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 Post subject: Need to choose a scope
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:38 am 
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So I have bought a 1000fps .177 and shots will be within 25 yds tops. Need to select a scope now. My centerfires all have either Leupold or Ziess. So I'm not one to buy junk but I understand that AG's have very different requirements. Thinking a 4x12. Any brands to look for or avoid? Thx.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:41 am 
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Linderhof wrote:
So I have bought a 1000fps .177 and shots will be within 25 yds tops.


At that short range all you need is this very nice scope.

http://www.airgunsource.com/hawke-vanta ... ot/dp/2297

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:14 am 
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The above post is good advice......if you're positive you'll be staying with 25 yards.I ditched my 4x32 when I found the joy of shooting small cans, aspirin bottles,etc at 60+ yards. I'd go with a good tough 3-9x40....cuz a 1000 fps will reach that distance easy.....and you can always dial it down for 25 yard shots. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Leaning towards the Hawke 4-12x40 AO Airmax. I want to be able to put the crosshairs on a squirrels head nicely. Going on a Diana 48 .177 I just bought off a member here.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:27 pm 
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I use this one on my HW97 .177 and on my Brocock .22 concept.
nice scope - perfectly sharp reticle & lenses and 1/2 mil slashes between the mil dots.

https://www.dlairgun.com/Scopes/Leapers ... AOIEW.html

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Linderhof wrote:
Leaning towards the Hawke 4-12x40 AO Airmax. I want to be able to put the crosshairs on a squirrels head nicely. Going on a Diana 48 .177 I just bought off a member here.



Good scope I have one on my AA s510


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
I use this one on my HW97 .177 and on my Brocock .22 concept.
nice scope - perfectly sharp reticle & lenses and 1/2 mil slashes between the mil dots.

https://www.dlairgun.com/Scopes/Leapers ... AOIEW.html


Does it not having an adjustable objective not make it hard to focus at shorter ranges?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 pm 
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You can't go wrong with a Hawke and get a one piece mount with a good scope stop.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Linderhof wrote:
Does it not having an adjustable objective not make it hard to focus at shorter ranges?

That third knob is the AO. From the text description:
"Side Wheel Adjustable Turret (SWAT) for Parallax Adjustment - from 10 Yards to Infinity; Side Wheel Ready for Optional Big Wheel to Achieve Finer Parallax Adjustment."

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:59 pm 
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Agree with Hawke and get the Sportsmatch UK mount. The one piece is best but make sure you find out that it fits the length of the scope tube before ordering, otherwise the two piece will be fine too. (I bought the one piece for an Airmax scope - same mount as I used for a Vantage, only to find the Airmax is much shorter so the mount in now sitting in my cabinet unused and I had to get a two piece instead).


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:36 pm 
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so I picked up my scope today. Ended up going with the Hawke AirMax 3-9x40 AMX. And yes the one pc base was too long so they sold me a 2pc set made by "SportsMatch UK". They look pretty good actually with 6 screws per unit and a stopper insert. The guys at AirgunSource Canada will replace them if they fail but by looking at these I don't expect they will. Picking up my Diana 48 on Friday so will set it up next week for a test run. That AMX reticle looks perfect for what I want to do with this AG. Haven't even started yet and I can see this turning into a fun hobby and way to rid my back yard of vermin. He he he .......


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:02 pm 
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Good combo, should be no problems with that set-up.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:20 am 
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Linderhof wrote:
Daryl wrote:
I use this one on my HW97 .177 and on my Brocock .22 concept.
nice scope - perfectly sharp reticle & lenses and 1/2 mil slashes between the mil dots.

https://www.dlairgun.com/Scopes/Leapers ... AOIEW.html


Does it not having an adjustable objective not make it hard to focus at shorter ranges?



Focuses to 10 yards. As lleader noted, side focus.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:07 am 
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Avoid Leapers. One year warranty.

I'll never buy a scope without a lifetime warranty again.

Hawke all the way.


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