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First time scope - advice requested

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by pdxjohann, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Hey Gang,

    A garage sale Accupoint 300 rifle scope found its way into my hands. Can someone tell me what the heck I just brought home? It looks like it might fit my 10/22 proportionally as I view them separately. I guess I need to tune it in. Judging from cameras and other optics I suppose I need some dust caps. Maybe I can make a pair of caps out of something cheap or free. Honestly, I have no experience. And, you guys and gals are my only advice resources. Do you have any advice for me?

    Johann
     
  2. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Hope you didn't pay more that $ 1,000.00 for it !

    http://www.cabelas.com/p-0044437712651a.shtml :D

    :thumbup:
    Frog.
     
  3. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    why don't you put us some pictures so we can see what you got.
     
  4. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    you found a accupoint at a garge sale:huh:wow

    thats almost too much scope for a 10/22, butler creek make flip up dust caps that will fit it any scope will fit the ruger with the right base and set of rings
     
  5. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    orduckhunter Springfield, OR Member

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    on the scope it says "aimpoint 1000" - that's a different scope than an accupoint

    I believe this one takes a battery and has a red dot for an aiming point inside the scope
     
  7. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Thats a interresting scope but not a accupoint
     
  8. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Yeah, big difference between the two. Here's info I found on that aimpoint:

    AIMPOINT® 1000
    Launched 1987

    Aimpoint 1000 which was launched in 1987 was based on the same principles as Mark III but had a revised design to make the sight slimmer and lighter. The automatic light adjustment was replaced by a 9-level switch and a few other changes were made to achieve a more competitive price level. Competitors, above all from Asia, were at this time introducing imitations of our products on the market.

    Aimpoint 100 manual
     
  9. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Guess again on your photo downloads. These are way to big and very slow to load for viewing. :D

    Anyway, Aimpoint has a web site. Your 1000 is a discountinued red dot scope. Here is a picture with functions detail.

    Value, from what I've found, is appox. $50-60.

    http://www.aimpoint.com/upload/products/discontinued_products/manualer/1000.pdf

    Hope this helps,
    Frog.
     
  10. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Beat me by 5 minutes, gallogiro ! :thumbup:

    Frog.
     
  11. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    :partyman:
     
  12. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    It's an Aimpoint red dot scope with its optional 3-power attachment screwed on. The knob turns on the red dot and selects its brightness setting from one to ten. If you don't see a red dot then it needs batteries. You probly got a good deal!....................elsullo :thumbup:
     
  13. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Big difference between the Accupoint v. Aimpoint varieties. Woops. Red dot - does that supplant crosshairs? Red dot must mean that there is a battery to check. Should I just try it - slap it on my light 22 and see what happens? Surely I must tune it in to make it line up true.