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New scope

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    I had a Hawke Sport HD IR 4-12x50 AO which I pulled from my 850 Airmagnum and fitted to the Wolf.
    I just fitted a Sidwinder 30 SF 8-32x56 SR Pro on Sportsmatch elevation adjustable mounts. Only had time to briefly zero in at 25 yards owing to needing to empty a pickup that was sagging under the weight of rather too much stone walling, but I had to at least get the Siderwinder on first :)
    So thanks to you guys as my decisions were all down to advice picked up here and I am rather pleased.

    First peek through the Sidewinder produces a big WOW. Its got huge clarity and brightness compared to my old Sport HD, it makes the Sport look broken.
    Oh and that reticule is so very fine as is the IR, on my Sport HD mildot the whole cross hair lights where as on the SR Pro it is just a tiny speck in the centre, so small in comparison that at first I did not notice the illumination and thought it broken.

    The sportsmatch mounts are nice but tight to lower but performed better once stripped and oiled, they now move smoothly. I fitted the adjustable mounts endeavouring to get an optically centred scope and it looks like just a few clicks will zero the elevation in when I open up the range to 35 yards.

    I have 5 clicks on the windage, how many clicks would you sugest before I shim the mounts for windage?

    Had to hand the Airwolf magazine to load from the right which went slightly odd. I moved the pin on the original 2010 magazine and it was fine and dandy but the new magazine kept popping back out. Obviously a magnet problem so I handed the magnet on the new magazine and all was well. Removing the magnet seemed impossible with out slight modofication... I drilled a hole through the back of the magazine after first turning up a quick guide bush for drill centering and popped it out with a 2mm pin from behind.

    Looking forward to testing in earnest this week end.
    Regards
    Tony
     
  2. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    That's funny Tony:rolleyes:, I seem to remember having exactly the same scope on that gun when you bought it, but with a mil dot sight!

    Good choice, I got a MCT 8 x 32 x 56 with the Panther I just bought, and it's a good sight, but to me the sidewinder is better. I'll probably keep the MCT for now as a MK4is may still be wanting to come and live with me!

    James
     
  3. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    Well James, being such a novice all I noticed was your scope had a big wheel on the side!
    I wondered what it was for... I was in such awe of the wolf I was lost for words.
    I am learning fast though / maybe / probably, or maybe that should read "spending fast"
    Still there are no pockets in shrouds.
     
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    Hard to imagine a trigger lighter than the wolf, I remember it just shooting apparently of its own accord as I held it in your garden and only thought about touching the trigger.
     
  5. Grumpyoldman

    Grumpyoldman Very Active

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    Its a great set up there , iv got a Ranger with a MTC and a sidewinder , cant figure out what i like best , However as your obviously a gadget nut . Like me , and iv had the same adjustable mounts , i switched to BKL double strap reach forward mounts and on rifles as accurate as wolfs Rangers they make a difference , the whole mount set is machined from one solid alloy block so removes all discrepancies involved in scope mounting :up: also i hae not altered my mags and dont want a big side wheel . However the side focus is awkward . However if you take out the small grub screws on the side wheel you can remove the rubber fitting disk and alloy surround and have a very very handy side wheel that does not interfere with mag loading :up:
     
  6. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    Yes maybe I am gadget man. My Sidewinder came with the big wheel unfitted, I fitted it then felt rather silly taking it immediately off again. I then removed the left hand fit magazine and refitted the scope. Duh.
    I particularly wanted to run a centered optical system hence my adjustable mounts. I expect your one piece mount is fixed? although I take your point of rigidity.
     
  7. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Don't you just hate it when someone selectively edits your posts :eek: :D :D :D

    James
     
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    Heehee, well done James.
     

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