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ekmeister
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2019-06-05 17:16:25  

Hi Folks, 

I'm trying to plan a scope purchase for the imminently-near future, and I'd like to use a scope with pretty-high magnification.  That usually means it's going to be a longer scope.  And, that can cause problems if the scope is so long it interferes with opening the barrel when you try to cock it.  Said another way, if you try to open the breech of a break barrel gun, and the scope overhangs the end of the receiver, instead of cocking the rifle, the breech block hits the end of the scope and all you get is a crunch and probably a broken scope.  Ouch!

The thing is, the rifle isn't here yet, and I didn't record and save the dimensions of the R1's receiver.  So, what's the longest scope you have ever used on the Beeman R1/HW80?  Don't worry if you don't know the length of the scope--as long as you know the model number, I'll be happy to look it up.

And, yes, if I have to wait until I can measure the receiver myself to make my decision, I'll just have to wait.

Thanks in advance.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

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airmojo
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2019-06-05 19:16:20  

Ed... Here's a photo of my R1 with a Bushnell Trophy 4-12x40 scope mounted... the other air rifle is my TX200 with a Bushnell Elite 6-24x40 scope.

The Trophy is almost 12 1/2 inches long... I would think that you would be limited to about 16 inches, maybe a little more, depending on where you mount your scope... the Elite is about 17 inches long without the sunshade.

The length of the R1's receiver from transfer port edge to the back is about 12 3/4 inches.

R1TK with Bushnell Trophy 4 12x40 Scope

Ken H in OH -- Life is One Hole After Another...


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airmojo
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2019-06-05 21:29:13  

I was curious to the length of the receiver on my R9, because I recently removed a 4-16x50 Hakko scope from it that is 16.5 inches long, and it was always a little too long and replaced it with a more comfortable Bushnell Trophy like the one on my R1.

The R9 is 13.25 inches... longer than my R1 at 12.75 inches !

Ken H in OH -- Life is One Hole After Another...


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ekmeister
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2019-06-05 21:45:33  
Posted by: airmojo

I was curious to the length of the receiver on my R9, because I recently removed a 4-16x50 Hakko scope from it that is 16.5 inches long, and it was always a little too long and replaced it with a more comfortable Bushnell Trophy like the one on my R1.

The R9 is 13.25 inches... longer than my R1 at 12.75 inches !

I'd never have guessed it, well, sorta. 

The R9 gets its power, similar to the R1 even though the R1 piston seal has a larger 30mm diameter, from the more-efficient length-to-diameter ratio of the R9 (which has a 26mm seal diameter).  The Beeman Kodiak fixed the ratio problem of the 30 MM piston seal (same as the R1) with a longer stroke, and thus got a lot more power than the R1.

I hope you found that sufficiently confusing.  On a more serious note, thanks for responding to my question.   

BTW, extra thanks for actually measuring the receivers!

Safe and Happy Shooting!

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GunnerT
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2019-06-06 14:24:46  

I had a R1 with a Bushnell 6x18x50 Banner with no problems.

 

Looked odd though.


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ekmeister
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2019-06-06 14:35:10  
Posted by: HWman

I had a R1 with a Bushnell 6x18x50 Banner with no problems.

 

Looked odd though.

That's very helpful, thank you!  It gives me a new, specific length to work with, listed as 16.0".  Looks don't matter a bit.  It's going to be an FT gun, so it's all about performance.

https://www.bushnell.com/products/riflescopes/banner/banner-riflescopes-6-18x50/

Safe and Happy Shooting!

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