Trying out a Ruger Air Hawk combo
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It's like day and night compared to my gamo viper.It's harder to break open and the spring is loud and trigger is rough and the stock does not fit me either.Why I have it you ask a friend wanted it to kill some pigeons that roost on his house and wanted to use my gamo so we traded for awhile.Not trying to bash it it's a good starter rifle.
If you are looking for a air rifle scope check out the gamo mil dot they are pretty clear.I almost took it off and put it on my 17 lol.
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This is just my personal opinion, but I don't think that would be a good scope for you to use on either the AirHawk or the Discover. First, it doesn't seem to have an adjustable objective. Having an adjustable objective on an air gun is pretty important so that you can bring your target well into focus. Second, it's not totally necessary, but I recommend getting one with a sun shade attachment. You will really like having that sun shade when shooting on sunny days, it will keep the glare off of your bell lens.
If I was gettting a scope to use on both air guns (keep in mind this is just my opinion and others may have ideas too), in the price range of the scope in your link I would get:
You can order a pair of dove tail scope mounts and I think they sell an add on sun shade for it. Whatever you get, make sure you can focus in down to about 10 yards for the sake of your eyes and clarity of picture.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:33 PM
For $100 it's been deadly in the back yard. Nailed a Staling in my tree offhand about 15-18 yard. He's head was covered by some leaves, so I did a chest shot. PLACK! He dropped like a stone. Must have hit him right in the heart, because he didn't make a peep. Another was an English House Sparrow that I shot while resting on my patio table. He was out about 20 yards in the dirt milling about. I attempted a head shot, I loosened my grip ... just let the rifle rest in my hands ... breathe ... waited till i got a side profile of his head ... and squeezed the trigger. Bullseye! He spun around on his side with one wing up. Didn't know what hit him. When I got closer, my pellet hit him at about the 7 o'clock position from his eye. LIGHTS OUT.
I bought 2 of the UTG 4-16X40 AO scopes from amazon. I had some gift card money from my birthday. One I put on my 10/22, the other on my Air Hawk. The scope on my 10/22 has preformed flawlessly at the range. I must have put about 200-250 rounds that day. Was very very very pleased with the performance. However, on my Air Hawk, that was a different story. I bought a UTG rail, weaver to dovetail mount for my Air Hawk. Everything seemed to go together great, till I tried to zero it in. I could not get vertical alignment to meet the POI. I turned the knob all the way down and it was not getting anywhere near the POI. So I figure the rail must be too high. I ordered another pair of rings for dovetail fitting, med height, NcStar rings. Took off the old rings and that's when I noticed that something was wrong. The scope had shifted and was further back on the rifle. i.e. the scope was moved back on the rings from where I had mounted it. That's when I noticed a bulge around one of the rings, the scope tube had been compromised. By me or the double recoil, in any case ***SIGH*** GULP! I made a tentative call to pyramid air and got a RMA number! In a few weeks I'll should get my scope back. By then I'm I should have a Discovery, and I'll mount the scope on that gun and keep the Air Hawk stock.
By the way, it seems that the dropping of my rifle did less damage to the scope then I had thought. I did all the shots above with the crappy 4X scope that came with the gun. I think the cleaning brought out more potential then the UTG scope did. LOL So, the Air Hawk as a backyard plinker, and bird smacker, it's been great. I love it.
Next up, field test and I'll give another try with the UTG scope when it comes in at the range. I hope that I can get my POI to work with the scope. Can't wait for the guys at the range to give me a hard time when i whip out an air gun. ***Sigh***
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:36 PM
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