Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
Pentaxian
KxBlaze's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,602
Rifle Scope?

Can anyone recommend a good Pentax rifle scope? Preferably from personal use. I just got a rifle and now am looking for a scope. It's not a long range rifle so I would prefer something in the 1-4x range, water and fog proof, and (not sure if they even make this) but a Red Dot or Holographic site.

02-24-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 234
They make rifle scopes?
02-24-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
Pentaxian
KxBlaze's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,602
Original Poster
They certainly do.
02-25-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
Veteran Member
MRRiley's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sterling, VA, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,276
Pentax makes (excuse the phrase...) KILLER rifle scopes. I've had a couple (none currently though) over the years and I don't think there is a single one that I would not be proud to have on a rifle. Just look on their site for one appropriate to the caliber of your rifle.

02-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 469
Pentax's current generation of rifle scopes are mediocre at best.

For a 1-4x, they have nothing good. What kind of rifle? Are you looking for a true 1x to 4x like on a 3-gun setup? There are a ton out there of varying quality depending on your budget.
02-25-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
Pentaxian
Ratmagiclady's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 13,524
From what I know of these things, I don't think they make the type of sight you're looking for, is all. I believe those aren't so much about being lens-makers as precision electronics.

I'd probably consult gun-nerds on this one.
02-25-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Finland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,196
I would check out Leupold scopes too.
02-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #8
Pentaxian
KxBlaze's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,602
Original Poster
Actually I am looking for 2 scopes. One is for a MP5 clone .22 lr. That scope will probably be the 1-4x red dot. The other will probably be something more powerful. It'll be for a Remington .308. I have searched for days on end with no clear conclusion as to which brand and what features. This will probably be a long decision.

02-25-2011, 12:23 PM   #9
Pentaxian
KxBlaze's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,602
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by jolepp Quote
I would check out Leupold scopes too.
I keep seeing that name pop up. I'll give them a further look, thanks.
02-25-2011, 02:07 PM   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Sigmoid's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Annapolis MD (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 247
Pentax and Burris scopes

I haven't bought a rifle scope in quite a few years because the ones I have how have been performing fine.

At one time, Pentax scopes were practically identical to those made by Burris in Colorado. I don't know if this is still the case or not. I do know that since Don Burris passed away the company has been acquired by the Berretta conglomerage. Production of many of the scopes with the Burris name on them has moved off shore...to the Phillipines, I believe. I don't know about the quality of these but I can tell you that my US made Burrris scopes have been just about perfect.

Sig

Last edited by Sigmoid; 02-25-2011 at 02:08 PM. Reason: fixed typo
02-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #11
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 535
Buying scopes is a lot like buying lenses: you get what you pay for. Burris, Leupold, Redfield, Pentax, Zeiss, etc. all make excellent scopes.
From a lifetime of hunting, the only thing I would caution is your approach to a .22 scope. I have a Wetherby .22 I use a lot, and a long time ago, I started using good 3X9 rifles scopes on it, most of the time at 6 power. Big game scopes have larger optics and gather much more light.
I have no personal experience with Pentax scopes, but their claim to fame is in optics, so I'll bet they are great. I'd like to have one some day.
02-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #12
Banned




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millstone,NJ
Posts: 6,491
SWFA Pentax Rifle Scopes
02-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #13
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Ahab's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arnold, Md.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 746
QuoteOriginally posted by jolepp Quote
I would check out Leupold scopes too.
Leupold makes very fine scopes. Unfortunately they are overpriced. They offer in-house customization, something most of the other makers do not. However, Nikon, Pentax, and Bushnell offer scopes that optically equal or better Leupold for a better price point. If you got the bucks one of my favorites is Zeiss and you can even go higher up the scale. I own a 4x16x50 Pentax Lightseeker which does a great job. There are many more out there. Natchez Shooters Supplies and Opticsplanet have great prices and carry most of the brands.
02-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #14
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 535
Ahab gives the best advice: Natchez Shooters Supplies and Opticsplanet have great prices and carry most of the brands.
I've found some simply amazing prices for referbished scopes through Natchez. This way you can get a prefectly good, high-dollar scope for the price of a Tasco.
02-28-2011, 04:23 PM   #15
Pentaxian
KxBlaze's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,602
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Kruger Quote
From a lifetime of hunting, the only thing I would caution is your approach to a .22 scope. I have a Wetherby .22 I use a lot, and a long time ago, I started using good 3X9 rifles scopes on it, most of the time at 6 power. Big game scopes have larger optics and gather much more light.

Are you saying I should not get a 1x Red Dot for my .22 LR? In your experience, at 6x are you still zeroed in? How about after months of use, are you still zeroed in then? I was just thinking that a .22 LR would not benefit too much from magnified optics and therefore would go with a 1x and save the 3-9x for the .308.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
range, rifle, scope
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax announces new gameseeker 30 rifle scope series and two gameseeker ii models Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 0 01-10-2011 04:10 PM
Pentax announces gear up and save rifle scope rebate in time for fall adventures Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 1 09-07-2010 02:41 PM
Pentax Rifle Scope Hamster General Talk 9 08-31-2010 09:26 PM
Pentax introduces world’s first electronic rifle scope: One touch of a button activat Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 6 05-06-2010 08:48 AM
Rifle Waterfalls jbrowning Post Your Photos! 13 07-24-2008 04:36 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:14 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top