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close range scope for an air rifle

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

Greetings.

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
consideration.

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 :-)
Raj
 

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:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bush-rs-bnr-714124.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-trophy-xlt-4-12x40mm-matte-riflescope-with-doa-600-or-multi-x-reticle-734120.html
Code: BU-RS-XLT412x40-734120
MPN: 734120
http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-vari-x-3-9x28mm-compact-rifle-scope-with-gloss-black-finish-and-duplex-reticle.html
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

George,

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

Thanks
Andre