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Alpen Optics

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by niit_train, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Oct 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    niit_train [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2010
    First Name:
    06 Double Cab
    No mods, just extra accessories. Realtree bug shield, vent visors, and a custom Realtree Hunter 4X4 Bully
    I was just scanning through the Deer Hunting BS thread, and noticed a lot of conversation about scopes. After a quick search, I did not see anything mentioning this company. A good friend's Dad had a store near Canton. OH that sold stuff dealing with birds.... seed, houses, optics, cameras, etc. The kind of stuff for enthusiasts like himself. His dad had given him a pair of Alpen binos that were priced fairly high end, something like $1200. We had a 15,000 acre lease that had about 1200 acres of old strip mine. You could watch the valley fills from several hundred yards away. These binos were extremely impressive! I have looked through most of the high end binos, albeit not in the field much, and these were as good, if not better IMHO. After looking through them, I went home to research the company, and low and behold, they make rifle scopes! He immediately ordered a 4-16X44. He got the scope at no markup through his dad. This scope was AMAZING! I just did a quick google on it and saw it on optics planet website for $284.

    For those in the market for a scope, DO NOT overlook this scope. It is well worth the money and you receive a high end scope for a budget price. Hope that this will help anyone who is on the fence not wanting to spend a weeks worth of salary on a decent scope.

  2. Oct 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

    May 3, 2011
    First Name:
    Sand Lapper
    2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner SR5
    Kenwood KDC-348U HU Kicker DS65 Front Doors Only 2 Polk Audio MM840 Kenwood KAC 8105D for subs SuperCrewSound.com behind rear seat sub box
    It has been my experience that optics is one of the very few things where price is in a direct correlation to how good the product it. IE The more you spend the better it will be and settling for something cheaper is settling from something of lesser quality, not exactly bad quality but lesser. If you've found something that's as good as a higher priced counterpart for a cheaper price then this is something to take notice of.
  3. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    aficianado Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    bay area, california
    2006 access cab. 4x4, TRD-OR
    OME lift. 884 coils, 1.5" AAL's installed on nonTSB leafs. front diff drop kit.
    i kinda feel this way about VORTEX..they are the little company that is starting to really make headway in the segment.
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