If I remember correctly they have them mounted to dummy stocks.
     
  4. DrScaryGuy

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    If you have a Gander Outdoors nearby that you can get to, they also generally have a good 30-50 different optics on dummy stocks you can check out.
     
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    Great question. I'm in the same boat but I want to look through some high power scopes, like a Vortex Golden Eagle or NF competition. I can't recall ever seeing one in a store.
     
  6. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek What's this button do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Your best bet to look through high end glass is to go to a match. Must folks are more than happy to show off their gear to other folks, and give you their opinion on how it's doing.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    BurnedOutGeek What's this button do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Need better glass?

    Lol

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  9. Suddenmischief

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    Shooters supply in Fayetteville has a decent selection in the case and pretty helpful staff. Maybe a little far from you though.
     
  10. Variable

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    You need to have something to look at that is far away. Looking through a scope at isle 8 aint such a good test. If you know what i mean.
     
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    Agreed, shooters is located on Bragg Blvd, a pretty long street. I've looked through a lpvo or two there.
     
  12. B00ger

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    Accuracy though area saturation...
     
  13. Variable

    Variable Active Member Life Member

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    Booger, have you been to Apex class?
     
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    I have no class.
     
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    haha ok then.
     
  16. Grim

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    I have a couple nicer scopes if you're ever in central NC and want to check them out. However, it might make you want to spend some money.

    I have a Schmidt & Bender PMII 12-50x56 on my Sig Sauer SSG 3000, and a Nightforce NXS 8-32x56 on my HK MR762.
     
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