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Red dot on air rifles...do they hold their zero ? A Ruger .177 Air Hawk in my case ..

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I was hoping someone would answer that, I would like to know that as well.
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No matter what sight you put on it you have to spend time with it, springers are finicky critters. You do have to find a sight that's rated for a springer though, they have a back-and-forth motion. Not like a centerfire rifle.. that kind of air rifle will kill a good scope if it's not rated for it.

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I would like to know more about it too. Seems like a good idea if the red dot can take the abuse. Also is there a decent red dot sight out there that does not cost 2 or 3 times more then the rifle?
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So a simple red dot is no better equipped than a scope , to resist the dual recoil of a springer.. I was in hopes that the red dots were no subject to that same weakness..

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Springers kill scopes with crosshairs, however I believe that those with the crosshairs etched on glass will work.
A red dot has no crosshairs to get jerked around so any red-dot should work.
Daisy still sells a $5.95 red-dot that works just fine.

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My understanding has been that all the "internals" of a sight are differently rated, maybe I'm painting with too broad of a brush. What bugeye noted makes sense. I'd hafta check. Checkout Pyramyd Air .. they offer plenty of red dot sights for air rifles at a decent price.

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Thanks guys..that helps me with decisions.

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Any decisions?

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Pyramyd Air chat person said that the red dots were good-to-go on springers. But I kind of liked that 4x magnification of the scope. Decisions, decisions!

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Thanks guys, my Air Hawk has a very nice fire sight bead, but due to the curved trajectory of an air rifle, I have to sometimes cover a

small target with the front post, so I think a red dot would help.

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