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    Question 3-9x40 Leapers or Hawke

    Hello,
    So I had bought a BSA 4x32 scope a while ago, for my 16 joule springer, and it works very well. I tried placing it in my 24 joule springer but it doesn't hold zero at all, so I need to buy a new scope I guess.

    After asking my local airgun store, they recommended the "LEAPERS UTG 3-9X40 MIL DOT TF2+" and said that it was the only scope that they had in stock that could hold zero in a rifle with that much power. I asked them why couldn't I use a Hawke Vantage, and they said that it might not hold zero for very long in a spring rifle with that much power.

    Does anyone have any experience with this scopes? Should I ignore the store and just go for the Hawke or buy the Leapers?

    Thanks in advance.

    *I'm referring to the Hawke Vantage only, I know they make the AirMax version but it's just out of my budget.

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    The Leapers do seem to be tough little scopes and good for airgun distances.

    Quote Originally Posted by hack3rpt View Post
    Hello,
    So I had bought a BSA 4x32 scope a while ago, for my 16 joule springer, and it works very well. I tried placing it in my 24 joule springer but it doesn't hold zero at all, so I need to buy a new scope I guess.

    After asking my local airgun store, they recommended the "LEAPERS UTG 3-9X40 MIL DOT TF2+" and said that it was the only scope that they had in stock that could hold zero in a rifle with that much power. I asked them why couldn't I use a Hawke Vantage, and they said that it might not hold zero for very long in a spring rifle with that much power.

    Does anyone have any experience with this scopes? Should I ignore the store and just go for the Hawke or buy the Leapers?

    Thanks in advance.

    *I'm referring to the Hawke Vantage only, I know they make the AirMax version but it's just out of my budget.
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    Cant comment on a hawk as do not own one, but the leapers swat scope i owned a few years ago had shorter eye relief than my other scopes and i could not get on with it so sold it on. Try before you buy.

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    Might be worth investing in a dampa mount before buying a new scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by averageplinker View Post
    Might be worth investing in a dampa mount before buying a new scope.
    Yes a damper mount for fac. I have mate with a 22ftlb hw80 who does not use a damper mount but he did buy a more expensive scope to go on it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILBA View Post
    Yes a damper mount for fac. I have mate with a 22ftlb hw80 who does not use a damper mount but he did buy a more expensive scope to go on it though
    The main problem is the budget, I'm not in the best monetary conditions right now and all I can afford is really the scope... I think it will hold up great, I also saw another reviews with air rifles with the same power as mine and they say it held up really well. Might buy it later if I feel the need for it. Thanks for the reply!

    Edit: I misunderstood it at first, tought you were saying to buy it along with the scope... I contacted the store and they told me that the BSA scope doesn't hold up in a 24 joule rifle, so my only choice is buying a new one.

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    Ihad the leapers utg 3x12x44 a very robust scope, the glass was very good but the ret was a bit thick so i moved it on, it wasn't etched i think it was a bit of band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttloaves View Post
    Ihad the leapers utg 3x12x44 a very robust scope, the glass was very good but the ret was a bit thick so i moved it on, it wasn't etched i think it was a bit of band.
    I found the eye relief on thst scope to short for me anyway.

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