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This report covers:
- Scope rings — one other problem
- Who’s unsuitable?
- The remainder of the story
- Set up scope ring caps
- One closing query
At the moment I deliberate to mount the brand new 3-9X36 Bug Buster Accushot Professional scope on the RAW MicroHunter and re-shoot the 25-yard accuracy check. However once I eliminated the Lucid P8 sight I found a number of issues that slowed me down. I lately walked you guys via each step I took to mount a scope on one other cantankerous PCP and it turned out to be a great report. The element given in that report was what a few of you wanted and wished. I’m gonna do the identical factor right now.
First — the MicroHunter has a brief receiver. That’s one among its partaking options, however when mounting a scope it may also be a difficult one. The true problem is the 12-shot rotary journal that sticks up over the receiver’s prime.
The highest of the receiver is the place the scope has to go. That magazine sticking up needs to be labored round.
Scope rings — one other problem
Leapers truly put the brand new Bug Buster in my fingers on the Pyramyd Air Cup final month. It’s a pre-production prototype as a result of they’re nonetheless engaged on the picture readability, although my eyes inform me it’s crystal clear.
Okay, I assumed, I’ve the brand new Bug Buster. However this scope has a 34mm tube. Keep in mind, I advised you it has the DNA of the Integrix collection scopes? That’s positive besides BB lives in the actual world and solely has one set of scope rings that match a 34mm scope tube — those Leapers despatched me to mount the Integrix.
No problemo! Leapers reached into their field of stuff and handed me a one-piece mount with 34mm rings. Oh, oh — problemo! The MicroHunter has 11mm dovetails. The UTG scope mounts have Picatinny bases. And their bases have a number of crossbars for the Picatinny base. Their 11mm-to-Picatinny adaptors are too lengthy to suit into their one-piece scope base. You’ll be able to’t get one among their adaptors to suit. Problemo, problemo, problemo!
This UTG one-piece scope base with 34mm rings has two Picatinny lugs (1 and a pair of) too shut collectively to permit their 11mm adaptor for use. Similar on the opposite finish that’s not numbered. Lug quantity 3 has no jaw on the underside facet to clamp the adaptor. This mount is not going to match an 11mm airgun scope base!
I’m not saying AirForce is unsuitable for not placing a Picatinny base on their RAW, nor am I saying that Leapers is unsuitable for making a scope base that can not be mounted on an 11mm dovetail airgun scope mount. What I’m saying is that this 34mm one-piece scope mount is not going to work on the RAW MicroHunter.
So, I requested Leapers for a two-piece 34mm scope mount set that had only one lug per base. They’d some and I got here residence with a pair.
One of many two 2-piece rings Leapers gave me for the brand new Bug Buster. With a single lug this ring accepts the UTG Picatinny to 11mm adaptor, which will increase its mounting potentialities.
Do you guys see what I’m saying right here? AirForce is promoting a premium air rifle that may solely settle for sure scope mounts and UTG is promoting a premium scope ring that may solely match sure airguns. Are you beginning to perceive why this report isn’t about testing the air rifle; it’s about mounting the scope? At the moment’s report is about each the MicroHunter and the brand new Bug Buster, but it surely’s about scoping the MicroHunter and in addition about mounting the brand new Bug Buster to something.
I’m additionally telling you have a look at particulars like this earlier than you spend your cash. I don’t imply to not buy both merchandise. Simply concentrate and discover out what it takes. The brand new Bug Buster Accushot Professional is a perfect precision scope for the MicroHunter as a result of it’s gentle and compact, identical to the rifle. The Lucid P8 was best for the rifle as properly, however for looking, not for precision taking pictures. Or, a minimum of that’s what we’re going to discover out within the subsequent accuracy check.
The remainder of the story
As soon as I bought the primary mount on the rifle, issues went sooner. The P.O.I. rings Leapers gave me are perfect for this as a result of they’re on the identical stage of precision as each the rifle and the scope. These rings are excessive, but it surely seems medium rings will work, too.
Each UTG 34 mm rings are mounted on the MicroHunter and the rotary journal has loads of clearance. That is the place I stage the scope.
I lately discovered my lesson about NOT shimming P.O.I. rings, so these guys went on the rifle precisely as they got here from the field. The match was excellent, as we have now come to count on from the UTG P.O.I. line.
As soon as on the rifle, however earlier than the ring caps have been connected, I seen the scope was positioned too far again for me to see the entire picture. I apprehensive for a second as a result of as you possibly can see within the image above, there isn’t a number of ahead positioning chance. However wait — the MicroHunter has an adjustable buttstock and it was collapsed all the best way to suit the rifle into its case. I pulled it out and located the candy spot for my eye.
The MicroHunter butt adjusts for size, fixing the scope mounting drawback.
Set up scope ring caps
As soon as the scope was mounted appropriately for my sighting eye, the scope ring caps have been put in. Not having shims meant the caps went on simply.
The scope ring caps have been connected and the job was finished.
One closing query
The one factor that remained was to search out out whether or not the rifle nonetheless suits within the gun case with this scope connected. Just one technique to discover out.
The scoped rifle nonetheless suits within the laborious case.
We hung out right now mounting the brand new Bug Buster Accushot Professional on the RAW MicroHunter with UTG P.O.I. rings. The place the Lucid P8 reflex sight gave quick goal acquisition with looking accuracy, we hope the brand new Bug Buster will take the MicroHunter to a brand new stage of precision. That check will come very quickly. In that report I’ll inform you about each the MicroHunter accuracy and the brand new Bug Buster Accushot Professional scope.
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