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    T-eagle Scopes - Now Available for Pass-around

    Back in April I posted a thread saying that I may be able to secure a scope for people to test/play/try out/fiddle with.

    Several people have been supportive of the idea. Thank you all. At least one person was keen to have a go, Thank you Savage1.

    I showed the owner of T-eagle, Mr Yang, our thread. I am not sure how much of it he understood but he was cool enough to send over, not one, but two scopes!

    After a 6 week long journey at the sea, they have finally arrived at my office this week.

    Without further ado, I introduce you:

    IMAX 2-16 and Viper 5-20 FFP

    The IMAX 2-16 is what I asked Mr Yang to send over. it is a 8x zoom scope using one ED glass.

    The packaging is top class, nice cut out form that securely holds everything, the box and lay out is better than the other scopes I have owned.

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    Inside the package you have the scope, 2 x aluminium caps with magnetic lock, a huge piece of leaning cloth, sun shade and an allen key.

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    The scope itself is hefty (which I already knew reading the specs). Fit and Finish appear to be decent enough mid-class. knobs are sturdy and the click is audible.
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    It is cloudy today so I will be doing outdoor testing another time. Here is what I find:

    1. the glass quality appears to be very good.
    2. the reticle is very fancy, which I already knew, but seeing it in real life is still a bit of wow for me.
    3. the turrets are push and pull type, which I already knew and that was nice enough. Unfortunately there is no revolution marking, so you do not know how many revolutions you have moved though unless you are counting it yourself.

    Mr Yang has also sent me 2 x one piece ring set. the Viper FF weighs 992g with the rings and caps, the IMAX 2-16 weighs 982g with the rings and caps.

    I will be updating this thread once I have done further testings. I am planning on doing 2 technical tests, fist will be to compare the image quality to a VX3 6-20, I will be taking through-the-lens photos so you guys can see the result. the second will be a tracking test, which I have explained here.


    Mr Yang tells me that the Viper 5-20 FFP is a prototype. So for now I cannot send this out. The packaging is, again, top class.

    Inside the package we got the scope, 2 x aluminium caps with magnetic lock sporting a snake emblem , a huge piece of leaning cloth, sun shade and a zoom lever.

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    This scope is significantly longer than the 2-16, but not much heaiver. It has 4x more power, but only 4x zoom range.

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    This scope is First Focal Plane, I have in the past played around with Vortex Viper 4 x 16 FFP but never owned or used one in the field. it will be interesting to play with this scope. The build of this scope is very similar to the IMAX 2-16.

    If you are interested in having a play with The IMAX 2-16, please read the rules first and then talk to me.
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    Good on you for organising this, hope that they get good reviews.
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    They look pretty sweet - but what's with the last picture of a Redfield Revenge box with T-Eagle written on top?

    Copyright © or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    They look pretty sweet - but what's with the last picture of a Redfield Revenge box with T-Eagle written on top?

    Copyright © or?
    clue??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    They look pretty sweet - but what's with the last picture of a Redfield Revenge box with T-Eagle written on top?

    Copyright © or?
    Made in the same factory? I wonder how Vortex feels about someone casually using one of their flagship names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Made in the same factory? I wonder how Vortex feels about someone casually using one of their flagship names.
    Redfield is a Leupold product so Id guess Vortex are maybe slightly amused?
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    Redfield revenge are made in the Phillipines though (prob in the same factory as the Phillipino vortex’s!) whereas this thing is out of China.

    Regardless I’d find it hard to ever trust this sort of off the back of a truck stuff - who knows what it’s pedigree is...

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    Well done, cheers for the effort
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    good for getting this idea off the ground looking forward to the reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7x64 View Post

    Regardless I’d find it hard to ever trust this sort of off the back of a truck stuff - who knows what it’s pedigree is...
    That's the purpose of the pass around, to give it a go without having to commit to buying it.
    I'm seriously considering trying one, but I'm fairly certain even with a series of good reviews I wouldn't buy one.

    I would really have a hard time trusting one to function correctly over the next decade or so, in which time the warranty and support is totally unknown.
    A company like Vortex has had to work extremely hard over many years to get the reputation they have, with good customer service and standing behind their products.

    Unfortunately I don't have enough faith in Mr Yang to provide anything similar.
    I still may give this one a go though.

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    when scopes first appeared people where knocking them id guess every brand has had the haters when first introduced ive seen plenty of posts here and else where on top line scopes with problems and yes can remember more than a few vortexes yet people still use them its just a human thing look at jap cars every one hated them at one stage as well now every one drives one most things start life with teething problems id give one a go just don't get out enough to review it properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    id give one a go just don't get out enough to review it properly
    +1
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    I think it is fair to say this brand may not last for 10 years (then again, who knows for sure).

    But it is important to recognise these products for the purpose they serve. You are looking at scopes with the feature almost match big brand scopes several times their price. I think they can be good option if you just want to try out some of these fancy features without committing the big bucks or if you do not need a real high end scope for a high end rifle.

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    So... the glasss quality ‘appears’ to be good.
    The reticle is ‘fancy’.
    ‘May’ not last for 10 years.
    The packaging however is ‘top class’.


    Not exactly selling it to be honest.
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    What's the deal with throwing poo?

    There is no need to drag this down because it's easy to do.

 

 

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