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Hunting Scope Advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lydford, May 3, 2012.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Post Whore

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    Hunting Scope Advice

    Just wondered what would be the best scope for my Weihrauch HW97k. Due to the gun’s rather considerable weight the scope needs to be as light as possible (300 – 400 gms?) and as I hunt at relatively close range (25 – 40yds) it doesn’t really need to be parallax adjustable. Ideally I like a 6x magnification but I could use 4.
    [h=1]The one that has taken my eye is the BUSHNELL SPORTSMAN 4x32 RETICLE which is currenly selling new on fleabay for eighty quid.[/h][h=1]As cash is not that fluid at present I want to get it right before buying something so I would greatly appreciate your input …[/h][h=1] [/h][h=1]Best regards[/h]
     
  2. bradleymarky

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    Have a look at the leapers scope on ebay....3-9x40 crosshair with illuminated cross for £29 + p+p....belting scoped for the price
     
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    I've got a hawke varmint sf 3-12x44 on my 97. Love the 1/2 mill dot ret.
     
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    I like the sound of the Mamba but at present it is a little beyond my meagre budget.
     
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    The Nikko Sterling Mountmaster range are very good for the money, they do a 3-9x40 or even a 6x40 with adjustable parallax, you may say you don't need the adjustable parallax but it does come in very handy for close range work.

    I must say though, I bought my Mountmaster a few years ago and they seemed to be better quality then but they still do an admirable job now. Go for the smaller 40mm lens as you get better quality for your money and keep away from the IR models would be my advice. Check 'em out here: http://www.jsramsbottom.com/categorylist/riflescopes-nikko-stirling-mountmaster/
     
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    The weight is an interesting point - as the scope mounts almost directly above the CoG for the gun - once shouldered its not a large issue.

    With funds being tight, and a shortage of experience - you'd not want to buy more than one - so:

    1 - See if you can wangle a shot or two with scopes of different magnification - is there a nearby club you could visit.
    2 - See if you can track down the thing you want secondhand - either on here or via E-Bay


    I have (amongst others) a Hawke HD sport - 30/30 reticle, no PA - and it weighs in at 320 grams - the mounts add another hundred. - these were very popular a few years ago but have since been largely superseded (on the New market) by Mil-Dot reticles, PA and the (questionable) Illuminated Reticle.
    Don't pay over £20 for one secondhand.

    If you are going "New" - then the Nikko Stirling 3-9x40 Mountmaster is a nice thing - has quite a few fans here - But I don't like the Illuminated Reticle - harmless if turned off but not worth any extra money.
     

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