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I've found Nikko-Stirling Nighteater scopes to endure air rifle conditions.

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I have a cheap red dot on my 22 caliber Ruger springer. It has accounted for lots of garden raiders. All of my old neighbors have gardens and my pellet gun is their hero. My red dot has 12 brightness settings and I always turn it to the brightest setting. It's deadly to 25 yards and I have even made a few 50+ yard shots with it......but I have missed a whole lot more than I have connected on at that distance.

One thing that is stated right in the owner's manual of most springers(low end ones like mine) is that they need to be shot in. Don't expect much for accuracy for the first 100 rounds or so. This is my third pellet gun in 15 years and have learned that RWS pellets offer the best accuracy shot to shot.

I also know that a springer won't last very long if my grandson's(one or another) decides to shoot garden spiders or lightning bugs with just the spring compressed air minus a pellet. I'd probably still be on my first pellet gun if it weren't for those grandsons.
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I have a cheap red dot on my 22 caliber Ruger springer. It has accounted for lots of garden raiders. All of my old neighbors have gardens and my pellet gun is their hero. My red dot has 12 brightness settings and I always turn it to the brightest setting. It's deadly to 25 yards and I have even made a few 50+ yard shots with it......but I have missed a whole lot more than I have connected on at that distance.

One thing that is stated right in the owner's manual of most springers(low end ones like mine) is that they need to be shot in. Don't expect much for accuracy for the first 100 rounds or so. This is my third pellet gun in 15 years and have learned that RWS pellets offer the best accuracy shot to shot.

I also know that a springer won't last very long if my grandson's(one or another) decides to shoot garden spiders or lightning bugs with just the spring compressed air minus a pellet. I'd probably still be on my first pellet gun if it weren't for those grandsons.
Thanks for the information gained by experience GPA..

..And yes, shooting an unloaded springer is a serious NO-NO !

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I've had good luck with Hammers brand of airgun scopes on my springers and nito piston. Clarity is very good. And they hold zero. Not too expensive.
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Concerning economical sights. Some years back I bought my first red dot which was >than $30 Simmons. Just wanted to see if I would like a red dot before spending more serious money. Mounted on a Winchester .357 Saddle Ring carbine. Has held up and works just fine, see no need to upgrade.
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springers and gas ram air rifles.

all Leupold scopes ARE springer rated...to include their red dot sights. but...$$$$.

my "serious" air rifles i use open sights on. why? 'cause they are used for very short ranges; usually less than 40 yards.

here's my 22 cal AF bottle gun with a vortek red/green dot that's VERY accurate. Vortek red dot scopes ARE air gun rated, too.
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