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Scope suggestions

Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:10 pm

I'm building an air rifle stock for a bloke and he has asked me about a scope. My previous and recent experience with scopes has been higher power big scopes for FT or full bore target shooting so I'm after some suggestions for him for his hunting needs.

The specification would be:

Budget: £500.00

Type: Compact typically 2 to 8 mag by 36

Ret: Simple 30/30 ret.

Parallax: 30 to 35 yards.

He has looked at a Leupold hence the 2 to 8 x 36 mentioned but it would need to be sent back to the US for re parallax which is going to add to his bill.

Neither he nor I will want to reset the parallax as it will invalidate the warranty.

I'm thinking that an option would be adjustable parallax that he can set to suit what he wants.

Suggestions please?

Re: Scope suggestions

Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:49 pm

On my air rifle I use a Leupold 6-18 x 40 it has an AO adjustable parallax very bright compact and dependable.

In fact I liked it so much I put one on my Ruger 1022

http://www.uttings.co.uk/p113036-leupol ... u2S1jbJ9PY

Ao parallax from about 15 yards
1inch tube
1/2 MOA turrets so 2.5mm at 25 yards
Lifetime warranty

Or if this may be better
4-12 x 40 AO
http://www.uttings.co.uk/p120815-leupol ... u2TRjbJ9PY

Can recommend Uttings for service superb


Re: Scope suggestions

Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:08 pm


Re: Scope suggestions

Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:25 pm

leadpig wrote:http://www.aimfieldsports.com/s-tac-4-20x50-342-p.asp

That scope is a good one but it's too big for what he wants.

Re: Scope suggestions

Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:07 am

If he only wants it for hunting, then there's no need to spend a fortune on a scope for an air rifle - especially if it's going to be sub-12 fpe. Any one of the Hawke range will do nicely, but I can recommend the Airmax 2-7x32 AO. It is a superb little scope, and for the money there's nothing better available. I have included a link, but if you shop around you'll probably find it cheaper. There is an illuminated reticule version as well.
http://opticswarehouse.co.uk/product/ha ... iflescope/
Last edited by Les1066 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Scope suggestions

Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:06 pm

How's this for size

http://www.bushnell.com/hunting/rifle-s ... /3-9x-40mm

Also the Zeiss Terra 2-7 x32 cost £340-00 price range superb low light

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