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How do you choose a scope?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dsmith, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Dsmith

    Dsmith Engaging Member

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    How do you decide what scope to go for? Any advice? Main pointers?
     
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    Don't make the error that I did. Don't buy the biggest thing that you can afford. Its not going to be any better than any of the less powerful and smaller optics that are just as good. KB1
     
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    i look through whatever Milek currently is using and tend to hassle everyone on here until they sell or swap me what he has:D
    You really need to look through some and get the right balance of cost, weight and glass clarity. Trust me i have spent serious money on recommended scopes only for them not to suit me personally.
     
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    you need to look threw them mate. and for what distances the majority shoot at a budget scope will do the job.
     
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    Cheers guys. :).
     
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    depends what you intend to use it for.

    A hunting scope can be small and light weight no fuss just as good o glass you can afford, some like the old 30/30 but others like a few aimpoints.

    If you want it for hft/ft shooting then you can go heavy as it can improved stability if suitably balanced on the rifle, Hft scope could do with being around 10x mag and fixed as it helps with aimpoints as you cant touch your mag setting anyway when shooting hft, FT scopes are usually big lenses and high mag with good range finding px.

    What do you want it for?
     
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    I pop down to my local RFD,pick out 4-5 of the usual suspect scopes, hawkes and MTCs usually then I take them out to try them
     
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    Firstly decide what use it will be put to?

    Plinking /hunting

    hft

    Ft

    Then buy the best there is or you can afford to do the job needed
     
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    Cheers guys. Its for target plinking. Down at the local range target shooting. Thats all.
     
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    started with a 4x32 on first gun... then got a 3x9..

    put it on 2nd gun..

    bought third gun and a 4x16...


    now getting into the hft and would like to range find with the scope and i've been told ya need something in excess of 25x mag for that....

    so now looking for 4th scope... lol...
     
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    you cant range find with your scope in HFT so better off with a fixed mag 10x. Unless of course you plan to try FT:)
     
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    that maybe what im talkin bout...

    i'm gettin confused at club they got the knock down targets mixed with the big 8 shaped ones with the two holes... which is which?
     
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    Do you sit on the floor or lay down?
     
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    if i sit my thighs hit my belly n i roll onto my back like a turtle, so i go down on one knee... :)
     
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    Trying to work out if you will shoot hft or ft.
    Do most people generally sit on the floor or shoot from many positions generally laying down touching a peg.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    most sit n fiddle with a side wheel scope... not seen anyone lie down.. this is only for fun, not seen any competitions yet....
     
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    That's FT then. You need to be looking at big mag scopes 25 plus like you said.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Not going to be taking quarry shots much in excess of 30-40 yards so maximum of 12x magnification and AO, also 40-50mm objective lens for good light gathering when the sun goes down or you are under cover.
     
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    As said if you plan on FT then its BIG scopes.

    HFT & Hunting a good one would be a 4-12 x 40/50

    AO IR

    MTC Vipers are what i have on both of mine at the min 10x44

    Hawke Panorama are also a good one ive had in the past 4-12 x 40 with a map6a reticle

    Big thing i can say is that not every reticle is for everyone ... have a look at the different ones and see which you prefer.

    I hunt and shoot HFT
     
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    Cheers for all the commets peeps. :)
     

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