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Scope and bipod for Hatsan Striker 1000x

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tek, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. tek

    tek Member

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    Hi,

    I bought my first rifle, an entry level Hatsan striker 1000x. As far as I know you get a lot for your money with these rifles and I didn't want to fork out more than £120. I'm hugely impressed with it, I've had 20 shots and so far have hit 10 bullseyes from 20 feet and it just seems pretty solid.

    Anyway,

    I want a cheap scope and bipod for it from ebay, again I don't want to spend much on either, maybe £10 to £20/£25 for each. Now I'm pretty sure I will get a decent bipod for this money, is there any special fitment I need? Or can I choose any air rifle bipod from ebay and it will fit?

    The scope: I understand the Hatsan Striker 1000 series use dovetail 11m rails (whatever this is)? I'm guessing I need a scope that fits this measurement or again can I choose any cheap scope off of ebay and it will fit?

    If you have any suggestions at this incredibly cheap price range then pls share.

    Thanks for your time,
    tek
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Scope, Hawke HD 3-9 x40 AO, bipod, none, nowt, nada, zip zilch and zero, you can't shoot a spring powered rifle accurately off a bipod, the recoil ruins accuracy!
     
  3. mattyts

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    Hawke Sport HD 4-12 x 40 AO,should be about £65 or £45 second hand...as for bi pods,I have a cheap clip on plastic one,it's pretty flexible so it isn't a fixed point and dosen't seem to be effecting accuracy too much.

    £25 for a scope won't get you very far,scopes start around the £35 for usual chinese budget stuff,Bipods,the good ones for PCPs are about £40 with genuine Harris Bipods going upwards of £100.
     
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    +1 for Moley!! Bipods and springers do not mix. Atb Paul.
     
  5. lone wolf

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    +2 for moley
    No good on springers there recoil is different to other firearms that use bipods as theres the forward motion of the piston to consider.

    Gaz
     
  6. tek

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    Well the bipod would mainly be for resting the gun without the tip hitting the floor and for pure cool factor. I think there is two types of fitment, swivel stud and picatinny? or am I way off track here?
     
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    Those are designed for PCPs,the chinese made ones are about £35 and are pretty inferior,the best ones are Harris bipods which are £70-£115 but I don't see them being very practical on a springer because:
    A)They would have to be put right near the trigger as you couldn't mount them further up the stock because theres a giant cut running right up it
    B)They are fixed and won't work
    C)It's a lot of money to stop your gun falling over,just get a shooting bag or one of these;
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Rifle...Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item5d26035b9d
     
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    The cool factor would be your ability to put pellet on pellet by your shooting skills and to hit what you aim at,im all for things that look good to some exstent but it has to have a pratical use and i dont see it in this case mate.

    Spend the money on a better scope or a gun lamp,they will look cool and pratical:)

    Gaz
     
  9. tek

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    Oh I intend to hone my skills to put 'pellet on pellet', but when I do things, I do it looking good hahaha.

    Mattyts that's exactly what I'm looking for thanks!.

    Budget is an issue here guys, if I could afford a super duper scope I would buy one but I'm just getting into this hobby/sport and I can't justify much more expense, it's an expensive past time for sure! A cheap scope will do because. A. I prefer to scope via the iron sights at the moment and want a scope just to try scoping out. And B. To learn how to zero sights with a scope.

    I do appreciate your collective insights though, for instance, learning that bipods and aiming with springers is a no no, and the technical side concerning peripherals and fitments, as it isn't easy to find any accurate information online, especially when they seem fairly specific to each rifle, i.e. not a lot of standardisation going on as far as I can tell.

    I will consider the Hawke scope mentioned, but although cheap for air rifle standards, I can only find it for £50, is there a chance anyone knows a cheaper scope for my rifle, perhaps at the £35 mark? I am willing to find out in due time that it is crap, and when I have a more vested interest in this hobby (I have other expensive hobbies) I will buy a better scope, and obviously rifle, but a cheap mistake is better than an expensive one :).

    Thanks again,
    tek
     
  10. secretagentmole

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    Forget the bipod, make a cushion out of an old pair of jeans.

    Look at this!
    http://www.uttings.co.uk/p102744-hawke-sport-hd-4x32-ao-rifle-scope/#.Ux7LToU3_iY

    or this!
    http://www.uttings.co.uk/p102747-hawke-sport-hd-3-9x40-ao-rifle-scope/#.Ux7LRYU3_iY

    Or this!
    http://www.uttings.co.uk/p103149-nikko-stirling-mountmaster-3-9x40-ao-rifle-scope/#.Ux7MLYU3_iY

    Or this!
    http://www.uttings.co.uk/p103334-nikko-stirling-mountmaster-3-9x50-ao-rifle-scope/#.Ux7MNYU3_iY

    Or this?
    http://www.jsramsbottom.com/product...target-4-16x44-px-adj-mil-dot-riflescope.html

    Put the money in the scope or you will be looking at changing it sooner rather than later! Oh and don't buy any SMK optics, they are crap (been there done that chucked it in the bin and went to Hawke T shirt bought)!
     
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  11. Kenbarcon

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    Keep on checking whats for sale on here, there are always some cheap deals to be had with scopes.
     
  12. lone wolf

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    The last scope moley put up is great value i got one and i rate it better than any hawke,nicko ,richter in that price bracket!

    Gaz
     
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    I'm intrigued by the make a rest from an old pair of jeans, is it just a case of using a leg part and stitching and filling?
     
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    I was in Rifle Sports in Grays today and they had a couple of boxes full of Nikko's on special offer. I am sure the 3-9x40 AO was only £30.
     
  15. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    You got it, use a relatively undamaged leg, stuff with the rest of the jeans and sew up. You can get special shooting cushions as well but they cost!
     
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    Cool, might give that one a go then and save myself some money.
     

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