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close range scope for an air rifle

Postby Raj on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:28 pm


I am looking for a scope for my brand new air rifle Weirauch HW30s, which is a fairly accurate springer.

I intent to shoot at relatively close distance, 10-15 feet, very small objects (read, lizards).
No hunting of big/small animals really unless it is a gopher, or a rat!
And of course target practice to say 100 feet.

Can somebody please suggest me a good scope for close distance. I have looked at some 1-4x20 or 1-4x24 scopes.
They look good, but are mostly for either military purpose, or African jungles?
Have also looked at 3-7x32 or 3-7x35 scopes.

I would not like a bazooka like scope please. Money is not the primary consideration, as I know I get what I pay.
But sometimes we go in the wrong direction, and pay too much anyways, and I am trying to avoid that. Weight is a

Is something like a Burris 1-4x24 a good option. I like the idea of a red dot. Any other candidate: a Nikon or a Millett DMS or Leupold?

BTW, my rifle has iron sights, but I would prefer something better, though I can shoot well with iron sights too :-)

Re: close range scope for an air rifle

Postby George_P on Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Most importantly, you need to select a scope that allows its parallax to focus to very close range. Most quality scopes can focus from about 10 yards to infinity, while there are a few others that can get as close as 3 yards. Here are a few for your consideration:

Code: BU-RS-XLT412x40-734120
MPN: 734120
Code: LU-RS-VX2-3-9x33-110822
MPN: 110822
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Re: close range scope for an air rifle

Postby Andre on Wed May 16, 2012 1:57 pm


I could not find description which says parallax range for the scopes you mentioned. Did you have a chance to try any of these scopes? How about this one?
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-6- ... scope.html