On the other hand, telescopic sights or scopes are meant to provide a visual advantage by zooming your view. These allow for observational purposes, making measurements and calculations and allow for very precise shots.
Of course, all these have no single use if they’re not properly zeroed. A non-zeroed optic only adds weight and obstruction and then you’re better off with your standard back-up iron sights.
WHY DO PEOPLE BUY FAKE OPTICS?
The major issue to most when it comes to optics are their price. A knock-off costs you 50 to a bit more than 100 bucks while a real optic usually start around the 100 and can go up to above a 1000 bucks depending on what you look for.
We totally get why someone wouldn’t want to spend a whole bunch of money on a product that can be a large portion or even more expensive than the gun they’re using. But of course there are some huge differences for why you should still go for them.
To give you an idea on all this we’ll go over some general features of real optics and compare them to what we know about replica optics. So, let’s start off with their build.
ONE WORD: TOUGH
If there’s one thing to be said about real optics is that they’re build tough. Usually this covers them being waterproof, shock-proof and recoil-proof which are basically standards in the firearm industry.
This means rain is no problem at all, with most you can even take them on a dive. Also having a fall on the ground or a bump against a wall are no problems. Real optics have less chance to break than most airsoft guns out there, just to give you an idea.
If we’re talking about recoil-proof it’s pretty obvious what it does and for most airsoft guns on the market that’s not even a necessity since they don’t have any recoil. But if you run GBBRs or other systems that use a functioning bolt or mimic recoil, it is definitely not a bad consideration to keep in mind.
WATERPROOFING ON KNOCK-OFFS
If we compare this to knock-offs, light rain might not be a problem with some, but once the optic gets soaked somehow (like heavier rain) it will become an issue.
RECOIL-PROOFNESS OF KNOCK-OFFS
Recoil-proofing is something you can forget even with light recoil systems like the recoil AEGs. So with GBBRs you will certainly kill the optic. In our experience that means you’ll totally mess up its zero or lose your reticle after each shot taken and that renders the optic totally useless.
EXTRA TOUGH MIL-SPEC
Above that, there’re also optics that have extra tough features that fall under the mil-spec standards like being able to withstand extreme temperatures, high altitudes & salt-air. But that’s usually too extreme for most anyway. We’re just informing you on this matter.
ADJUSTABILITY DIALS THEIR BREAKABILITY