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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    I also have a NXS Nightforce 8x32 on my 17 pound Light Gun. It is marginal on magnification, but the huge objective gathers a lot of light.

    I acquired + 325 lens from Texas State Optical for $30 and made my own magnifier. It boosted the 32x to around 42x.

    A +325 is as much as you can go a still be able to focus the reticle.

    Here is a picture of it.....

    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1517975602

    This is a simple way to get a boost from the very expensive NXS.
    Jackie, didn't you do the same with the 36 Valdada? Which lense did you use on it, or was it the same lense (meaning the +325)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    So you're telling me 'ED' and 'Schott' f'rinstance, are scams......
    Why would anyone think ED glass which stands for extra low dispersion glass is a scam. These types of glass revolutionised optical designs.

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    And if you cannot see the difference in ed vs no ed,
    you need a different game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Cross View Post
    Why would anyone think ED glass which stands for extra low dispersion glass is a scam. These types of glass revolutionised optical designs.

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    wilbur

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Shaw View Post
    Jackie, didn't you do the same with the 36 Valdada? Which lense did you use on it, or was it the same lense (meaning the +325)?
    Yes I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Cross View Post
    Why would anyone think ED glass which stands for extra low dispersion glass is a scam. These types of glass revolutionised optical designs.
    it sure did!!! Look through a f/15 classical doublet refractor and compare the view of a bright night sky object in it, vs. a modern Astro Physics ED triplet or Takahashi for chromatic aberration for starts. The glass types used today coupled with new optical designs resurrected and revitalized the use of refractors among amateur astronomers.

    AP has something like an 8 year wait period for their instruments, they are that good...but you know this. Quality optics cost....there is no substitute if you are willing to pay...buy once, cry once. --Greg

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    I useta' think Paul Simon was a cynic, or that he spoke only of a certain segment of society, but time (and threads like this LOL) have taught me that Rhymin' Simon was right.

    For the most part, "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I useta' think Paul Simon was a cynic, or that he spoke only of a certain segment of society, but time (and threads like this LOL) have taught me that Rhymin' Simon was right.

    For the most part, "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LFML_pxlY

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    In the studio release of 'The Boxer' there's a repetitive crashing beat, it's evocative and powerful.

    Paul spent weeks looking for the sound he wanted. He found it in a prison cell. The crashing is the sound of logging chains being flailed against the concrete floor of an old cell in an empty prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I useta' think Paul Simon was a cynic, or that he spoke only of a certain segment of society, but time (and threads like this LOL) have taught me that Rhymin' Simon was right.

    For the most part, "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"
    I saw Simon and Garfunkel at a concert in 1968 at U Maine...it was hands down the most enjoyable live performance I have ever been to. I consider myself lucky to have seen them. Second best was, you're not going to believe this, Jay and the Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    I saw Simon and Garfunkel at a concert in 1968 at U Maine...it was hands down the most enjoyable live performance I have ever been to. I consider myself lucky to have seen them. Second best was, you're not going to believe this, Jay and the Americans.
    Thank you.


    I collect pop music, I've got 40,000 songs on this phone and I can't say I have a single Jay and the Americans album. I'll go find me some......

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    Start here...

    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Thank you.


    I collect pop music, I've got 40,000 songs on this phone and I can't say I have a single Jay and the Americans album. I'll go find me some......
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFy5_kmEi4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lRsmyRJg8

    but my favorite is, once you get by the Doritos ad...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRrrzxmvcuI

    To me, they were a darn close second to S&G....great singers and performers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFy5_kmEi4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lRsmyRJg8

    but my favorite is, once you get by the Doritos ad...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRrrzxmvcuI

    To me, they were a darn close second to S&G....great singers and performers.
    Nice.... about 2 notes in I got it...... (remember, POP music is my suit ) 'This Magic Moment'..... Jay and the Americans

    To me, in the selections you picked, they're more of an Everly Brothers meets The Beach Boys singing The Righteous Brothers.....

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    I see your point

    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Nice.... about 2 notes in I got it...... (remember, POP music is my suit ) 'This Magic Moment'..... Jay and the Americans

    To me, in the selections you picked, they're more of an Everly Brothers meets The Beach Boys singing The Righteous Brothers.....
    Jay had tremendous range in voice. Their songs still had feet in the 50s, early 60s before the Beetle, Stones, etc. invasion changed music forever. Good stuff regardless.

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    Back on topic, I have a Vortex Golden Eagle 15-60-x 52 I am very pleased with. My club 300 yd. range is closed for some upgrades so 100 yd. range is all I've been on. It is mounted on a 6.5mm but I can easily see .17 cal. holes at that distance. Tracking is also excellent.

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