Not wanting to start a new thread, but I've had scoping frustrations lately. The next scope or two I buy need to be good ones. I currently have various Centerpoint, UTG and Pinty (UTG "like") scopes. They are cheap but have taken a beating. Once zeroed I leave the turrets alone, as they do not track well. If they fail I'm only out less than $100 (usually), which I was ok with. But would like to have more dependable glass now.Hawke Airmax seem to be very good being recommended a few times, and Leupold scopes also. I wonder about Burris scopes. How do you know which ones will hold up? I'd hate to drop $400+ on an optic that won't last. Looking for springer rated with excellent turret tracking, don't care about bells and whistles. Could even be fixed power, non AO with duplex recticle if guaranteed to hold up on a magnum springer. I have used a compact "crossbow" scope. It wasn't bad. Part of me doesn't want to run the Diana ZR scope mount, and would rather have a "bulletproof" scope. Don't know if one exists, which is why I've run cheap glass.
I will definitely try out one of the Airmax scopes(Have one in budget for next AG purchase). Just not sure how "shock proof" mid to upper tier scopes are. I destroyed a $200-ish rimfire scope with my first break barrel years ago. Not exactly high end, but not a cheap lesson either. In total, I've had three scopes break and a few that refused to reliably hold zero. I'm not familiar with the Dampa mount. Not sure if it would work on a D460, as I either need a lot of adjustment or a drooper mount. I will look into it though. Anyone try a $1500+ scope on a springer? Curious to if those would hold up. Haha.