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Scope for Daystate Revere

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    Judo123
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    Getting the Revere in .22. Setting up for hunting inside of 100 yards, mostly inside 70 yards. Considering a fixed power with a decent reticle.

    Any recommendations? At present considering SWFA SS 6 power with a mil/quad or MOA quad. A little heavy.

    Another possibility the Bushnell Engage 2.5-10 x 44. With the Deploy reticle. Still kind of heavy.

    Any suggestions appreciated. 60 yrs old with aging eyes.

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    Drew
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    When on sale, it's hard to beat a swfa 10x mil/mil. Clear glass for the money, I think I paid 199.99 on black Friday.

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    Judo123
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I have a Kratos with a 3-12x scope that I shoot at 30 yrds and always have it at 6x. I set it at 10x and imagined hunting at air gun ranges (Michigan woods) and thought the 10X

    may be a bit difficult to pick up a critter at close ranges quickly. Use the 6x out to 50 without problems. That price is outstanding. I wonder if the 4th July will see a sale.

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    Dave
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    I have the SWFA fixed 12x that has been swapped around from airguns to powder burners, and it has always served me well. 

    However,  at slightly bigger dimensions and more magnification,  I would take a look at the Vortex diamondback tactical 6-24×50 which is FFP and can adjust to 10 yards. 

    It's just going to depend on what you set limits for weight, length, and magnification, as well as min parallax focus.

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    wimpanzee
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    I've got an athlon talos ffp 4-14 on mine and I think it is perfect. The rings I have it in are a tiny bit low and the factory mag won't fit but carm mags do. Any higher and its a chin weld and not a cheek weld, which is uncomfortable for me.

     

     

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    elh0102
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    I have a .22 Revere, mounted a Vortex Diamondback AO 4-12X. It's a light, 1" scope that focuses to 10 yards. Great scope for the Revere, and sadly, discontinued. I mention it because I believe that general profile would be perfect for you. I'm 71, and 6X would not work for me at 50 yards. I generally use it at 8X for yard squirrels, which are usually 20-35 yards, and 12X for plinking and targets.

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    Mr.H
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    JungleShooter
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    Judo, 😊

    100 yards?  70 yards?  Wow, that's a long distance for a 6x magnification. And with eyes that are 10x as old as the magnification….

    No kidding, mine are getting there as well:  My life uses variable age, illuminated rebrainicle (sometimes isn't so bright), and my maximum elevation adjustment seems to be shrinking somehow. At least turrets and reticle match up, not this MIL/MOA unmatch. I think of myself as a fast lens (large objective diameter for low light conditions), but even that slows down it seems.

     

    So, all that said, I think a few more details of your shooting style and shooting scenarios will help us help you make a choice….

    Why fixed instead of variable magnification? (You don't need to change the magnification all the time, but it sure comes in handy when you DO have a really close shot, or are indeed reaching out to 70 or 100y).

    (1) When you hunt, are you shooting offhanded, or rested on a tree, or on a bench rest? The better rested, the higher magnification you can use without getting the scope image too jittery.

    (2) How wide of a field of view (FoV) do you need at minimum magnification (depending on your minimum hunting range)? For my 10y and 15 yard shots I like to have a FoV of around 30-35ft at 100y. A FoV as low as the mid 20's is marginal but doable, especially if quarry usually stays at 20/15y or more. Less than 15y FoV I do not buy for my style of hunting. The FoV if different for each scope, and bottom magnifications of 3x and 4x usually have enough FoV, but in the end you need to check the specs of each scope.

     

    (3) How much of a magnification do you really need at the top end (depending on your maximum range and size of kill zone, AND the quality of your eyes)? I shoot mostly field rested (leaning against a tree or other structure), and I feel I'd like more magnification at 60 yards than the 12x I'm using on one of my rigs. For a 100y I have an 18x, and that does fine, though to see my impacts on a paper target it gets a little dicy. 24x would serve me better there.

    (4) Do you dial your turrets, or use holdoffs, or do both?

    (5) So, if you do decide for a variable magnification scope, would you prefer FFP or SFP?

     

    (6) Is weight very important to you? Or length?

    (7) Do you need an illuminated reticle, or a grid style reticle?

    (8) How important is the clarity of the scope image (the glass)? This is an expensive issue…

    (9) And most important…: What's your budget? 😊

     

    Matthias

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    Bobbybeef
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    I just an AZTEC nice scope clear and seams to zero on yardage pretty good

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    elh0102
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    Mr.H

    I have one of the early predecessors, a Vari-X 3-9 EFR. Dimensions are the same, gloss finish. I sent it back to have click adjustments installed. Even though the glass is old, I have used it on many rifles over the years, and still find it bright and very useful. I've had only one issue in air rifle use, the scope is so short, mounting can be a challenge on some rifles to maintain proper eye relief. On one rifle, I used the rear mounting surface for both rings, as that was the only way I could get it enough to the rear. Great old scope.

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    GunshipGuy
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    You might consider the Vector Optics 10x Marksman. A decent scope, especially for the price. Side focus, about 18 oz. $105 right now at Optics Planet. 

    I really wanted an SWFA 10x, but they were out of stock. Bought this thinking it would be a temporary solution. It may turn out to be a keeper. I have it on an AGT Vixen. 

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/vector-optics-marksman-10x44mm-rifle-scope.html

     

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    alias
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    In my book a 30 F.P.E. gun is a 50 yard gun.  I have a Athlon Argos 4-16×40 one inch tube on my B.S.A. Gold Star that is a 30 F.P.E. gun and has all the elevation it needs so no need for a 30mm tube.  The turrets are great, the magnification is smooth, as is the parallax.  The glass is very clear and the mill dot reticle is nice. It is a SFP, but for 50 yard gun I don't care.  I like it enough that I ordered another one this morning from AoA to put on my recently purchased HR Huntsman Regal XL along with a set of BKL high single strap rings.   It has a lot going for it for a $170.00 scope and I can afford any scope I want, but I buy what does the job I need done.

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    Judo123
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    Wow! What a tremendous amount of help these replies are.

    Many selections and I appreciate the call to evaluate the intended purpose of the purchase. I am a rank amateur air gunner. I have owned a few springers over the years and the bug has never really left. The advancement of the technology and the selection from 30 yrs ago is hard to believe. The only thing I can't do, is purchase a Chinese product and we all know that many selections available are just that. Simplicity is nice and is a great start to anything. Good glass is a must. FFP vs SFP not so important to me at these short ranges for hunting. A Leupold is great but the duplex reticle would make turret adjustments the norm which is fine but the turret covers leave me a little cold, they are quite low and not conducive to marking for range. Maybe aftermarket products would solve this . I wouldn't mind upgrading the reticle but the Leupold custom shop is closed from Covid. The high MAG products would be great for the range but the size trade off for a hunting setup is probably not the way for me, even though I will probably have a pair of shooting sticks and a comfortable spot to sit on occasion.

    You all have me thinking.

    What a great forum!

    Thank you

     

     

     

     

     

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    alias
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    Meopta Optica 5, 3-15×44 1 inch tube, 21.7 ounces made in czech republic

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    DARKHORSE1967
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    Meopta Optica 5, 3-15×44 1 inch tube, 21.7 ounces made in czech republic

     

    Getting one myself when they become available.

    The blue ring on the Optika5 would look funky though paired with the Daystate's walnut—would look nice on a grey laminate stock, IMHO.

    Well, color is very crucial to me.

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    JungleShooter
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    DARKHORSE1967

    The blue ring on the Optika5 would look funky though paired with the Daystate's walnut—would look nice on a grey laminate stock, IMHO.

    Well, color is very crucial to me.

     

     

    I hear you! Yes, color and looks are important!

    That BLUE really scared me off at first! 😱

     

    But then I remembered I had a friend, a pretty bold guy. His name is Sharpie…. 😊 

     

     

     

     

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