Pursuit® 3-9x32 Tactical Rimfire Scope
Just got it, seems really nice.
Got this today after ordering on Black Friday. Finally got to use my NRA gift card.
So the scope came in a big box with lots of packing , but someone in the shipping dept must have been daydreaming because the scope was at the bottom of the box and had all the cushioning piled on top. Not very impressive there but was un damaged.
I opened it up and the first thing I noticed was the solid feel, and weight of it . I moved the magnification ring it it was tight and smooth with no gritty feel. Pulled the turrets and checked their function , everything was good there as well. Nice positive clicks.
Clarity impressed me and brightness as well, and at full zoom it was very clear ,both the reticle and the target.
Mounts really solid and the rings are pretty decent with two mount screws per base , and a vertical set screw to help keep the mounts from walking . Also there was some kind of tacky tape in the rings to keep everything solid as well.
Overall my first impression is a well made scope with some really nice features.
Fully multi coated , purged, waterproof , shockproof , clear and solid. Great scope for the money and I can't wait to zero it in and report back.
December 7, 2013
this was for a .22 rifle but couldnt move any of the adjustments .everything was froze up.
November 22, 2013
This mounted right up on my Mossberg 702.
The bases are nice, two screws per base and the rear has a vertical set screw as well. Nice touch.
It appears as though you can just mount and go shoot, but I highly recommend that you take a couple extra minutes and verify that the scope is level in the rings. Mine was not, but it is quick and easy to adjust. Just loosen the 4 screws on the rings a little bit, level the scope, then tighten them back up.
Mounting was a breeze, but here's where it gets tricky...the instructions don't talk about the turrets for this particular scope. The beauty of this scope is that you don't have to remove caps or break out a screw driver to make adjustments. You can "index" the turrets while you are in a shooting position.
You have to pull the turret dial out just a bit in order to index it in either direction, then push it back in to lock into place. Not a big deal, but you need to know this before you get your scope and try to just turn the turrets. Pull, then turn.
The turrets are set up for 1/4" MOA/Click on elevation and traverse (left/right). The elevation turret is marked with the elevations for different distances based on shooting 40 grain high velocity (1250fps) ammo.
The scope gives a good crisp picture with every magnification setting. I was surprised at how clear it was at 9x. Sometimes a scope loses a lot at the highest power, but this one was very good. Two thumbs up.
The scope zeroed well. Once you zero it, you need to "slip the scales". There are three set screws in each turret. Just loosen the set screws and slide the turret to zero...tighten them back up and you are good to go.
RETURN to ZERO. I wouldn't say that I did a "complete" test, which typically means that the scope is zeroed, then indexed to the endpoints in both directions, then retested for zero....but I did index quite a bit within "normal" shooting boundaries and it performed like a champ.
I did a ladder test indexing 25/50/75/100/125/150/175 then dropped straight down to -25 then back to zero and it performed flawlessly.
I traversed left then right and back to zero multiple times. Return to zero was on the money every time.
This says a lot. I have seen very very expensive optics that would not return to zero as well as this scope did. I'm VERY happy with the way it performed the return to zero test.
I cannot comment on durability due to only having it on the rifle for a day of shooting, but the tube/turrets are metal and solid. The glass seems to be very nice for the price. So far, so good. I worked it pretty hard within "typical" indexing and it performed very well.
+Mounts to dovetail easily and very solidly.
+Comes with allen/hex wrenches to mount and to "slip the scales" when zeroed.
+Clear and precise sight picture at all magnification.
There are only a couple of things that I did NOT like about it.
The instructions. They really need to address pulling the turrets and how to "slip the scales" for folks that have never used a turret style scope.
Elevation "clicks". I would prefer a better and more distinct "click". My elevation turret is somewhat "mushy" in this aspect. It's not a huge deal, but I do have to concentrate a little more on the elevation clicks than I do with the traversing clicks.
This is not a big issue if you are just going to use the BDC markings on the turret for your elevation. Just index the turret until the range lines up and you're good to go.
I very highly recommend this optic for anyone needing an upgrade on their .22 rifle.
For the price, I don't think there is a better value on the market anywhere.
November 5, 2013