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I own 2 magumn air rifles, a RWS 36 and a Webley Scott patriot.  I'd like to put a Leupold VX-3 EFR 6.5-20 40mm Air Rifle scope on both of them, but I don't have the $600 for each scope.  I've read on some other web sites that some shooters are using non-airgun scopes on their air rifles.  One of the models mentioned was a Simmons 44 Mag scope 6.5-20 44mm AO.  They are only $150.  Will these work?  What do I need to look for in a non airgun scope, to insure it would work?  Thanks for any info.
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We never recommend on a non air gun scope on an air gun.  Any Leupold scope is air gun rated, the E.F.R. models are preferred because of their ability to focus at an extreme close range.  The Bushnell Elite 4200 series are also air gun rated, check out their 4-16 and 6-24 models.
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ON SPRING GUNS I wholeheartedly agree. The inverse recoil and secondary vibration will destroy a NON SPRING RATED scope. 

But a good recoilless PCP airgun is best suited with a TOP scope - most of these are not specifically for Airguns - but there are close focusing non-airgun scopes that are perfectly OK. ELITES - are fine as you say, so is the TROPHY 6-18*40 - AGS/LEAPERS - HAKKO MP (incl Horus) - TASCO DCU etc too. I guess Leatherwood etc too, but I've never had one in my hands.

For distance work I know guys using S&B Precision Hunters / Leupold LRTarget etc etc.

Simmons do the PRO-AIR series for Airguns - But I confess I dont like'em very much.

On a Patriot I'd not put anything with a FOIL reticle - Better something like the SS10*42 with an etched glass block reticle - MUCH more resistant to vibration.

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On the Patriot use the smallest scope possible with the correct one piece mount.

Its best to have the gun tuned as that will increase scope life by a wide margin.

Don't even think about Simmons or cheap scopes for this gun- they will not hold up. Consider only true high quality mini scopes.

BTW-This is my business so I do know this info is accurate.


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