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Carnivorous
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Scope OCD

Post by Carnivorous » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 pm

Yep I have scope OCD... lol

I have tried several scopes and I really like the Hawke XB30 even if it is made in China! Lol

Metal scope caps
Infinite illumination adjustment
30mm tube
A reticle that isn't too busy

For my eye this scope needed to be mounted forward and low to the scope rail. I finally found some low extended scope rings however the nitrogen purge plug was contacting the ring base. Ugggg!!

Took it to the bench grinder to remove some material for a custom fit and that fixed the problem.

Good to go now!!!! :)

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Re: Scope OCD

Post by bigbowman » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:59 pm

I like that bow! Very nice looking rig!
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by janesy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:12 pm

Sumbody needs the longer rail
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:18 pm

I am very happy with the XB30 Pro SR I have on my 310/330 as well.
Might be a little overkill, but I like it. :D
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Carnivorous » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:44 pm

janesy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Sumbody needs the longer rail
Ya that would have been easier.. Lol
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Carnivorous » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:47 pm

bigbowman wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:59 pm
I like that bow! Very nice looking rig!

Thanks! By far my favourite and I have had a boat load of Excaliburs in my lifetime. Not even the Assassin makes me want to sell it.. :)
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Normous » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:19 pm

Ready for bear :mrgreen:
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by janesy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:20 pm

bellerivercrossbowhunter wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:44 pm
janesy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Sumbody needs the longer rail
Ya that would have been easier.. Lol
The doner BD380 came with the longer rail. I think the Nikon bolt is going to be sitting right up as far forward as it can go on that rail as well. Just waiting on the USPS fairy to visit Tim.
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Arrowflinger » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:37 pm

I too was disappointed when I discovered the scope was made in china, but I really do like it . I've gotten over that aspect of it.
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by bigbowman » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:40 pm

Just about all of the best optics are made in China. Sad but true.
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by nchunterkw » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm

Wow...I like that rig alot , Jeff. And I too am a fan of the XB30 SRIR. Have had one on my Micro for 2 years now and it performs great. Good at low light and the infinite reticle adjustment is perfect. In fact I used it on that hog hunt.....saw black hogs coming and even though full daylight I just quickly turned it on and cranked it all the way up and I could easily see what I was doing against that black hide.
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Normous » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:33 pm

nchunterkw wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm
and cranked it all the way up and I could easily see what I was doing against that black hide.
Just aimed between the two black eyes. :mrgreen:
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by nchunterkw » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:27 pm

Normous wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:33 pm
nchunterkw wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm
and cranked it all the way up and I could easily see what I was doing against that black hide.
Just aimed between the two black eyes. :mrgreen:
Where else?? I like to make it a challenge for myself. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Horizontal Hunter » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:54 pm

Very nice rig. I too am very happy with my XB30SR. Great scopes for the money.

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Re: Scope OCD

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 pm

I just recently added a vortex crossfire ll with the v Brite reticle to my arsenal and I must say that I am very impressed with it. For me it is the best scope to use in conjunction with my optimizer. The glass is crystal clear from edge to edge and I am finding that the adjustments are extremely close to 1/4” per click @ 100yds as spec’d.

The only thing that i am finding a little different to get used to is the 4” eye relief which changes the balance of the bulldog because it has to me mounted so far forward. Overall I am extremely pleased with it and it will probably be my go to until something comes out that fits my wants and needs better.

And yes I too have scope OCD !!

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