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Air gun scopes?

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by troy fairweather, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. LoonWulf
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    Interesting, and good info!
    The ones Ive adjusted the focus on all had the front lense fixed in a threaded sleeve, with just a lock ring. Break that ring loose and the whole sleeve adjusts.
     
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  2. HankC

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    My bad. I take a rifle and look at the scope. The front lens is on a sleeve and the sleeve is inside the outer "lock" ring, there are 2 notches on the lens sleeve at the front that I turned the sleeve when the lock ring is loose. No need to completely remove the front lens. LoonWulf is correct! It has been at least 10 yrs!
     
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  3. misser

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    Ah but the BCG does slam forward on a AR15
     
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  4. 3Crows

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    Not even close. I too have an AR and enjoy it and they can be rough on scopes when we start banging away with them. People often put more rounds through an AR in one session than through a bolt rifle in a lifetime. Thats what gets the scopes on ARs, not the bolt closing.
     
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  5. misser

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    my experience is disagrees with yours .i am not some one that go's out and bangs out round after round . i ws just setting a bench working up loadings to find that loading that works very well.
     
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  6. LoonWulf
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    ya know, ive never broken a scope with an AR, and most of mine are larger than standard rounds. My lone .223/5.56 is a light weight (5.75lbs or so), and its getting a light leupy scope when the mount comes in, so well see.
    Ive in fact Ive only ever SEEN two (that i can remember right now) scopes actually break during use. One was on my 06ai last month, and the other was saturday on my buddies 783 .223, rear lense literally fell out....funniest thing ever.
     
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  7. 3Crows

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    Over my lifetime I have had a lot of scopes break. It was working fine, I put the rifle away, pull it out a year later and it will not hold zero. All of these anecdotal stories are just that. Scopes break and if you put a non-springer rated scope on your strong (or not even very strong) spring break barrel rifle it is very likely to damage it. And, I am one of those people who feels badly when I do something to a product and break it due to my own negligence, then would consider that dishonest if I then returned it and said something like ,"I dunno, it just broke, duh" as I would have to tell the truth. Just me I guess. Every time one of these air rifle scope threads comes up there is this comparison to an AR, it is not the same in any way, the bolts close on my 1022 and my BAR also. Yeah, ARs are rough on scopes, I agree, but they do not have that sudden, high intensity recoil reversal that the massive piston assembly creates when it slams to an instantaneous stop into the front of the compression chamber.
     
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  9. HankC

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    I had a scope lens shattered in shooting on my magnum springer, Xisco B21 - a Chinese copy of RWS48, it was a no name cheap scope, glad it was front lens, not rear lens near my eye. I tuned the rifle, put on a Tasco World Class scope, still going strong!
     
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