Reply To: Is it a bad idea to pick up an airgun by the scope??

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JoeWayneRhea
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My personal opinion is I wouldn’t do it …Scopes can take tremendous abuse from front and rear shock , but I’m pretty sure they weren’t designed to be uses as a grab handle for a heavy gun …Mlst hollow tubing can handle a lot of pressure applied directly , but are weak when pressure is applied sideways …Think of it like this …Crushing a coke can straight on takes a lot of strength , crushing it fron the side can be done with two fingers …But I do rest my airguns in the closet against the top turret cover of the scope and butt of rifle . Leaning most airguns against its barrel is a pretty quick way to cause POI shifts