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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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I was out yesterday playing with my .300 win. and I have an old Redfield scope on it. This scope looks like the old Widefield, with the TV view through the scope, but it has two lines inside to bracket a deer, and adjust the magnification to find the range. It also has a BDC knob on top with a zero stop. Anybody have one of these?
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I've got a couple that vintage but not with that reticle.  Is it the "tombstone" reticle  that stands to the right of the crosshairs?  I've got a fixed 4 and 2x7 that are classic Redfields and so far have been as reliable as any other scopes I own.  I remember when Redfields were one of the finest optics available in the U.S.  They were considered better than Leupold by most shooters.
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Originally posted by Horsemany Horsemany wrote:

I've got a couple that vintage but not with that reticle.  Is it the "tombstone" reticle  that stands to the right of the crosshairs?  I've got a fixed 4 and 2x7 that are classic Redfields and so far have been as reliable as any other scopes I own.  I remember when Redfields were one of the finest optics available in the U.S.  They were considered better than Leupold by most shooters.
 
It is two horisontal lines at the top. You put the brisket of the deer between the two lines. They are in the second focal plane, so you turn the magnification up until the deer just fits, and at the bottom of the scope it reads the range in yards. I've never tried this aspect of the scope though, I trust leica. The bdc knob is great, but doesn't match any of my loads perfectly.
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I've seen that reticle but never owned one.  The Tombstone reticles are different.
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Hey! guys not to barge in but I have a win..mdl..88 I would like to scope and one of those reds would be cool, any for sale reasonable?
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Both mine came from "on online auction site" for less than $100 and look like brand new.  They would look appropriate on a nice 88 for sure.  There's usually plenty for sale on that "online auction site".  Look for the rear ocular with the 3 knurled rings.  Those are the good ones.  THe later production scopes (1990's)don't have that classic look IMO.
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I've never seen another one like this. I have about 8 Redfields of this vintage, but none like this.
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COOL! thanx ,will do.
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Yeah, that! I wish I knew what kind of load the turret was calibrated from. It seems to be close for my .300, but I can't quite find a load that matches. I think it's a generic thing.
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There you go rifle looney. There's you redfield. I should buy that just to have it.
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There's a brand new one in the box in a fixed 4x for $99.  That would be perfect for a 88 IMO and it's still in the box.
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Seriously?  I'd be jealous.  There's just something about those older classic Redfield's that makes me all warm and fuzzy.  Mine are in great condition but they're not NIB.
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I have a brand new 3-9 widefield in the box, but it's about to come out to go on a 25-06.
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You guys are a lot of fun!!  I like the old scopes that still work!!  Big Grin   I have an old Redfield Traditional ( round ) 6X with just plain duplex.  Circa 1977-1985.   Very clear all the way to the very edges.   Bandito   

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I have two Golden 5 Star scopes and think they are pretty good.  I think they are from the early 90's, so not quite as old as what you're talking about.

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   I was given a Redfield 2 3/4x20 back in 76'. Looked like it had never been mounted. It was missing one turret cap which after maybe 20yrs a contact at Redfield,I believe they were in Texas at the time,sent me one he got off of a trashed scope. PERFECT match.
 
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Hello Trigger. I don't have onee likre yours but I have an old widefield tacker and wish redfield hadn't gone out of business.  I was doing some research on my Redfield and came across some good information in this forum. Look for ABO(USA),Inc.  WWW.abousainc/ATsystem.htm.  They have probably anything you might want for Redfield scopes including parts and calibratin information.
Sure hope this helps.  Carl J
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My brother in law had one of those with Accutrac I think is what it was called! You bracket the animal between two lines and turn a knob until the lines touched the animal top and bottom. Then read the distance inside the scope and turn the top turret to match! He and I were elk hunting when he shot 10 times at an elk using this system, missing all 10! He yelled at me to shoot, instead I told him to dial it to 200 yds and hold dead on. This did the trick and the bull slide out of his bed into the trail below! Unfortunately it couldn't tell the angle was way too steep to use the system. He was later deer hunting with this and all the reticle and rangefinder stuff was piled up in the bottom of his scope! They fixed it for him and it was traded off! By the way I still have a 3-9x40 Widefield on a 7MM and it has been a good scope, with the duplex reticle though!
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I have  a NIB 1-3/4-5X Wide View that a good friend gave me.  Were these old scopes multi-coated ?  I'd like to know more about these vintage Redfields.
 
I'm planning on putting it on a Savage 114 American Classic .243 for a "retro" rifle.
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