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Posted: 1/18/2021 4:09:56 PM EDT
Recently purchased an entry level "decent" pellet rifle, Beeman R7.
Will be used for backyard pests and for letting nephews target shoot.

I have two .22LR scopes; Bushmaster 3x9 32mm and Simmons 3x9 32mm .22 mag.

Will I damage the scope by using on a pellet rifle (springer) or will I suffer poor accuracy by using one of these scopes?
I can buy a pellet dedicated scope but have these in my "stuff" boxes.

Thanks,
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 4:23:41 PM EDT
Some will say not to do it, for reasons you already know.
I have a wicked old Tasco 3x9 on my Gamo Shadow. I had to make a stop for the dovetail to keep the scope from walking back, under recoil.
Scope has not once lost zero and shows no adverse signs.

It's a cheap scope and worth a shot, right?
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 5:14:06 PM EDT
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Some will say not to do it, for reasons you already know.
I have a wicked old Tasco 3x9 on my Gamo Shadow. I had to make a stop for the dovetail to keep the scope from walking back, under recoil.
Scope has not once lost zero and shows no adverse signs.

It's a cheap scope and worth a shot, right?
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The scopes are low end .22 optics. I guess it won't hurt to try. The gun is reported to be pretty good so I should be able to tell if the scope takes a crap or wanders.

Link Posted: 1/18/2021 6:57:52 PM EDT
As long as it isn't a "springer" you should be okay.  An air rifle has similar recoil properties as a rimfire.
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