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scope for £300

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by soggybongo, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. soggybongo

    soggybongo Well-Known Member

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    right guys i'm new to air rifles but have been fireing small arms for the last 24 year. i picked up a used but near new DS Airwolf tactical .177 with bipod and a crappy bushnell 3-9x56 sight (fine for plinking) but i want a good scope that will serve me well in the hft (local club and general vermin hunting on a permission i have just gained.

    I have £300 to spend and not a penny more so the missis tells me, so if you were me what would you go for?

    i have been looking at the hawke scopes - [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sidewinder 4-16x50 SR6 but prefer the look of the Sidewinder 8-32x56 SR12 even though a little heavier. the one concern i have is being as i'm using a .177 most writ ups state sr6 for .177 and sr12 for .22 to get the yardage on the graticules.

    any thoughts and are there any other scopes within that price range that will suit?
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  2. gasman

    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    EB sniper 10x42 what most people use in hft,top scopes :up:,i'm using a bsa contener at the minute,its bl**dy great little scope
     
  3. Ronnieman

    Ronnieman Engaging Member

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    I use a sidewinder 3-12 x 50 half mildot and the scope build and imiage quality is good! (what you'd expect for arround £300)
    in terms of reticule i use the half mill dot version which is a little fine for my liking but IMO best scope in that price bracket! (iv heard good things about the SR6 though just theres too much going on for me!)

    i also have a viper 10 x 44 thats great for the money but im generally impressed with all the MTC scopes iv looked at!
     
  4. soggybongo

    soggybongo Well-Known Member

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    really wanted something new with a warranty if scope went belly up
     
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    You do know there is a 10x limit in hft? get a mtc viper 10x44 then your sorted forever!
     
  6. bradleymarky

    bradleymarky Keyboard Hero

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    Plenty of gunshops near to you, redbeck at wakefield, aaron wheeler in brighouse and kirklees gun shop in huddersfield..
     
  7. soggybongo

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    yes mate hence looking at the sr6 even though i do prefere the look of the sr12 the mag is overkill and i would struggle with different distances and the graticule when it comes to timed shots (too much faffing about). i don't intend entering any comps but using the local club for practice sessions between hunting sessions to keep my eye in.
     
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    went to redneck today only had the sr6 and sr12 mil dot in stock. both within my budget though
     
  9. gasman

    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    who told you that :rolleyes:,you can have what you like,you just can't touch or alter your zoom or px after your first shot
     
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    Not a limit as such but i think most people use 10x as it dosent go out of focus as much as a high magged scope used in ft and i think thats why its preffered in hft
     
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    Personally, and I know you want new but, I'd save up some beer tokens on the side because you can pick up a Bushnell Elite 6200 2.5-16 for £330 if you look hard enough. Cracking scope.

    Cheers
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    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    How about this, would be useful for hunting, hft, long range target.

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    Thats perfect! with the extended mil dots!
     
  14. soggybongo

    soggybongo Well-Known Member

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    not a fan of mil dot mate but thanks for your input
     
  15. soggybongo

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    i'm going to ring redbeck and see if they are willing to order in the [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sidewinder 4-16x50 SR6[/FONT] and [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sidewinder 8-32x56 SR12[/FONT] (hopefully they will if they want my dosh) and have a try on their range fitted to "my" rifle. i think my problem will be not enough yardage on redbeck range to test properly.
     
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    I think wanting to test a scope mounted on your gun before buying might be a bigger problem. :D
     
  17. soggybongo

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    i know - choices, choices
     

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