I wish I had found that site myself before buying mine from here......
$299 with the BDC reticule and AO
Again, thanks for the link!!
You asked: "REALLY Ed, wtf CARES about 16X besides you and Bill?"....
Well, my brother would care and most others who own a very common 4-16x scope and don't want to buy another to shoot hft, or perhaps someone who owns a scope with 10x - 15x etchings on their scope bell and they don't want to shoot at 10x or buy a new scope just to satisfy hft ruling.
You asked: "why wouldn't I get the biggest, baddest thing I could find that's legal?"
Good question!! Humm, why did I buy and start using a new R9 for hft instead of his HW77 since the "77" is easier to shoot accurately......LOL, you'll NEVER figure that one out! I PERSONALLY could care less if another piston hft shooter is using a 16x setting and I'm only using 12x! It's not hardly the same as the prior rules allowing match grade PCPs to competing directly with break barrel springers? At least THAT issue was "put to rest".
LOL.....I contend that a shooter with a "pump up gun" COULD gain an advantage by exceeding the max allowed fpe on the sly yet CLAIM they've chosen a disadvantage by shooting with only 10x glass. Of course nobody would actually do this, it's just a hypothetical situation LOL. Hummm.....perhaps all PCPs should be "measured" before a match to make sure they aren't shooting 20.25fpe instead of 20fpe. This certainly makes more sense than forcing shooters to buy new equipment just to shoot the hft game, especially since the existing rules seem to work just fine (except for the folks owning those pesky scopes that don't have 12x etched on the power ring)!