Thanks for the kind words! And yes the taper is much less pronounced. I'm glad it worked out as MGC's being in such low supply makes it a nightmare to find them.
Nice job! I'd say that scope is a great stand-in. The finish is definitely more accurate to the Compac than a K1.5, and that knurled ring weathers up very similarly because of it.
I didn't mention it in my write-up but I was trying to mix and match windage caps and that Bushnell one doesn't fit the Weavers thread but I'd lay dollars to donuts it'd work on the Compac or a Tasco. In fact, I have a Tasco with nice caps on its way to me and I'm hooping for the best, lol.Nice scope research!!! Thank you for laying it out, I learned a lot going through it.
You're right.. about factories. The Boba Fett 4x20 scopes were made in the same factories as a lot of 4x15 scopes. They have the same glossy paint, some of the same labelling (white, "coated optics" or "image moving" or "Nitrogen filled") under many different brand names. They all came with a specific type of scope knob. You can see it on the Fett Blaster and on the tip of the Han Solo ROTJ blaster scope. It's the knurled thing.
It wouldn't surprise me is Bushnell and Compac were similarly connected