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scopes.There scopes are made in Japan not China so thats a very big plus.The company call http://www.Clearidgeoptics.com

any opinions.I am a very big Airgun nut so they have to be airgun rated.I called today and found out they are.Maybe something to look into.Bud-sc

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Their company info sure does not say who they are and their scopes look like the "old Nikon Monarch"

A big question is who stands behind your scope they don`t even give a company address.

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I agree you are taking a risk in fooling around with this.  There are plenty of reputable, established scope manufacturers out there.  I don't see much "interesting" about them either.

 

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But gentlemen, they have several "reviews" from folks that have bought their scopes and LOVE them.......... 

 

It's not like the company has a credibility problem or anything...Sheesh!

 

"No company address"......

I must have missed that, thanks Duce.

 

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Right!  I'd say those reviews are as credible as Field & Stream calling the VX-7 "Best in Class." 

 

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Bud-sc, we don't mean to crack on you, so please excuse the ribbing.

 

No offense meant towards you. But, I highly doubt that I'll be sending any of my hard earned money their way.

 

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Well I'll go out on a limb here. I just received one for a 17 Mach II and it is almost identical to the Weaver Classic Rimfire 3-9x32mm A.O. The only difference I can see is the Clearidge has better glass in it and it also has finger adjustable turrets where the Weaver has the coin slot turrets.

The Clearidge is made in Japan at Light Optics "not sure if it is Light or Lite Optics" This is also where the Weaver Classic Rimfire is made and I'm told the Bushnell 4200 is also made there. This may be one of those rare cases where someone didn't go out of their way to make the cheapest scope for profit but a good one for the money.

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Originally posted by ND2000 ND2000 wrote:

Right!  I'd say those reviews are as credible as Field & Stream calling the VX-7 "Best in Class." 

 

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You mean they really aren't best in class..................??????????
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Bud-sc, we don't mean to crack on you, so please excuse the ribbing.

 

No offense meant towards you. But, I highly doubt that I'll be sending any of my hard earned money their way.

 

 

Hey, no problem I thought maybe someone may bought one.I might buy one but I will do my research first.BUT one thing is for sure this scope will be better than any BSA scope.There very close or same to Bushnell 4200 scopes.

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Has anybody had to send one back?? I, like Duce, wonder about the CS dept with these scopes. 

 

Same optically as a 4200, Bud??  

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I'll add more to this subject. Their 4.5-14 is a good scope but for only $20.00 more you can buy the Bushnell 4200 4-16x40mm. So even though they are selling a quite a few now, I would pay the extra for the 4200. As for the rimfire scopes....I hate to say it but the Leupold 3-9x33mm EFR is the one really lagging behind and cost more than most of the others in this class of scopes. One thing I can tell due to me now having one of each....the Weaver Classic Rimfire 3-9x32mm A.O. and the Clearidge 3-9x32mm A.O. they both use the exact same tube. Yea....this is my first off-brand scope I've ever bought in 30 plus years of buying scopes. I do normally buy higher end scopes like Premier Reticles / Leupold, Japan Nikon Tactical, Japan Nikon Monarch, Bushnell 4200, Burris Signature, Weaver Classic Rimfire being the cheapest. I admit to buying more than one Air rifle scope from BSA & Simmons for my childrens air rifles. I have also bought many years ago a Made in Japan Tasco which is still a good scope for the 22lr it was bought for. I only stated my purchasing history to show that I don't normally buy just any new scope that comes along. Do to inflation in every day life of raising a family, I have to buy lower cost optics or just not have any on my guns. I still don't have all my guns scoped and find myself swapping from one gun to another. Yes I could buy enough cheap low quality scopes for all of them, but I can't make myself and will not do that. I just wish I knew about these 3-9x32mm A.O. Clearidge when they were $199.00 Now they are $229.00 but something I can fit into my budget now and then.
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They have a lifetime, transferable warranty with free replacement.

Clearidge Optics
Repair Department
6570 West 30 Road
Harrietta, MI 49638

They are a Michigan company and that would make me very suspicious from the start

 

 

 

 

 

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The new Nikon Monarch 3 to 9 at SWFA for 218 is a buy fron a known company

http://www.swfa.com/pc-9244-218-new-nikon-3-9x40-monarch-ucc -riflescope.aspx

 

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Originally posted by Duce Duce wrote:

The new Nikon Monarch 3 to 9 at SWFA for 218 is a buy fron a known company

http://www.swfa.com/pc-9244-218-new-nikon-3-9x40-monarch-ucc -riflescope.aspx

 

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They are both about the same price. Even though a lot of people say it is not necessary, I like the A.O. on my rimfire scopes to focus down to 20 yards or under. The Weaver and the Clearidge both adjust down to 10 yards.

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Everyone to their own prefernces if I am shooting 50 to 100 yards of less I usuall take the quick release off my rimfire guns and us the iron sights. To me useing a scope up close just limits the field of view. One of the varmints I like to shoot is river rats when it floods near the dump. They are big rats that come out of their holes by the thousands as the water comes up.  My friends and I used to sit up on a bridge and shoot but shooting from the road is illegal now so we set up beside the bridge. A ruger 10-22 with 25 or 50 round mags is the prefered firearm or a 17 HMR , I and my friends always remove out scopes to improve field of view. I can go through 500 to 1500 rounds in a couple of days same for my friends our shots are from 10 to 100 yards I can`t see how a close focus would help and a scope would slow us down.

For precision air gun target shooting that is entirely a different matter I use a simple 4X Gamo scope on my RWS and it serves its purpose very well.

My point is each has their own preferencies & uses and you have to pick what works for you

 

Good shooting

 

Duce

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