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I currently have a BSA red dot on my 995. I got it dialed in at 35 yards, I can put 10 shots down range and end up with one hole about 3 inches across. My issue is that at 35 yards I can barely make out where I'm hitting the paper, at 50 yards I can put 10 shots in the 10 ring but is very scattered. I am looking for a compact scope that will allow me to see the POI at 50 yards. I do like the red dot, do they make a magnified version?

I am looking for someting fairly inexpensive but is still useful (who makes the Hi Point of scopes? Inexpensive but effective).
 

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If you look at GOTIGERS post about ATI and foregrip, you will see a reply of mine with 50 and 100 yd targets. I have a Tasco red/ green dot Propoint that was about $80.00. It has haeld its zero for 6 mos now.
 

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from Wat Ive seen on here . there are alot of 995 owners with scopes from wally world and nice ones. wen i get my 4095cmo I'm going to wally 1st thing. gl looking.
 

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I have this scope..........link

This is the Tasco Golden Antler 3-9x32 AO airgun scope. It is perfect for a 995. Airgun scopes have to be very tough due to the bidirectional nature of airgun recoil, so they are perfect for firearms. It is light and has very good optics for the price of $43 with free shipping.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-3-9x44-titan.html
 

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Eh, I'd avoid using an air rifle scope. What little recoil they have is negligible compared to the 9mm round.

IMO, get a good 4x scope. I like a 4x32 personally. Nice and compact generally, so they don't look funny or add a lot of extra weight.
 

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Opticsplanet is FTW! I buy all kinds of stuff from those guys.

I don't have any experience with TruGlo red dots, I had a BSA on mine for a while and it worked just fine.
 

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I had a nice Tasco 3X9-32 I got from wall mart for $40 and used it on my air rifle. Sold it to a buddy who now uses it on his Remington 30-06 with great results.
 

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I have a barska(sp) on my 10/22 that has been a nice scope. Has a light up rectical also. I think I paid about 40 bucks for it. its a 4x32. never used it on my 995 but Im sure it would do just fine.
 

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Yeah the 1x is what I have now so I'll try the 4x and look at the compact ones.

Thanks for the input everyone.

I'll post any updates with some pix.
 

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50 yds and 100 yds with Tasco Propoint,red/green, no magnification. Have not adjusted it in 6 mos, when I first sighted in in.

 

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I have a 4095 bought used in the spring and put a Weaver 4x32 on it last month. Didn't shoot at 50 but at 100 yards and placed 75 % in the nine and ten ring. At 150 yards 40% in eight and at 200 yards only hit the paper once our of 5 shots. Past 150 yards the round is really dropping. The weaver is a bright clear view at 100 yards. I'm sure if I played with it more 100 yard accuracy would improve. Only 100 rounds through since the scope went on. Ammo was wwb 165 gr. target loads.
 

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Airgun scopes..........the truth

Here is a quote from Straight Shooters Airguns:

Ultimately, there are only two features that make an airgun scope different than a firearm scope. An adjustable objective and optics that are anchored to handle the two way recoil of a spring airgun. Let's look a little closer at these features.

Adjustable Objective
An adjustable objective is a feature that allows the shooter to "focus" for any distance from a very close distance s0 (sic) yards or meters to infinity. Most firearm scopes are parallax set for100 yards or more to accommodate the long distance shooting requirements of a hunting firearm. Airgun scopes, however, must allow the shooter to adjust the parallax to accommodate for shorter airgun distances. This feature is necessary to achieve the maximum accuracy in an airgun.

Anchored Optics
Anchored optics are optics that are anchored front and back to handle the forward and backward recoil caused by the mainspring's movement. Recoil in a spring airgun is different than recoil in a firearm in the sense that it isn't only the amount of recoil that matters, but the direction of the recoil as well. Mainsprings cause an airgun to recoil backward and forward while firearms only recoil in a backward direction. It is this two-direction recoil that can cause damage to non-airgun rated scopes.
Scopes designed for firearms have optics anchored to handle the backward movement of the recoil. Airgun scopes require that optics be anchored to handle the two-way recoil generated by the mainspring. But there is a catch to this feature so check our recoil ratings very carefully. Even though a manufacturer may rate a scope for airguns, it may not handle all spring airguns.

I don't know why some folks want to get on a band wagon about this. I have actually seen an airgun break the glass in a scope. The bidirectional recoil will shred a firearm scope. I have put very inexpensive airgun scopes on 30. 06 rifles that work just fine. By the way, if you are wondering about my experience with this I have MANY airguns.....MANY firearms........and MANY airgun scopes and firearms scopes. What caliber airguns you say? How about a .458 airgun that will shoot a 450 grain 45/70 bullet at 700 feet per second. My suggestion of these scopes is based on my understanding that Hi Point folks want the best possible value in guns and accessories. The Tasco Golden Antler scope is one of many airgun scopes that are actually able to deliver that value. The AO (adjustable objective) makes the scope much better than a simple non AO firearms scope. Don't you want the crosshairs and the image to be clear from 10 yards to infinity? I do. But then, what do I know?..........grin
 

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pics of the Tasco Golden Antler airgun scope on my 4095

I thought the gun was my 995, but I remembered that I put that scope on the 4095. Here are some pics.


range adjustment (Adjustable Objective).....10 yards to infinity......no more fuzzy images


adjustable magnification


nice turrets


adjustable reticle focus
 

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I agree that airgun scopes are more shock/recoil resistant than conventional rifle scopes. We're not talking the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, these are spring guns that are capable of getting 1000 fps muzzle velocity in a .22 cal pellet. They recoil back and forward due to the spring used to produce enough air pressure to move the pellet. Kind of like a whiplash in a car accident. Good air rifle scopes are very well made.

I have a .22 cal Gamo Hunter that is rated at 1000 fps and the recoil took apart a rifle scope in less than 50 shots.

Check out the Under The Gun (UTG) scopes at Pyramid air. http://tinyurl.com/nh8kk7

This is what I use on my Gamo and it's doing just fine at 500+ shots.

Dan
 

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Well I've destroyed the airgun scopes in the $30 range with .22 rifles before, so I don't trust em. Normal rifle scopes work on that Mauser I have and it has worse recoil than my Mosin; I'll trust that.
 
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