FT Most robust springer scope for FT

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by mrgeoff, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

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    My favorite Leupold Comp mildot is in the USA being repaired, which has taken some time upto now, and I guess could take a while more...

    Im a bit hesitant to put the 2nd one on a springer as I havnt had a lot of luck with scopes on springers over the last couple of years with a Vortex, Burris, Leupold all needing repair or replacement.

    My FT progression is really being hampered by this, at the weekend my current scope jumped to the right mid comp, and I had to dial in a load of left as a 1 off to get me thru the last 15 targets... I feel that when the scope is right, I can shoot, so if we can keep to the topic of the scope, that would be great. (PS, the rifle is now a fairly stock TX200 Mk2 just given a good polish and lube, I think the HW was a bit harsh with its short stroke and may not have helped)

    I do appreciate a 1.05kg Delta maybe robust, but would honestly take the 15yd minimum close focus penalty on a Vortex Golden Eagle to save 200 grams, and when my previous HFT favorite a Vortex had issues, I had a replacement in about 10 days, now thats customer service.

    So what else is out there thats not over heavy, is super robust, and a warranty that wont leave me hanging for weeks?

    I would sell both Leups for a scope that guarantees not to let me down, or if it did would have a replacement at my door in 10 days...

    So how about..

    Delta Stryker - a bit on the heavy side
    Vortex - 15yd minimum
    Sightron - follow the crowd, how is customer service?
    S+B, really heavy... no thanks.
    March - not much about them.


    Thanks - Geoff.
     
  2. Monkeyman

    Monkeyman New Member

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    Bushnell Elite 8-32x40, a brilliant scope bomb proof. You can't really go wrong as long as you can get used to the front parallax, they have stopped making them now . They normally go for around £300-350 second hand.
     
  3. Adam

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    I've never had a scope break on a springer.

    2 Bushnell 8-32x40, a Mk2 Nikko, a Bushnell 6-24x40, a Nikko LR 6-24x50, a Hawke Panorama 4-12x40, a Hawke SR6, an old Simmons 6.5-20x44 and an even older Simmons 2-7x32.

    On a Lazaglide 77K, 2 HW97Ks with V-Mach kits, 2 Walther LGUs and an LGV.

    Plenty of people run Nikkos, Leups, Bushnells and Burrises on springers with no issues of that nature.

    Have you definitely ruled out you and/or the rifle, or the mounts? Not suggesting you can't shoot, but hey it's a springer!
     
  4. RobF

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    Not had any problems with my Leup Comp on a springer.
     
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    I used a big Nikko mk3 for months on a HW97K with no problems
     
  6. mrgeoff

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    I’m having issues with a “bombproof” bushnell 6-24x40 at the moment.....

    I’m just a scope killer?
     
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    What are the issues you're seeing?
     
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    ^^^^ This ^^^^

    The new Sightron fixed 45 mag is light and the optics are as good as the Leupold, it is also very well priced. The downside is the top turret which quickly runs out of clicks when mounted less than 3" above the barrel.

    The current springer world champ shoots the same rifle as you MrGeoff and uses a Delta Stryker. Before the Stryker he was using a Golden Eagle.
     
  9. JerryD

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    Mr.Geoff: you're shooting with SOKE, but don't come down to Hereward! Get yersen down there on a Saturday and see what most of us HFT&ARC guys are using on springers. Better still, have a chat and see if we can sort out your scope brutalisation issues!

    Coffee's free......




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  10. skydog

    skydog Talent Is Overrated

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    I've used a MK3 big Nikko and a sightron s111 on my tx200 without any problems.
     
  11. mrgeoff

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    My issues:
    The Vortex was on a Theoben Sirocco GP, an early one with the big piston, quite harsh, turned the crosshairs sideways.
    The Burris was on an AA SE90, broke one of the hairs off.
    The Leup was on the HW, went from good FT scores to bad scores overnight, dropped my trusty silver 10x Nikon back on, and got slightly better FT scores again.
    The Bushnell 6500 just didnt seem to hold zero on the HW at all.
    And lastly, the Bushnell 6-24 front AO, seemed to jump left to right after 8 hits for no apparent reason, missing the next 6 all the same direction, this is verified by altering the windage 6-8 clicks before target 15 and then hitting 14 out of the next 16 targets. Sure, this could be me I guess, doing something different after 8 shots, but being totally consistant for 20 out of the remaining 22 targets...

    I will try the rig at the benchrest club tomorrow, see what gives.

    PS, Jerry, I will hopefully get to Yaxley next year when the weekday evenings get brighter again. Cant do weekends.

    PPS, I do like shooting from mildots, if/when the sightron 45x45 gets a hash ret, I guess I will buy one to try as its less money than most I listed.

    Geoff.
     
  12. Conor

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    Buy a PCP
     
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  13. mrgeoff

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    Got one, thanks!
     
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    theobens were known as scope trashers back in the day
     
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    POI shifts with springers. Haven't we been here before?
     
  17. simmmo

    simmmo New Member

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    This might be up to it. Poor nail.
     
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  18. RobF

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    Missed the spinner entirely :D
     
  19. NeilM

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    Bl**dy plinkers.
     
  20. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    You missed the Kahles 1050i, great little scope if you can get on with the top twiddling.
    Old school maybe see if you can pick up a Leupold 20-50, they're pretty bomb-proof.
    Would you say the rifle is a bit 'harsh'?
    Sounds like it could do with a bit of a detune to stop it rattling your fillings?
     

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