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 Post subject: Falcon Merlin 4x14-42 MP-20 ret
PostPosted: 24 Oct 2007 21:34 
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Just a quick review which I will add to as time goes by, The packaging is very substatial as the box can accomadate the larger 56 obj variant.
Inclueded is a larger sidewheel, two additional sunshades of differing lengths, a cloth and screw in covers.

The build quality is excellent, as good as my bushnell 3200 at least. The turret adjustment is very positive, altough there is no lock off facility I think it would be immposible to knock the turrets off of zero. The zoom although not as tight as the turrets is also quite stiff making it unlikly it could be altered by mistake. The parralax adjustment is slightly easier again, although I have not used it with the larger sidewheel yet.

The optical quality is fantastic for the price, I think it is clearer than my 10x40 bushnell 3200. The one thing about it is you have to get your eye in the right position, unlike the bushnell the merlin makes you get into the right position. I think this helps remove the chance of parallax error.

Now the ret, when I first looked through one I agreed with some people it seemed a little busy. But when I actually started to use it I immediatly got used to it and found it a fantastic aid not only in HFT but also hunting. The half mil-dot really does help and the ret itslef is just thick enough without getting in the way. The depth of field for HFT is just blurry at 12yds and again at 45yds, obviously you can adjust easilly to suit.

The scope itself is heavy enough but being quite compact does not unbalance my S400.

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For the price I think this is an incredibly compitant scope, adept in both the hunting and HFT fields.

p.s. scuse the spelling been up since 4.30am

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very impressive my friend. looks super nice. when will we see some hunting results using that scope :D

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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2007 21:41 
Can you compare this scope to the EB sniper scope?
Is the reticule thicker than the EB scope? Of all the mildot scopes I have I like the Tasco supersniper reticule the best (same as EB sniper)
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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2007 06:57 
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Hi David,
Unfortunatly I have not looked through either of those scopes, the MP-20 ret does not have dots it has lines as per the top picture.

I prefer this to mil-dots now especially for hunting because the aim points are a lot clearer, I know what you mean about some dots being to big. When I next go shooting I will see if I can find a EB to look through to compare and will let you know.

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Nice and interesting review, Paul.
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i prefer the lines over the dots too. it is alote clearer i agree. i think they look pretty cool as well.

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PostPosted: 20 Nov 2007 12:33 
Looking forward.
I am looking for another scope but don't have a clue what to buy at the moment. I want good quality scope and a user friendly reticule.
Easy to use for compensating different distances and not to busy to distract the shooter and the view when aiming at small targets.
I have been thinking about the Hawke Map pro and the Merlin Menace.
The Menace should be available with metric turrets very soon so that would be nice to use together with the milradian reticules.


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