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Well I have given up on the Redfield scope mounted on my Gamo Hunter. This rifle has killed 3 scopes over the past 8 years. The Redfield has lasted 5 years. Need something with AO down to 20 yds for clearing Snakes and Turtles from the pond. The Redfield is starting to shoot 4-6 clicks higher after every shot. What should be my next victim for the scope killer? My grandson did get 3 snakes Monday. I had to finish one off with the Chainsaw on a stick cause he got up the tree next to the pond. That 5'3"er had 6 perch and 2 bass in it.Chainsaw
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 Any airgun of mine that killed three scopes would go into the pond with the snakes, and be replaced with a good .22 rimfire shooting Colibris or whatever the quiet ammo is.
 
 You didn't happen to video that Oklahoma Chainsaw Massacre, did you? I would actually pay a few dollars to see that, and not because I love chainsaws...
 What was it, a cottonmouth?
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 Any airgun of mine that killed three scopes would go into the pond with the snakes, and be replaced with a good .22 rimfire shooting Colibris or whatever the quiet ammo is.
 
 You didn't happen to video that Oklahoma Chainsaw Massacre, did you? I would actually pay a few dollars to see that, and not because I love chainsaws...
 What was it, a cottonmouth?
 
                                                                   Excellent
 
 
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that snake deserves a Bassmaster membership

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5 ft snakes need bigger guns.
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Try a Leupold. They are guaranteed to hold up to any spring gun. You could also go with a fixed power scope.
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The funnest part was when my daughter kicked at the head of the snake and it stuck on the toe of her shoe. She was jumping up and down on one leg while shaking the foot with the snake head attached. I rolled on the ground and cried. Roll%20on%20Floor%20LaughingShe is 35 years old and should know better. I will take a camera on the next trip.  Get%20Your%20Popcorn%20Ready 
    As far as the scopes on the air rifle it has been my fault. I should spend more than $29.00.  Tahqua, Leupold may be a good idea. If only to to test the warranty.
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3_tens, I'm with RONK on this one.  Had a GAMO as well that I just couldn't scope.  Now using a Lakefield-Mossberg bolt 22 with CCI short sub-sonics.  Just as quiet as the air rifle but with a little more authority.  Works great on skunks & coons at short range (710 fps, 29 grain)
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If the neighbors complain it is a lot easier to get off with an air rifle than if using a .22. With a .22 if they make a case out of it it is a firearms violation. Thats too risky for me. I live in a subdivision, If I was farther out in the country it would be different. I have been looking into the Airforce Talon. Uses a tank and no spring and more accurate. Then the grandson can have the GAMO. They live farther out. 
 
I feel that my .17 HMR would be safer because of less ricochet potential and more accuracy. The HMR seems to vaporize on impact


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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 Any airgun of mine that killed three scopes would go into the pond with the snakes, and be replaced with a good .22 rimfire shooting Colibris or whatever the quiet ammo is.
 
 You didn't happen to video that Oklahoma Chainsaw Massacre, did you? I would actually pay a few dollars to see that, and not because I love chainsaws...
 What was it, a cottonmouth?
 
Well done, Sir!   Excellent
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I hear ya 3_tens.  I have neighbours too. Not kidding when I say how quiet those CB caps are but I don't blame you.  Don't need any hassles with Mr Law. 
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I have used both a 6x42 AO Leo and a 2-7 Leo on springers with no problems at all. Leupold sent me a reply regarding spring guns and their scopes. They said all Leupold scopes can handle spring gun recoil.
I have the same problem in my area regarding sub-sonic .22 ammo. It is very quiet but not worth the legal trouble.



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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

The funnest part was when my daughter kicked at the head of the snake and it stuck on the toe of her shoe. She was jumping up and down on one leg while shaking the foot with the snake head attached.  
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: / And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
 
 Kinda makes sense now, huh? 
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This scope will survive on your Gamo, I know because I have this same scope on my
gas rammed HW80, and it's a harder recoiling gun. I have well over 3000 shots throught it
with the Air Max and no adjustments yet.
Take a look, you'd be surprised.
 
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

I hear ya 3_tens.  I have neighbours too. Not kidding when I say how quiet those CB caps are but I don't blame you.  Don't need any hassles with Mr Law. 
I love the CB caps but they seem to ricochet more than a pellet. Any way the 20 lb trigger on the gamo teaches trigger control. Maybe not 20 but its up there.
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

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 Kinda makes sense now, huh? 
 Yes. I can see the light.  Unless she ever finds out that I recantd this story on this forum. Then it will be lights out.
 
And to xposed That scope is the same price as the leupold and I trust the reputation of Leupold much more than a new manufacturer. The cheapo redfield lasted well over 3000 shots. It did well for a $29.00 scope.


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Several Bushnell scopes are airgun rated.  I am pretty sure Elite scopes are.  Of the less expensive scopes, I think Trophy was designed as an airgun scope.  You could give that a shot.

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I had a Banner off of a .22 that I am trying.

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Centerforce scopes will stand up to any .177 to .25 caliber airgun.  I purchased one, the one below, and had it on a Gamo for a year, then moved it to an RWS Diana 48.  It has held up very well .
CenterPoint Adventure Class 3-9x40mm Red/Green dual illuminated rifle scope
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I think I just made a mistake here.  Did not mean to make a link out of that, just cut and pasted a picture.  Apologies if I broke a rule on that one.
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Welcome to the OT Model 70 Shooter. Not many Oklahoma shooters on here.
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Thanks 3 tens.  I don't get online  much, I seem to work too much.  Nice thing about the air guns, you can still get some trigger time right outside the back door.
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We live close to the Verdigris river and have a lot of problems with opossums and armadillos getting in the garage. My wife doesn't mind the armadillos nearly as much as the opossums. She calls them $*%m big rats.
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I shoot an RWS mod 48 in .22 pushing 900fps, I have a leapers UTG 4-15x50 on it and its doing fine, quite surprising how clear it is.
 
Same as you, firearms in the city tend to invite company, but an air gun is legal. I dont really have a pest problem, I just have unscheduled target practice and the fruit and nuts on the trees make it to my kitchen as opposed to the squirrels winter den.
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New targets arriving daily...... I started putting out seeds to draw song birds. Then a squirrel came in and I love to watch them too. Last week the deer corn was marked down to $5 a 40# bag so i got some for the squirrel.  In 3 days the crows have located the feeding ground.  Day 2 there were 3 then 5 now 7 this morning.***TARGETS*** Crow season reopens on Dec 9. Woopee.



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