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as the heading says can it be done?
i know it sounds abit daft but my plan is to first buy an air rifle for shooting small vermin and put a good quality centerfire scope on it and then some time in the future i might mount it on a nice .223 or .243     
i don't want to buy a rifle at the moment but wouldn't mind getting an air rifle.

Can this be done?
i was thinking of maybe getting a benjamin maurader topped off with a nightforce nxs.
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I use a Kahles Helia CL on my Benjamin Marauder.  No issues.  That's the advantage of a PCP air rifle.  My 0.02...
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and did you have any trouble mounting it or did it just go straight on?
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The only problem I see in mounting a center fire scope on a air rifle is probably going to be parallax correction. A large portion of the name brand scopes will not focus under 50 yards or so. I am not sure about the night forces though.
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I did need high rings to allow for the magazine to fit on the Marauder.  The Helia CL 3-9x42 has a parallax knob that goes down to 30 yards so I'm hoping that will be all I need.

Leupold makes an EFR scope that has parallax correction down to 10 yards I believe.

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You can mount just about anything on a PCP air gun. If the scope is a fixed 4x or even 6x, I have not had parallax issues on air guns with centerfire scopes.
This Leupold should be a dandy for vermin. It has a heavier plex than the standard version. http://swfa.com/Leupold-3-9x33-Mark-AR-Rimfire-EFR-Riflescope-P50860.aspx
I have a similar scope and it works great.
The Weaver also has AO and should be a good one. One of our members here swears by his. http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-9x32-Classic-Rimfire-Rifle-Scope-P3141.aspx
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