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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:26 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
I'm curious what everyone is using for optics on their heavy recoiling nitro piston and spring rifles.

I'm using a UTG 4x32AO True Strength scope on a full-power Crosman NP rifle but it's not doing so well anymore. The scope was no problem for a couple of years but this summer it started jumping adjustment. At 50 yards it sometimes jumps 12 clicks to the right and then after a few dozen shots it jumps back. The crosshairs look fine and the scope did not fog up at all. I could probably still use it on a milder springer rifle.

I've heard of NP rifles shearing internal scope screws and breaking crosshairs. I had an old Bushnell Sportview 3-9x32AO airgun scope that died after being mounted on a Diana 52. The scope was on a HW30S at the time and it fogged up and was no longer usable. I sent it to Bushnell and they sent back a new Sportsman model (no longer made).

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:09 pm 

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:35 pm
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Location: P.G. B.C.
I have 2 of the UTG Leaper's 3-12X etched glass reticle scopes on my HW97 springers, however these are not
what I would call heavy recoiling springers. They have worked perfectly, though, no problems. These guns run
14 to 15FPE or thereabouts.

Best Wishes

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:58 pm 
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Location: Saint John NB
This Bushnell Legend has been on all my heavy hitters. Gamo CFX, HW50s and is now on my HW97

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:59 pm 

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:04 am
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Hawke airmax line. They have some of the new stuff at ags. Nice glass. Great warranty.

I have some airguns.

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