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Just bought a RWS 34

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by giddyupgo55, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Bought a Rws 34 from a member here on the board, and it is a sweet rifle. Smooth trigger pull, better then some on my other guns. Looking to put a scope on it next month,and was wondering what other here may be using.:huh:
     
  2. Irishbandit

    Irishbandit Lynnwood, Washington Member

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    I got this one 2yrs ago and it has served me very well. - Leapers Golden Image 3-9x40 Rifle Scope. Only $62 and has mill dots and has AO. I put mine in Pac NW rain, snow and 98degree summers and has always kept zero.

    Great scope but honestly a $62 scope or a $400 scope ..doesn't matter if you can't learn how to properly fire a springer or find that SWEET pellet you rifle can send down range 40 yards under 1" groups. My rifle (1200 fps) seems to fancy any pellet in the 10 grain range. Kodiak double gold 10.65grain now being the favorite over my last fave the barracuda 10.65 grain...just a tad better groups at 65 yards (my zero since I enjoy 60 - 120yrd critter sniping)
     
  3. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Talking to a friend of mine who shoots air guns, even he said that he was impressed with the Leapers line of scopes. I have also been looking at Hawke scopes. I've heard some good things about them. Was hoping someone here might have some insight on them.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You probably know this already, but make sure any scope you put on it is designed for use on air rifles. The recoil forces with an air rifle are very different than with a regular rifle. You can tear up a regular rifle scope pretty quickly using it on an air rifle.
     
  5. Irishbandit

    Irishbandit Lynnwood, Washington Member

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    Coug nailed it...it needs to be air rifle rated to compensate for the double recoil. I seen a guy wreck his 30-06 scope in 4 shots..he was pissed and said that scope cost him $700!!!
     
  6. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Thanks for the reminder. Don't need to reck a good rifle scope.