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I just got a Browning A-Bolt .30-06 for Christmas and it came with a Kowa 3x-9x scope.  It has a 50mm objective and a post and crosshair.  The only identifying mark I can find on it is a serial number, 62282.  It seems to be older, but very well built and it seems to gather more light than my eye can use.  I would like to know more about it and if it would be a good idea to keep it or toss it.  Once the weather gets warmer, I'll be out shooting it so I'll know more in the coming months.
 
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 If you decide to toss it, please toss it my way! Thank you!
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I think I might keep it and replace it if it won't keep zero.  I did some research and Kowa seems to make some of the best optics, but I still can't find any information about rifle scopes from them.
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It would probably be good Japanese contract glass and as such should be excellent optics. Keep it and see how you like it.

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 The Kowa name is well-respected in the Hi-power circles for their spotting scopes. Back  when I shot Hi-power, probably 90 percent of the high-masters used Kowa spotting scopes. Until you posted, I had never heard of a Kowa riflescope, though.

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I contacted Kowa and the only thing that they know is that Kowa made scopes 40-50 years ago.  I do know that Kowa has always been top notch optics, so I think I'll just hold on to it until it won't hold zero or if some collector offers an irresistable offer to buy it (I think i'm more likely to be struck by lightening while being attacked by a shark with a winning lotto ticket in my hand).  Thanks for the help.
 
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