Magnum Springer Scope ?????

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    JoeWayneRhea
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       Hey guys , I get asked one question more than any other on my YouTube channel. That  is what scope would you recommend for a magnum Springer for under 100$ 

       Every inexpensive scope I've used on hard kicking Springers didn't last long . I've had good luck with the Bushnell AR series but they cost over 100$ normally. Wanted to see what you guys think .

         I'm talking about the obscene kicking rifles Diana 52, 56 types and some of the over powered Nitro Piston guns. 

       100$ is the catch . Hard to get something truly bulletproof at that price .Let's hear y'all's choices 

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    JimNM
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    Joe, my Trail NP ate scopes like popcorn.  I found the Hammers 3-9×40 AO whilst browsing Amazon.  I now have 4 of them on my .22LR and have used them on airguns from 20+ FPE nitro piston to 36+ FPE pcps.  Decent picture and great service from Amazon.  FWIW.

     

    https://www.amazon.com/Hammers-3-9x40AO-Magnum-Spring-Rifle/dp/B0099XIJKC

     

    The price has dropped to under 60.00, btw.

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    Chachoze
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    While I haven't had any experience with these models and they are a little over the limit at $119.99 Leapers has two models of scope built on their True Strength platform that should hold up to a heavy springer.  I know my 3-12X44 Swat scope took a 4 foot fall onto a concrete floor and survived.

    UTG 10X44 30mm Compact Scope

    UTG 1.5-6X44 30mm Scope

    Well, how is that Weihrauch scope bundled with your HW80-LRH holding up?

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    badammo
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    The utg bug buster 3 X9 works great on my RWS 48 in .20 cal.

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    Nico5999
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    I've had great luck with the Leapers scopes.   30mm or 1in tube both work great.  I had one on a Hatsan 125 NPSS and it held up great.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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      Thanks Guys …Leapers and Hammers it is then I guess .  I just haven't had much luck with scopes on Magnums except for my Leupold 3-9efr … Frigging thing can't be destroyed !!

       The HW80 package scope is still doing just fine !!!

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    I'm using Hawke Vantage 2-7x32AO on my Diana 48 and HW97.  They are holding up well and aren't quite as heavy as the Leapers and Hammers scopes with larger objectives.

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    SvilenP
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    I'm using Leapers [email protected] on my Hatsan 125 TH Vortex 5.5 But with Dampa monoblock – No problem! 

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    The Hawke Airmax 3-9×40 works well on my RWS 350 Magnum in 22.  The rifle ate the first one I put on.  However, Hawke sent me another and it is going strong.  I have been using the same scope on my rifle for about 4 years of regular use.  They used to be closser to $100, but now are creeping close to $200.  

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    Gunnertrones
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    Are the bullseye zr mount out of the Question? I use them for my hard kicking springers, and they work well. 

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    JimNM

    Joe, my Trail NP ate scopes like popcorn.  I found the Hammers 3-9×40 AO whilst browsing Amazon.  I now have 4 of them on my .22LR and have used them on airguns from 20+ FPE nitro piston to 36+ FPE pcps.  Decent picture and great service from Amazon.  FWIW.

     

    https://www.amazon.com/Hammers-3-9x40AO-Magnum-Spring-Rifle/dp/B0099XIJKC

     

    The price has dropped to under 60.00, btw.

    +1 for the Hammers….. They work great with a one piece scope mount. The last two I bought came with one for 11mm-3/8 dove tail. Have them on NP guns

    +1 for the Bug Buster    I had one on a NP and worked great for about three years. It took a heavy spill and came up a little bent.

       The Hammers reticals are on the thicker side and have less mil-dots than the bugbuster.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Gunnar I think most of the guys who ask are Really budget conscious and that mount here Is like 60$ shipped . I Kno they work well . But when your 80$ rifle is killing scopes a 60-70$ scope base doesn't add up right . 

    In the U.S. the budget rifles are often ridiculously over powered .But it's how most get into Air Guns . Not trying to open a can of worms ….But if the air rifles in the U.S. were 12 ftlb there would be a lot less folks try air rifles and then quit shortly after outta frustration 

     

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    gadballs9
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    The BSA Essentials are tuff as nails. Only drawback is they don't offer mildot reticle. I've had 'em all: 4x, 2-7, 3-9 and 4-12. Never had a problem.

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    Hairsmith
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    Joe I understand what your saying and see the line of thinking that got you there.

    But I wonder of many of the guns selling at the discount houses were tuned to 12FP if the average buyer / beginning shooter would not end up happier and a better shooter even more dedicated to the airgun sport we know. They are already lied to through false advertising about the power levels that the guns make. Yet most never shoot them over a chronograph and are none the wiser most still quoting the numbers on the outside of the box. So leave the outrages calms right where they are, but bring the guns down to around 12FP where they would not break scopes but yet be very shootable and so much less hold sensitive. 

    I have found most shooters are happier when they hit what they are shooting at than missing as the crosshairs turn sideways in yet another scope.

    To me these discount rifles are like handing a new shooter a 458Win Mag instead of a .22 that they can learn to shoot well. That is doing the airgun hobby no favors.    

     

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