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Question IR or Non-IR...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Burntout, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Burntout

    Burntout Engaging Member

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    Evening,

    First post so be gentle...

    I've got a .22 97K (just serviced her so running top notch) currently with a 10 year old Simmons 3-9 x 40. to be fair the scope has served me well but it's low ability is pretty **** and it's taken a few knocks now so I'm going to replace it within a week or so ready for some warmer weather to tempt me out early morning / later evening again.

    I'm torn between the Nikko Stirling Gameking 4-16 x 44AO IR or the non IR. Having never shot with an IR are they worth the money for dawn / dusk shooting?

    Similarly - what is the battery life like on them (or IR scopes in general)?

    One more question....how does this scope comppare to a BSA Essential or Hawke Varmint 2? (torn between these 3 at the moment).

    Any help would be appreciated gents / ladys

    Cheers
     
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    lol i bought a brand new hw97k about 4 weeks ago iv sent it off to bonnie n clyde in newarke to be tuned with his upgrades also re-baffling the original silencer,i had a simmons 8 point 3-9x40 on it but today my nikko stirling gameking 4-16x50 iluminated has arrived,hoping to get my gun back by fri sat at the latest then off i go!!!!! this post reminds me of just the same as what iv been posting
    check all my posts it could help!!!!
     
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  3. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    I'd go for the biggest bell end you can afford (no matter what manufacturer of scope you chose,) ...because before i went IR night scope, me mate had a 44 bell end on his scope, and I had a 56E (cheap illuminated tasco) but I was shooting a good 1/2 hour after he had stopped shooting ...the bigger bell drags in what last available light there is into yor scope, there for extending your darn/dusk shooting.:up::D
     
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    I agree, big lens, 30mm tube makes a difference too....


    Al
     
  5. Burntout

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    cheers guys.

    I did read your post chambo but wanted more info on how good the Illuminated Reticle is than your post so thought I'd chime in...although yours was useful.

    Thanks for the info, I'll go for the Nikko Stirling 4-16 x 50 IR AO I reckon. At £110 from Uttings (used to be my local gunsmiths until the store shut and went online only) and get some high level mounts as I currently have a single block low level one. What mm hgh mounts do I need? I'm after ones with an arrestor bolt...reccomendations?

    The majority of my shooting will be dawn and dusk so aside from zeroing and plinking in the garden to keep my eye in (and figure out the mildot system) the IR should come in handy.

    I just stripped and serviced the rifle, replacing the piston seal, breech seal (this had well and truly had it), cleaning and relubing the main spring, highly polishing the piston and breech block, fitting a nylon top-hat washer to the spring and re-bluing the slightly worn underlever.
    The trigger got some attention as well and now she cycles as smooth as new - perhaps even more so as the majority of parts have bedded in over many years careful use.

    I'm just waiting on a new trigger guard as some how that got lost (my missus swears she hasn't seen it?!) before I'll be back in the field.

    Pictures to follow shortly.:up:
     
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    :eek: oo er missus:D
     
  7. Burntout

    Burntout Engaging Member

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    it was only a matter of time! (forums are all the same!)
     
  8. dazgib70

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    couldnt resist it mate,i think you`ll find that this is one of the better forums!:):up:
     
  9. Burntout

    Burntout Engaging Member

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    been lurking around www.apriliaforum.com (as I ride a 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R - if that means anything to you guys!) and they're a sound bunch as well.

    I tried a couple of other forums but I think it was *** something or other which wouldn't allow registration.

    In any case - I'm getting the right answers from guys on here and it seems a sensible crowd...always worried about d1ckheads ruining the sport with irresponsible behaviour....much the same as with biking.

    keep up the good work gents.
     
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    nice one mate-used to own a `98 R1;)
     
  11. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    Got to admit, I tend to lurk for a while on a forum before joining, try to get a feel for it...

    In quite new here but its a great forum :)
     
  12. Burntout

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    maybe lurking was the wrong word as I've clocked around 1300 posts on there!

    you guys'll regret the day you replied to my post! :rolleyes:
     
  13. arrows180

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    Me a member for almost 2 yrs and only 20 posts. Guess i qualify as a super lurker:eek: but i have found the site very useful and hopefully my few words on here have helped someone. ok thats enough idol chat from me. time to get back to some serious lurking :eek:

    :D:D:D
     
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    terrible!:eek:
     

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