View Full Version : Pentax LightSeeker 3x9 scope

June 6, 2008, 11:38 AM
I have the opportunity to purchase a Browning BAR simi-auto in 300 WinMag. It is equipt with a Pentax 3x9 Light Seeker. What about this scope? It was purchased from an estate by a major used firearm dealer. He has no idea about the use this firearm has gone through. It is about twenty years old.

June 6, 2008, 12:49 PM
I've heard rumors that the Lightseeker was at one time being made for Pentax by Burris. The same rumors say that production has shifted to another OEM. I have no personal experience with them so I can't rate the scope. I have to wonder how even premium 20y/o optics compare to todays.

FYI, they also have a Gameseeker line of budget scopes. Nothing special but not horrible for less than $100.

June 6, 2008, 01:00 PM
The LightSeeker is the same scope sold as the Burris FullField II. It was made by Pentax. It is a good (notice I did not say very good or great) scope.

June 6, 2008, 01:17 PM
The turett is closer to the front? Is there a reason for this? Charlie