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Thread: Cheap Scope

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    Cheap Scope

    So I have borrowed a mates Air rifle to shoot rats and sparrows and the very old scope I have mounted on it is like looking through the bottom of a dirty bottle. I need a cheap and cheerful x4 scope and rings to mount on the small sized dove tail. Yes I could buy one off Trademe for $50 but if anyone here has something I would rather give you the money. It has to work that's about it.

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    I have a uh, mystery scope of some variety that came on a Savage .22. I can't remember what it is and I'm certainly not digging it out of my junk parts box to check, but it's probably a generic brand 3-9x40 or maybe a 4x40. You can have it for a nominal fee&postage if you PM me. It has some rimfire dovetail rings on it that probably won't fit an air rifle, but they might.

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    Thanks pm sent

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    If its a decent springer it will eat cheap scopes
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    Very true, and cheap and cheerful dovetail rings are very unlikely to keep it in place

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    Airguns are worse on scopes than large calibre centrefire. We tried to scope up a Webly dominator 1350 and it took 10 shots for a properly made AIRGUN scope to start to fall to pieces. The recoil is not so much of the problem but it is the vibrations of the spring that continue for a few seconds afterwards that shake the living bejesus out of anything attached to the rifle. If it is a decent powered springer, eithe use open sights or buy a decent airgun scope designed to "handle the jandal". Nikko Air kigngs are one of the better value ones that cope well that we have come across...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    Airguns are worse on scopes than large calibre centrefire. We tried to scope up a Webly dominator 1350 and it took 10 shots for a properly made AIRGUN scope to start to fall to pieces. The recoil is not so much of the problem but it is the vibrations of the spring that continue for a few seconds afterwards that shake the living bejesus out of anything attached to the rifle. If it is a decent powered springer, eithe use open sights or buy a decent airgun scope designed to "handle the jandal". Nikko Air kigngs are one of the better value ones that cope well that we have come across...
    its the whiplash effect. normal rifles recoil in one direction only wheres sprig airguns recoil backwards with recoil then kick forwards and backwards from the spring. complete scope killers.
    i had a scope that served me well on a 308 that was destroyed in one afternoon on a high powered gamo air gun
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