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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #240 on: December 13, 2016, 09:00:00 PM »
If your current scope has a 30mm tube, but the one you are considering has a 25mm tube, then you will need to get 25mm mounts to suit the new scope.

I've owned and used (at the club) a few BSA scopes over the years, and I have to say they are unremarkable in both their performance and build quality . By that I mean they are not brilliant, but not particularly bad either.

However, a few club members have experienced reticle problems (broken and coming loose/rotating) when mounted on springers, even though the blurb on the box ensures they are spring gun rated. :(

Personally, I wouldn't buy another BSA branded scope, instead I'd prefer to choose a model from either Hawke or Nikko Sterling, as I reckon the overall quality from those brands is superior for a similarly priced product.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #241 on: December 13, 2016, 09:21:14 PM »
Not long ago I bought abasic  hawke vantage 4x40, cost around 45 , the glass is better in everyway than on my old trusty 10x40 bushnell elite which cost x5.

 A scope for 60 I'd be interested in for hunting and plinking would be a Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 AO Rifle Scope .http://www.uttings.co.uk/p121296-hawke-vantage-2-7x32-ao-rifle-scope/#.WFBk3Wd75-U .
 They also do a version with an illuminated crosshair but...
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #242 on: December 13, 2016, 10:16:16 PM »
Yep, that's exactly the type of scope (Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 AO) that appeals to me nowadays.....summat simple, uncluttered, with everything you need, but nothing you don't.


One of my current faves is the Nikko Sterling 6x40AO Mountmaster >> http://www.uttings.co.uk/p103147-nikko-stirling-mountmaster-6x40-ao-rifle-scope/#.WFBynLmLXfc

Bloody brilliant scope for the money, even if it was twice the price!!

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #243 on: December 13, 2016, 10:44:11 PM »
Less is more ;) :)
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #244 on: December 13, 2016, 10:51:55 PM »
Less is more ;) :)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #245 on: December 14, 2016, 07:13:12 AM »
She's greedy. She also likes mullbery handbags but she won't be getting those from me either lol  ;D
I'm getting that hawke vantage for the hw97k  ;D
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #246 on: December 14, 2016, 08:14:30 AM »
I,ve fitted a Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 AO to my springer and, I have to say, it,s a cracking little scope.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #247 on: December 14, 2016, 07:08:23 PM »
I've got a few Hawke Airmax 2-7x32AO scopes, and those are cracking too.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #248 on: December 15, 2016, 11:43:27 AM »
Given that I need to replace my mounts (I seem to have bought the only scope that's got a 30mm tube!) how does this look?

http://www.tacticalscope.co.uk/nikko-stirling-mountmaster-4-16x50-parallax-ao-rifle-scope-with-38---11mm-dovetail-mount-rings-3995-p.asp
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #249 on: December 15, 2016, 06:37:37 PM »
I can see them ok.

Try your zero closer in at say 15 yards first to get the groups tighter & the feel of the gun.

I think the Superdomes in mine were a bit tight in the breach & ended up using some old H&N FTT that i had.

To check the pellet fit put one in as normal & close the barrel,then re open it while being careful not to pull the trigger.De -cock the rifle so you can safely look at the breach & see the pellet skirt.
Mine were partly sheared so a pellet change was needed.

If your consistent low & right simply change the scope settings until your on. :)

With .22 I'd try it at 10 yards first then the second zero should be at 30 yards, just in case you didn't already know.
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