Optical Booster for Old Scope

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jimkim posted this 30 January 2018

I have a Lyman Alaskan AW on my 03 Springfield. I like the scope, but I want a but higher power. I'm thinking of ordering an optical booster to use at longer ranges. Have any of you used one? Cid you like it? Thanks.

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RicinYakima posted this 30 January 2018

I have used two over the years: a 2X Lietchert (sp.?) and a 3X Texan. Both worked as advertised, but be aware that 2X reduces field of view 50% and eye relief 25%. The 3X field of view by 2/3 and eye relief 33%. The 2X was on a 32/20 and the 3X on a Hornet, so it didn't make problems for me. When assembling make very sure lenses are clean, air is dry and use optical grease on the threads! HTH, Ric

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Bud Hyett posted this 31 January 2018

Ric in Yakima is correct, everything has its price. Using one many years ago on a 6X Weaver on a Ruger #1 in 6mm Remington, the eye relief became critical with the heavier loads. I had bought this at the Aledo Gun Show thinking I would have a cheap 10X.

It went back to the Aledo Gun Show and was traded for a Litschert long eye relief adaptor. This was put on a Weaver 4X mounted on a Ruger .30 Carbine. This gave twice the eye relief and one-half the power. Again, not quite satisfactory. About this time, a pistol shooter mounted a 2X Leupold on a .45 Auto and the offerings for pistol scopes boomed. 

Farm boy from Western Illinois, living in the Magical Pacific Northwest

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Wheel Weights posted this 17 April 2020

The Litscherts adapters were a fine quality item. I have owned many and they all work fine. Still have two that up a Lyman Alaskan from 2.5 to 10X as on my R F Sedgley short action short action 22 Hornet.

 

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