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 Post subject: Scopes for springers
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Hi guy's, I'm new to airgunning and after viewing some FT video I knew I had to try it.
I've purchased a AA TX200 MKIII and have about 1000rnds through her as well as a new found respect for what you do.
My question is about scopes, the scope seem to lose it's settings, when it's on it's on I can place abou 10 shots in a 2" group @45 yds.(so I know it's not the gun) but then will lose it's setting. Sometimes I have to retighten the stock screw and then resight other times it's still tight and have to resight.
I've read many articles that blame it on cheap scopes, that it's just the nature of springers to eat scopes, that the rifle has to be tuned up.
I don't know so I thought I'd ask the experts.
Hope you can shed some light, I don't want to be resighting the scope every 10-15 shots.
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 Post subject: Re: Scopes for springers
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 am 
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First thing I would do is borrow a scope that has proven itself from a friend. See how that works. If it does well then your scope is the problem , not the gun. Then you will have to focus on the scope , it could be damaged or your rings are not the right ones. Make sure there is a pin that locks into your barrel where the scope rings go.

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 Post subject: Re: Scopes for springers
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:06 am 
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Sounds like you need to go scoping. The one on my HW97 came from http://www.dlairgun.com/Scopes/Leapers/

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 Post subject: Re: Scopes for springers
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:21 am 
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I use either Leapers or Hawke spring gun approved scopes on the springers. I was under the impression that when a Springer 'eats' a scope, the lenses are loosened from the backwards shock (compared to CF rifles) applied to the lense seats inside the tube - or the crosshairs break - or the adjustment system breaks loose. Of course, any of these maladies could happen in stages. As well, the scope and/or mounts will slide backwards opposite to the direction CF rifle scopes slide, which is forewards if not secure against recoil. That is why Newlife asked if the bases were pinned to the rifle's dovetail (sort-of). Some springers have a hole or series of holes in the top of the mount for the screw that locks the base from moving.
PCP rifles seem to do just fine with about any scope.
Obviously, I'm not an expert, but I do have a modicum of understanding of such physics.

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 Post subject: Re: Scopes for springers
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Thank you gentleman for the advice. I'll make a list of the possible ailments and check them off one by one.

Thanks again.
Chris


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