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Malcolm Style Scope
Apr 21st, 2005 at 12:14pm
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I wondered if there are users of this forum who have used the modern Malcolm-style scopes and can comment on them as compared to modern scopes of the same power? Specifically I am referring to the RHO and MVA versions.
  
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Re: Malcolm Style Scope
Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2005 at 12:39pm
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I spoke to Jim Leatherwood yesterday and the scopes will be available in a few mo's.  I will receive mine in about that time.  It is a 6X scope, the lens is behind the brass coupling which is to keep the lens far away from the muzzel & BP dirt.  This is exactly how the original ones were made. Jim said he bought all the other competitors scopes to do a T&E and made his better ??????   We'll see.         Ken
  

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Re: Malcolm Style Scope
Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2005 at 6:17pm
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I have a Parson's scope with MVA mounts. The scope is six power. The optics are absolutely excellent.

The mounts are extremely well made but have a serious fault. The adjustments are on the right side. When you are at the sticks, you cannot see the settings. You have to get clear off the rifle to reset the scope. I understand that now, you may be able to get a mount with the settings on the left side, letting a right handed shooter make adjustments while shooting prone without getting clear off the rifle.

In my opinion, the NRA dropped the ball on this one. Forcing everyone to use Malcom style mounts is a bummer. They are not nearly as easy as using a vernier rear sight. In fact, with my failing vision, after trying the Malcom style mounts, I quit shooting BPCR. The extremely tight time limits just did not permit enough time to use the mounts. It is really a shame, as the six power scope's optics are so good I could have continued being competitive.

I have no way of knowing exactly, but it is my opinion that people with good vision couldn't care less what troubles the people of failing vision had. In their view, "Who cares". Kind of like all of the problems that disabled people find everywhere amongst the unenlightened, I am afraid.

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Re: Malcolm Style Scope
Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2005 at 6:43pm
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Thanks Dale.

My problem is that since my recent accident and loss of my better eye, I simply cannot see the metallic sights anymore. I can't bear the thought of my big bore single shots sitting idle, much less getting rid of them. I may not be able to shoot them competitively anymore but I want to be able to enjoy them. Ideally I would be able to use a period type of scope since the old type rifles just don't look right with modern scopes.

Operating the mounts from the left side wouldn't be a hindrance for me since I'm having to learn to shoot from the left side.

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Re: Malcolm Style Scope
Reply #4 - Apr 22nd, 2005 at 9:38am
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The Parsons /Malcomb mounts are the only ones out there that are made just like the old Malcolmbs. I have seen the MVA's but that screw sticking up on top looks like a boil on a babys butt. I have 2 sets of Parsons mounts that I used to make up full length tube sights and they work flawlesly.

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Re: Malcolm Style Scope
Reply #5 - Apr 22nd, 2005 at 6:36pm
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There's an ongoing discussion on Rick Shay's BPCR.net forum right now, concerning these scopes & mounts. Rick has posted pictures of the new Leatherwood scope. The MVA mounts are now available with the elevation vernier on either the right (Schuetzen) side or the left (Silhouette & Long Range) side. Neither of the horizontal adjustment scales has a true vernier, only a single hash mark, but the vertical scale DOES have a true vernier.

I agree about the spindle knob on the MVA vertical adjustment, sooner or later Murphy will strike and bend that thing right on over.

Dale, have you considered leaving the adjustment alone and simply holding Kentucky windage/elevation using the little mil-dots? Might work OK for the shorter ranges.
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