UTG Leapers? Give it to me straight.

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    fishinwrench
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    “kayaker”means” True strength” platform how its built


    Hmm,  well the Gamo Swarm isn’t known for being hard on scopes.   Whatever steps they take to make them “Truly Strong” must have gotten skipped on this one. Hopefully the replacement will be better.  

    Having your new scope puke after waiting all week to shoot miniature dinosaurs with buddies is a kick in the nuts.   At least I still had the twenty-dollar POS scope that came with the gun…..which as it turned out has outperformed the UTG so far.

    UGH!   So frustrating.

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    Fishinwrench   Forgot to mention that I also have two utg scopes a 4-16×40 on a synrod 22cal. has been on for at least 4 yrs now more than 6000 rds thru it no problems.Also a 4×32 tactical on a daisey 120 bb- a piece of sh—.going to try on another gun.As mentioned before watch Joe Rhea,s vids. I was lucky to buy a hawke  from him last week will be going on a higher end gun. Myself I love leupolds, on all my pbs. Can’t believe I’d spend more money on scope for a air gun than a pb.Myself being a newbie on this site ,still think
    that the utgs are a good bang for the buck.Wish you the best of luck .
    darell

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    “kayaker”Fishinwrench   Forgot to mention that I also have two utg scopes a 4-16×40 on a synrod 22cal. has been on for at least 4 yrs now more than 6000 rds thru it no problems.Also a 4×32 tactical on a daisey 120 bb- a piece of sh—.going to try on another gun.As mentioned before watch Joe Rhea,s vids. I was lucky to buy a hawke  from him last week will be going on a higher end gun. Myself I love leupolds, on all my pbs. Can’t believe I’d spend more money on scope for a air gun than a pb.Myself being a newbie on this site ,still think
    that the utgs are a good bang for the buck.Wish you the best of luck .
    darell
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    Yeah I never skip a Joe Rhea vid, dude has helped me out a ton.   
    My issue is that it is a scope for a Gamo Swarm, and they require a scope that is less than 12.5″ and not too heavy.   Really narrows down the choices.

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    if the scope is a 1″ tube it won’t hold up to the springer, so I’ve heard, the 30mm tube is stronger and heard they hold up to Springer abuse, also you might try using a heavier pellet to reduce the spring & piston slam, that’s what kills most scopes on a springer, just a suggestion.
    I myself have 7 UTG scopes of different types and I have not had a problem with any of them, they are not on a springer, I gave away the last springer I had, but I do have one on my AR style precision rifle .223 wylde and my Ruger SR762 and Saiga 7.62×39, no problems work great, the rest are on my PCP’s, HW100, Sumatra, Texan and Dominator 1200, all work fine, a decent scope for the money, all have 30mm tubes and rings. 
    I also have a couple Nikko’s that came with some rifles and a Millet on my 30-06, nothing highend. I don’t think I’ll be sniping Rats at 300 yards any time soon, LOL.

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    Well I started shimming, even though it didn’t need it, just so I can get more spring tension on the inner tube.   After 400 shots I can already tell a difference.  No more wandering whatsoever.  I haven’t had to adjust a single click since the initial sight-in.  She’s holding zero tighter than my wife holds our checkbook.   I’m a happy man! 

    If you’re having trouble holding zero, just slip a decent sized shim under the scope on the rear mount, or get a drooper mount.  It even made my cheap package scope on my beater rifle straighten up even though it was just a tiny bit off from optically centered.   Optically centered isn’t quite enough tension, you need even more.  

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