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Scope Inspiration!

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by David_Brown, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. David_Brown

    David_Brown Engaging Member

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    Hi there
    looking for a hunting scope, and just curious to what you all use so if you dont mind please can you show me a pic of your gun and scope.
    for my hw99 want a 40mm-44mm scope preferably sf and mainly for hunting.

    just stuck for idears so any input will help

    thanks very much
     
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  2. Rat Man

    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    Is this for hunting, target work, HFT, etc?
     
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    David_Brown Engaging Member

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    hunting
     
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    Leshiy No 0352

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    Most used airgun scope combinations at present this changes quite frequently ;)

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    Optisan EVE 3-12x56 Pi Illuminated Etched MIL-G4Ai12X 30mm SF Rifle scope

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    Sightron S-TAC 3-16x42 FFP Illuminated MOA-5 1/4 MOA Zero Stop Rifle Scope

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    Dedal Stalker

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    Falcon Optics 1.5-5x30 IR SFP Rifle Scope

    All fully compatible with the pard 12mm Non OLED add-on 007
     
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  5. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    Sightron 4-12x40 AO

    hawke AirMax compact 3-12x40 sf30

    hawke frontier 3-15x44 sf (I have four) F468E544-E0CE-49C8-8D7E-6611D691B7AD.jpeg 52396ECA-B4ED-4215-B952-883B9CC5A5B5.jpeg 1564E60D-905B-41C3-A2F1-5D1955A1BCD1.jpeg 5A0B1761-56DC-412A-9222-26A4FDFC284A.jpeg 8A39D142-6FB1-4D72-B420-127722610F09.jpeg
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    What gun is it going on?
     
  7. David_Brown

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    hw99 sorry for asking too many question in this forum, i just cant decide.:)
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Thought I’d ask Dave as you’ll get loads of 50mm scope on PCP pictures.

    On my 99 I use a 4-12x40 Airmax, however as said before the Vantage SF would be ideal

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    nice thought about it but they say the ret is too thin,
    then thought about the vantage sf but has a wire ret so not to keen.
     
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    No pic just yet but I’ve just fitted an optisan eve 3-12x44 to my vulcan 2 bullpup as the helix I had wasn’t suitable with a pard add on. They’re a cracking scope with the MH10 reticle and are only £150 from optics warehouse, not too big and would sit nice on the 99. Be all the scope,you would ever need to be fair. They used to be £300 ish.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    The Vantage SF has a etched ret David....
     
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  12. BallisticBill

    BallisticBill Too much keyboard, not enough action!

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    You might say what your gun and applications are, as both will affect what's suitable. For example, I don't want my loading port to be obstructed (TX200) or magazine (S4/510) and I want a wide field of view for squirrels/rats at short range. With the TX fixed stock I'm limited to 40mm AO, 44mm SF, but the with S510 adjustable stock objective size is unlimited. You might need short eye relief for a bullpup, or small objective for a low cheek piece. Posting random pictures isn't necessarily going to help.

    Edit: Sorry I missed the HW99.
    I'd keep it small - 2-7x32 would be fine. You don't want a big heavy scope on a small light rifle... it will upset the balance... too top heavy.
     
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  13. David_Brown

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    i contacted hawke and they said it had a wire ret and was not suitable for a break barrel
     
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    yeah your right i am trying to get something that will fit on medium/low mounts
     
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    Herbie87 Big Poster

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    1. Hawke Sidewinder FFP 4-16x50
    2. MTC Viper Connect 3-12x32
    3. Discovery VT-3 Compact 3-12x40 FFP
    4. Pard NV008
    5. Optisan CP Compact 3-12x32
    6. Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP 4-16x44


    There's a few I've used for hunting sat next to eachother for context in terms of size :thumb:
     
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    thanks.:);):up:
     
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  17. BallisticBill

    BallisticBill Too much keyboard, not enough action!

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    I think many owners over scope their air rifles for hunting. I've made the same mistake. Nowadays I wouldn't use anything larger than 40mm on a springer for hunting. Take a look at what @rabbitwrecker is using on his 99s. I wouldn't go so small but some of the suggestions, Optisan EVE/EVX for example (I have 3), are way too large and too fussy eye relief. I have a Vantage 2-7x32 set aside for a 99 (I don't own one at present). If you want to pay more for better glass I'd understand but you aren't likely to need anything larger.
     
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    yeah your right, getting a 3-9x40 soon a vantage one, then in the future upgrade if i wanted to . sf would be nice but cant seem to find any small ones with it.
     
  19. BallisticBill

    BallisticBill Too much keyboard, not enough action!

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    Not unless you want to pay similar/more compared to the gun... numbers 2 & 5 in @Herbie87's post #15. :thumb:
     
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    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    1.5x20 on the .177 (top), 4x32 on the .22 (bottom)... :thumb:
     

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