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Hello, i have a new 'magnum' CO2 powered .22 air rifle.  it doesnt have the spring piston that likes to tear apart scopes.  But i need a scope that will be able to focus down to a close range.  .22 scopes with a preset 50 yards is much too far.  I was thinking about getting this one:
http://www.swfa.com/pc-2040-183-bushnell-4-12x40-banner-dusk-dawn-air-gun-scope.aspx

its the bushnell banner 4-12X40 adjustable objective scope.  the bushnell legend version is 2x as expensive, but this one says its rated for an adult spring air rifle (which i shouldnt need, but its nice) it is multi coated, i hear bushnell is a fairly good brand (ive had enough cheepy scopes that wont hold a zero and are useless to me)
 I only spent $200 on the gun, am a married college student so funds are tight, so i dont really want to break the bank on this one.  If i like it enough i may get a second one for my 10/22 which has a bsa 22 special on it that i've been dying to upgrade.

What advise can ya give? I'd like to not waste my money, but dont have a lot of money to spend :-P  if you do recomend a different scope, i need one with adjustable objective (most of my shots will be 20 yards or less) I dont care too much about the magnification.  I'd rather spend the same amount of $ on a good 4x as a variable power that isnt all that good. and i would really really like to keep it under $150.

Thank you much!

-Brian Barney
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A magnum CO2 gun will not hurt any scope. Nor can I ever see a reason for a for a 4-12 on one. You can shoot mice under a bird feeder at five yards with a fixed 4x air gun scope. It will also handle the occasional twenty five yard shots with one.
http://www.swfa.com/pc-7380-1042-gamo-4x32-lc-air-riflescope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/pc-4253-215-bsa-4x32-22-special-riflescope.aspx
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thanks for the reply (i was on the old version of optics talk, had a few posts <20, but i guess when they switched to the new software it didnt transfer over my old post count)
I dont see where the focus or parallax is set for the air gun version, but the 22 special is at 50 yards, which is kind of far for me seeing as i would be mostly under 20 yards.  My BSA .22 special with a 50 yard paralax is very blurry at 20 yards at above 4x, but my beeman 3-9X32 air rifle scope that came with the beeman rifle is in full focus at 9x because it has an adjstable objective. I would like to get an AO scope, but i havent seen any in a fixed power.  I agree that 12x is overkill for a 20 yard airgun shot, but that was the lowest magnification that the bushnell banner had with an AO. 
I will take those into consideration though, thanks.

-Brian
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The banner scope should do, i would prefer the legend though for added durability. Would suggest a mildot reticle too since Hi powered CO2 guns are very sensitive to changes in temperature so those visual reference points will come in handy should it happen. Big Smile
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hello all..
I put a bsa air rifle scope on my RWS. its only a 4 power. and thats plenty enough for my range,and I shoot crow, rabbit.tree rats out to 50 yards. cross hairs doesnt cover that much, that i need more power.
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