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Scopes Assistance On Scope Choice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Max-1966, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Max-1966

    Max-1966 Newbie

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    Hi all,
    I have bought my first PCP Air rifle. It’s a Walther Rotex Varmint RM8 UC in a .22. Have had sprung air rifles before and just stuck any old scope on them. I will be using the rifle mainly in the garden for rats which is 20 mtrs, but I want to go to a club target shooting also. Can I have some suggestions on best scopes for under £200 please, as the more I read about them the more confused I am getting.

    Max
     
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  2. Scots Bob

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    Hawke airmax range of scopes might do you .Try before you buy someone might have some at your range. There is one for sale on the forum
     
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    This one's been done to death a million times over buddy, much depends on your requirements, your physical attributes (eyesight) budget and your expectations...

    Most 3-9x or 4-12x scopes from manufacturers such as Nikon, Hawke, Nikko Sterling etc will be more than up to the job of general plinking/target work and some 20yd ratting too...

    Personally I've gone away from Hawke as I've found their QC is beginning to slide a touch...

    Ps, dunno what the new breed of "Hawke" is like though, could well be that they've tightened things up a little again... :thumb:
     
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    Sub £200 look at the nikko panamax they are really good scopes
     
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    Discovery Optics are well worth a look. Punch well above their weight and excellent glass and spec for the money.

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    My normal answer is Vortex or Airmax.....but discovery glass is usually good as well - not as good as the other two, but it’s also cheaper
     
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    Uttings Norwich selling Hawke Panorama 2-7x32 at £79 .Has illumination for rats in dark corners . Not AO but parallax can be reset and at low mag may be unnecessary.
    Is an end of line product but price would leave money in pocket for dedicated target scope latter.
    A recent post dealt with resetting parallax on this scope.
     
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    Optisan evx 3-12x44 from uttings or optics warehouse. Down in price to £199. Very nice scopes for the price.
     
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    What Tim_b said but my advice to you is to narrow your choices down to about 6 by reading reviews of the scopes these guys recommend and go and try them out on your gun. It’s actually incredible how different scopes suit different eyes. I’ve been trying out for a scope now for almost two weeks and I’m down to two scopes now out of 5 from the start. Don’t rush this choice and enjoy being fussy lol.
     
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    £199, Optisan evx 3-12x44, best scope I looked through for the money, I might even buy another when I get my 223.
     
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    The main thing is to get a parallax adjustable scope i.e an AO scope as that means you will be able to focus the scope clearly at any range down to about 10yds and also eliminate the possibility of parallax error at what ever distance you're shooting at. As for which make and model that will probably be down to you and what suits your eyes and the type of reticle it has. Scopes can vary slightly with an individual's eyesight so you really need to go to a dealer witha decent range of stock and look through a few different makes and models to see which you like best. As for magnification something like a 3-9 or 4-12 should be perfectly adequate.
     
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  12. StellaArtois Sr

    StellaArtois Sr Springer Whore

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    Not only is this a great scope the other good thing about it is the fact it is a side focus. When used for hunting a side focus is an excellent tool. I certainly wouldn't
    use an AO scope for hunting having used a side focus. In fact I now have side focus on all of my scopes, plinking target and hunting.
    You can always buy a side focus scope second hand off the forum if you don't want to spend all of you budget on the Optisan, but it would be worth it.
    Ade :thumb:
     
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    Yes may be so but for someone who by his own admission knows sfa about scopes attempting to re-parallax a scope may not be a wise thing to do and that's assuming he can loosen the front bezel to adjust the object lens housing. I bought a Hawke Sport 2-7x32 and when itried to re-parallax it to a more suitable distance the front bezel/locking ring wouldn't budge even when some heat was applied to it.
     
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