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Thread: Delta Titanium 4-24 Field Test

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    Delta Titanium 4-24 Field Test

    I purchased this 'scope off Sarvo especially to put onto a .223 for wallaby and the odd deer. Having just returned from 7 days at Tekapo and having shot about 40 wallaby (I got another 40 odd with another rifle) and a deer with it here are my initial impressions.

    The rifle I put it on is an accurate Savage Lightweight shooting 52 grain Targex projectiles at 3270 fps. The scope sort of drowns the rifle a bit but I found it neither unbalanced or over-weight. It balanced in my hand in a sort of centred way, and I carried it a lot - about 8km per day.

    Here are the techo details:

    Objective lens diameter: 50 mm
    Reticle: 4A-S or 4A-SB, each in second focal plane (SFP)
    Illuminated reticle: yes
    Field of view at 100 m: 9.3 - 1.5 m
    Exit pupil diameter: 7.6 - 2.1 mm
    Eye relief: 80 - 98 mm
    Water proof: 0.3 kg / cm2
    Weight: 678 g
    Length: 360 mm
    Adjustment per click: 0.25 MOA
    Max. windage/elevation adjustment: 100 MOA
    Tube diameter: 30 mm
    Shock resistance: 6.500 Joule
    Parallax setting: 10 m - ∞
    Temperature range: -20 - +71C
    Nitrogen filling: yes
    Warranty: 10 years

    Mounting and sighting in was no trouble and it tracked very well both at the range and in the field, albeit that I have only used it out to 300 yards so only dialing in 2.5moa - but I did it many times while hunting and back to zero without a hitch.

    The turrets were a bit of a purchase mistake I made. For $150 less I bought the model with covered turrets and not the model with the additional set of exposed target turrets with zero stop. The covered elevation turret is good and firm-ish but will move if you brush it, so I was putting the cap on and off quite often. If you dial a lot I would recommend you get the extra turret and don't be a tight arse like I was. The Delta's are made by LOW in Japan who also used to make the Bushnell 6500 and I noticed that the turrets were almost identical to the ones on them.

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    The mag range seems big for an all-round 'scope and I didn't think that I would use the top end very much, but in fact I used 24 power on the wallabies' quite often. I would get them in the scope at a low power and zoom right up and adjust the parallax and make a careful shot across my pack or using the bipod and it worked well. If I missed (and I did often enough) it was easy to quickly wind down to a lower power to find the animal again. I shot a Fallow that was wandering up a creek at 5pm and ranged it at 239 yards, got it into the scope at 4x, wound up to 24x and was able to carefully pop a little projectile carefully into its crease. It pretty much dropped on the spot, and a wallaby head popped up within 10 yards of it - same procedure and that was tipped over too.

    The magnification adjustment is super smooth, as is the parallax adjustment. The field of view seems not better or worse than other scopes I have and if its slightly not as good as my swarvo 3-18 (which I think is correct), its certainly not limiting. The bottom end of 4x is just fine for running and close shots. I shot wallabies down to 15 yards or 4 power and a bit higher. Light gathering right through the range seemed on par (or better) with any other good 'scope Ive used.

    The 4A-S reticle on mine is like a slim 3 post German set up with a fine cross hair. I found it excellent for fine shooting and when it got into dusk I turned the illuminated dot on which jumped the centre out really well. I shot a couple of wallaby at 9pm at about 150/200 yards when I could just make them out and the little red dot was perfect set on #6 - any higher and the red bleeds into the cross hairs and makes them mushy. The dot is not visible in the centre until the illumination is turned on, which is great. The illumination setting is hard against the parallax knob and I thought that might have been confusing but they were easy to use independently of each other. Top marks for the illumination.

    All in all there is nothing that I don't like save for my turret mistake (and I can live with that). The Titanium is exactly what I expected in terms of being just a smidgen more bulky and heavier to what I'm used to with the 3-15 sort of power range scopes I have, but not awkward or limiting.

    I would buy another one - and maybe I will.

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