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Best Air Rifle Scope For Under £100

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Captainpadlock, Dec 5, 2020.

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    I am mainly wanting to be hunting and shooting squirrels on feeders, so not long distance target shooting... Got a few cheap and second hand scopes but liver something that is reliable, open to variable or fixed magnification... Gonna be on a springer, Remington pest controller,b and maybe my PCP brocock contour of I can get it sorted... Any advice on good scopes for this £50-£90 greatly appreciated! Cheers! Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere already, searched and couldn't see it..
     
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    I'm not sure about good for £90 but you will get something useable , the Nikko mountmaster 6x40 ao is in my opinion probably the best value hunting scope out there , if you want something variable take a look at the hawke vantage 3-9x40 ao but I would avoid the fast mount variant as it's a two peice tube
     
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    Would you consider 2nd hand? It'll open up loads of options. At £100 I'd be looking at something like an early Optisan MTC Mamba Lite 3-12x44 - superb little scope.

    If you're set on new, have a look at the Discovery range - they tend to offer great value for money and at £100 there will be a few scopes in their range.
     
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    Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 AO Etched Glass Mil Dot Red-Green-Black Illuminated Reticle Rifle Scope - no. 14225

    IMHO all the features you need and none you don't (particularly the etched glass reticle) plus a lifetime warranty.
    The 40mm version also doesn't overwhelm most guns like the 50mm can.

    All for just over £90 :thumb:
     
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    Nikko Panamax good scope for the money
     
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    £99, Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9x50ao, easily good enough & a massive field of view.
     
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    Hawke Vantage 3-9x50 AO Mil Dot on ebay for £76. Buying second hand could be a good idea!
     
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    Hawke Fast Mount 3-9X50 AO IR on ebay - as new for pennies!

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    Fixed magnification 4x or 6x, 32 or 40 mm objective. Don't bother with AO, learn to set parallax at 25 meters. If shooting rats < 6 metres, 4x will give greater depth of field. 32 mm objective allows low mounts. Spend money on sportsmatch 1 piece mount and might be surprised how well your existing scopes perform.
     
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    Just got a second hand vortex crossfire II 4-12x40 ao and it beats every other scope ive looked through.

    £120 posted from this very forum.

    Unbelievable scope for the money
     
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    Optics warehouse are offering a 4-12x40 HX Optisan for 90 quid at the moment... :thumb:
     
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    I'd be looking for something like this second hand, £90 is not a lot for a "quality" scope if your upgrading from something cheaper, as they are likely to be very close in quality due to the small price difference, so not much of an upgrade in real terms. Remember a lot of the money in a scope is inside and the workings of the turrets and clicks, most cheap scopes look fine to look through at air gun ranges - but there is more to it than just the image. Good mounts are a must also on a springer ;)

    Hawke Airmax 4-12x40 AO AMX Rifle Scope (opticswarehouse.co.uk)
     
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    You may just squeak a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 BDC in for that money (secondhand) but it would blow all “new” glass out of the water. Stunning quality and a lovely scope.
     
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    Unless I see it first.... I like these so I'll buy it.
    I've already got 2 and they are great scopes
     
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    Yes, I have one on the other half’s ultra and it’s fantastic. I was tempted a while ago when a couple came up for sale but told myself 8 spare scopes is excessive I don’t need more :facepalm:

    still, I only have 1 spare scope now so May get another :D

    what I would say is the ret May take some getting used to, but I quite like it.
     
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    A nice little Airmax would fit the Bill....:thumb:
     

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