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    Up Close Ratting Scope Recommendations

    Hi All,

    Out Air Rifle ratting last night on a new permission. One serious hot spot was the feed shed, unfortunately its only 4 yards square and my MTC 4-16 X 50 wont focus down to sub 10 yards with the Pard 007 on it.

    So looking for a scope for really up close and personal stuff that can be fitted with the Pard. Are there any new cheap and cheerful scopes that have come on the market or is it still the Hawke 2-7x32 AO and UTG Bug Buster the two go to scopes still?

    Thanks.

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    For that range, what about a red dot instead?




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    Red dot woul be ideal or laser even.
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    Unfortunately the little blighters only come out when it's pitch black. As soon as any light is shown there off.

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    I'd recommend the Hawke 2-7 mentioned. On 2 power and minimum parallax setting it will do the job. What a lovely, versatile little scope.

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    Is an IR laser and viewer doable? Or an IR holographic and viewer?
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    My Nikko Sterling Panamax works very well with the pard👍
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    The Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 is a cracking little scope for what it costs.
    Frankly I think its about all you need on an air rifle, good clear optics for the maximum distances you're realistically shooting out to, and the Mil Dot reticule isn't too fussy.
    At the minimum 2x magnification it focuses clearly to only a few feet distance away.
    It also works very well with the PARD 007, the only slight inconvenience being the front parallax, being a little more awkward than a side parallax.
    I have two of them.
    Probably ideal for your intended use.
    My buddy used my Falcon with one of these for very short range ratting last winter and was impressed by the scope.
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    To be honest at 4 yards Id be looking at a 9mm shotgun and an NV viewer taped to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bish View Post
    The Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 is a cracking little scope for what it costs.
    Frankly I think its about all you need on an air rifle, good clear optics for the maximum distances you're realistically shooting out to, and the Mil Dot reticule isn't too fussy.
    At the minimum 2x magnification it focuses clearly to only a few feet distance away.
    It also works very well with the PARD 007, the only slight inconvenience being the front parallax, being a little more awkward than a side parallax.
    I have two of them.
    Probably ideal for your intended use.
    My buddy used my Falcon with one of these for very short range ratting last winter and was impressed by the scope.
    Which Falcon scope did he use?

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    It might only be a 4x4 room but it's quite a challenge as it has to be pitch black for the rats to come out of the holes in the top of the walls and I am trying to negotiate shelving, feed sacks and other general stuff, shoot the rats and avoid hitting the electrics and water pipes running around the top of the room

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    Quote Originally Posted by rab19 View Post
    Which Falcon scope did he use?
    The rifle is a Falcon Light Hunter FN19, the scope was the little Hawke 2-7x32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig-P View Post
    To be honest at 4 yards Id be looking at a 9mm shotgun and an NV viewer taped to it
    Or a size 10 shovel!
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    What about a pitch folk! 😜😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus View Post
    Or a size 10 shovel!
    A size ten shoe would probably do the job at four yards...
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