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    Clarence
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    I’m new here and this is my first question. I realize scopes can be a subjective topic. I recently purchased a(n?) UTG 3×9 40mm AO True Hunter and put it on my Beeman GS950 springer. I was happy with the clarity of this particular unit, so I decided to stick with UTG. The 2 things I wanted out of my next scope was higher magnification, and side AO dial. I purchased the UTG 4-16x44mm AO SWAT. The clarity of this scope was not nearly as good as the 3-9 40mm. I took it off and purchased the UTG 3-12x44mm AO SWAT Compact. The “clarity” as I’m calling it, is slightly better, but not great. It’s not fuzzy per se, but it has a glare to it. I really like the price and features at $108. My question would be, am I overlooking another brand in the $100-ish price range with at least this magnification ( I like the 3x and at least 12x) AND side AO focus? The next closest choice I had was the Hawke Optics Vantage, same specs at $209. This is going on an Umarex Gauntlet .22. Advice is appreciated.

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    X27
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    UTG scopes are a great scope for the price in my opinion.

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    guod123
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    Simmons 44 Mag is 6-21X44, lightweight (Springer rated?) This was a popular air gun scope. Several years back there was a guy on the yellow forum doing cheap scope reviews. He touted a scope Sniper 4-16. It came with rings, flip caps, and illuminated mildot. It was front focus, and heavy. I don’t know if these are springer rated. The glass is good, very good for the price. Another choice look for a used Aeon, I did not like them as the fine reticle was differcult with low light shooting in brush. 

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    Clarence
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    I’m 56, and the eyes are showing it. I priced the Aeon, but they were in the $220 price range. For that money, I can get the Hawke Optics Vantage. I’ve seen more favorable reviews of the Hawke scopes. 4x or 6x is not low enough to see anything close up. I have no experience with budget scopes, as all my rifle scopes are Leupold. This particular scope is going on the Umarex Gauntlet PCP, a smooth shooting air rifle. Do I need an air rifle rated scope? By the way, the UTG comes with a 36 color lighted mil-dot reticle, 2 batteries, flip caps, scope mounts, hex keys, cleaning cloth too. And it has the side parallax focus. It just seems to have a harsher glare than it should.

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    rwsmike
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    Hello, forget the Hawke /utg and get the biggest bang for the buck….weaver kaspa 3x10x50 side focus,30mm and even lighted reticle mil dot. That scope at times you can snag one on ebay for like $100-130 & you will thank me later…..only thing is its not springer rated .

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    DameSp
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    I have a UTG AO SWAT for my custom shop regulated mrod in .22.  Beautiful scope imo.  Only scope I have that’s more expensive is my diamondback and I prefer the utg because the vortex has a 100yd fixed parallax.  Both are great scopes respectively.

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    steppenwulf
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    “X27”UTG scopes are a great scope for the price in my opinion.

    
Agreed!

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    2D1C
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    I had the 3×9 Bugbuster on my Sumatra .22 and it worked just fine to about 70 yards. When I bought my Airwolf I put a 4x16x44 it woks great as well.
    Both would shot a perfect box. The larger one I only used the elevation turret with a chair gun shoot card.  Zero’d at 50 yards, 16 MOA put it dead on at 100yards.
    I now have the Vector 8-32×56 FFP This thing is AWESOME! $250.00. 32X is over kill 24X is all I use. The 32X is nice for spotting LOL. Iwanted the bigger class to reach out past 100yards.
    Good Luck

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    2D1C
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    I had the 3×9 Bugbuster on my Sumatra .22 and it worked just fine to about 70 yards. When I bought my Airwolf I put a 4x16x44 it woks great as well.
    Both would shot a perfect box. The larger one I only used the elevation turret with a chair gun shoot card.  Zero’d at 50 yards, 16 MOA I’m dead on at 100yards.
    I now have the Vector 8-32×56 FFP This thing is AWESOME! $250.00. 32X is over kill 24X is all I use. The 32X is nice for spotting LOL. I wanted the bigger glass to reach out past 100yards.
    Good Luck

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    jimbo1947
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    fishinwrench
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    I haven’t sampled but 2 of UTG’s scopes, bit the first thing I noticed about both of them was the GLARE.  When the sun gets low it is something to deal with.   It has never been so bad that I couldn’t take the shot BUT it certainly is noticable and it could, depending on the angle of a shot, cause you to have to pass on the shot.  
     
    I thought about a harsh cleaning to see if removing their coating would help because I have a feeling that it just might.  

    Mine (the 3-9x32AO) has lost its zero once after about 50-60 shots, but since then has held good for over 250 shots.  Hopefully it just needed to “settle in”.  

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    jimbo1947
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    I have a utg swat,fixed power, 10×50, 30mm, etched glass reticle, with side parallex down to 10 yds. Its held up well, have about 2000 shots through it with rws 48.
    ​Scopes on Pyramyd air for $128 with rings.

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    alex2865
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    i had the 3x12x44.whic was great.than i bought the 4x16x44.i sent it back to them twice.they said nothing was wrong with it.the poi changed on me all the time.sold it to my buddy.and it works for him.so i went a head and bought a hawke 4x12x40 airmax ao.asome.great glass.alex

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    Clarence
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    Yes, the glare is what I was talking about. I guess it’s not in my head. The 3-9x40mm UTG True Hunter doesn’t have the same glare as the 4-16x44mm UTG SWAT models. I don’t like 4x to be the lowest power, either. The 3-12x seems to be the only feasible choice for me. I think the Hawke Optics Vantage 3-12x44mm SF at $209 might be the next option. The Umarex Gauntlet was only $242. The optics are going to surpass the rifle pretty soon.  

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    fishinwrench
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    I had a Tasco many years ago that had that same glare.  I put up with it for a long time, and then the lenses got real grungy during a camping trip so I cleaned them with 409 and Windex.   After that the glare was gone and never came back.   That’s what makes me think it is the coating they put on the lenses that is causing it.   

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    spike.b
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    I have several UTG scopes. They’re a tremendous value IMO. I’ve had one fail on a magnum springer and found that their customer service was very good. They replaced the scope with an upgraded model. If I’m not mistaken, it’s a fact of science that your clarity will suffer a bit at higher magnifications. And I feel that to minimize the effect, you’ve got to go with a premium scope.

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