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What a good fun few hours that was!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by subman, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. subman

    subman Member

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    After my stressful start with my new pump me and a mate managed to get out into the field and do some planking ;-) I now no that a scope with mil dots is a must. Cronyied the rifle and its doing around 10.5 ft pounds of pressure and very consistent at that. So happy with the rifle just got to get new optics any suggestions? I quite like secondhand things! Nearly got round to bagging a bunny or too until right at the critical moment some bloke in an old petrol green rangerover rocks up and gives it the old "I shoot two deer with one bullet once" amongst other stories. This was fine and pritty interesting he also had some very powerful looking rifles that he shoots from inside the car but given the situation he didn't actually realize that we were actually still out shooting and it wasn't possible for us to blow things up at 600yard.
    Fun few hours tho.
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    I'm going to open myself to ridicule here (and I know who the main culprits will be!) and say that a mil - dot scope isn't essential. Nice, yes, handy certainly, but not essential. On my return to air rifles I bought an S410 and it came with a nice scope with a 30 / 30 reticle, and I shot many, many bunnies with it.

    I'll await the mocking cries of "Luddite! Flat-earther!".
     
  3. Chinnymonster81

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    Of course the Earth is flat, it's also carried on the backs of four elephant's riding a giant turtle.
     
  4. r10hunter

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    LoL. I shot HFT for many seasons with a non Mildot scope that has to be the ultimate crime.
    Cheers Andy
     
  5. Tripleteer

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    I too shot for many years without a mildot scope, but I would not be without it now!! atb Paul.
     
  6. coney

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    I shot for many years using open sights...the rabbits couldn't tell the difference.
     
  7. The Robin

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    I've got a little Simmons whitetail classic 1.5-5x20, not a big scope and no mil dot but taken lots of rabbits and rats with it over the years
     
  8. terry1001

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    I'm firmly of the opinion that mil dots are far from essential. Nearly all that I've ever seen have been too fine and fussy for my liking. Of course now most are half mil dots so it's probably only a matter of time before people decide that they can't shoot unless they have quarter mil dots!
    Multiple aim points can be useful especially if they are designed for use with air rifles and you don't have to worry about counting them to find which one to use. The scope makers will keep on pushing out 'new, improved' reticles so that gullible shooters will rush to upgrade completely oblivious to the fact that it won't improve their results. The main issue with multiple aim points, of any type, is that they will change ( unless you have a first focal plane scope) as soon as you alter the zoom so they are most useful on fixed magnification scopes.
    Rant over, normal service will be resumed later.
     
  9. Chinnymonster81

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    Mill dots are great but you learn to use what you have so its no big deal. When you are in the market for a new scope worry about which of the multitude of reticle types you want then, till then happy shooting.
     

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