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Old 01-13-2021, 04:16 PM
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Hawke scopes are very popular in the airgun world. I just bought a Hawke 2-7x AO Vantage that will see duty on our CO2 silhouette air pistol. These run about $100 and would work fine for rimfire. Hawke also makes a 2-7x AO AirMax which is heavier built scope for shooting with spring piston guns and it also has better optics, Runs about $200.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:26 PM
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I'm a bit late to the discussion sorry; most of my scopes are Leupold 2-7's, but that's because their platforms (which include rimfire sporters) are oriented towards field / hunting use - where their small size and the potential of fast/close shots makes the smaller format ideal.

On the other hand, my 'bench' guns (mostly .22LRs & a .223Rem) run 4-12/16x with considerably larger objective lenses, and AO for the most part.
Definitely superior formats in a situation where weight is more of an advantage than a disadvantage.
I wouldn't have minded all of those being even more powerful @6x on the low side, but scope selection goes down & costs really start going up if a person was purchasing more than a couple.

I've had very little interest in intermediate formats such as 3-9's; they just aren't optimum for either application IMO.
Leupold 2-7x's are trim little scopes, and their Compact line was even more so.

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Old 01-13-2021, 04:41 PM
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I see a Leupold 3-9 EFR for $300 and one for $350 in the Classifieds. That's tempting. I do like "buy once cry once."

$300 seems decent. Is that what you were thinking of?
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:04 PM
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These are very good compact rimfire scopes and this is a very fair price. They are part of the now discontinued Weaver Japan line of scopes.
I have one in use now and a spare waiting for a host.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:18 PM
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BSA sweet 22 has a 2x7 with AO and 3 turrets for different ammo grain weights. Lots of deals for under $100.00.
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General questionóam I misguided in looking for a 2-7 vs 3-9? Obviously many more options for 3-9, but Iím going to be doing a lot of shooting at 25 meters and have fairly decent eyesight (so far).
Not misguided at all. I used 4x32 & 2-7x28 scopes on my rimfires for several years, and still have the 2-7 scopes on several of them. For your stated purposes, 2-7 will work fine. In fact, the Mueller will work better for hunting, as the crosshairs are just slightly thinker than the duplex crosshairs on most other scopes, and that will help picking out the target in brushy or busy backgrounds. My Mueller 2-7x32 APV AO scope came with a few extras too.
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General question—am I misguided in looking for a 2-7 vs 3-9? Obviously many more options for 3-9, but I’m going to be doing a lot of shooting at 25 meters and have fairly decent eyesight (so far).


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Yes, I'd go 3-9 over 2-7 every time.
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Thank you. Now I'm thinking about a Leupold 3-9 efr...for $300-350, even though it's not 2-7, my research is that 3-9 also works just fine for Appleseeds. Any experience with that?
I have a Hawke 2-7AO Leupold 2-7, and the Leupold 3-9 EFR. I would pick the Leupold 3-9 EFR were I in your shoes.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:03 PM
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2x7 w/AO

FWIW, I am 73 yrs.old, last year I earned a Rilfeman patch @ Appleseed in Chattanooga Tn. shooting a CZ 453 bolt gun w/ Weaver Classic V16 @ 5x,

3x or 4x would have sufficed, best of luck w/your choice.
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These are very good compact rimfire scopes and this is a very fair price. They are part of the now discontinued Weaver Japan line of scopes.
I have one in use now and a spare waiting for a host.
I agree. In my side by side testing of this Weaver RV-9, the Leupold 3-9x33 EFR, and the Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32, I really couldn't tell a difference between the three, optically, in terms of clarity and resolution. I scored them all exactly the same.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:09 PM
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General question—am I misguided in looking for a 2-7 vs 3-9?
No.

IMO, a lot of shooters opt for way more magnification than they know how to use. When you get to 12x, you need a very, very solid position or the reticle will be all over and around your point of aim.On hunting rifles, more magnification can be a detriment to good shooting at reasonable ranges.

I have a couple of 2x-7x scopes. Both are on primary hunting rifles. One is on my Rem 552 (so, another vote for the Mueller). It is perfect for hunting squirrels and rabbits on the move. I keep it on the lowest power until I need higher magnification. That way I get the largest field of view when tracking a moving animal. Also, it is much easier for me to keep both eyes open at the 2x setting. The other is a Pentax Lightseeker on a 270 Win bolt gun. I use that rifle for deer hunting in the south end of the Appalachians where the shots are rarely over 100 yards. It has plenty of magnification for judging deer under those conditions, and the glass is very good.

I think you would be very happy with the Mueller based on your intended use.
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Another vote for Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32mm AO. If you shop around some, you should be able to get one for $200.

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OP : There is a Weaver 3-9x AO on trading post. Hurry up before it is gone.

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I have a Hawke 2-7AO Leupold 2-7, and the Leupold 3-9 EFR. I would pick the Leupold 3-9 EFR were I in your shoes.
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I bought the Leupold from the trading post

Thanks, everyone, for the advice and recommendations. I'm sure I would've been happy with each pick. This is my first scope purchase, and I bet I'll be down the rabbit hole soon enough with more. Then I won't have to think about 2-7 vs 3-9 or whatever else...I'll just have each of them. Super helpful forum!
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:36 AM
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Congratulations and also thanks for saving me $300
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