What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?



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What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« on: July 29, 2018, 07:50:40 PM »
I'm pretty sure my favorite scope is the Bushnell Trophy 4-12x40 Adjustable Objective scope... not sure of the exact model number (newer one has a box that says 73-4124, but the picture on the box does not match the actual scope), but it looks like this one that I have on my FWB-124D... that's some pretty myrtle wood on there from Jim Maccari.

I also have one on my .22 R1-TK with JM power kit that I have had for many years now.

Just bought a used one on ebay for a .20 HW-77K that's been sitting in my gunsafe without a scope for several years... I transplanted whatever I had to something else... and decided it really needs one.

Don't think Bushnell makes this model any longer, but it was always highly recommended for springers !

Not sure how the new models compare, but would be interested to hear.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 08:14:17 PM »
I have Bushnell 4-12x40 Trophy SF DOA600 that I really like.  If it had a mil-dot reticle, it would be perfect. I'd like to try the Bushnell Engage 4-12x40, since it looks pretty much like the Trophy but with a better reticle.
I also really like a Leupold 3-9x33EFR that I had upgraded to the LR dot reticle.
I have a Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32 BDC on my 77k.  It seems to have a hint of spherical aberration,  but it fits the gun well.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 08:43:34 PM »
Yeah, if the old Trophy had a mil-dot reticle, it would be pretty close to perfect.

The Leupold EFR 3-9x was my first airgun scope, and it is a favorite... moved it around to various air rifles over the years, and it now sits on my Hy-Score 810M recoiless match air rifle... that is probably my favorite air rifle to just relax and shoot... soothes my nerves really well ! :)

I do like the extra 12X focusing power... and the under 13 inche scope length always helps too.

I was intrigued by the Timberline, and should just get one and try it out... seem a lot of guys don't like the long eye relief ?


I have Bushnell 4-12x40 Trophy SF DOA600 that I really like.  If it had a mil-dot reticle, it would be perfect. I'd like to try the Bushnell Engage 4-12x40, since it looks pretty much like the Trophy but with a better reticle.
I also really like a Leupold 3-9x33EFR that I had upgraded to the LR dot reticle.
I have a Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32 BDC on my 77k.  It seems to have a hint of spherical aberration,  but it fits the gun well.
Have fun!
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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 10:21:36 PM »
So far my favorite is the Sun TAC IV 6-24 X 50 AO but I'm open to suggestions.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 11:33:30 PM »
Hawke Airmax.....I have 2 of the 3-9x40's and 3 of the 4-12x40's
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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 07:05:37 PM »
I'll add a "+1" to the Hawke Airmax.  I am very happy with the ones I have (several).

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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 07:30:45 PM »
Another Hawke Airmax fan here. I also really like the Nikon EFR 3-9x40AO.  The extra mag is nice on the Hawke, but the glass is better on the Nikon.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 10:59:04 AM »

I do like the extra 12X focusing power... and the under 13 inche scope length always helps too.

I was intrigued by the Timberline, and should just get one and try it out... seem a lot of guys don't like the long eye relief ?

The Vortex Crossfire II 6-18x44AO BDC is another fine scope to consider if you like high magnification in a smaller form factor. I have one on my HW50S, and it's a great combo. You can literally shoot the wings of a gnat with that setup. The FOV is a little narrow for hunting, but it's a great scope for target shooting and plinking. Great glass for the money.
The eye relief is strangely long on the Burris. I had to mount much more forward than usual.
I've really come to appreciate side focus. It seems Bushnell has the lightest airgun rated offerings outside of the new Bug Buster.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Scope for a Springer ?
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