The world is changing and sometimes the quality of a product so surpasses its low price it makes you wonder. Based on my personal experience, Konus scopes are a remarkable value. The latest one I’ve tried is the Konus KonusPro 3-10×44 Rifle Scope with Illuminated Reticule. This scope‘s features and quality clearly exceed its price bracket. My wife and daughter used it to bag five deer and a pig this season and they like it better than the premium priced scope that was on the Pre ’64 Model 70 they used last year. The illuminated reticule allows low light precision shooting and, in our area, the light can be really dim just before the end of the shooting day when deer are often most active.
As an old competitive shooter, I loved the turrets because they were high and could be clicked with my fingers. I like to zero on a Caldwell Lead Sled and using high easy to operate turrets allows two shot zeroing. All the adjustments were smooth and precise. The Konus was 100% parallax free at 100 yards and I liked the quick focus eyepiece. The brightness exceeded what I’d have expected from a scope in this price range. This is a great scope for a mediocre scope price.
While the finish of this scope isn’t up to the highest priced scopes, the quality of the optics belies the price. The image is sharp to the edges, the adjustments are positive and easier to adjust than some scopes costing much more and the adjustments move when you click them.
The long term test of a scope can’t be evaluated in the short term but the Konus performed flawlessly for a season. It certainly seems rugged enough to last and I certainly saw nothing that made me think it wouldn’t be in the fight for the long haul.
Value is where this little scope shines. As far as function is concerned, this scope performed better than scopes costing twice the price. It exhibited all the features of those scopes and is priced at the same level of countless scopes that are inferior to it.
I might not refer this scope to someone on a trip to Africa or Alaska simply because I just don’t have history with the product line and what you ultimately pay for in a $1,000 scope is consistency. For the average white tail or varmint hunter, I would certainly recommend this scope.
submitted by: Dick Jones,Lewis Creek Shooting School