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How To Stop Scope Creep Without Pin-holes

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by MrTonyT, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. MrTonyT

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    Hello everyone,

    Recently I bought a Gamo Delta Air rifle (my first one) with a 11mm dovetail rail. Also, I got a Bushnell rifle sight (22mm) and two adapters to attach the scope to the rifle.

    Does anybody have any tips on how to prevent my scope from creeping backwards? The rifle does not have pin-holes or a scope-stop, and I don't know if I can simply drill a hole myself. I have already tried adhesive tape (between the adapter and the rail), but that didn't work.

    Any help would be much appreciated!
     

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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    You can get arrestor blocks, or just make sure the scope and mounts are tightened correctly and keep checking them? :thumb:
    Edit, double strap mounts, rather than single strap, or one piece mounts generally give a larger surface area to "grip" the scope rails, so less chance they will move.....
     
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    I would suggest you invest in more expensive scope rings/mount. If the rifle has a harsh cycle those single strap ones won't cut the mustard.

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    I'd go for a one piece mount or if the firing cycles harsh, a 'dampa mount' which is also one piece and will prevent the scope taking a battering.
     
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    Those mounts are no good on a recoiling springer, even a low powered one like yours. The single bolt clamp just will not apply enough clamping force to prevent creep.
    You say you have a Gamo Delta which is I believe only putting out about 5ft/lbs.

    For an 11ft/lb springer I would only go BKL one piece mounts, amazingly good but would probably be overkill on the Delta & cost nearly as much as the gun.

    For a 5ft/lb model, 2 piece mid-range Sportsmatch (double screw) should suffice, possibly with an arrestor block or a Sportsmatch one piece mount.
     
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  6. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Double screw Hawke mounts are about £20-£25, or go on optics warehouse and buy an arrestor block for a few quid
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    :welcome:

    Get yourself a set of Sportsmatch 2-piece double-clamp mounts, that should solve the issue. I certainly wouldn't waste DampaMount money on a Gamo...
     
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    As many have said already, you need better mounts, the ones you have are very poor quality and just aren't up to the job, a one piece or a twin strap Sportsmatch pair is the cheapest I'd recommend for a springer. You should get them second hand on here for £20.
     
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    Thank you all, I appreciate your comments, you guys really helped me out here. I guess I just didn't expect a simple air-rifle like this to have this much recoil...
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Yep - you are never gonna get rid of the scope creep with spending more money than the guns worth. The cheaper guns will buck like the Lone Rangers horse.
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    If it does have a lot of recoil, would be worth checking the guns stock screws as well to make sure they are not shaking loose?
     
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    I checked them this afternoon and they were a bit loose as well, guess you are right :)
     
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    When I bought this gun, which was actually an impulse purchase (just for fun, shooting in the backyard), I didn't expect I had to take this into account. Do I understand you correctly that the more expensive the gun is, the less the recoil?
     
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    Not necessarily, but often the case. Even the top-end stuff gets 'love' in the form of 'improvements' like plastic bits, short-stroke kits and other magic and money. But the cheap and cheerful 'plinker' type springers can be a bit harsh. :eek:
     
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    Not necessarily... however generally speaking if you want a "decent" springer experience, then save your money and aim for a Weihrauch or an Air Arms. These are great guns with lots of people on here that have a lot of experience with them. They can but tweaked and tuned (if needed) and will shoot like silk compared to the cheaper brands.

    Welcome to Airgunning.... and say goodbye to all your spare cash ;)
     
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    When I joined this forum 18 months ago, had issues with scope mounts,creep routine need to zero, see parallex adjustment jambing.
    Was advised to buy good mounts.
    Virtually all issues gone with all 3 airfles AA400,HW95,HW97 once I fitted one piece or 4 screw SM's,I and sure there are better than these but the difference is incredible in their clamping and aligning the scopes and if you shop around are barely more than H's mounts ( nice scopes not so good a mounts too soft and not glovelike of SM's).
     
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    As above.

    Failing that you could try:
    welder.jpg

    :thumb: :D
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    The O/P owns a Gamo - that would melt all the plastic... :D
     
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    Exactly!! ;) :thumb:
     
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