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What makes some scopes airgun/rimfire

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Dunno if this is in the right section...

What is it about the spec of an air/rimfire scope compared to other scopes?

I'm thinking about say the Hawke Airmax for example, I 'get' that some fixed parallax scopes would only be set to fifty yards or so but what about those with AO or side focus?

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Sometimes its the reticule, that is particularly useful for airgun / rimfire trajectories.

As in the Hawke airmax you mentioned.

AMX RETICLE

Both the AMX and AMX IR glass etched reticles are based on the spacing of a 10x Mil Dot. The AMX offers multiple aim points, useful when shooting air guns with loopy trajectories.

Half Mil Dot spacing on the lower post provides increased aim points for long shots.

The horizontal bars are calculated at 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 mil spacing. Hollow posts are segmented into mil spacing and can be used for bracketing.

 

Other than that, marketing ploy.

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Two main things, minimum focus distance/parallax for close in work and shock resistance (everything held to prevent movement in both forwards and rearwards direction) due to the double recoil of a springer.

If you have a fac springer (25ftlbs to 30ftlbs), you will quickly find out if any scope is good or not.

It is funny in that the scopes rated for a springer will survive a 50 BMG but not always the other way around.

 

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That clarifies things very well chaps, many thanks to all of you. :good:

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