1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

setting up my scope.. help

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jonp13579, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. jonp13579

    jonp13579 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stoke
    hi
    well i recently bought my new BSA r10 bull barrel model .177. and the scope i picked up for 130 quid of a mate which is a Hawke sidewinder 30 6-24x56
    now to my question, I'm unsure as to what size mounts i would need.
    the ones that i had with the scope seem to be 20mm which are too small and the scope doesn't sit right due to interference from the shroud.
    would you recommend 1" high mounts or 30mm? while keeping the scope as low as possible?

    Thanks in advance:up:
     
  2. bf95

    bf95 Donator

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berwick upon tweed
    Is there any height difference from the barrel/shroud to the top of the breech block/scope rail? If there's some space you may get away with the 25mm mounts but if you're unsure you'll be safe with the 30mm mounts
     
  3. monsta41

    monsta41 Donator

    Messages:
    12,256
    Likes Received:
    8,226
    Location:
    Canvey Island essex
    the 30 in the scopes name refers to the scope body being 30mm
     
  4. bf95

    bf95 Donator

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berwick upon tweed
  5. jonp13579

    jonp13579 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stoke
    yes there is about 2mm raise from the block to the shroud. I've also got lens covers that add to the overall diameter.
     
  6. bf95

    bf95 Donator

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berwick upon tweed
    You might need riser blocks then to get the clearance for your scope or get a scope with a smaller objective lense
     
  7. ratharvester

    ratharvester Donator

    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Yarm on tees
    When I had a 6-24 x 56 nikko (30mm tube) on my r10 I needed sportsmatch ex high mounts (ht071c) to clear the huub shroud.
     
  8. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

    Messages:
    8,537
    Likes Received:
    1,360
    Location:
    Ipswich
    The most important thing is to get the scope at the right height so that you can comfortably see through it as soon as you mount the rifle. If you are forced to use higher mounts to physically fit the scope onto the rifle then you might need to raise the comb on the stock to achieve good eye alignment. Adjustable cheek pieces are often used for this or you can add a 'comb raiser'.
    The height of the scope above the bore will have a slight effect on your aim points at close range but high scopes are often used as they suit air rifle trajectories at longer ranges and require less adjustment to aim points. If you want to see the difference it can make you could try using Chairgun to see how scope height changes the aim points.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice