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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/27/2007 at 22:55
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I am looking for a simple scope (No AO, No Illumination, No Etc.) around $100.00 for my HW 77 air rifle.  I was considering the Weaver 2.5-7x28 for this task.  Looking at the company's web site for information on this scope was less than convincing.  It seemed like perhaps they were just lumping .22 caliber rifles in with airguns without a too much consideration for the exquisite torture a spring airgun puts on a scope. Is this scope suited for this purpose? Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this scope on a spring airgun?
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The HW77 is a very accurate airgun that has low recoil. The Weaver should be no problem.

This guys blog is pretty good for airgun discussions:

http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2006/02/hw97-hw77.html

 

 

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That scope will not hold up on your HW77. Your stock gun is producing 12ftlbs. I had that scope on a Beeman R6 which produces 10ftlbs. Within 10 shots the scope was nothing more than a rattle. I call SWFA (from who I bought the scope from) to tell them the scope (they said would hold up on a spring airgun when I asked before I bought the scope) broke. They told me they were going by what the manufacturer told them and they would not take the scope back even for an exchange on a scope that would hold up. And I would have to contact the manufacturer. Weaver did repair the scope. And now it sits atop a rimfire. If you want an inexpensive scope that will work and does not have an AO try this one:

http://www.swfa.com/p-2043-bushnell-3-9x32-sportsman-air-gun -scope.aspx

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Chris, it is good to hear that you have actual experience with that scope and may be bad news for others wanting one. The HW77 is not a heavy recoiling spring gun. Thank you for the insight.

I have several airguns with the Webley Patriot far and away the heaviest kicker. This gun is close to 30 ft/lbs.

If you can afford a Leupold or Burris that is what I would go for, LordKevlar. I have used both a Burris 4x and Leupold 6x42 AO on the Patriot with no scope related problems.

 

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