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Scope for Magnum Springer
« on: January 21, 2019, 12:37:17 AM »
I have an Umarex Octane and I am looking for a reasonably priced scope that will stand up to it's recoil. I had a center point that didn't fair to well and I'm just not a big fan of the red dot that I have on it now.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 12:58:30 AM »
Define reasonably priced as there are quite a few air gun rated scopes that will hold up to the recoil of a spring/gas piston air rifle from Hammers, UTG Leapers and Hawke to name a few.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 08:44:33 AM »
I highly recommend the Rex scope sold by Flying Dragon Air Rifles. Call (515-924-3699) and Mike will set you up with the 3-9x40 AO for $70.00. This scope will hold up to your springer for sure. You may also consider a UTG Leapers MNT-DTW145 Inc, Dovetail to Picatinny Rail Adaptor from Amazon and you will never have scope creep. I shoot two springers and the adapter locks down the scope perfectly.  I destroyed a Hammer scope in 15 shots on one of my magnum break barrels. Do not buy that brand.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 12:52:43 PM »
I'd like to stick around the $100 Mark. As far as dovetail to pickatinny mount. The gun already has a picatinny mount. I'll check out the other suggestions. Has anyone tried a bugbuster on a magnum springer with any luck.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 12:58:53 PM »
I put a bugbuster compact on a D48 and its held up with no problems. Had to lean forward a bit though due to eye relief.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 01:42:08 PM »
What kind of FPE are you seeing with your Umarex Octane?

I do like my Hammers 4-12X40 with it's one piece mount. Guess I got lucky?
It does say "for High Power Magnum Spring Air Gun" right on the the description.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 02:17:16 PM »
Thanks Rob

Scott, I do not have a chrony so I'm not sure. Do you know if the mount that comes with the Hammers scope will work with a picatinny rail? From the pics, I'm guessing not.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 05:14:56 PM »
I emailed about the Rex scopes. He said he wasn't sure if they would hold up on the octane or not.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 05:40:19 PM »
+1 on the Hammers scope. You can buy a one piece weaver/ pic scope mount(amazon) if needed.
I have had one on my Ruger Air Magnum for about two years with no issues.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 06:51:19 PM »
I am running Hawke 4-16X Eclipse scopes on the R1 and the Diana 52.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 07:07:50 PM »
I may have to try one of those Hammers. The Hawke eclipse is currently unavailable at PA and Amazon.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2019, 07:22:50 PM »
I may have to try one of those Hammers. The Hawke eclipse is currently unavailable at PA and Amazon.

Unavailable everywhere.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2019, 07:28:19 PM »
Hammers makes one they specify is for magnum springers. Would just need to order some Weaver rings. Amazon has some utg rings that look decent for under $15.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 04:23:18 AM »
Hammers makes one they specify is for magnum springers. Would just need to order some Weaver rings. Amazon has some utg rings that look decent for under $15.
I would look at the one piece mounts. I believe they have a lot to do with scope longevity on a springer?
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2019, 11:08:45 AM »
Hammers makes one they specify is for magnum springers. Would just need to order some Weaver rings. Amazon has some utg rings that look decent for under $15.
I would look at the one piece mounts. I believe they have a lot to do with scope longevity on a springer?
I have, however there isn't much for a Weaver rail.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 02:16:11 PM »
I would also consider a droop compensating mount that way the optics can be kept closer to mechanical center. If you have to crank the elevation to an extreme the risk of scope failure increases
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2019, 05:52:51 PM »
What is you take on the "easy tap"?
To me it is just an added expense I will never use.
Heck, I hardly ever use the red / green illumination unless I am out very early or late evening.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2019, 06:38:59 PM »
I have never once used the illumination. I like the scope, very clear optics. The illumination just comes along for the ride.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2019, 12:40:47 AM »
I thought I read that "all" the hammers scopes were magnum springer rated??
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