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Best scopes for springers......

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ichabod Armacost, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Ichabod Armacost

    Ichabod Armacost Donator

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    Mornin' fellow shootists,

    I expect this has been done before, but I make no apology as I have just used the search facility and got over 1000 hits!!!!:eek: I understand about a good single mounting, (to prevent scope creep), but I would like something that is inherently robust. I wont be hunting, only paper popping, and the odd bit of plinking, as and when I get the chance.

    Your opinions would be much appreciated.

    Ichabod.
     
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    You'll probably want either a glass etched reticle scope, or a good quality solid one such as Bushnell, Nikon, mtc, old Japanese scopes, Simmons wtc.....

    If the springer is tuned, I would put any scope on as recoil is usually minimal
     
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    Just check that the scope is spring gun rated (i think all Hawke scopes are spring gun rated), as not all scopes are. As far as mounts go no need for 1 piece, i use BKL 2 piece double strap on my 97 and they have never moved.
     
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    just google scopes suitable for springers and choose one that suites your budget and what type of shooting you will do and what range, i would go for a hawk 3x9 x 40 hd
     
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    Hi, I have the Hawke 3x9x40 HD on my BSA lightning and it zeroed easy and is performing well. So a thumbs up for this scope for springers

    All the best

    Andy
     
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    Hawkes all have glass etched reticles....
    Nikko Stirling airkings are springer made scopes and come with flip ups and a 1piece mount :)
     
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    Thanks everyone for your replies so far, but Tom, could you be more specific about models and the best place to buy them?
     
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    I use a Hawke Airmax EV 3-9x40 on my TX200, never moved and never had any problems with it.Got it from Uttings via their website.
     
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    Not sure of best place to get them from, try, uttings, jsramsbottom, airrifleshop, ronniesunshines (usually expensive), optics warehouse, eBay.
    hawkes are the company which have loads of scopes (ï think all should be fine)
    Airkings are the models, made by nikko stirling, its your choice as to which specific one you want.... Check if they come with mounts and flip ups etc... As some do and some don't
     
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    Always had MTC Mambas on my springers great scopes and never a problem
     
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    blackpool air rifles and redbeck shooting are well priced for scopes:)

    gaz
     
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    Do you need ao and ir ichabod?
    If not then look at the Nikon prostaff scopes, they are about the same price....
     
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    I use a Hawke 3-9x50 HD on my Gamo Socom and can't fault it. Nice bright image. Zeroed-in without much effort. I'd happily buy another one.
     
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    Oh that's right, go all techy on me...............what's ao and ir??????? I'm a newbie yer know. I just want summat that will be good at longer ranges, has good light gathering, is stable, has parallax adjustment, and is very recoil proof. In short Sir, I just want the best I can afford, that will last me, and will be happy on the Diana 54.

    I am not a hunter, I am not really very competitive, but I am fascinated by longer range shooting. always have been, although I haven't shot air rifles for nigh on 40 years, though I have shot in other disciplines.
     
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    Oh right okay,

    Ao is adjustable objective- parallax (focus)
    Ir is illuminated reticle.

    The scope you've chose will be fine for you needs I'd imagine having had similar models.

    Keep an open mind to other people's options, I'd reccomend the Hawke sport hd aswell as they are cheaper, but the airking was made for springers, or at least that's what the magazines said :)

    If you have a bigger budget then £160 would get a, mtc mamba lite, mtc viper 10x44, 2nd hand Bushnell legends, all 3 are the next stage in quality, with better glass and design.

    Nothing wrong with nikko stirlings or hawkes though...
     
  17. Ichabod Armacost

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    Thanks Tom, I will look into those and some that others have mentioned. I suppose that at the back of my mind is the old adage "you get what you pay for", but I know it aint always so, especially these days. Still I'm hoping with a bit of guidance from my comrades in arms on here and a modicum of common sense, I will end up with something that will keep me happy.

    I need a heavy weight rifle, and that is my thinking around the Diana 54, also I have not kicked the AA TX200 or the HW77 into touch yet. The thing I like about the Diana as opposed to the others is the side leaver cocking, though I wish they had put it on the left hand side.
     
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    Hi Ichabod, both my rifles I've had from Welsh Willy and I've asked for suitable scopes to accompany them and I've been given Hawke scopes both times, as I've read they are suitable for springers (some of their line up anyway), reasonable pricing and do everything I think you'd want.
     
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    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't all scopes be resistant to recoil? After all, you get a lot more of it from a real rifle than a spring air gun. :confused:
     
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    I think it's down to a springer being a different recoil pattern to the straight back kick of a powder fired rifle
     

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