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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:02 pm 
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Can anyone please advise me on using a Nikon Tactical scope on a Hatsan 95, 22 cal. air rifle. Will this rifle destroy this scope !


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:45 am 
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jimmy brown wrote:
Can anyone please advise me on using a Nikon Tactical scope on a Hatsan 95, 22 cal. air rifle. Will this rifle destroy this scope !


Nikon scopes are reputed to be solid units, but a Diana ZR one-piece scope mount is a good insurance, just in case. Maybe contact Nikon directly to ask :?:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:59 am 
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jimmy brown wrote:
Can anyone please advise me on using a Nikon Tactical scope on a Hatsan 95, 22 cal. air rifle. Will this rifle destroy this scope !


I've heard many times that springers kill scopes unless scoped are specifically rates for spring air rifles. Nikon is not a cheap brand so I would use it on springer only if it says in scope specs that it is specifically rated for springers. Or it has big warranty and you're willing to take a risk.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:31 am 
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scanny wrote:
jimmy brown wrote:
Can anyone please advise me on using a Nikon Tactical scope on a Hatsan 95, 22 cal. air rifle. Will this rifle destroy this scope !


I've heard many times that springers kill scopes unless scoped are specifically rates for spring air rifles. Nikon is not a cheap brand so I would use it on springer only if it says in scope specs that it is specifically rated for springers. Or it has big warranty and you're willing to take a risk.


Which is why airmec mentioned the Diana ZR one-piece scope mount. That mount counteracts a springers recoil. Never tried one myself but the principle is sound. Seems to require some maintenance, lubrication to keep the slide moving well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Leupod & Vortex scopes are also strong, high priced scopes. I would never put one on a springer unless the mfg'r specifically recommended that scope for springers.
This is due to the recoil forces of a springer, compared to CF rifles. Good scopes can take a beating from high recoil forces pushing the gun back and scope forward
but usually are not designed to handle the back and forth recoil forces of a springer. The recoil doesn't seem much, however it is quite destructive to scopes not designed
for it, no matter their price point.

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I contacted Vortex back in the spring when I was researching scopes. This is my email and their reply.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:38 pm 
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Thank you everyone for all your advice.I will contact Nikon and report back to the forum.Thanks everyone.


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Good choice. I may be wrong, but I think you're going to be disappointed.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:36 pm 
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Nikon withdrawing from the rifle scope business

https://www.outdoorlife.com/story/gear/nikon-will-no-longer-make-riflescopes/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:51 pm 
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Hey Rob - thanks for that note about Vortex scopes.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:17 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
Hey Rob - thanks for that note about Vortex scopes.

I did the same confirmation thing with Hawke. I ended up with the Hawke Sidewinder.


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