Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

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Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by dHb » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:43 pm

Here's a note that posted on airgunforum.ca and may be of interest to the folks here. A friend and I ordered these scopes and are setting them up (waiting on sidewheel pointers from Rowan Engineering). So far it looks very good. Falcon has changed the elevation turret from the three grub screw attachment that some were complaining about on the forums to a single hex bolt in the top of the turret. Robbie was quite good to deal with and communications were excellent. I'll report back once I've actually spent some time using it.
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I was the Falcon Optics (and Anschutz, Steyr, Walther, Hammerli and Tesro) distributor for South Africa, and I was a member of the South African Air Rifle Field Target Team. As I competed at the top level myself, I have a fair bit of knowledge about the rifles and scopes used. We moved from South Africa to Calgary, Canada in September 2011.

I have been asked by a few people (including the factory) to start importing the Falcon scopes to Canada.

I am pleased to announce that I have placed a first order for Falcon T50 Field Target scopes. There are many scopes suitable for FT, but there is NOTHING in the market that beats the Falcon T50 on a value-for-money basis. It is arguably the best FT scope for the money. Other than spending $3600 for a March scope, this is probably the best scope for FT for under $2000. Yes, you can use a nice Leupold Competition scope, but the standard reticles are not great for FT, and it's pretty difficult for non-experts to use a fixed mag scope for FT to acquire targets quickly - especially where targets are placed in dark shaded areas.... Ask me, I've been there....

They should retail around the $750 mark. They come with a lifetime warranty, and the warranty is backed up by Falcon Optics in the UK.

The T50 is a dedicated Field Target scope, and is a 10-50x60 scope with a 30mm main tube. It comes with 2 x 50mm sunshades (factory only supplies 1 sunshade - I will supply an extra 1 to make it 100mm in length) and a factory supplied sidewheel - it's around 90mm in diameter.

I can also supply aftermarket sidewheels - they are 5" to 5.25" in diameter and come in a "standard" look and a "custom" look. Prices to be determined.

Falcon scopes have not really been available in Canada, until now. I will normally keep stock, but otherwise I could have them with about 3 weeks lead time if my stock is sold out.

Here are the details: http://www.falconoptics.com/T5010-50x60.php or here: http://www.falconoptics.com/pdf/T50FT%20Manual.pdf

The scopes have a "standard" mildot reticle in the 2nd focal plane. Minimum focus distance varies between around 8 to 9m.

They come in 2 configurations - 1/8 MOA turrets or MRAD. The MRAD equates to around 1/6 MOA and this is what I ordered. The 1/8 MOA models will only be available again around December 2012. The more popular choice in the North American and European markets at the moment, is the MRAD units, where the 1/8 MOA units are more popular in the UK market.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Robbie Stewart
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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by dHb » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:03 pm

Finished step one today - the drop test! :shock: The rifle and scope toppled off the shooting bench onto a concrete floor, without human assistance. Luckily the mounts weren't yet tightened and the jumbo Rowan sidewheel wasn't attached. Other than a scuff on the elevation turret and a dinged hamster, everything survived the Fall.

Here are a couple of tips for anyone starting to use Chairgun with this scope:
Clicks/MOA = 5.817 (that's with the .05 MRAD reticle)
Clicks per revolution = 60

Also Robbie's post-sale support has been excellent - very informative fellow.
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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by bjp » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:13 pm

In a related story the floor is now "dhb" rated!!!!!! The more I learn about my T50 the more impressed I am with it.

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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by Globalstar66 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:11 am

Sorry to hear about the "fall" Dave.

Anytime I can help, just shout!!! Unfortunately, I never came right with Chairgun, so I can't help with Chairgun "tech" stuff.... :) Anything else, I am quite willing to help anyone.

Enjoy that rifle and scope!!!

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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by biagio36 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:38 pm

I also received my scope yesterday. I took it out of the box, man this is one nice scope. The only thing I don't like is the stiff power adjuster. I guess it will get smoother with more use.

Like you guys said, Robbie is very imformitive. He has a wealth of info when it gets to airguns, scopes, and FT. He has been to the Worlds more than a few times. He loves shooting airguns, almost as much as me. LOL He's an all round nice guy, who is more than willing to help you with anything. I was talking to him yesterday, when he gave me a great idea for a power adjuster handle.

In any case, I like the guy

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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by dHb » Mon May 13, 2013 12:25 am

I shot my first match with it yesterday and am quite happy with it. The focus seems to snap in very nicely and can differentiate as little as a foot at FT distances. This was my first event clicking instead of using mildots and I'm a convert!
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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by Globalstar66 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:57 pm

Glad the scope worked well DHB. Anytime Biagio - just let me know if I can assist with anything. :)

Best thing to use for the power adjusters, is a "fishing coaster" off Ebay UK. Here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Breakaway-Coa ... 43bcadf778

On the Falcon, use a "kebab stick/skewer", and split it in 2 lengthwise. Cut into 8mm segments and place them in the grooves of the scope's zoom ring. The fishing coaster's knob now has a level surface to bear on.

Pictures here:
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Re: Falcon T50 scopes in Canada

Post by dHb » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:33 pm

That's it - I'm throwing away the gizmo I have from Rowan Engineering and getting one of these!!
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Good idea for those with adjustment by the front objective too.
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