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NcSTAR Illuminated Compact Rifle Scope - 3-9x42E Ill. Scope / Ruby SEC3942R Riflescope
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Most Helpful Positive Review Great bang for your buck!
got what i paid for and more! it is beautiful, looks very solid. you can a...
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First got this rifle scope for a PSL 54C, but I was worried about the recoi...
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NcSTAR Compactr Rifle Scope Review

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on May 4, 2013
First got this rifle scope for a PSL 54C, but I was worried about the recoil so I mounted it on my AR 15 in 223/556. I took the rifle shooting 3 times, first two it held zero nicely and I was impressed with the optic quality given the price. On my third trip out to the range everything was going as expected until my second mag. I figured I was getting poi movement because I was firing faster than normal and the barrel became quite hot. So I adjusted it... fired another mag... adjusted it.... then midway through another mag I couldn't hit the paper. I looked at the scope and the top turret had fallen out!. The aluminum tube is very very thin and either the turret had been striped during installation or it just gave out with the thin thin... did I say.. thin aluminum.

A shame as I would have loved to purchase more for "fun guns" As it stands I see this as an unacceptable design flaw and wouldn't expect the scope to last long ever.
Pros: Cost
Cons: broke quickly...
Would recommend: No
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NcStar 3-9x42E ILL. scope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WI Written on January 7, 2011
I've bought these here before and got perfect ones, this one has some noticeable (1 or 2 inches movement) parallax at 100 yds. Will try one more NcStar before giving up on them.
Pros: compact size
Cons: This one has some parallax...
Would recommend: Yes
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Wasted money

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, NM Written on November 22, 2010
If you like cheap stuff that does not perform well then this is the scope for you. I am comparing this scope to two others I own. The BSA Catseye 3-12x44 $139.00 and a Center Point 3-9x40 bought at Wal-Mart for around $50. First comparison was done during daylight. Looking through them both the BSA and Center Point had a noticeably clearer image than the NC Star. Next, I compared their magnification properties. At 9x on all of them the BSA and Center Point both looked the same while the NC Star looked like it was on magnified to 7 in comparison to the two others. Finally, I compared their red light illumination at night under a full moon. The red light will do no good in total darkness and its not intended to anyway, but under a full moon it will definetly help you unless you have this NC Star scope. Both with the BSA and Center Point the dimmest setting of red works awesome at night as just the cross hairs light up enough to see it especially against a dark backdrop. The NC Star even at its lowest light setting is way to bright and lights up the tube making it impossible to see anything through it at night. Bottom line, I really don't like this scope. For the same money buy the Center Point.
Pros: it's cheap
Cons: not a good scope...
Would recommend: No
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Great scope!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on April 14, 2010
Mounted on M&P 15 easily. Zeroed scope in 4 shots. Excellent product for the money. 25 shots fired at bulls eye all in center ring, using bi-pod at 75 yards Very consistent and seems to hold zero well. Clear view , eye relief is a little short but not a problem. Overall great buy.
Pros: clear image and focus
Cons: short eye relief...
Would recommend: Yes
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Perfect for an airgun application.

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 16, 2010
I mounted this scope on a multi-pump air rifle where a short scope was required. It was a great match. Granted, on an air rifle, it's not going to see much abuse, so I can't offer much feedback on it's durability. It is, however, very clear and bright and offers an outstanding value for it's price.
Pros: Clarity; Size
Cons: Edges can get a bit hazy at some ranges, but a very minor drawback....
Would recommend: Yes
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NcSTAR 3-9X42E

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on August 21, 2008
I bought this scope about 3 years ago and never used it. This past week I mounted it on an AR-15 and tried to zero in at 100 yards. Consistently the hits were about 6 to 7 feet to the right of the target. After trying to adjust it to the left until the adjustment screw could not be turned any more I concluded the scope was defective.

Using the iron sights hits were in the 9 and 10 ring.

I called NcStar in CA and they advised to sent it to them with a $10 check. I guess they will fix or replace the scope but it is going to cost a total of $20 since the postage to sent it was about $10 plus my check for $10.. The scope's price is about $50. So it is getting a little expensive to get it fixed.

The scope gives a clear and sharp image and I believe will function well once it is fixed.
Pros: Good Value
Cons: Cpuld not ZERO scope...
Would recommend: No
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Great bang for your buck!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, FL Written on March 31, 2008
got what i paid for and more!
it is beautiful, looks very solid. you can adjust the foucs. with a turn of a wheel light up your corsairs with red light, for higher visibility.
for 44$ you cant beat it!
be aware that when you by the rings make sure you get weaver if that's what you have because the rings i got where too low, lost 44 on that, if you have a weaver style mount get the RB01 rings!
Pros: everything
Cons: for the price, non yet....
Would recommend: Yes
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