Scopes  

  RSS

TnAirgunner
(@tnairgunner)
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 10
May 16, 2019 07:51  

So I recently acquired a lovely HW90 in .20 and the rifle is great. However I have never had any experience with a gas ram powered rifle before this and I’d like to top it with something that can handle the shot cycle of this beast. One forum member recommended a weaver V16 but I can’t seem to find them anywhere other than a few on eBay. Would any other forum members who shoot or own guns that eat scopes like candy care to weigh in on possible options? I plan to mount it in a BKL one piece drooper mount and I’d prefer a 3-18x or 4-16x but I’m all ears if you have wisdom to share! 

 

thanks!


Quote
DavidEnoch
(@davidenoch)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 213
May 16, 2019 08:27  

I recommend an old Bushnell 4x12 Trophy.  Back in the day they were one of the only scopes that would hold up to the RWS 54 that was a scope killer.

David Enoch


TnAirgunner thanked
ReplyQuote
Rob in NC
(@rob-in-nc)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 132
May 16, 2019 08:30  

Some scopes I've used in the past on Patriots, 1250's, Kodiaks, and 54's....

Trophy (the old ones)

Bushnell Legend 5-15

and believe it or not, Leapers.  I've got probably 50 or so various Leapers/UTG/whatever they call themselves and have only had to send one back and Tina at Leapers was great to work with. 

Your choice of a one piece BKL is prudent and it will hold fine.

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

Good judgment comes from experience; experience usually comes from bad judgment.


TnAirgunner thanked
ReplyQuote
Mark.in.AZ
(@mark-in-az)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 74
May 16, 2019 10:58  
Posted by: TnAirgunner

So I recently acquired a lovely HW90 in .20 and the rifle is great. However I have never had any experience with a gas ram powered rifle before this and I’d like to top it with something that can handle the shot cycle of this beast. One forum member recommended a weaver V16 but I can’t seem to find them anywhere other than a few on eBay. Would any other forum members who shoot or own guns that eat scopes like candy care to weigh in on possible options? I plan to mount it in a BKL one piece drooper mount and I’d prefer a 3-18x or 4-16x but I’m all ears if you have wisdom to share! 

 

thanks!

The scope is important, but the scope mount is doubly important.  I am using an RWS ZR (zero recoil) mount on my D54.  Granted, my D54 is detuned to below 12 fpe, but the mount is a lifesaver.  It is spring loaded but returns to zero each time the gun is shot.  There is very little perceivable movement in the scope/mount, but would rather have the whole mechanism move than the internals of a good scope.

Plenty of information out there regarding this mount, even on YouTube.

Mark


TnAirgunner thanked
ReplyQuote
TnAirgunner
(@tnairgunner)
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 10
May 19, 2019 12:31  

So I have discovered that if I stick with the BKL one piece drooper I’m stuck with 1” rings unfortunately.


ReplyQuote
TnAirgunner
(@tnairgunner)
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 10
May 19, 2019 13:14  

What is the consensus on sportsmatch dampa mounts? Would I be better off with one of these mounts with 30mm rings or would I be better finding a scope to fit and hold up with the BKL drooper mount and an older scope that’s known to be stout enough to handle the gas ram?

 

thanks!


ReplyQuote
ekmeister
(@ekmeister)
Member of Trade
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 352
May 19, 2019 15:53  
Posted by: TnAirgunner

So I recently acquired a lovely HW90 in .20 and the rifle is great. However I have never had any experience with a gas ram powered rifle before this and I’d like to top it with something that can handle the shot cycle of this beast. One forum member recommended a weaver V16 but I can’t seem to find them anywhere other than a few on eBay. 

thanks!

Do you see a problem with buying from eBay? 

I've had good experience with them when I choose with discretion (for instance I like buyers who have lots of good ratings, and who offer free returns within 30 days).  

The V-16 offers focus to below 10 yards, and the 849408 version is the one that comes with a duplex reticle, which is the one I prefer, as opposed to the fine cross hair reticle.  The current listing shows a good price, with free shipping to boot:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Weaver-V-16-Classic-4-16x42-Adjustable-Objective-Riflescope-Duplex-849408/202569496294

I found them at other places, too, but it looks like ebay has the better price for now:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/374653-REG/Weaver_849408_4_16x42_A_O_V_16_V_Series.html

The V-24 is also good, with focus down to below 12 yards.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

https://www.airguntunemeister.com/


ReplyQuote
ekmeister
(@ekmeister)
Member of Trade
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 352
May 19, 2019 15:59  
Posted by: TnAirgunner

So I recently acquired a lovely HW90 in .20 and the rifle is great. However I have never had any experience with a gas ram powered rifle before this and I’d like to top it with something that can handle the shot cycle of this beast. One forum member recommended a weaver V16 but I can’t seem to find them anywhere other than a few on eBay. 

thanks!

Have you had a problem with buying from eBay?  I've had good experience with them when I choose with discretion (for instance I like buyers who have lots of good ratings, and who offer free returns within 30 days). 

The V-16 offers focus to below 10 yards, and the 849408 version is the one that comes with a duplex reticle, which is the one I prefer, as opposed to the fine cross hair reticle.  The current listing shows a good price, with free shipping to boot. :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Weaver-V-16-Classic-4-16x42-Adjustable-Objective-Riflescope-Duplex-849408/202569496294

I found them at other places, too, but it looks like ebay has the better price for now:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/374653-REG/Weaver_849408_4_16x42_A_O_V_16_V_Series.html

The V-24 is also good, with focus down to below 12 yards.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

https://www.airguntunemeister.com/


TnAirgunner thanked
ReplyQuote
TnAirgunner
(@tnairgunner)
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 10
May 19, 2019 17:07  

No ive purchased plenty of cycling parts from eBay, was just a little wary about something like a scope but you made a good point. So I decided to just bite the bullet and get something proven, Weaver V16 with the BKL drooper. I appreciate all the input folks!


ReplyQuote
ekmeister
(@ekmeister)
Member of Trade
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 352
May 20, 2019 00:36  
Posted by: TnAirgunner

No ive purchased plenty of cycling parts from eBay, was just a little wary about something like a scope but you made a good point. So I decided to just bite the bullet and get something proven, Weaver V16 with the BKL drooper. I appreciate all the input folks!

I bought a used Sony CD player/tape player (very-reasonable price), HO train locomotive and track and cars, and maybe some paint pens from like 6 different sellers there.  All had good reviews, and all delivered what they said they would.  The lady I bought the Sony CD player from even threw in a power cord and perfectly good remote control.  Zero bad experiences out of 6, but like I said I read the description and reviews very-carefully.  Best wishes on YOUR purchase.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

https://www.airguntunemeister.com/


TnAirgunner thanked
ReplyQuote
pistolero
(@pistolero)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 295
May 20, 2019 12:50  

Natchez Shooters Supply might (still) have new V-16s; and if so, at good prices.

"No brag; just fact."- Will Sonnett


ReplyQuote
TnAirgunner
(@tnairgunner)
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 10
May 20, 2019 13:06  

New set up is currently on the way! eBay had a good deal at $280 something for the v16


ReplyQuote
josh3rd
(@josh3rd)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 84
May 20, 2019 20:26  

I have a RX2 .20cal and it has a Bushnell Engage 4-12x and a sportsmatch 1pc mount hth


ReplyQuote

  
Working

Please Login or Register