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Question What scope ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hughie, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. hughie

    hughie Posting Addict

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    I i'm new to the sport and i have just got my first gun. I am now lokking for a better scope to go with it. We got a very basic starter scope with the gun . Now we want something better. Our current scope is a simmon s 6 times 42 . It is very basic and now we feel we need something better. Could anyone reccomend a scope with better magnification and is it worth getting a mildot .
     
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    What's recommended will depend on what you want to shoot and your gun. Do you do FT, HFT, hunt or plink in the garden? Is it a break barrel (will limit length of scope), precharged or something else? Also and perhaps most importantly what's your budget? No good me recommending a Schmidt and Bender if your wallet says ebay.
     
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    our main shooting purpose is target shooting for fun and soon hunting. Our budget is 60 - 100 pounds. We have a break barrel BSA lightning XL
     
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, MS Sans Serif]Nikko Stirling Gold Crown Airking Mil Dot 3-9x42 from JSR at £47.95. The one piece scope mount is useable but I'd get a better quality one piece mount for the job. The optics are excellent for the money and it focuses down to airgun ranges as std. It's a perfect mag range too for your requirements. Also consider JSRs own brand scopes.
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    milldot reticules are handy because you have aim points for different ranges.

    with mass production and things nowa days you will get a good scope for your money.
    stick with the popular brands and you'll end up with a good scope
     
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    My friend you cannot go wrong with a AGS 3X9X40 sapphire.
    That will cost around 50 pounds, if you want a really good scope for just short of 100 pounds then get a nikko stirling 3x10x42 nighteater with sidewheel parallax adjustment. Thats what I have on my Airwolf and its spot on.
     
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    The AGS Saphire isn't as good optically as the AGS Elite which is only a tenner or so more. Both have a useless mildot reticle that is "true" at a whopping 16x magnification. The dots are simply too far apart to be of any use. They are, however, well made - shame about the reticle.
     
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    I dont think the mil-dots are useless. If you crank the magnification up to full then you can shoot from 40yrd (zero) to 55 yrd between centre cross and first dot.
     
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    Each to their own but most mildot scopes are set at 10x. Some are 9x and a few are other. Using a .22 will get more use from any set of dots but a .177 will make almost no use of them set at 16x at any sensible distance.
     

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