Ranger/Wollensak vintage scope ??
Hello the Fire,
I am looking for someone who has knowledge of Ranger/Wollensak scopes. They are the old style, built I believe in the 30's and/or 40's, with the external adjustments similar to Malcolms or Unertls. I believe they were originally marketed for rimfire target rifles.
I shoot in a long range cowboy match once a year that has a scoped class and would like to shoot in that class, but don't want to spend the $300 to $500 to buy a Malcolm or repro. I see these Wollensak scopes selling for between $50 and $100, but don't know if they would stand up to recoil. I would be mounting in on either a Sharps repro in 40-56 or a Browning Highwall in 45/70, probably running a 400 grain cast bullet in either, ideally at about 1300 fps, but could drop to 1000 fps, if that would be required to not damage adjustment mechanisms.
Does anyone have any experience with these scopes that could give me some insight.