scope for lamping rabbits

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verminshooter29

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guys just wondering what scopes you guys have on your rimfire rifles for shooting rabbits in the falling light and at night time when lamping????
 

Fursty Ferret

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Nikko stirling gold crown 4-16x50 on my hmr. It has accounted for thousands of rabbits and many foxes.
90% of the time its used with a nv unit nowadays
 

perdix

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I've had variable mag scopes in the past and usually ended up setting them on 6x and hardly ever,if at all,altering that
 

Apache

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Zeiss Conquest 3-9X40 on the .22 and a Swaro 4-16X50 on the .17HMR

A baby bunny at 90 yards looks small under X9. Not sure how you guys manage on X4
 

verminshooter29

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I usually shoot at 8 mag,never need much more than that.bought a 6-44 eb optimate scope recently,a wee cracker.was wondering about 50mm obj lens with fixed mag,figure a more expensive scope should be better
 

Danny Treacy

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Glad you like the 6x44 optimate!

I use an old Tasco 4x40 for my lamping setup as I find it gathers the light really well before I need to turn the lamp on. I also find that a high mag makes it even harder to judge distances at night/dusk.

​Atb.
 

salopsniper

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MTC Mamber here and my lamping partner uses a MTC Viper, we are both happy with our scopes and normally stick to 10 x mag !

ATB

Matt
 

jordang

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I use an ags swat. Surprisingly its one of my favourite scopes. It's excellent in low light, better than some very expensive glass.
 

bewsher500

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I use a 7 or 8x50 fixed for lamping
dont be faffing with parallax or zoom when lamping, you want to reduce issues not increase them

​same scope would be fine for low light but that is coincidental in my case
 

willowbank

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I use an ags swat. Surprisingly its one of my favourite scopes. It's excellent in low light, better than some very expensive glass.

Very good little scope, I use one on .22 RF set up with max eye relief so that a Cobra Merlin NV can be slipped on and still have sensible eye relief. The Merlin works extremely well with this side p/x scope and can be installed/removed within 15 seconds so really is the ideal NV setup for Rabbits, especially with a variable power Tracer lamp and IR filter sitting on top, just cut a small chunk out of the Tracer mount that clips over the scope and it will fit. The setup I describe will give NV heaven for relatively little money at RF ranges.

ATB WB
 
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