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4 inch scopes

Started by emcrace, 12/20/2012 03:38AM
Posted 12/20/2012 03:38AM Opening Post
I asked this elswhere but maybe you straight shooters can help. I am trying to decide between two scopes. The king of the 4" tripples a Tak or a SV. I want to buy American if the comparison is heads up.
Posted 12/20/2012 01:55PM #1
Bruce Hayes said:

I asked this elswhere but maybe you straight shooters can help. I am trying to decide between two scopes. The king of the 4" tripples a Tak or a SV. I want to buy American if the comparison is heads up.

Buy either one and you will own imported optics.

Jim McSheehy
Posted 12/26/2012 10:12AM | Edited 12/26/2012 10:20AM #2
Bruce Hayes said:

I asked this elswhere but maybe you straight shooters can help. I am trying to decide between two scopes. The king of the 4" tripples a Tak or a SV. I want to buy American if the comparison is heads up.

Hi Bruce,

Just so we can get the ball rolling on the discussion, can you clarify two things for me?

1) "the king of the 4" tripples a Tak or a SV"- Is this a statement or a question?
2) "if the comparison is a heads up" - do you mean if the result of the comparison between the scopes show them to basically be equal?

I'm assuming we're talking about the Takahashi TSA102 vs. the SV105, both of which are triplet apochromats.

Thanks.

-Evan
Posted 12/27/2012 02:59PM #3
I have not looked through a 4" SV, but I can say that the Tak TSA 102 and AP 105 Traveler are both wonderful telescopes, optically and mechanically, but I guess I'm stating the obvious .....
Posted 12/28/2012 05:20PM #4
On the used market, just float a "wanted" ad for a 4" F8 AP Starfire and/or AP 120 ED. Both excellent, American made, and with plenty of accessories available.

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things" 8O
Posted 12/29/2012 11:44PM #5
Thanks for the info. Wound up getting the Takahasi TSA 102. The TV101 is for imaging and just too fast for visual. This purchase was a little out of my league and wanted a keeper. Had to go for the scope that I could touch and test.