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Scopes To buy or not to buy ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andyh, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    Should I or should I not buy the
    Hawke Airmax SR6 3-12x44 AO.
    I just found a local club who shoot up to 100 meters. Now I know my guns aren't likely to shoot that distance, but should I get an FAC air rifle or even .22 rimfire, is 12x mag enough for 100m or what. Remember I know FA really, but what I don't want to do is keep buying scopes for different disciplines etc. Bear in mind I may well buy an Air Arms MPR, and use it for 10m shooting as well as FT, at present I have an Optik 3-9 x40.
    What do you recommend or should I go for the Hawke. :confused:
     
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    You could probably cope with 12x but I'd go for more, about 18 or 20 would be good.
     
  3. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    high mag for target shooting:up:

    above 15x for 100yds

    bear in mind i like low mag
     
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    It also depends on the scope, i.e. scopes with a big range (e.g. 6-24x) compromise on image clarity, if you can get a fixed mag that'd be better if you know how far your targets are each time. The trouble is that you can't get that many fixed mag scopes over 10x, however if you can find one then they're worth going for. If not, just remember to use the mid-range mag of your scope - for example on a 3-9x this would be about 6x. On a 6-24x this would be between 14-16x :)
     
  5. a1gunner

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    most scopes with thatt mag have a PX.
    you can make the image clear by using the PX adjustable wheel

    really you only get fixed mad scopes on the low mag scopes like a 3-9X40
     

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