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Hi all.Howdy

Feel like I've been doing nothing but reading about scopes for about 6 months, which I guess is good as it's allowed me to build up a bit of a stash to put towards a scope.

The scope is for paper punching out to about 120yrds and hunting in both daylight and dawn/dusk.
It's to go on an air rifle. It's a bit of an old campaigner but have managed sub inch groups at 100yrds with it and feel like I owe it some good glass.Big Smile Am europe based so would possibly have to import the scope, which I guess is no problem as such.

Have been thinking about the following....
Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x50 mildot
Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 with a z1000 ret (think the aimpoints could be handy)
Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50 (Do like the IR on it)

Just wondered if anyone has any thoughts on the matter?

Thanks for your time
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You'll need to check customs before ordering anything with mildot as I think there is a resriction on it.  The Trijicon does have the great illuminated reticle all the time with no batteries or switch as its built in.  Only problem is the lowest power is 5x which at short distances could be hard to get on target, I used a air rifle for shots from 5-25yrd 99% of the time.  The Zeiss is ok as well as the Bushnell.  I prefer teh elite 6500 or even dropping to the elite 4300 which is great glass and will save you some money for other things.
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Check the Zeiss will parrallax down to airgun ranges as a bloke down the clubs doesn't.
 
If you are serious about shooting out to 120yds then I would go for a bushnell elite 4200 preferably the 8-32 this will parrallax to 10yds. I use one on my rimfire with a booster for benchrest, optics are great, it will do all you want. It is generally regarded in the UK as the only scope that can be used for both HFT and FT. Only problem I find with them is the rear often needs shiming for elevation as there isn't enough adjustment. Its also an inch tube so can be mounted lower and it has rainguard.
 
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What part of Europe?

Falcon Menace is from U.K. and a nice scope and Nickel AG in Germany makes nice ones as well.

What type of air rifle?
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HW 97KHi everybody
 
I´m nwe here,but I have read lot in this great forum,because I need to chose a good scope for my springer
I´m in the same "boat" as the OPBig Smile
 
in my case I need a good scope for a HW 97 (4.5) Fac power 18 Joules
it´s well "manered" with a VMatch tunning kit,but I know even that way a springer is harsh on scopes
 
in my case I only shoot at about 50/60 meters maximum ,but I want to hit small KZ
around 25/35 mm
 
And I´m european alsoBig Smile
I have this two choices,in  EU online shops, for about the same price( 450/500 eeuros) that I could buy
 
Sightron SII 6.5x20/50 AO MIl-Dot
ans
Bushnell Elite 4200 6x24/40 AO Mil-Dot
 
wich one do yo guys recomend for my air rifle?
 
thanks a lot
 
PS- sorry for my English
 
 
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Sorry,wrong information, the Sightron is this one
 
Sightron SII 6,5-20x42 Réticule Mil Dot
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Gosh Pinto, between the SII and the 4200 it really is a coin toss, both would serve you well. The 4200 has the rainguard and the SII has a little better exit pupil, the glass is about the same. Tough call, I don't shoot springers so I don't have any experience with them. Welcome to the OT.
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Don't know what the Sightrons Mildots are true at but the Bushnells are at 12 mag that might have some bearing on your intended application.
 
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Hi.

For the record, I ended up with the Zeiss - Many thanks to Scott@Liberty OpticsBig Smile

Pinto, whatever scope you end up with, check it's ok for a springer - they can be a bit harsh on the scopes.

Cheers
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GOOD CHOICE....You will be happy
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Yep, good choice.  Would love to see pictures of your setup when finished.
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