Scope for Magnum Springer



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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2019, 02:11:34 AM »
I thought I read that "all" the hammers scopes were magnum springer rated??
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I'm not really sure. I looked at two and only one said it in the initial description.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2019, 06:42:19 AM »
Doesn't appear that way.
They have a seperate line of "Air Rifle Scopes" and only some of those say "Magnum Rated".

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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2019, 09:31:46 AM »
I have two UTG/Leapers scopes on my Hatsan Dominators. The scopes have been holding up well. I would totally trust them on other magnum springers. I'm not at home so I have to trust my memory. I think I have the BugBuster 3-12x44 and the 6-24x56. The latter is a big honking scope at 17 inches long but I didn't realize what I was getting myself into when I ordered it; its also out of the price range you are asking about but the BugBuster is not. Both scopes do very well in very low light conditions making the illuminated reticle essentially unneeded. Shooting at night under a bright moon is an interesting experience. The reticle is a bit chunky for use in competitions but for plinking and hunting it does the job very well at least out to 100 yards and its an etched reticle, not wire. The BugBuster was about $140 or so if you include shipping but totally worth it. IMO its all the scope most of us will ever need on a springer.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2019, 11:47:55 AM »
Thanks guys. I went with the Hammers 3-9X40. I'll see how I like it. Definately want to try the Bug Buster as well. Maybe I'll get one for my Hatsan .30 break barrel.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2019, 05:37:45 PM »
Please keep us updated on your thoughts of it Bradley.
I hate to keep recommending a scope if others find not up to the task.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2019, 11:17:21 PM »
While not mounted on an air rifle with the kind of recoil the Octane has, I have the 3-9x40 mounted on a Hatsan 1000X .25 caliber springer and while it's only got maybe 2 tins of pellets through it, I have no complaints so far. Mine is sighted for 25 yards, no turret issues, the glass while not quite as good as my Hawkes is still pretty good and I can park 5 under a quarter or 1 in the head of a little grey pest at that 25 yards.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2019, 09:57:08 PM »
Please keep us updated on your thoughts of it Bradley.
I hate to keep recommending a scope if others find not up to the task.
Will do Scott.
It may be a while. I will be taking a snowmobile trip, going to the Caribbean,  and trying to purchase a house, all in the next 3-4 weeks.
First impressions are good though. Seems very clear and feels quite hefty. I'm excited to give it a try.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2019, 10:18:01 PM »
The Hammers scopes are excellent and have a great warranty.  I think I have 7. I would use the excellent one piece mount that comes with the scope. I think a one piece mount is key to long life on a magnum springer. If the Octane has a scope stop or a pin hole it won't move....
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2019, 09:26:25 PM »
The Hammers scopes are excellent and have a great warranty.  I think I have 7. I would use the excellent one piece mount that comes with the scope. I think a one piece mount is key to long life on a magnum springer. If the Octane has a scope stop or a pin hole it won't move....
As much as I would love to I can't use the one piece mount. It is for dovetail and the octane has weaver.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2019, 08:49:09 PM »
My RWS 460 .22 is topped with a Hawke airmax 3x9 AO. ITS made for the double recoil of Springer's. Mine's holding up great. Had it for several years now.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2019, 11:40:17 PM »
Thanks Ron. I have  Hawke on my. 177 D34 and love it. They are just a little more than I wanted to spend for that rifle. More than I spent on the rifle its self as car as that goes.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2019, 01:01:23 AM »
Thanks Ron. I have  Hawke on my. 177 D34 and love it. They are just a little more than I wanted to spend for that rifle. More than I spent on the rifle its self as car as that goes.

You should be able to get an inexpensive but solid pair of weaver rings and that Hammers scope, still stay under $100 and the weaver/pic rail will stop the rings from sliding backwards.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2019, 12:07:33 PM »


You should be able to get an inexpensive but solid pair of weaver rings and that Hammers scope, still stay under $100 and the weaver/pic rail will stop the rings from sliding backwards.
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That's exactly what I did Steve. I have it mounted but have been too busy to take and send pics. I couldn't even make it to the local Sportsman club to shoot last night but should be able to sight it in and get some pics at the next one in two weeks.
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2019, 09:37:15 PM »
Muzzleloader scopes are a good option seeing as how they are built to hold up to a certain type of brute force recoil
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2019, 11:49:46 AM »
I recommend the sightron SIH series
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Re: Scope for Magnum Springer
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2019, 02:12:41 PM »
Strongly consider a scope with a 30mm tube in your search. I've had good luck with them in springers, more so than one inch tubes. I've read the 30mm scopes are generally more robust than one inch scopes.
Also, a scope with an internal coil spring pressing against the reticle seem to do well in minimizing reticle shift.
This comes at a penalty far as weight though, usually this type of scope will weigh 21-23 oz instead of the 14-16 oz I would prefer.
Otoh, If a Sightron SIH will hold up to magnum rigor I'd go for it, I believe they are in the 16oz range? Do the entry level Sightron S1's also carry the lifetime transferable warranties?
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