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Advice What cheap scope can I get?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by silvermilnec, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. silvermilnec

    silvermilnec Donator

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    Hi everyone, i'm a bit of a newby!! I've just bought a new hw99s and I'm very pleased with it. I'd like to add a scope but don't want to spend much, could someone advice of any second hand scope that worth having for about £20 its only for target practice upto 30m

    many thanks.
     
  2. The Robin

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    If it was me I would save up a bit more and then look at the hawke range of scopes, some good ones for under £50 :up:
     
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    As Simon says, Hawkes are your best cheap scopes,starting off at £25 brand new.
     
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    If £20 really is your upper limit have a look in the sales on this and other forums (think you need a minimum of 10 posts or something to view it). I got a perfectly serviceable webley 3-9 x 40 for £13 delivered. If you later decide to upgrade, you'd probably get your money back on it too.
     
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    For the price your looking at nikko Stirling mountmasters, would be good, even upping you funds to £30-£40 will massively increase scope quality, if your a newbie, 30m may be quite far aswell, to start with 20m and try and get all your shots within a 10p coin then work further away...

    My advice is to look for ao on scopes as this means you will be able to see your target better as it allows your to focus the scope like a camera.

    Tom
     
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  6. silvermilnec

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    Some great advice, thanks. To be honest it will be more like 20 yards!! so looking for a Hawkes second hand would be good? any particular models??
     
  7. silvermilnec

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    Tom thanks for the reply, can these be had second hand, could you advice on a model number, cheers.
     
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    You can go Hawke brand new for £25
     
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    Hi,

    Any scope is available 2nd hand, unfortunately eBay 2nd hand prices are usually 15%+ higher than on this forum.

    With regards to models,

    You'll be best with probably 3-9x40 or x50 scopes.

    The first part of the model (ie 3-9 in this case) means what magnification the scope is capable of. The second part (ie x50 or x40 usually) means how big the front lense is. 50mm is generally better on budget scopes in my opinion.

    Then you sometimes have ao or ir.

    Ao means adjustable objective (this means you can focus the scope at different ranges easily)

    Ir means the reticle lights up red or green.

    The good thing about the mountmaster scopes is they come with mounts aswell, so you don't have to buy them aswell as a scope like you do with hawkes and many others...

    If the scope you buy doesn't come with mounts, contact me :D

    Regards
    Tom
     
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  11. silvermilnec

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    Tom cheers that was just what I was looking for!! this is a good forum!!
     
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    3-9X40 Edgar brothers Scope and mounts with aduplex reticle, Brand new - £35 Posted

    seen the above for sale now down to £30 posted, would it be suitable?

    cheers
     
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    If you can hang on for another week you can have a Hawke 3-9x40 AO, for the cost of the postage (I estimate between £5 & £6) and you will need a set of 1" mounts.

    It was given to me by a member on the forum and I have now upgraded. Once I am 100% sure my new scope is OK, which I have to do this week, then you can have it if you want it.

    This one I think. http://www.morgansgunroom.com/acatalog/HawkeSportHD3-9x40AOHK3006.html
     
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    Then I'll send you some mounts for cost of postage :) sorted
     
  15. silvermilnec

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    Thank you, that perfect!! As I said before a great forum!!
     
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    Perfect thanks!!!
     
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    Hawke 4x32 can be bought for £30 new, or something like an old japanese made tasco 4x40 or old japan 4x40wa nikko gold grown there are low magnifiction though but its what i would look towards for myself.
     
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    Please don't laugh. I have half a doz scopes, but the one I use most, for pest control on a lite weight set up, is the cheapest & first one I ever purchased, and it is a Hawke 3-7 by 20. a good little no frills scope, for well under £20, not so good when it starts to get dark. Atb, Bob.
     
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    Just to show what this little scope is capable of, took it into the barn 25 yds resting .22 RWS Super dome, the white dot is not much bigger than the pellet, could be better, but I am not a good shot, 62 yrs takes its toll. Bob. rat targ.jpg
     
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    Bob nice one thanks, good to see the old kit being used to good effect!! And your in Leeds!!
     

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