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Advice Which Scope??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mike Watkins, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    Hi all. After much research and help from the forum I’ve just taken the plunge and ordered a Brocock Compatto Sniper HR .22 in FAC. Like a lady who needs a handbag to match her new shoes, I now need a scope to match my new semi-bullpup.
    Any thoughts! I’m looking for something compact, light and with parallax adjustment (side or front). Budget, well up to £250, maybe £275.
    I’ve been looking at the Hawke Airmax 30 and MTC Cobra, but that’s as far as I’ve got.
    Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
     
  2. Peter John Boyse

    Peter John Boyse Engaging Member

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    Either of The two scopes you mention will be fine. (In my opinion)

    Seeing that I’ve just recently gone through this dilemma it might be worth a read of my somewhat lengthy post on this subject.

    Either way, choose carefully and it really does matter what your shooting preferences are? “Static Target / FT/ HFT or just plinking for fun. Your preferred range will also account for you choice!


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  3. Marky-Boy

    Marky-Boy Just The Two + 1

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    AirMax
     
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  4. Mike Watkins

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    Thanks Peter and Marky-boy, I did forget to mention that the primary use is vermin control.

    I’m leaning towards the Airmax!
     
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  5. Brian Richardson

    Brian Richardson Old gezzer...

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    Definitely the Airmax SFP. The Cobra is a FFP as well. Brian...
     
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  6. Josh K

    Josh K Not enough range time....

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    MTC Viper would be my suggestion. They aren't sold new anymore but crop up every so often second hand.
     
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  7. Artfull-Bodger

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    Falcon M18, I've been replacing hawkes with these, I now have 3, pretty much a perfect general purpose air rifle scope
     
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  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I like Discovery scopes, you get more for your money and to my eyes better glass than you do with Hawkes.
     
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  9. Mike Watkins

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    That’s interesting because I have read a few negative comments about Discovery Scopes?? Anyone else have the thumbs up for their scopes?
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    You have heard negatives mainly from people who have bought from Banggood, Aliexpress and other such sites, not from the UK importer...
     
  11. Tim_B

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    Any scope question and I'm pretty predictable....Vortex. Then AirMax and bushnell legend hd's, however you need to find a scope for your eyes, and a reticule that you like.

    I have just tried a discovery scope, U.K. Bought, and found it doesn't hold zero very well - will be speaking with sureshot to see if there's anything they can do. Nice scope, glass and ret for the money but no good if it doesn't hold zero. I hope it's a dodgy one as I quite like the scope.

    So, list of preference keeping within budget....

    Vortex 4-12x40 AO
    AirMax 3-9x40 AO
    AirMax 4-12x40 AO (not sure on price)
    Bushnell Legend HD 3-9x40 or 4-12x40 (2nd hand if they come up)
     
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  12. Mike Watkins

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    That explains it! Usual thing, buy cheap and you get cheap. Thanks for that, if l get one it will only be from an official dealer. Cheers, Pal.
     
  13. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    Cheers Tim-B, I’m definitely edging towards the Hawke. Are they made in the
    UK?
     
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    imorik Busy Member

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    Like most scopes, made in China.
     
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    I am a Bushy man, the Hawke all have O rings that are far too tight to turn easily
     
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    For your budget.
    Nikon P3 Target efr 3-9x40.
    Sightron 4-12x40 AO.
    Both these scopes are £250 and have quality optics and ideal as hunting scopes for Air rifles.
     
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    For something a bit bigger and heavier but still reasonable have a look at the Optisan EVE scopes.
    About £260 from Optics Warehouse on discount at the moment.
    Looked through one last week and was amazed how good it was, glass, ret, and build quality.
     
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    Pushing the boat out to £320. Uttings.
    Leupold 3-9x33 efr.
    Simple, very light, very compact and quality.
     
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    Hawke have just released the AirMax compact.

    So just as good as normal airmax, but a bit shorter/smaller.

    Perfect for a semi bull pup.


    Of course I personally love the “marmite” MTC Viper Connect scope which is what I put on my Bantam Sniper HR.
     
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    I need to shoulder one of these, I have some optisan binos and the glass is great so if the scopes are similar it looks like a great budget option. Big fan of the L4A ret too :)
     
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