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Old 01-09-2014, 09:08 PM
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Re: Airgun scope

also if you can get a mil-dot reticle. Come in handy when you shoot longer range. I believe i have to aim about 4 mils high @ 100 yards with no wind. 6 mils if its windy. Thats with a 15 yard zero. Took me some time to figure out where my peticular air rifle shot but comes in real handy when taking starlings @ 50-80 yards
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:39 AM
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Re: Airgun scope

Nice one starlings at range,yes mildot helps with aim points at long range.A good reticle is the SCB on the MTC range of scopes .The Mambalite 4-16x44 being a good scope for air rifles & full bore having the benefit of side focus for parallax also useful for range finding. Not sure if you have them in the States but would reccomend them to try.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:01 AM
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Re: Airgun scope

My air gun scopes have AO that can be set down to 10 yards. I shoot my air rifles indoors at 10 meters and outdoors site them in at 25 yards. I have two spring powered air rifles with scope made for the extra recoil . I like shooting the Sheridan 20 Cal and Benjamin 22 Cal pump up air rifles with only four pumps indoors but to find what type of hunting pellets the rifles like I use eight pumps. The pump up air rifles have very little recoil and don't need the type of scopes made for powerfull spring powered rifles but I get them so the scope has AO down to 10 yards.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:40 AM
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Re: Airgun scope

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My air gun scopes have AO that can be set down to 10 yards. I shoot my air rifles indoors at 10 meters and outdoors site them in at 25 yards. I have two spring powered air rifles with scope made for the extra recoil . I like shooting the Sheridan 20 Cal and Benjamin 22 Cal pump up air rifles with only four pumps indoors but to find what type of hunting pellets the rifles like I use eight pumps. The pump up air rifles have very little recoil and don't need the type of scopes made for powerfull spring powered rifles but I get them so the scope has AO down to 10 yards.
My Grandfather had a 20 cal sheridin and that thing was dead nut accurate. Not quite as powerful as my RWS but when something shoots as good as that thing did you dont need that much power. I used to shoot squirrels between the eyes so i could at least have a challenge
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:13 PM
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Re: Airgun scope

I know I'm a little late on this topic but my 2ct, spring guns require a springer rated scope, you can get by without 1 on Co'2 or PCP {hi pressure air} but spring guns are another story, their are allot of springer rated scopes on the market from Hawke, Leapers, and a few others, even the some of the upper end Bushnell scopes are spring gun rated, not the Wally world specials they wont hold up for long but their Banner and Legend series will, I have used allot of the Leapers scopes on my air guns and they work just fine for the most part, I have extensively used their 3x9x40AOMDIR scopes and have had very good luck with them and they wont break the bank and they are a decent optic for air gunning! I have some very hi end air guns and have been that hobby for along time and have some custom built guns costing over 3k but their worth every penny if your a serious shooter/hunter JMO
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:35 PM
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Re: Airgun scope

My Model 48 RWS broke a Bushnell ScopeChief IV 2.5-8x scope within about the first 10 shots fired. Could hear a part rattling about and it was obvious from looking thru it that something let loose inside the scope.

This scope was purchased in about 1972. I sent it back to Bushnell in about 2000 and they were able to repair it, even though they no longer manufactured this scope. The Bushnell was actually a pretty decent scope back in that day and age. One of their higher quality models. After repair, I mounted the Bushnell on a .22 WMR rifle.

I purchased a relatively low cost air rifle rated scope and mounted it on the RWS. The glass in it isn't great, but it has worked well and has held together on the spring powered RWS.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:02 PM
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Re: Airgun scope

The 48 model is a full power air rifle with a hefty kick if not tuned it is detuned to 12ft/lbs in the uk as are all non fac air guns.The Bushnell legends are good scopes with great glass ideal for high power air rifles .
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