Scope for the money?


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RandyRay41
November 10, 2013, 10:46 PM
What's the best low priced scope? Would like a 3x9 or 2x7
Hate to want good and cheap but with my black powder hobby, fishing, and now air rifles my wife is gonna crap a brick if I make another large purchase any time soon.

By cheap I mean in the 50-60 dollar range.

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WALKERs210
November 11, 2013, 08:19 PM
Wal-Mart has a selection of Center Point brand scopes that are not super expensive and I even have one that will focus, hold it adjustment and actually do what it's was meant to do. If you were a little close I would give you one that I just took off a BeeMan airgun. Its not anything to get excited about I could never get it adjusted to hit where I wanted it to but it might have just been me.

ChaoSS
November 12, 2013, 09:21 PM
A lot of the reviews on the Pyramyd Air site (video reviews, not customer ones) seem to use the leapers ones, I think the bug buster goes for about 50 bucks.

The Centerpoint ones come mounted on a lot of the rifles, and a lot of people seem to say that they are junk.

Read through the reviews on the rifles though, and see what people are replacing the factory scopes with.

RussB
November 14, 2013, 04:30 PM
Are there scopes that are cheaper than $50? Airguns are hard on scopes...

Mike1234567
November 14, 2013, 04:45 PM
The couple of CenterPoint scopes I've bought (actually several... but only the two versions... 4-16x40 and 2-7x32) have been reliable and keep their centers. These are on .22 cal pellet guns to .30-06 rifles and I have no gripes. I don't like the 2-7x32 due to the lack of adjustable objective though because I have weak eyes.

Hawk 3/21
January 6, 2014, 12:59 PM
What's the best low priced scope? Would like a 3x9 or 2x7
Hate to want good and cheap but with my black powder hobby, fishing, and now air rifles my wife is gonna crap a brick if I make another large purchase any time soon.

By cheap I mean in the 50-60 dollar range.

Is it a springer or pneumatic?

Leapers & bsa sweet series. AO scopes are added $ compared to regular, but regarded as necessary by a lot of people. I included bsa sweet 17/22 because they have AO & the optics are ok. My dad has one on his 17hmr & with over 1000 magnum shots its given us no problem. Dont know if it is springer rated. Amazon had one, can't remember if it's the 22 or 17, for $50.

Leapers has a following...however the bug buster is way over 50 (70-90 if memory is correct) and some complain the reticle crosshairs are thick. They use the regular leapers. I've no experience myself, but have just completed a long search for a pcp. The hawke 3-9 AO is also $70 I believe.

I'm pretty sure both the hawk & leapers are spring gun rated but double check. Without AO, be sure the paralax is 50yrds & not 100. Not optimal, but if AO is out of the price range, we managed with the 50yrd for many years. Eye to scope alignment becomes much more critical.

The hawke is finicky @ 9. The picture isn't really bright and eye position is ultra critical. Move a little forward or back & you lose the picture. Ex. = changing from offhand to bench. That slight difference will mean you see black or only part of the image. Still this is probably better than a non AO scope where changes in head to scope alignment will cause the crosshairs to float and you don't have that clue to let you know a problem exist before you shoot.

Hope someone with the leapers will chime in & tell him the pro's & con's of it.

280shooter
January 8, 2014, 01:03 AM
Scopes for air guns aren't the same as firearms.
My spring power RWS.45 will kill and has killed high power firearm scopes,
Only use scopes made for air rifles.the new gas pistons might not kill reg.scopes.i would call pyramid air and ask.

Hawk 3/21
January 9, 2014, 09:06 AM
Scopes for air guns aren't the same as firearms.
My spring power RWS.45 will kill and has killed high power firearm scopes,
Only use scopes made for air rifles.the new gas pistons might not kill reg.scopes.i would call pyramid air and ask.

Hence the question whether it's springer or pneumatic.

Ditchtiger
January 9, 2014, 09:57 AM
Just got this today from Pyramyd Air.
The UTG line are great scopes.
UTG also makes the Leapers line of scopes also.

http://www.pyramydair.com/top-airguns-of-2013?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Top+13+scopes+of+2013&utm_content=01%2F08%2F2014&utm_campaign=AG+Top+13+scopes+of+2013#Scopes

DBR
January 17, 2014, 01:17 AM
Not $50, but Weaver has a "V" series of scopes that offers a 3-9 AO that is rated for air guns. I have a couple of them that I use on regular rifles. They are made in Japan with Japanese optics and for the money they are excellent scopes.

Natchez usually has very good prices on these scopes.

tuj
January 17, 2014, 09:38 AM
Mueller APV is a great scope.

d2wing
January 18, 2014, 12:53 PM
I have a couple of Winchester brand air gun scopes that I like real well. I has lasted several years on a springer. I have a leap ears on another that is pretty good. Is the APV air gun rated Tuj?

Steel Talon
January 27, 2014, 05:41 PM
By Tuj....Mueller APV is a great scope.

What type of air rifle do you have a Mueller APV mounted to?

tuj
January 27, 2014, 06:01 PM
I used it on a .22lr but per Mueller you cannot use the APV on a springer air rifle I found out today. Too bad because its a great scope.

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