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New Scopes?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tatts, May 31, 2015.

  1. Tatts

    Tatts Posting Addict

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    I bought a 177 HW100T last week and for the first time ever I went to a range. The gun came with a nikko targetmaster 10-50x60 scope and it has impressed me so much that I'm tempted to upgrade it or buy something similar (depending on price) for the S200.
    I have some store credit at my local RFD who is due in some sidewinders, would this be an upgrade or more of a side step? What about the falcon T50? Are there any others I should consider?

    I can't decide if I should upgrade the targetmaster or treat the S200 to some new glass :confused:
     
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    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    What you going tone using it for mate? Ie hunting, hft , ft?
     
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    I can only comment on the sidewinders I have two, the 8-32x56 and the tac 30 10x42, I get on with both, very happy with them, but as said above depends what you would be using it for, atb.
     
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    Tatts Posting Addict

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    My plans were to do the majority of the hunting with the S200 (which also could do with a better scope) and try to keep the 100 mainly for ft/hft but I've had so much fun and spent so much time on the 100 that I will probably try and use it for everything
     
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    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    Well a 10-50 mag scope would bit ,how can I say it,,,,,, next to useless :rolleyes:,
    you'd be better off with 3-9 or 4-12 with a 40 - 50mm front lense size, I'd look at the hawke panorama ,digi eye and Nikko diamond range is good
     
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    In that case, I'll leave the 100 at home for now. The digi eye, do you mean nite eye? I've got the old and new version (fitted now) and I'm stuck on it but I'll look at a panorama when he gets them in.
    Will the sidewinder be better than the targetmaster?
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I have a couple of 8-32 Hawke sidewinders and love them. I tried the Nikko Nighteater 10-50, and found it not as good as the sidewinders in low light, even at the same 32x mag, but everyone is different. You also have to watch the weight and size of scopes, I would go for a lower model to do hunting and a bit of target say 16 to 24 mag? and get a side focus version of descent quality so it can cover most eventualities without being as big and heavy as your Targetmaster.

    Only way to really know if you like a scope is to use it - can be very personal.

    James
     
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    I sold one of them the other week and currently have the none digi version on the s200 now.

    The targetmaster is 1022g but I find the rangefinder more accurate than my laser one so I would like to keep this feature. I honestly thought the low light and clarity was quite good for me on the targetmaster. It's placed between the nighteater and diamond in the range?
    I Don't know if I should stick with it, try a 6-24 / 8-32 sidewinder or find a used falcon T50. I don't want to spend £100+ upgrading if I don't see much benefit.
     
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    Big scopes get heavy if you carry them around all day
     
  11. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I would have thought one of the only "upgrades" would have been to go for the Nikko Sterling Diamond - but your looking at £500 second hand? The 8-32 sidewinder should be gettable for around the £220 mark if mint, but whether you find it better would be a gamble. I'd still go along to the local club/range and see if you can have a look through a few, if you were closer you could have tried mine.

    James
     
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    That's my problem, a jump up to a diamond probably won't be enough to justify the price difference. That's my worry with the sidewinder, I'm affraid it will be more of a sidestep, but guess I'll have to find one local. I've seen the T50 for under £300 used and read good things about it so considering these are fetching £200 to £250 it may be worth it?
     

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