I'm calling BS on scope damage

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    ChadP229
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    I have a Beeman R2 dual barrel, it came with a Beeman fixed 4x scope.  After about 300 shots the scope was shot out.  At 10 yards the zero shifted every shot resulting in a 10 round group being 6 inches wide.  Looking through the objective lens I could see a lens shifted or …… unsleeved from it’s position.  

    I’m not sure if you know it but SWFA passed the Navy trials and was issued an “N Code”.  The fixed 10x is used by some Navy special forces sniper teams because of its extreme durability.  They are absolutely built like a tank.  Being issued an N Code also means they need permission from the Navy before they can change ANYTHING on the entire line. I did several dozen hours of research before settling on a SWFA 3x-15x by 42mm MOA Scope.

    I actually asked Pyramiad Air months ago what scopes are capable of handling the double recoil of a spring pellet gun.   They replied with a brand of scope around $100, UTG.  They specified to search for the “True Strength” platform.

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    broachoski
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    I’ve had cross hairs fall off and reticles shift severely and loose reticles where point of impact would shift over a foot between shots at 18 yards. All cheap scopes.
    I have an SWFA SS 16×42 and one in 20×42 and they are fully trustworthy in my book.
    You were fortunate to start with a great scope. 
     

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    Hammer47
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    Most scopes have the lenses glued in place however I have read that  the SS has threaded rings that hold the lenses.  BIG difference.  Also, a fixed power scope is much stronger than a variable which is what most airgunners use.  I believe the scope is built to NAVY specs, not NATO specs.

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    mcdonama
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    Chad,

    Thanks for weighing in on this thread.  I was not aware of the scopes’ rating by the Navy but I guess I’m not surprised given my experience with the scope.

    I chose a fixed power scope for two reasons– I had a variable 3-9x that stayed on 9, and I wanted to mount it on a spring gun and read here on AGN that fixed power scopes tend to be more robust.  Less moving parts = less chance for things to shake loose.  Makes sense to me.

    Mine’s been mounted on a springer (HW35) that’s had a few thousand rounds fired with the scope mounted– zero issues with the scope.

    it’s now on a PCP– AA 200T– but I wouldn’t hesitate to put it on any springer.

    the only possible negative I can site is that it is a fairly heavy scope.  I suppose that’s part of the reason it’s so robust!

    matt

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