Donkey's years ago....
Can't really contribute to a technical discussion on this interesting subject, but...
Back in the '80s I used to do a lot of springer shooting. "Cheaper" scopes were great, but they didn't like rain/damp or being knocked against trees, laid on the ground etc... "More expensive" scopes were far more resilient.
Both were equally capable in assisting me taking out rabbits, squirrels and flying rats.
Weihrauch HW100KT .177
Weihrauch HW98 V-Mach .177
Weihrauch HW80K .22
Weihrauch HW77K .177
Weihrauch HW45 "Silver Star" .177
Weihrauch HW35 .177
Daystate Mk.4 Panther .177
Air Arms FTP900 .177
Glevum Target & Sports Club, Gloucester.
Parkstone Gun Club, Poole
Last edited by Ash Bailey; 26th September 2014 at 08:17 AM.