posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 02:37 AM
reply to post by angryamerican
AA, Is it the Leapers 1.5-6x with 30mm tube that's going bad? I've used one on spring piston airgun and it held up just fine till I put a Simmons
airgun rated scope on it. That's the Leapers now sitting on my SKS. I've never had a problem with Leapers scope going bad.
If you're looking for the toughest cheap scopes around, look for the one that say 'airgun rated'. That means they've tested against
spring-piston airguns which are absolutely brutal on scopes with their double snap recoil. Both Simmons and Bushnell make airgun rated scopes.
Leupold will guarantee their scopes and sights for life.
As to Red/Green dot sights going bad, they are really meant for low recoiling pistols and shotguns and not the sharp recoil of high power cartridges
like .308 Winchester. I wouldn't stick one one anything stronger than my SKS which has about half the kick of the .308.