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Offline Air Plinker

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Lightweight scope assistance
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:28:16 PM »
I use a marauder gen 1 22 to shoot nuisance squirrels. It works great but I am looking to lighten up my rifle. I have gotten a stock from Maddog that lightens it up almost 1.5 lbs. I will put on an aluminum air tube from JSA also that looks like it should take about another 1.5 lbs away.
I use a mueller APV scope (17.7 oz) that is set at about 6.5x that I would like to replace with something lighter. At this point it is looking like a Weaver k6 (9.2 oz) is one of my best choices. Looks like that should drop another 1/2 lb. I only usually shoot about 50-80 ft.
Looking for possible alternative scope options that I might not have thought about.
Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 09:45:02 PM »
At 8.5 oz., a Weaver 4x32 or Leupold 2-7x28 rimfire scope will shave off a fraction more.

Personally, I would lean toward something with an adjustable objective and mil-dot reticle at the cost of a couple ounces.

Nikko Stirling Mount Master 6x40 AO Mil-Dot 11.4 oz.

Hawke Vantage 4x32 AO Mil-Dot 10.7 oz.

Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32 AO Mil-Dot 11.9 oz.

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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 01:08:19 PM »
50 to 80 ft.  Why not a decent red dot?
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 04:40:39 PM »
I have an MTC Ultra Light on my FX Wildcat right now.  Excellent scope and very light. 
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 05:41:30 PM »
Thanks
those sound like good choices.
I could not find the MTC for sale.

I have a venom red dot on a beretta 9 carbine but i haven't gotten the hang of it yet. I don't seem to be able to look through it consistently. I am sure it is an issue with me.
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 07:25:40 PM »
50 to 80 ft.  Why not a decent red dot?


I agree, plus it's way easy shooting with both eyes open.
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 05:06:57 PM »
I have an MTC Ultra Light on my FX Wildcat right now.  Excellent scope and very light.

Would that be the 13.65 oz. Genesis with user adjustable parallax? That's the first I have seen anyone use the manual parallax adjust method as a feature.

If you want to do the same for extremely cheap, get one of the Tasco 3-9x40 scopes from Walmart for $20. Not nearly as nice as the MTC, of course.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tasco-3-9x40-Riflescope/47487533
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 08:26:08 PM »
Yes sir, the MTC Genesis.  Great glass and I use it out to 100 yards with ease.  I have a few of the 3 x 9 x 32 Bub Busters and think those are GREAT light scopes for the money - I shoot those UP TO 100 yards...
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 08:51:38 PM »
Out of curiosity, I put one of the Kruger 3-9x32 AO scopes from ebay on the scale. 13.6 oz.
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Re: Lightweight scope assistance
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 08:53:22 AM »
Red Dot reflex sights are light and work well for minute-of-can shooting. On most lower priced sights the dot itself is 3 MOA. If your intended targets are less than 3 MOA, consistent sight pictures are challenging. You cannot see target rings under the dot. Also, hold-over is mostly guessing with a reflex sight.

Red dots are great for beginning shooters to just get familiar with the experience. After gaining confidence they can shoulder, sight and shoot a can, then they can transition to more complex sighting systems like open, peep or scope.
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