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 Post subject: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:15 pm 
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Can I use a regular firearm scope on my 2240? I know that a springer/gas piston gun's double recoil can destroy a firearm scope...Will a co2/HPA gun create the same recoil?

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:17 pm 
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you are good to go. A lot less recoil and shock compared to a powder burner.

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:34 pm 
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jckstrthmghty wrote:
you are good to go. A lot less recoil and shock compared to a powder burner.

My understanding is that it isn't how hard the recoil is...It is about the type of recoil...A spring/gas piston gun creates a double recoil (forward and backwards) which does damage to a powder burner scope because they aren't designed for the double shock...CenterPoint scopes are designed for air rifle recoil but Bushnell and Leopold scopes aren't (and most others)

I am just wondering if a Co2 gun creates a double recoil like the piston guns do.....

CT has a Bushnell Banner scope that is on sale, which I want to mount to my 2240....If possible

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:36 pm 
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There is virtually NO recoil with a Co2 air gun.

Unless it is a very powerful high caliber one (.357 or higher).

There is NO double recoil - only a single. mild one...

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:50 pm 
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wllm995 wrote:
There is virtually NO recoil with a Co2 air gun.

Unless it is a very powerful high caliber one (.357 or higher).

There is NO double recoil - only a single. mild one...

8)

Thanks...Looks like I'm buying the Bushnell Banner!

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:59 pm 
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What configuration do you have your 2240 in? In pistol configurations the eye relief of a rifle scope may not work well.

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:26 pm 
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jckstrthmghty wrote:
What configuration do you have your 2240 in? In pistol configurations the eye relief of a rifle scope may not work well.

It's a carbine....18" barrel...smooth unmarked tube...Stock Valve... HPA bulk conversion...

I have been using a cheap Center Point 4×32 from CT....But it fogs up pretty badly when going from cold into warmth....I am putting it on my daughter's Ruger Explorer springer...

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
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wllm995 wrote:
There is virtually NO recoil with a Co2 air gun.

Unless it is a very powerful high caliber one (.357 or higher).

There is NO double recoil - only a single. mild one...

8)


What about a nitro piston then? Double recoil or no?


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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:06 pm 
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tango wrote:
wllm995 wrote:
There is virtually NO recoil with a Co2 air gun.

Unless it is a very powerful high caliber one (.357 or higher).

There is NO double recoil - only a single. mild one...

8)


What about a nitro piston then? Double recoil or no?


Yes, double recoil. It's a break barrel, (gas) spring type rifle.


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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Don't forget about parallax. A centerfire scope is usually set to 100yards, a rimfire scope could be 50-100. Either way I doubt it's what you want on a 2240. An airgun scope is usually 100', which still may or may not be what you want but most all scopes are adjustable.
Optionally you can get an AO scope which is much easier to adjust, or even a side adjust which I just bought and it kinda ruined all the other scopes for me.

As a side note; nitro piston guns are generally harder on scopes than the coil spring version, regardless of advertising claims.


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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:14 pm 
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tango wrote:
wllm995 wrote:
There is virtually NO recoil with a Co2 air gun.

Unless it is a very powerful high caliber one (.357 or higher).

There is NO double recoil - only a single. mild one...

8)


What about a nitro piston then? Double recoil or no?


I visited Bushnell Canada near Bass Pro in Vaughan 3 weeks ago to have my Bushnell binocular repaired and there was a gentleman there waiting on warranty work and we talked about his high powered 177 Nitro Piston rifle and how it is destroying his Trophy scope. It's been replaced/repaired under warranty several times now.

My Hawke Varmint SF 2.5x10 was mounted on my FAC version TX200 MKIII and with under 100 rounds I haven't had any issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
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RC: I'm really surprised they're honoring the warranty for that guy. If he ever visits this forum I could tell him how to fix that problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Scope question...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:27 am 
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I was once told that Bushnell parallax adjustment objective lens scopes were OK for springers. Maybe that is why that fellow kept getting warrantee. I'd rather not need warrantee in the first place, however, did have to have a bug-buster replaced.

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