springer scope recommendations

Discussion in 'Piston & Spring' started by sorceror, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. sorceror

    sorceror New Member

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    Hi, i'm considering a springer for HFT. What factors should look for in a suitable scope ?
     
  2. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

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    Lifetime warranty that’s valid in the uk.
    Some sort of aim marks.

    So maybe Leupold or Vortex.
    I used to love my vortex diamondback for HFT.
     
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    Sake-San La Vieille Alliance

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    Above ALL ELSE the one that suits best your vision / scope eye, we are all different in this regard
     
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    Budget is the biggest factor ;)
     
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    Zeiss 3-9x36 Divari, second hand German built.Its a duplex but good glass.
    HERX77 .
     
  6. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    I mainly use a Leupold mk4 2.5-8x36 or a much cheaper option i also use on springers is the 3-9x32 Clearidge Ultra RM American rimfire scope. Tbh you dont have to spend a fortune on HFT glass if it suits your eyes, as mentioned above, even on a Boinger.
     
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    I've just bought a hawke panarama. The retical is etched apparently so should stand up to recoil.
     
  8. Cooper_dan

    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

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    Quite a few people are using optisan viper/mtc viper/optisan evx which are all variations on the same thing really.

    I'm using a the viper pro 10x44 on my main springer, and an optisan viper on my spare.

    To be honest almost anything you would use on a pcp you could use on a modern springer
     
  9. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    It's not the reticle itself that can break, it's the glass element with the reticle etched on it that can shake loose. Ironically the two scopes I've seen this happen on have both been Hawkes. :)
    Reticle started canting over to one side, turning more and more. On the plus side, the warranty is excellent and Deben swapped my scope very quickly with no quibble and the replacement was fine.
     
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    Galli New Member

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    I used an optisan on my springer, which only lasted for around 1000 pellets before the reticule decided to do its own thing. The most important thing for the scope, is to get one rated for a Springer. I now use the vortex, which I have to say, is holding up very nicely. I do believe Hawke do a springer rated scope at a reasonable price.
     
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  11. sorceror

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    Thanks for all the replies, tried a springer, and decided it's not for me.
     
  12. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    Scopes I’ve owned and shot on springers over the years

    ASI 4x32 fine
    Original 4x40 fine
    Simmons 2-7x32 fine (for >10 years and >50k pellets on a 77)
    Simmons 6.5-20x44 fine
    Bushnell Elite 6-24x40 fine
    Bushnell Elite 8-32x40 fine
    Bushnell Elite 8-32x40 fine
    Bushnell Elite 8-32x40 fine
    Burris RA 8-32x44 fine
    Millett 5-25x56 fine
    Nikko Diamond 10-50x60 mk2 fine
    Nikko LR 6-24x50 fine
    Hawke Panorama 4-12x40 fine
    MTC/Optisan Mamba Lite 4-16x44 fine
    Hawke SR6 3-12x44 loose reticle, replaced
    Hawke SR6 3-12x44 fine
     
  13. Nick G

    Nick G Active Member

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    Why is this , you need to give the springer some time , once you start hitting things consistently you wont look back, they are addictive .
     
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    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Springers are the best way to shoot HFT :D
     
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    I second that I'm loving mine.
     
  16. steve1000

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    Vortex and Rhino for me
     
  17. Tinks

    Tinks Another tricky target at Lincs.....!!

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    Glass quality and the right adjustment on the focus bell to suit your eyes to get the focus breaks at useful distances for range estimation. Once you find this, tape everything that can move to stop recoil changing your scope half way round the course. I also use 3mm c/s orings to wedge the focus bell before taping as once had a Hawke which had a tiny bit if lateral play when wound half way out, if it moved, so bit my poi......just my 2 penneth

    Thanks for all the replies, tried a springer, and decided it's not for me.
    Just read the above, never mind, might help someone though......
     

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