Scope options for an FT'd TX

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Baltipal, May 8, 2010.

  1. Baltipal

    Baltipal New Member

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    I'm turning purely-piston imminently & will initially be mounting my MKII Big Nikko on my TX. I have the idea that this might prove a little heavy in the long run so a scope change may well be in the offing down the road abit so what does the community feel is a suitable FT scope for a TX200?
    Key points;

    1/It will have to paralax effectively.

    2/It will have to clear the loading port.

    3/It'll have to be recoil proof, although I'm expecting little recoil as Mr Murphy has left some fingerprints on it.

    4/It has to be available to purchase, no good telling me about something that hasn't been in production for ten years no matter how good it was back in the day.

    5/It has to be lighter than the Big60 it's replacing or there's no point.

    6/And although I appreciate that good optics cost & you get what you pay for etc, I don't want to have to sell a kidney.

    Given this impossible criteria what are everybodies views?
     
  2. Shaun

    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    you'd only get a tenner for your kidneys and your liver, well that'll be worthless!! :D

    Leupold
    Bushnell
    Burris
     
  3. Baltipal

    Baltipal New Member

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    Cheers Shaun. I'll have you know that my kidneys are fully free of ketones as certified by my GP & have proved to be an effective filter of the finest ales known to man for several decades. That would grace the mantlepiece of any descerning prospective purchaser!:D

    The list you provided is equally descerning but model types & optical powers please so I can check them out. I believe there is a Bushnell 8-32, am I correct?
     
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    try the bushnell elite series, nick murphy seems to beat most pcp with his springer and bushnell setup, mind you hes a decent shot which does help. Also i seem to see alot of burris scopes on ft springers with the front parralax.
     
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    Leup comp... perhaps.

    Falcon T35, but they're not around new.

    Weaver t36?

    or wait for the Falcon T50?
     
  7. steveggg

    steveggg Trainee Grumps

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    Quiet a few springers have the old Burris 8-32 RA on, going for around £250 - £300 at the moment, but they don't come up very often.
     
  8. Baltipal

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    What sort of ret are we talking about on this one then? I looked on the Optics Warehouse site but couldn't see an options box for rets.
     
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    Buying new Greg?

    Got a couple that may interest you and both been on a TX back in 94.
    Zieller 8-32x44
    Tasco 8-40 mark1
    Not having the Mark4
     
  10. Baltipal

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    Examining my options Jonny:)
     
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    Could use a weaver t36 without the sunshade;)
     
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    luger Malta's GOS!!!

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    Is it spring rated?
     
  13. Bill Peat

    Bill Peat TALLENTLESS PUMPERTEER

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    selling off all your rifles Greg? how exspensive are curtains nowadays Shaun?:eek:
     
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    The T36 fits on fine with the sunshade on. Its easier to load with the scope on higher mounts though, mines on a one piece adjustable on riser blocks.
     
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    The 8-32x40 Bushnell is a great option for sliding-breech springer, if you don't mind front P/A
    They are very long but slim, and the thickest part of the objective is past the loading port so, using high-ish mounts, loading is a doddle.

    I have one on my 97K, in a Sportsmatch adjustable one-piece mount because they don't have a huge amount of built in adjustment. Paul James has the same setup and he does OK with it :)

    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g309/Adam77K/Rifles/P1000723.jpg
    Bottom rifle is the 97K with Bushnell 4200 8-32x40. Top is a 77K with Bushnell 6-40x40.
     
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    Jamesy Weerach ninja

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    Had the same scope on my Pro-sport for a while too, there's no question about the suitability for spring guns, as Adam says it should clear the loading port easily.
    They can take a little while to get used to though, you may find that it doesn't snap in and out of focus as sharply as others, but on the plus side they work well on dark targets set against dark backgrounds and arn't effected by temperature variations.:)
     

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