It’s competition time once again!

This is your chance to enter our competition to win a Discovery VT-3 Compact 4-16X44 SF FFP!

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question correctly:

What type of unit is the reticle marked in?

A) Milliradian
B) Metre
C) Minute of Angle

Enter now at:

Competition closes on 28 November

First focal plane scopes tend to be much dearer than their second focal plane counterparts, but Discovery is on a mission to deliver more for less, as witnessed by its new VT-3 range.

The scope seen here is the VT-3 Compact 4-16×44. True to its name, the Compact measures just 270mm, making it a good choice for bullpups, carbines and smaller rifles.

Overall finish is excellent, and the controls are smooth in operation. The ocular focus ring is the fast-focus type, while the windage and elevation turrets must be pulled up to make adjustments, after which they can be locked down. The turret barrels can be removed with a 3mm hex key and reset at ‘0’ once the rifle has been zeroed.

A lot of reticles used with first focal plane scopes are designed to be used by long-range target shooters, and are therefore packed with multiple aim points that can create a complicated sight picture for the airgun shooter.

However, Discovery’s VT scopes are intended for airgun use, and the SS-2 FFP reticle on the VT-3 is one of the company’s most useful designs to date, offering a clean image with just enough aim points to be useful without making it look too cluttered.

The ret is also graduated in milliradians, which fits in with the pull-up-to-adjust turrets, each click of which offers an adjustment of 1/10 of a mil. Despite being an FFP scope, the VT-3 Compact is free of gimmicks, and the production costs that have been saved have been passed on to the shooter. If you’re in the market for a modestly sized scope at a modestly sized price, then this one could fit the bill – and your rifle.

Our thanks go out to Sureshot Airguns ( for supplying this fabulous competition prize.

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