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Appropriate rings for Weihrauch HW-50 and Hawke Airmax 2-7x32?

December 31 2010 at 7:28 PM
  (Login AKMike)
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I'm a thousand miles away from all I love right now, including the forementioned scope and airgun.

I was just pondering what rings would be best? Surely, I can use a lo-mount with that 2-7 x 32 scope, right?

One interesting caveat, is that I've got $100 or so in refund money and gift certificates at Midway USA. If I could find something there, it would be better for me.

http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=10&categoryId=8589&categoryString=657***698***8582***&brandId=1548

Thanks for any help you can provide!

 
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(Login Radom)
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something like this

December 31 2010, 7:43 PM 


 
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(Login cam-one)
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midway

December 31 2010, 9:13 PM 

Steve is referring to a one piece mount and I like them also on springers. Midway has the RWS one piece mount if you have certificates etc.

 
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Gary Bertolet
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Get the low mount rings

December 31 2010, 9:26 PM 

Low mount rings are usually good up to about 33mm. For any kind of offhand shooting the lower the scope, the better. You get a better "cheek weld", as in you don't have to lift your head up slightly to get a full scope view and you can press your cheek down hard on the stock for steadiness. I'm sure Midway doesn't have low airgun rings, so buying from an airgun vendor will be necessiary. I like the two piece as you have more versatility in scope positioning. I guess since you have a credit at Midway, that might influence your decision.


    
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(Login AKMike)
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Yeah....I'll go for low mounts from elsewhere...

January 1 2011, 10:54 AM 


I've spent a few hours scouring Midway and just haven't found anything indicating low mounts made for a 1" tube made for an 11mm rail. I tend to agree with the two piece on this particular gun, especially. The HW-50 I don't think is referred to as a powerhouse by anybody.

That snazzy one piece mount at ARH just might find a place on the Pro Elite I'm hoping will be on my doorstep any day now though.

Anyhoo, I'll fork out the cash for my Air Rifle mounts elsewhere, and use my Midway moneys towards my more powder burnerish stuff.

Thanks!




 
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Robert
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First find out how much droop you have...

January 1 2011, 2:00 PM 

Most have some. Then you can determine what kind of mounts you need. One piece can be purchased to accommodate droop. The two piece you have to screw around with shims that slip/shift and having your scopes zeroed at close to the extended adjustments of the scopes. Both suck.

The only two ring set up without a base I like are the Burris Signature Airguns with the stop pin and inserts to adjust for elevation and windage. The also never damage a scope. They are a total no brainer for your HW50S and you can get them at Midway. They come with 11mm and 3/8" setups. They come in a medium which is fairly low profile and would accommodate a larger scope if you decide to change.

You may think the HW50 does not have much recoil but they can be just enough to need some extra stability of a one piece if you don't go with the Signatures. If all you want to do is plink then just throw some 2 piece rings on and shim them. If you want to target shoot then you have to think about what you are getting.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=547603 Here are the medium Signature Airgun rings. You need to get the inserts too. These will also fit any powder burner and are always in very high demand used.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=585939 These are inexpensive 4 screw low airgun rings by B-Square

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=130003 These 11mm B-Square are solid medium 4
screw airgun.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=355334 these Leupolds are very low profile although listed as medium 11mm

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=348187 This RWS Lockdown fits 11mm and is VERY solid for an HW50 and has built in moderate droop compensation.

Just find out which of these 2 piece have stop pins.

 
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(Login AKMike)
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THANK YOU!!! Burris Signature/shims will do perfectly!

January 1 2011, 8:29 PM 

I truly appreciate your thoughts on this one. But the Burris Signature does look perfect, especially since I'm kinda "buying blind" without knowing the droop.

It should be a light, classy set up on my HW-50. I was pretty hellbent on the low mount, but..lowish medium will work, especially since I got a big, ugly head and chubby cheeks to go with it anyways. ; )

Thanks again, You're input is profoundly appreciated!


 
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