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Boone Gunscope

AmbroseAmbrose Member Posts: 3,173 ✭✭✭✭
edited December 2013 in Ask the Experts
These were made in the early 1950's and were built like half a binocular. There were two models: A 2 1/4X and a 4X. They were very light weight. I have never seen one and wonder why they weren't more popular. The idea seems like a good one. Anybody used one?

EDIT: I agree, Rufe, that they did stick out. But look at that 99: You can still wrap your hand around the receiver to carry it. Something you can't do with a conventional scope. It does look odd now but those were early days for scopes and they weren't universally accepted. What looks weird to us today, just looked new to us in the 1950's. Most of the red dot stuff sticks out, too, but, of course, they are not usually mounted on a deer hunting rifle.

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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My take on them, without any actual hands-on experience. Is they stuck-out like the proverbial, sore thumb. I just can't see anybody hunting with them, or toting them anyplace. With out bashing them on a rock or a tree etc. Only practical if you baby them off a bench, at the range.




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    richardaricharda Member Posts: 405 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a 4x one of these on a Savage 99, and have owned a couple of the 2.5x's. There were two other prismatic gun scopes that I know of - the Noske "Imp", and a European one.

    All are long gone from the commercial scene now.
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    TRAP55TRAP55 Member Posts: 8,275 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Finns used something like it on the M27 Mosin. The Physica Oy scope was designed for the Maxim machine gun.

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