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#7287769 - 01/09/13 03:58 AM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: Timbo]
65BR Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 12603
Loc: NW Louisiana
I'd recommend a Bushnell airgun scope, AO, I have one in 4x32, they make variables.

Have used a former Beeman SS2, a rare 3x airgun scope.

Also on springers used for ltd time, a 4x and more extensive, a 2.5x fixed. Both did ok for the time they were used.

Strong mounts are a must, springers will make weak ones slide...
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#7295373 - 01/10/13 10:52 PM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: jmbn]
hangmancreek Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 266
Loc: Eastern Washington
An inexpensive airgun rated scope that has served me well is the Leapers UTG AO 4x32. Bases with a stop pin are a must.

#7355549 - 01/24/13 03:50 PM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: hangmancreek]
LeonHitchcox Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 4032
Loc: Pikeville, TN
Don't overlook the Hawke air gun scopes. I have a Hawke 4x32 AO on a Benjamin Nitro. Got the scope on sale from EA Brown. Hawke's Arimax line is really good.

#7376527 - 01/29/13 12:00 PM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: LeonHitchcox]
FVA Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 7319
Loc: NY
Over the 30 years + I've been using them I have had medium to magnum strength springers eat a bunch of scopes including some mentioned here.
The last was a nice EFR Weaver that held POA fine but the rear lens actually shattered at a shot. I first thought a big drip of water fell on it.
You don't have to spend a mint on a scope but you will be dollars ahead making sure it is air gun rated.
Another biggie,IME, is the fact so many times it seems air rifles shoot way low.
You end up having to use most of the vertical adjustment or even shim the mount/bases to get the rifles sighted in.
Often this is referred to as barrel droop and thought of being a break barrel issue but I have seen this exhibitedin fixed barrel under levers, side levers, and PCP's.
Point being that cross hairs adjusted to their extremes are much more prone to issues than if they are in the sweet spot.
I'd term the issues holding point of aim and out right breakage.
Anymore I always buy a quality scope base that either has angle built in or is adjustable to do so.
They typically cost in the $60- plus range.
Money well spent buying right the first time.

#7380205 - 01/30/13 03:21 AM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: FVA]
zr800 Offline

Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 238
Loc: Michigan
I have a BSA 4x32 and a 3-9x32 Airgun scope on my RWS 46 magnum and 460 magnum, Both have held thier zero with a Zero stop Pinned mount.
I have a center point on my Benjamin Trail.
I also run the RWS 4x32 Compact on my Benjamin/Sheridan 392 all with good luck. I even took the RWS off and ran it on my AR15 5.56 for a while. Good scope for the money

#7388186 - 01/31/13 11:45 PM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: zr800]
centershot Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 08/02/05
Posts: 2751
Loc: Southern Idaho
Leapers makes good cheap scopes that hold up well to springers - don't skimp on the mounts though.

#7452492 - 02/17/13 06:39 AM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: Timbo]
karm Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 8
Loc: courtenay BC
i have a HW97K witch i have moded out and a leapers accushot 3x12 in a full rail mount and 30mm 4 screw rings ..nothing moving here ..22cal i shoot 14.3 gr. diablo exact for the best acc.

#7457880 - 02/18/13 08:20 PM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: karm]
centershot Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 08/02/05
Posts: 2751
Loc: Southern Idaho
I just ordered a Hawke Sport 3-9X40 AO for my R-9 - for $75, thought I'd give it a shot.

#7505757 - 03/03/13 04:59 AM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: centershot]
jt402 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 07/25/10
Posts: 1834
I have two that have alternated on a Weihrauch 55 MM for thirty some odd years. One is a Burris Mini 4X PA and the other is a Leupold ultralight 3-9 EFR. They both take the licking and keep on ticking. My first scope on it was a Simmons, that self destructed on the second shot. The Burris is not bright enough for field use in other than bright daylight, but it is fine for ten meter work on a well lighted range. Discontinued, but you might run across one.
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#7706316 - 05/03/13 12:33 AM Re: spring gun scope? [Re: jt402]
sidewinder72 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 272
I have a Leupold 3x9x33 EFR on my RWS 48. The scope was returned about once a year because it will not hold zero. Spring guns are very hard on scopes. I have blown rifle scopes out when I first got it.

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