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scope killer

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by yotesmoker, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. yotesmoker

    yotesmoker Well-Known Member

    I've had a few mini-30's that just killed my scopes after a few hundred rounds but I have a colt AR in 7.62x39 that still has the same scope on it after several hundred rounds fired.Anyone know why the dosen't break the scope?
  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    What brand and model of scope? Same on both rifles? Sounds like a warranty issue to me. No quality scope should be beaten to death by a few 100 rds. of low-powered rifle ammo.

    The minis probably have a slightly higher reciprocating mass than the AR, which might mean that the forward impulse of the action closing is higher, and that can be rough on scopes (supposedly this really affects scopes on spring piston air rifles which sort of recoil "backwards"), but that shouldn't be enough difference to kill a scope.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  3. Birddog1911

    Birddog1911 Well-Known Member

    Sam hit it pretty good. Have to know what kind of scopes. Real cheap ones won't take the recoil.

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