scope choice

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  1. alan waddington

    alan waddington New Member

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    Hi All
    new to this air rifle shooting torn between a hawke sidewinder 30 sf 6x24x56 or an optisan evx 6x24x56i been looking at you tube for any advice but my head is buzzing but have narrowed it down to one of these what do people think help much appreciated
     
  2. Alanok2002

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    What type of shooting are you going to be doing
     
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    alan waddington New Member

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    i will be doing bench target shooting mostly
     
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    Alan, just visit a club, even with a day pass or new shooter enquiry visit, most shooters will give advice and let you try their scopes.
    For now forget utube etc, keep your cash in your pocket, visit a few places and speak to real shooters.
    I have a cupboard full of expensive experiments or trials. :eek:
    Just go shoot with some folk, good luck mate.
     
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    mrgeoff Active Member

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    24x is the minimum in reality for Benchrest, go for a little more if you can.

    Just in case you do 10m in the future make sure it can focus at 10m

    For BR, an older high quality front AO scope can usually be picked up quite cheaply too.
     
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    I think you would be better looking at other scopes first as already mentioned, and then looking for a second hand better glass quality scope
    for similar money.
     
  7. Jesim1

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    I'd be inclined to look at something higher mag, (30+) and if you can - 1/8th adjustment. The scopes your looking at are almost £400, there are lots of second hand options under that which would be better.
     
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    Is that casual target shooting from a bench, or competitive bench rest shooting?
     
  9. alan waddington

    alan waddington New Member

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    casual target shooting from a bench out to 65 yards
     
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    Then I'd personally go for the Sidewinder, though there is nothing wrong with the Optisan, so you should probably try both and see how your eyes get on with them. I'd still want a higher mag for paper at that range if your shooting it?, it's hard to see the strikes and be precise the further you go, and 65 yards is a long way unless it's a spinner.

    James
     
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