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Thanks for all your help chaps ?????

 

I have just been advised to forget all the USA made scopes and go for a Nikko 10-50x60, which knocks spots off the US scopes for Air Rifle scopes for Field Target.

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Let me see... Y'all want a 10 to 50 power scope for an air rifle?    For ten to fifty meters for FIELD use?

 

I use a 3x9 on a .22 rifle for egg shots at 100 to 150 meters. Son, your range is iron sights even on a pistol!!!

 

 

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Nikko is not a product with a good distribution system in the US.  Now the problem is that we, the US, is the worlds largest market place for rifle scopes.  I can't say I've ever seen a Nikko and I go to some of the largest gun shows in the country YMMV

 

The Bushnell 4200 you had mentioned is a good clean clear scope.  The two trends I see are too much magnification and too little quality. Clearer glass means less eye strain after longer periods of use.

 

Given how some airguns work, they like to break even quality scopes due to some high speed movements.  We do not take Airguns too seriously in the US and some of the sutle nature of the air gun games elude us.  Given the ranges cited I would think sixteen power should be on the high end.

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Hi ,

       thanks for your comments.

 

In the UK we have many air rifle field target clubs. The targets are from 8 yds to 55 yds, which are shot at with different shooting positions. Once you zero in at the start of a competition, you cannot adjust your scope during the match. Most of the members which includes some UK champions use high mag scopes to range find by parallax adjustment, either by front objective or by side wheel. The most common is the Nikko Sterling (Japanese made) 10-50x60 or AGS SWAT 8-32X56. The larger Mag give true range finding.

As a newbie to this Field Target shooting, I thought I might get some help from some of your members who use Air Rifles. I like either the Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40 AO or the Sightron S11 6-24x42 AO for normal hunting and some target shooting. But have been advised to go for the Bushnell 8-32 mag. Could anyone advise where I could obtain a Bushnell 8-12 mag Scope.

 

Thanks again.

 

 

Nikko is not a product with a good distribution system in the US.  Now the problem is that we, the US, is the worlds largest market place for rifle scopes.  I can't say I've ever seen a Nikko and I go to some of the largest gun shows in the country YMMV

 

The Bushnell 4200 you had mentioned is a good clean clear scope.  The two trends I see are too much magnification and too little quality. Clearer glass means less eye strain after longer periods of use.

 

Given how some airguns work, they like to break even quality scopes due to some high speed movements.  We do not take Airguns too seriously in the US and some of the sutle nature of the air gun games elude us.  Given the ranges cited I would think sixteen power should be on the high end.

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      Silver.

 

Just to advise on your help in chosing the right scope.

 

I have just ordered a Bushnell Elite 4200 8-32x40 which should cover the Field Target and general hunting down from 10 yds to 55 yds.

 

Thanks again.

 

Lurcher

 

Nikko is not a product with a good distribution system in the US.  Now the problem is that we, the US, is the worlds largest market place for rifle scopes.  I can't say I've ever seen a Nikko and I go to some of the largest gun shows in the country YMMV

 

The Bushnell 4200 you had mentioned is a good clean clear scope.  The two trends I see are too much magnification and too little quality. Clearer glass means less eye strain after longer periods of use.

 

Given how some airguns work, they like to break even quality scopes due to some high speed movements.  We do not take Airguns too seriously in the US and some of the sutle nature of the air gun games elude us.  Given the ranges cited I would think sixteen power should be on the high end.

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