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#26 markdturner1

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:30 PM

Just to clarify about the "Gold" ...There are numerous reasons to use gold plating over and above looks, which I cannot go into here, suffice to say that had the gold not been mentioned it looks exactly the same as polished brass, as were all classic workhorse scopes, but without the weight.. Thanks, Mark.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

  It looks so good in the day light I'm not sure I would ever stop staring long enough to get it out in the dark to look thru it.  What more can be said, the thing is absolutely awesome :bow:  :waytogo:  :grin:


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:25 AM

Faster heat dissipation is probably the reason for the use of gold plating (aesthetics aside, which this scope has in abundance).

 

Sheets of gold are used on satellites and space probes, for the same reason:

 

http://spinoff.nasa....ff1997/hm2.html



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

Faster heat dissipation is probably the reason for the use of gold plating (aesthetics aside, which this scope has in abundance).

 

Sheets of gold are used on satellites and space probes, for the same reason:

 

http://spinoff.nasa....ff1997/hm2.html

HI Nick, Yes you're right and apologies for not replying sooner, some times I can't do right for doing wrong.... :confused:

Gold rocks for all the practical reasons...and yes it looks good and is better than brass, and being plated, via nickle on aluminium it weighs less and aluminium tube OD stock has infinite  variety where as brass does not...........  :whee:   :wub: , Just love these  moving things!!! my favorite is  :beat: Just love it, smile every time!








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