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Advice Scope Recommendations

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by PaulE90, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. PaulE90

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    Hey everyone,

    I am currently looking to purchase a new scope for my HW 95K - i've currently just found its favorite pellet (Rangemaster Sovereign 8.44 grain in .177) and am now looking to improve my accuracy at longer ranges- I shoot from 25- 50 yards.

    It is currently equipped with a Hawke Eclipse 4-16 x 50 AO IR. My problem with it is that the reticle is not as crystal clear as i would like it to be (my be my eyes); especially at longer ranges i find that the mil dots and reticle blur really quickly which makes determining hold over very difficult.

    I was looking at MTC optics (i think it is spring rated- any body know?) but was wondering if any body else has any other recommendations?
     
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    i have looked thro the latest mamba light in my opinion its not as clear as the old one. I would look at hawke scopes most have good glass 6-24 mag is good for target shooting. Niko stirling have some reasonably priced decent scopes.
     
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    have you tried focusing the reticle, although the actual sight picture my get blured the ret should always be in focus if it's set for your eyes
     
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    Ive just got two optisan scopes. Both 3-12x44 one an eve and one an evx. Same scope, evx has target turrets and the eve has low profile ones. I think the pair are very clear. I had a hawke endurance for a short time and got rid of it. Also had a bushnell elite 6500 which is a £600 scope, sent that back too. Rate these optisans much better and the MH10 reticle is great. Side focus and IR too. The evx is on my HW77k, the other will be going on my hw100kt laminate .20 when it finally arrives! Well worth a look. But what suits one person doesnt always suit others.
     
  5. PaulE90

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    Yup focused the reticle and it appears to be crystal clear until i get to about 40-50 yards and then after a couple of seconds it gets blurry and it becomes hard to see the mil dots but this could just be my eyes- maybe it does not like the thin lines. It may be worth me re-focusing it tomorrow to see if that improves it any.
     
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    Thanks, il have a look at their website and have a look at their scopes :)
     
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    No probs mate, optics warehouse do them. Plus if you buy them through their evil bay site its free postage.
     
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    I just took my NS Targetmaster 5-20x50 IR home from the local RFD on Saturday and it's a beautiful scope. The LRX reticle is razor sharp and whilst I probably won't use the IR function, it's a nice touch. There are 100mm and 150mm sidewheels available for the Targetmaster scopes which will help with long range focus. Not cheap at £230ish, but optics are fantastic.

    Another scope I can vouch for is the Falcon Menace FFP series. It all depends on your budget but if you're going north of £200 for a scope you want to get the best for your money.
     
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    I totally agree on this. I have an old Mamba Lite and after a side by side comparison with a fellow member's new 1 I preferred mine. Having said that I think all 3 of my Hawkes ( Frontier,Sidewinder & Airmax ) are better still but to be fair they're all in a higher price bracket.

    Fact is the Eclipse is after a budget scope so there's more performance to be had further up the range where ever your budget may fall.

    Have you got a figure in mind ?
     
  10. PaulE90

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    Budget wise i am quite flexible - i'm willing to spend between £250-£300 but willing to spend a bit more. No more than £400 as the rifle cost £350(£474- package deal) and i don't want to spend too much more then the rifle. Really love the hw95k and want to get the best scope i can get for it even if it means saving up. I wont be using it for hunting but more for plinking, informal target shooting and possibly take it to the springer category for FT and HFT.
     
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    I noticed the EVX (which i'm really liking the look of) comes in first focal plane or second focal place. Have you got any recommendation which would be better suited for target shooting?
     
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    I used to have trouble focusing the reticle on my scopes, the problem was my eye focuses in on the reticle before I've correctly adjusted the quick focus eye piece. I read some advice that when focusing the reticle it helps if you intermittently look away from the scopes eye piece to allow your eyes to focus correctly before glancing back down the eye piece to check the reticle sharpness.

    Also is it possible you're not setting the AO quite perfectly at 40 to 50 yards and your eye is re-focusing in on the out of focus image and that in turn is causing the reticle to seem out of focus?
    Maybe you could try focusing the AO very precisely on an object 40 or 50 yards away and then try focusing the reticle via the eyepiece.
     
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    That definitely could be a possibility as the target im shooting at is, according to my range finder, 46 yards away and as their are no marking between 40-50 AO i could possibly just need to turn it a fraction of a turn.

    Thanks i will play around with the AO at the range next time i get out :)
     
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    Glad you've got things in perspective. With that budget you have a whole range of options open to you so try as many as you can.

    Have you joined a club yet ?
     
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    Have not joined a club yet but im starting to look at where my local clubs are :) when i have the time i think il go down and have a look and look into joining :)
     
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    A good club will have friendly helpful members willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
     
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    Hi Paul. My optisan are second focal plane scopes. I don't like first focal plane as the reticle is too thin for me on the lower mags. Increase in size as you zoom up. But then once you're zoomed up it's like looking through a tunnel. Just my opinion, they may suit you. I have an astigmatism so struggle with focus on certain things. The optisan scopes are nice I think. They used to make mtc scopes I believe but don't anymore. Best thing is to get to a shop and have a look through as many as possible. You will get loads of different recommendations on here but ultimately its what suits you that is important. I personally don't think you need huge zoom ffp scopes on air rifles shooting out to 50yds. I can see their use on 50 cal rifles at a 1000 yds though. Try to get to a shop or club and get a look through as many as possible.
     
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    Thanks for the info :) By the sounds of it i think i will definitely stick to the second focal plane as i don't like the sounds of the first focal plane reticle getting thinner or thicker depending on the zoom- much prefer it stay consistent. Thanks again you've been a massive help :)
     
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    No problem at all mate. You will honestly get loads of different recommendations but you need what's right for you. I think the evx is more than enough scope for your 95. Mines on my Hw77k and it's great. Reticle is just a nice thickness too with plenty of aim points. Have a look on optisan website. There are 3 diff reticle. Mine are both the MH10.
     
  20. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    If it goes blurry after a few seconds it’s your eyesight.

    Your eyes are relaxing so what ever scope you’ll end up with the same problem

    I get it sometimes and Iam diabetic which affects eyesight.

    I look away and look back and concentrate and it clears.

    I’ve had falcons MtC Hawke Nikko, and even Zeiss

    The problem is due to your focusing on a distant object and then back to the ret.

    As you get older your eyes loose there ability for wide variations of focus and you get what your experiencing
     

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