Overton goes Right
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- Feb 14, 2017
Anyone have any experience with these and know a US source for them?
I sent my contact at Delta an e-mail. I'll let you know if he replies.That would be fantastic. Hopefully if they make it there it'll only be a matter of time until there's an importer.
I could order from Europe I just don't know what the process would be for warranty art he point if I had any issues.
The few reviews out there say this thing is phenomenal so I'm really hoping to get some hands on time with one.
It is weird what people see in these pictures... I was showing a Delta scope.Do I see a couple of "Fix" rifles in that pic?...Thoughts...?
Initial praise is just that: "initial".Absolutely welcome news, and it seems initial praise is high.
I am extremely excited to see your review when the time comes.
I do like the looks of that reticle quite a bit. I really prefer illumination of only the center of a reticle because a great many optics appear doubled to my faulty eyes when lit up and the entire reticle being illuminated only serves to increase that effect.
I am sure they are interested in the US market, but honestly, these are not the things I spend a lot of time discussing with manufacturers and on rare occasions when I do, it is typically confidential.Understood!
Did they mention any more to you about the potential of a US distributor?
Getting into the market here in the States and doing it right is not such a simple thing exactly because it is such a large and active market. From that standpoint, Canada is easier.My barrel maker and gunsmith has one and so far is liking it(5x50x56 version).
I find it somewhat strange they are available up here(Canada) but not in the states?
The limited reviews out there seem to indicate it is quite a bit better. I am waiting for ILya to get a full opinion out there before I jump. Way too many interesting optics came out this year for me to get them all anyway so the wait wont bother me too terribly much.I know where I can get them. How does their Glass compare to a Athlon Cronus ?
These are related designs, so the difference is not going to be very big, but there seems to be a difference with the specific samples I have seen.The limited reviews out there seem to indicate it is quite a bit better. I am waiting for ILya to get a full opinion out there before I jump. Way too many interesting optics came out this year for me to get them all anyway so the wait wont bother me too terribly much.
I also prefer not to have the numbers right next to the vertical crosshair, but in my case it is mostly an aesthetic thing. It seems like I never get to use the Christmas tree when there is no wind, and once the distance opens up a little I usually have more than half a mrad of wind to account for.Personally I dislike a line number just off the vertical crosshair, when holdover and off for wind I can't stand a number in the way of a hold. That will always be a fail to me and is a prominent reason why I pick one scope over another.
I'm just the opposite, lol. I ditched those kind of reticles because it seemed like wind would be blowing the bullet right under the number. Enough to be very annoying which caused me to decide I wasn't going to deal with it anymore. The worst I've seen is that FML1 reticle with those huge numbers.I also prefer not to have the numbers right next to the vertical crosshair, but in my case it is mostly an aesthetic thing. It seems like I never get to use the Christmas tree when there is no wind, and once the distance opens up a little I usually have more than half a mrad of wind to account for.
As a general consideration, I do not understand the need to put a number at every mrad. That was one of the things I liked about Athlon APLR reticle. Even with the APRS, I like that they do not start numbering stuff until we are a couple of mrad away from center.
It is a ten year warranty and from what I understand they are very good about honoring it (I talked to one of the larger distributors in Europe). I do not have any other specifics, though.ILya, in your dealings with Delta, did the warranty ever come up? I ask because all three language versions of their website barf when you try to hit up the warranty information. It does appear to be a 10 year warranty, but what exactly is covered, especially damage?
Hirsch is generally pretty responsive - spent about 15 minutes on the phone with them yesterday. Maybe try calling? They don't have any of the tree reticle FFP model in stock at the moment. They have a wait list on the go and are hoping to be able to bring them in again middle or end of the month.So now we just need a US distributor. I sent emails to Euro-Optics, and the Canadian outfit Hirsch wanting to purchase, and have had no response from either. Frustrating.
While I obviously can not speak for Delta, having spent some time with the guy who runs the company I am confident that they will stand behind their product.Thanks. Frustrating not to know exactly what is or is not covered....
Fair enough. I'm not terribly worried about the scope failing, more me doing something dumb and looking at a twisted mass of aluminum, glass and shattered dreams. The trend toward no questions asked warranties sure takes the sting out of the large purchase price (for those of us not yet so far down the rabbit hole.)While I obviously can not speak for Delta, having spent some time with the guy who runs the company I am confident that they will stand behind their product.
If the scope fit my requirements, warranty would not be a concern for me.