Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted



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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 05:33:16 PM »
Thanks for the input one and all.

Based on your input I changed my consideration to this scope. Its a bit more expensive but has the 'features' some have mentioned.

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/UTG_Accushot_4_16x56_AO_Rifle_Scope_SWAT_EZ_TAP_Illuminated_Etched_Glass_Mil_Dot_Reticle_1_8_MOA_30mm_Tube_Twist_Lock_See_Thru_Weaver_Picatinny_Rings/4223

Any opinions on that?

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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 06:26:18 PM »
I would certainly go for it. I have two of them in my cart at PA now waiting for payday, lol
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 06:34:31 PM »
Thanks for the input one and all.

Based on your input I changed my consideration to this scope. Its a bit more expensive but has the 'features' some have mentioned.

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/UTG_Accushot_4_16x56_AO_Rifle_Scope_SWAT_EZ_TAP_Illuminated_Etched_Glass_Mil_Dot_Reticle_1_8_MOA_30mm_Tube_Twist_Lock_See_Thru_Weaver_Picatinny_Rings/4223

Any opinions on that?

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I would get the compact one that weighs 21/22 oz.
The scope above is a Tank at 27.4 oz. ::)
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 06:42:09 PM »
That is the one that I have. Pretty good glass and the multi color IR is NOT a gimmick. The different colors and intensities are very useful.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 07:02:29 PM »
Thanks for the input one and all.

Based on your input I changed my consideration to this scope. Its a bit more expensive but has the 'features' some have mentioned.

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/UTG_Accushot_4_16x56_AO_Rifle_Scope_SWAT_EZ_TAP_Illuminated_Etched_Glass_Mil_Dot_Reticle_1_8_MOA_30mm_Tube_Twist_Lock_See_Thru_Weaver_Picatinny_Rings/4223

Any opinions on that?

I have this exact scope on my TX200.  It is bright, clear and the IR works so much better with the etched reticle than wire ones.  No halo effect.  The weight doesn't bother me for HFT or bench shooting, in fact I prefer it.

Everything's a compromise, but this is a good one for me.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2019, 07:16:31 PM »
Not a bad choice at all.  I have the 4-16x44 compact swat.  It's a tough scope that serves me well.  The compact is lighter and more compact which is great, but you don't get as much adjustment range for the rings being a compact.  I wouldn't buy any SFP again though.  Only FFP for me going forward.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2019, 02:42:11 PM »
I've used the etched glass compact 3-12x44 scope for a couple years on my HW50S, mainly for FT.  It is a great value for the money.  It's fairly clear, well-built, and ranges well.  When the HFT magnification increased to 16X, I bought 2 of the etched glass compact 4-16x44 scopes to replace the compact ones.  I found the glass clarity to be not as good in the new scopes.  Also there was a bit of a fishbowl effect at 16X.  Lastly, the ocular adjustment on both scopes was fairly loose and would wiggle if it wasn't completely tight against the housing.  I ended up returning both scopes and still use the 3-12x44 scope to this day.  I have heard that UTG was going to update their ocular adjustments on many of their scopes with a locking ring, but I don't know if this has occurred yet.  It's been a year or so that I've bought one of their scopes.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2019, 03:31:18 PM »
Thanks all, I have ordered the Leapers I posted a little back and will report on it once it arrives and I get to try it out.

All my other scopes have the thick 'wire' reticles in them so it will be interesting to see the difference.

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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2019, 10:16:24 PM »
Here is a photo of my 3-12 compact with the etched reticle.  I think you will like it! 




Be sure to save your receipt and the boxes that it came in.  IMHO, there is no such thing as an indestructible scope.  I have sent a few back to UTG.  They have been great about it though. 
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2019, 02:54:44 PM »
I agree with one of the previous posts, about the illuminated reticles not working at times. Mine goes in & out on occasion. If I mess around with the battery for a bit, it'll usually come back on. Oddly enough, the hot pink illumination is my favorite for target shooting, provides a nice contrast with my targets.

Leapers/UTG is a decent budget scope, I think. I'm happy enough with mine, but having said that, I ordered a Discovery scope for when I order a new Hatsan Flash in a couple of months.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2019, 04:10:59 PM »
Right now I have five of them mounted up.  Does that tell you anything?

and...I have literally driven a car over one ---accidentally of course-- and it's still going strong.

Yep, there is glass that is more clear.
Yep, there are thinner cross hairs.
Yep, there are lighter scopes.
Yep, sometimes there are lemons in the bunch.

But....for the dollar, they're hard to beat.

there's my two cents.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2019, 04:40:54 PM »
I have now, and have owned multiple UTG scopes. Currently have Glass reticles on all but the newer Bugbuster (which has a thinner wire reticle than the previous model - plus side whee!)They are very good value for money! I have had Hawke scopes (which I think are nice) but for a decent BUDGET scope, the UTG are great.
Also, I had a problem with an older Bugbuster scope, and I sent it to UTG (without a receipt) and they replaced it with a brand new one! So, in as far as their warranty - They stand behind it.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2019, 06:13:23 PM »
Thanks all, I have had the scope for a little over two weeks now and it has performed nicely. I rarely use the illuminated reticle. But it did not work at first. It was not until I put the battery in 'just so' that it started working and still works.

I thought I had some issues at first but that turned out to be the shooter and the gun combination. Horrible grouping. I put it on another springer and it performed much better.

Cant wait to put it on the new PCP I have on the way :D

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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2019, 06:49:35 PM »
I have 3 Accushots, 1 with etched reticle, all hold zero and perform well. Largest gripe is stiff AO, but side wheels are available < $15 (don't know how some manufacturers charge $50 and more for wheels).

There is an accushot with etched reticle and internal bubble scope to control cant, awesome for long/loopy shots.

https://www.amazon.com/AccuShot-Bubble-4-16x56-36-Color-Mil-Dot/dp/B01LYZLCXI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549406709&sr=8-3&keywords=accushot+scope+4-16
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2019, 08:39:05 PM »
Huh, thought I responded to this earlier.. oh well.

I have had the scope for about two weeks now and it seems to work quite well. I thought it had issues at first but it turned out to be the shooter and gun. Moved it to another springer and it works fine. I hardly ever use the illuminated reticle but its nice to have. It did not work at first I had to install the battery 'just so' for it to work... now I don't use it :P

Cant wait to try this scope on the PCP I have on the way!

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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2019, 09:50:46 PM »
Just came across this post.  I've both the standard, lowest priced 3-12 UTG with the wire reticle and the compact, etched glass version.  That's my "go to" scope and it works great on the ProSport.  My experience has been positive, no issues with any of the UTG/Leapers scopes I have.  My general purpose one is a simple 35 yard parallax 4X32 with mildot reticle.  I've got three of those and use them on my lower powered rifles.  That scope works great for general purpose shooting out to 50 yards or so.  But the 3-12X44 SWAT with etched glass is my favorite.  I had the 4-16 with the front parallax adjustable objective and didn't care for it.  Maybe I need to try the one with the side wheel.

Anyway, still satisfied with your purchase?
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2019, 11:30:06 PM »
Oh yea, it's on the Aspen right now and it is quite bright and crisp. I am glad I got it on a PCP rifle because chasing the zero around on my springers was getting frustrating. At least I found out it was me and not the scope. :P

Only quirk is that the zero seems to wander from one day to the next.

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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2019, 04:30:52 PM »
Oh yea, it's on the Aspen right now and it is quite bright and crisp. I am glad I got it on a PCP rifle because chasing the zero around on my springers was getting frustrating. At least I found out it was me and not the scope. :P

Only quirk is that the zero seems to wander from one day to the next.

I'm not familiar with the Aspen, but some PCP's tend to do that.  It can be a barrel band or the shroud that gets bumped out of alignment.  Quite frustrating, I'm sure.
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Re: Leapers 3-12x44 "Accushot", opinons wanted
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2019, 05:08:31 PM »
Its the same as the nova freedom. The shroud slips over some sort of plastic bushings that center the barrel. So maybe it can move when set up over a couple of days.

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