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Right, so I've bought myself a shiny new airgun, it's been a long time since I owned one, preferring rifles and shotguns.

It's an airarms s410 and will be used for general messing about, paper punching and vermin control from rats at short ranges to bunnies at 40 or so yards.

Can anyone recommend me a decent scope without spending silly money on it, something which is accurate with acceptable light gathering, with magnification enabling shots from 5 to 50 or so yards.

Thanks.

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You can shoot very well to 40 yards with 4x magnification,  its exactly like shooting ten yards with no magnification at all  .

I like airguns with low magnification , small in size , low to the bore and able to hold thier zero .  

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Posted (edited)

I prefer higher mags .

Around 7x for 25 yds 10x for 35 yds 

And 12 x for up to 50 yds .

And more mag beyond that .

I would reccomend a 3 - 12 x 44 hawke 

This will do every thing you will ever need  

Edited by Ultrastu

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3 minutes ago, Ultrastu said:

I prefer higher mags .

Around 7x for 25 yds 10x for 35 yds 

And 12 x for up to 50 yds .

And more mag beyond that .

I would reccomend a 3 - 12 x 44 hawke 

This will do every thing you will ever need  

Thanks for that, there's so much more choice since I left airguns.

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Personally I prefer Nikko Stirling scopes, you could buy a Mountmaster for next to nothing - I would search for something with better glass that's second hand. Going to need to be Air Rifle dedicated or AO if not - cannot stand ir but that's just me. The S410 is a superbly accurate Rifle - give it the eyes it deserves. 

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You’ll not go far wrong with Hawke 

move a couple n they do job very well or as said Nikko Stirling 

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2 minutes ago, bruno22rf said:

Personally I prefer Nikko Stirling scopes, you could buy a Mountmaster for next to nothing - I would search for something with better glass that's second hand. Going to need to be Air Rifle dedicated or AO if not - cannot stand ir but that's just me. The S410 is a superbly accurate Rifle - give it the eyes it deserves. 

Yeah definitely want to put something worthy up there, I'm just not a kit junkie and wouldn't want to needlessly go over the top. Really appreciate the suggestion, I'll take a look.

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pm "ant.mass" he had some reasonable scopes for sale a few weeks back - if you search the Wanted section you should find my "period scope" post and he has a list on there.

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Hawke vantage 4-12 side focus would be my choice.

I bought the 3-9 front so version, I should have spent the extra few pounds for the above. Side focus is so much easier to use. As for mag, you can set it to whatever you choose. 

The as s410 I had came with a Nikko sterling 4-12 with illuminated reticle, great for dusk or dawn shooting. Had lots of settings for brightness and colour. Nice scope to be fair.

Edited by figgy

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Pull up Deben on google and browse the Airmax scopes by Hawke. I like the side focus models but there is a good choice. I have them mounted on my air rifle, 22RF and 17 HMR and my 22Bench Rest rifles and they have performed very well for over ten years.  Good back up from Deben as well.

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i have a few scopes here if your still after one ?

1. Ednar 4x32 gloss finish Jap Scope

2. B.C Miroku 4x40 matt finish Jap Scope

3. Tasco AG 4x40 AO matt finish Jap Scope

4. 4x40 WA gloss matt finish Scope

5. Tasco AG 3-9x50 AO matt finish Jap Scope x2

6. Kassnar 3-9x56 PA Jap Scope

None Jap Scopes

7. Hawke Vintage 3-9x40 milldot matt finish Scope

8. Simmons WTC 1.5-5x20 Philippines model matt finish Scope

9. Tasco AG 3-9x50 AO Milldot matt finish Scope

10. Boxed As New Simmons 8 Point 1.5-5x32 matt finish Scope

11. New Still Boxed 30mm tube 6-24x50 IR Side AO Deer Hunter Scope

12. NikkoStirling Mountmaster 3-9x40 AO MilDot Scope

13. boxed Simmons 1.5-5x32 matt finish Scope

14. Unknown 3-9x40 IR AO Milldot Scope

15. AGS  3-9x40 Milldot Scope

16. BSA Essential 4-12x44 AO Mildot Scope

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