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Old July 19, 2018, 20:24   #12
TerryN
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The thing about gas guns - and spring-piston air rifles - that kills scopes is the counter-recoil when the bolt (or piston, on air rifles) goes forward. Way back in the olden days (1981~ish), I and a friend used to regularly kill cheap scopes on our M1As. The brand that we were using had a lifetime warranty, and we would shoot one until it broke and then swap it out with another one while the first was being repaired. We were too poor to afford good glass at the time - soldiers, married, with families, but Uncle was giving me all the free ammo that I could shoot. And shoot it I did!

The scope manufacturer finally got tired of getting the same scopes back for rebuild every few months, and began doing half-arsed repairs. We dumped those scopes and moved on.
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