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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:35 am 
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What scopes have been successful for you when used on a heavy recoiling rifles like a NP, NP2 or a heavy metal springer? All scopes can break but what has been working for you and what hasn't?

Bushnell --- Does not rate the Banner line for springers. They recommend the Trophy or better.

Hawke --- Recommends their Airmax model and above for heavy springers.

Leapers/UTG --- Their True Strength (TS) models are recommended for heavy springers. The TS was made for "toughest recoil resistance".

I had an old Bushnell Sportview 3-9x32 airgun scope break on me after a couple of years. Bushnell came good for it and sent me a new upgrade scope (Sportsman, now discontinued).
I'm currently using a Leapers/UTG TS 3-9x32mm on a .177cal Crosman Optimus (tuned to 800fps). I have a cheapo CenterPoint 4x32mm on a 630fps Optimus. No problems with either so far.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Here is an interesting test on a 3-9x40mm IR Leapers/UTG True Strength (TS) scope.
http://www.pyramydair.com/article/They_ ... ly_2005/23

A solid warranty makes it more comfortable to use a scope on a heavy recoiling spring rifle. The Leapers/UTG is made for springers and has a lifetime warranty. If it breaks, get a new one. I did this once with a Bushnell and had a new scope in 20 days.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:44 pm 
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The Optisan Scope I have, says they are tested up to and handle .5 Browning recoil.
That one is on my .25 Condor.
My .22 Brocock and HW97 have this one and it's great!
https://www.dlairgun.com/Scopes/Leapers ... AOIEW.html

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Just remember that company's do not have to honor "lifetime" warranties in Canada.A lot of products sold with lifetime warranties in other countries only get 1 year in Canada.Ask at time of or before purchase if it is important to you.Granted if you buy a high dollar item they are more likely to honor the warranty than if you paid $100. I just read this but not sure on how to link it.Carefull what you buy post. Just got off the phone with Kelly from D&L and she confirmed that Leapers scopes only have a one year warranty here in Canada.

My 3x12x44 swat illuminated side focus has given up the ghost. Been using it on my nice Vorteked HW98.

The side focus no longer holds. Every time I take a shot I loose focus. Then I'll focus it again, lift the gun to cock it, set it back down for the shot and the focus goes out again, just from lifting to break the barrel.

Just letting you all know.

Hawkes from now on.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Stay away from Leapers, 1 year limited warranty. My swat side focus is pooched and it's on a vorteked HW98. It's a paper weight now. Looses focus every shot.

I had a Hawke sidewinder on my Diana 350 and it got destroyed. Reticule spinning around inside, slid in the rings and got chewed up at the turret housing from moving. Hawke replaced it, no questions.

Believe it or not, Center Point scopes have held up well on my 350 and my Trail NP2.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Centerpoints have been good to me. Crosman now owns the brand.


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