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Advice Scope size

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by subzeer0, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. subzeer0

    subzeer0 Engaging Member

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    Just about to push the button on a bushnell legend hd... But.. What size for ratting on a bsa ultra...

    40 or 44

    What yer think
     
  2. jay5488

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    I would go 44, you will probably be shooting into dusk or night with NV, get some light down the tube!!!!
     
  3. subzeer0

    subzeer0 Engaging Member

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    Sounds like a plan... 44 is winning up to now then
     
  4. ambriel

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    Definitely go bigger so you can capture more light.

    I use a 3-9x50.
     
  5. jay5488

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    I use a 4-12 x 50... Get as much light in as possible, use low mag too.. I generally go ratting in the dark at around 4-6x!!!
     
  6. JD

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    You need nothing more than a 4x32, or one of the 1.5-5x20 type scopes.

    Keep it compact. ; )
     
  7. sillygarry

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    2.5-10x40 hawke varmint side focus works great for nite vision ratting crystal clear close up 4m
     
  8. walker

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    you wont go far wrong. with a 44 objective bushnell mate. my bushnell legend is a 40 objective and is better than most! its all about quality of glass not the size of the objective.
     
  9. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Big scopes are a bit of a red herring! Usually a smaller scope of a similar cost is much better at everything. Anything larger than a 44 and the chances are the owner has an in-growing willy!;)
     
  10. lone wolf

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    on a ultra i would say something compact and with good quality glass to get the most out of your set up.

    there is the nikon prostaff 2-7x32 thats a great scope that will i dare say out preform a similar priced hawke with a 44mm / 50mm objective.

    im not saying the hawkes wont do the job as they will but id pay for better glass rather than bigger objective size,plus the ultras a nice little gun,id not want a big scope on there.

    theres a leapers 2-7x32 ir thats a cheap option but ive never looked through one so cant say how good,but a prostaff is miles ahead of anything in the same price range.

    gaz
     
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    there is a 1.25-4 x 20 or 32 bushnell ledgend bdc

    that would be very nice
    :)

    i just saw your op saying about pushing the button out:)

    gaz
     
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    Larger objective lense higher the scope will be. It can be a problem If you prefer low mount.
     
  13. tomsteebs

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    Completely agree, a philippines Simmons wtc 1.5-5x20 scope will be brighter than almost all and wood be my ratting scope of choice, it's just as bright as a Bushnell or Nikon :)

    I wouldn't choose a Bushnell for rats, I'd imagine all the lense coatings will hamper the nv quality, nikons do....

    Jsr scopes work very well with nv add ons, good glass is not necessarily going to be what you want...... My nikons are superb everywhere else but with nv.... Where cheaper scopes are better

    In daytime at least, better glass and smaller lenses are a lot better than big cheap glass
     
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    44mm objective is as big as I've used but I prefer 40mm coz it'z w0t my ProStaff haz, innit?
     
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    i use a simmons wtc 1.5-5x20 and a hawke 2-7x32 ao for ratting
    both are perfect for the job
     
  16. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Bushnell 1-4x24 AR223 BDC!:cool:

    oh yeah..........
     
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    What are these ar scopes like? Was inquiring about importing one from Australia.....
     
  18. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Fantastically clear, I've re paralaxed mine and it has a massive depth of field. The dots work perfectly for a .22 sub 12 zero'd at 25yards, its light and did I say its fantastically clear?

    Its worth the wait!
     
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    Ooh are,,, what import cost did you get hit with?

    Nikko stilring have just released a target model with similar specs for not alot if money
     
  20. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I got mine from a uk seller. It was new and still sealed in its plastic shell packaging. I paid £140 posted and I'm very happy with it, but I do love small, fantastically clear scopes!
     

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