Konus Pro F30 8-32x56 Side Focus Parallax - Glass Etched Red-Blue Illuminated Modified half Mil Dot with built in bubble level system
First Focal Plane Rifle Scope with flip up lens caps and 4" sunshade
Return to clear 20% off - Please read full before buying
Reason for return was that the side focus would not adjust correctly, very stiff and eventually would not work at all in lower range. After a replacement had the exact same problem (on a model that had never had a return ever before) it was found that the user had massively over-torqued the mount top rings at 25lb/ft plus. Over-torquing pressurises the scope tube to the extent that it can impact the internal erector tube and cause issues with side focus and windage and elevation. Scope manufacturers such as Hawke and Vortex suggest no more than 17-19lb/ft on top rings. Some mount makers say 25 is fine but we would reply to that that maybe it is better to listen to the people who make and test the scopes? Possibly (yes Warne we're looking at you) mounts can be torqued to huge pressure on a £2000 scope - or maybe not as Vortex who make 2 grand scopes say don't. In any case, scope not faulty, but as it has been out and back and has mount marks from the abuse it took we are reducing from 379 to 299.
Gunmart review - see http://www.gunmart.net/accessories_review/konus_pro_f30_8_32x56
The Konus Pro F30 FFP offers first focal plane technology. It is built for fans and users of MIL related reticles for specific shooting needs.
Mount rings to fit it onto a rifle ARE NOT included
The main advantage of an FFP scope is that the image and reticle increase/decrease in the same proportion. This allows fast and easy drop compensation and range finding.
The Konus F30 FFP features an illuminated glass etched Half Mil Dot reticle with side turret focus parallax and illumination turret offset on the eyebell.
Well sized turrets offer a precise 1/10 MIL click (1cm at 100m) which is a worldwide standard.
Rugged built, up to date design and knurlings which fit for handling with gloves offers secure and easy use in the field.
The Konus Pro F30 FFP is made of a solid 1 piece 30mm high grade aluminium main tube with fully multi coated lenses.
If you need .22 rimfire 3/8", airgun 11mm, 20mm weaver/picatinny mount rings you will need to purchase them in addition to the scope. See shop/related items below and look for high profile models for 30mm tube. Please ask if unsure or see my guide to mounts and bases at http://www.tacticalscope.co.uk/blog/?p=50 We can also help with picatinny adapter bases for rifles such as Tikka, SAKO, CZ, Ruger, Remington, Howa, Weatherby, Marlin etc (See Britannia Rails section for many picatinny adapter bases)
First focal plane
Side Parallax focus turret - 40mm - and lock and reset tactical type windage and elevation turrets
- Image and reticle increase in same proportion
- 1/10 MIL increments (1cm @ 100m) Military standard
- Excellent Field of view
Glass etched illuminated HMD reticle with built in anti canting bubble system
- Parallax adjustment starting from 10yds/9.1m
- Rugged all calber proof design
- Fully multi-coated lenses
- Well sized target turrets
- Konus Worldwide Warranty
- Waterproof, shockproof, dry nitrogen purged
Konus modified Half Mil Dot Reticle - Blue and Red Illuminated - Etched Glass - First Focal Plane
Some reticles originally developed for tactical purposes, enable you to accurately measure your distance from the target if you know the dimensions of what you are aiming at. When a reticle is placed on the second focal plane, the calculation of the distance is possible at a set magnification only (usually 10x or 12x).
When a reticle is placed on the first focal plane, on the contrary, the target-to-reticle ratio never changes and you can therefore utilize your riflescope at any magnification while determining your distance from the target.
The most popular choice among tactical reticles is the Mil-Dot. The Konuspro F-30 series features a modified version of the Mil-Dot enhanced accuracy and precision: the space between hash marks is not 1 Mil (as in the standard MIl-Dot configuration), but 1/2 Mil.
Furthermore, the illuminated "quick-peep" center crosshair removes any chance of obstructing your vision even if you are aiming at very small targets or shooting long range.
Anti Canting Bubble System
Precision at long range requires a tilt free (anti canted) position of the gun. The KonusPro F30 series features an anti-canting level bubble built into the scope to provide instant correction of a canted rifle. While looking through the eyepiece, simply align the bubble through the centre lines of the tube, and your level. The bubble system can be used with or without illumination
Benefits of Glass Etched Reticles and Illumination
Glass-etched reticles are superior to wire for several reasons, most notable is how much more crisp, fine and clean your view is when you look thorough the scope.
A glass etched reticle, also cannot be broken. Anyone who has shot enough has seen a wire reticle actually break within the reticle field. As the reticle design is etched into the reticle lens, it is static and cannot physically be broken.
All illuminated scopes with glass-etched reticles have the added benefit of zero internal light reflection which occurs to some extent in illuminated scopes with wire reticles.
This superior design requires an additional cost, but even if you don’t plan to use the illumination, the glass-etched reticle is a feature with value to the shooter.
Illumination comes into its own when shooting targets that are either naturally dark or made dark by light conditions such as shadow, dawn dusk, very bright light or night shooting with lamps or night vision kit.
Without Illumination a black reticle can be very hard to make out against the target. Illumination fixes this problem and gives immediate contrast. Adjust intensity according to the light conditions.
56mm Fully Multi Coated Lens:
- Fully multi coated for excellent clarity.
- 56mm diameter - Excellent all round Large size
- Combined with 30mm tube offers supeb light transmission for a crisp, clear view.
8-32x variable magnification
Easy, fast magnification dial adjustment - easy to use with gloves on
- Adjust from 8x to 32x.
- A great magnification range for medium to longer range hunting and targets.
- Ocular eyebell focus from 8 yards. Parallax from 10 yards.
- Alloy magnification ring, slotted for grip
- Fast focus eyebell
Parallax Focus control
Parallax effect is the term that describes the difference in angles between objects that are seen up close and those seen far away. When you look at telephone poles passing by on the side of the road, those closest to your car seem to pass very fast, while the ones far away seem to go very slow. That difference is due to the parallax effect.
The reticle in your scope is like a telephone pole that's very close. If you move your head on the stock while watching the target through the scope the reticle may seem to move, wobble or blur against the target. That affects where you perceive the aim point to be, and that affects your accuracy.
Parallax focus correction adjustment reduces this phenomenon to the greatest extent possible.
Parallax focus correction therefore is a must for anyone attempting to use either a high magnification scope, shooting drastically different yardages with the same scope or anyone attempting to shoot at extremely close ranges or extremely long ranges. Especially so if it is a combination of these factors.
This scope features Parallax focus correction by way of the 40mm side turret
Note - Compatible with the large 135mm Konus sidewheel - optional extra. See Konus section in shop for it.
Reticle: First Focal Plane Modified Half Mil Dot - etched glass with anti canting bubble level system
- Chassis: 1 piece 30mm Mono-tube
- Magnification range: 8-32x
- Objective: 56mm
- Illumination: Red and blue - 5 brightness levels each
- Focus/Parallax: 9.1m / 10 yards to infinity by 40mm side focus turret
- Field of View at 100 yards/meters: 12.1ft/3.7m at 8x ; 3.4ft/1.1m at 32x
- Exit Pupil: 7mm at 8x - 1.7mm at 32x
- Eye relief: 89mm
- Mounting Length: 6.5" - 165mm
- Click Value @ 100 Yards: 1/10 Mil - 10mm
- Max Internal Adjustment: 45" - 1.14m
- Length: 444mm / 17.5″
- Weight: 890g / 31.4oz
- Waterproof, Fogproof, Shockproof
- Reticle placed in the first focal plane
- Dry Nitrogen Filled
- Heavy Caliber Recoil Proof Reticle as well as Airgun approved
- Fully Multi-Coated Optics
- Locking Tactical Turrets Resettable to Zero
- 45 degree Offset Illuminator Switch with 5 Intensities (Blue and Red)
- Built-in Anti Canting Bubble System
- Flip up Lens Covers
- Lens Cloth
- 4" sunshade
- Battery: Coin Style CR2032 (included)