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Old 05-26-2021, 03:41 PM
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I'm wanting another scope for my .22 caliber gas piston air rifle. I already have a 4x32 but I'm thinking a 2-7x32 or a 3-9x32. What's a good solid scope that won't break the bank? I'm asking for personal hands on opinions please.

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Old 05-26-2021, 03:55 PM
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Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9X33 EFR.
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:28 PM
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Plus one on the Leupold, but a Hawke Airmax 2-7x is rated for piston guns and is lower priced. It's a heavier scope than the Leupold, but you can get it with ballistic style reticles if that's your thing. I've used the Airmax on some hard recoiling springers with no problems.
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Maybe depends on what you use it for. I have a 3x9 on my springer and just recently while plinking small objects, feel like I could use more magnification. I'm getting a 4X16 to see if it's better.

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Old 05-26-2021, 07:10 PM
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I'll use the scope for pest/critter control. very seldom a shot more than 25-30 yards. most in the 12-20 yard range. I like to poke paper but the ultimate reason for the air rifle is getting rid of unwanted guest. from chipmunks to raccoon size targets. I only do head shots on the bigger targets.
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MTC Viper Connect. Zero eye relief. I've owned two on air rifles.
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This one:

https://www.natchezss.com/bushnell-p...ack-matte.html

I have one on my Mod 20 Glenfield/Marlin, and one on my Gamo Big Cat Air Rifle. They work great on both and the price can't be beat!
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:37 PM
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Air Rifle scope

I'm in the same boat I have narrowed it down to a UTG 3-9 Bug buster or a Sig Romero 5.
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Hawke Air Max, either 2-7x32 or 3-9x40. Lifetime warranties on both; OR, get either in the less expensive Hawke Vantage models.
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I'm in the same boat I have narrowed it down to a UTG 3-9 Bug buster or a Sig Romero 5.
Be careful selecting a scope if you are locked into how it has to be mounted on the rifle such as a hole that a ring has to mate with. I have the UTG True Hunter because the Bug Buster is too short for my rifle. I also own a Leupold and will take the UTG over Leupold EFR and day for an air rifle.
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This one:

https://www.natchezss.com/bushnell-p...ack-matte.html

I have one on my Mod 20 Glenfield/Marlin, and one on my Gamo Big Cat Air Rifle. They work great on both and the price can't be beat!
I wish I had a need to buy that right now LOL. Looks similar to the Bushnell Custom I have on my .22 WMR, which I love the clarity.

As far as airgun scopes I like lit graticules for long range and night work, though.

I would also add that UTG recently replaced a scope I bought over 4 years ago no questions asked. They didn't have that model so they sent me the equivalent new model. You have to have your receipt, though.
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Be careful selecting a scope if you are locked into how it has to be mounted on the rifle such as a hole that a ring has to mate with. I have the UTG True Hunter because the Bug Buster is too short for my rifle. I also own a Leupold and will take the UTG over Leupold EFR and day for an air rifle.
This is a great point. I am still surprised by the amount of guns my BugBuster will not work on for one reason or another. Those scopes are great but very specialized.
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