Which rings do I need to mount this scope on the Gamo Whisper Silent Cat?
The Silent Cat sports a dovetail rail which means any 3/8th to 11mm dovetail rings will work. Just make sure they are 1 inch rings. Because it is a Hawke scope, I prefer to buy Hawke rings.
This Hawke scope is a 2-7 power model. The description states the mil-dot spacing (a reticle I do not like) is accurate on 10X, a power to which the scope does not reach. Is this an error?
No, not an error. Most lower powered optics have true mil dot spacing at 10x despite not being capable of that much magnification.
I bought this scope last year to use on a IZH 60 and an Umarex NXG. Pyramid recommended it, worked beautifully. This year I bought a Stoeger x5 and tried the scope on it. The first few shots went like a dream, then the zero started shifting, things did not improve. I checked the scope on a multi pump afterwards and it's ok. My question, could a Leapers one piece one inch mount get rid of my problem or do I have to go more drastic?
Hawke does not recommend this scopes for springers. Check out their Airmax scope for springers.
Depends on which way your zero shifted? You might just need a mount to compensate for barrel droop.
What height rings would be needed to clear the magazine of the Benjamin P-rod?
mediums should be ok.
Just got the Hatsan 95 Vortex and at some point would like to upgrade the scope, thoughts on this one with a weaver style rail?
I have the Model 95, got mine in April. Started off with the 3-9x40 HD AO like Val recommended, maybe even the IR version. Took the scope stop plate off, loctited one screw and put it back in then a set of Hawke 2 piece match mounts and no problems, my scope hasn't budged.
you may want to go with something that is 3-9x40 AO.
I heard a theory about scopes and spring guns and I wonder if anyone can elaborate on it or address its veracity. What I heard was that putting a rifle, meaning firearm, scope on a spring/piston rifle is not going to work long term. I was told that the "reverse recoil" combined with the twist and vibration of a spring gun or piston gun will ruin any scope after several hundred rounds. Including Nikons, Vortex,Trajicon, Luepold, Night Force, Steiner... Anything from multi-thousand dollar optics on down to the ultra-cheapos. Are there special scopes for spring and piston guns? Is this theory a load of rubbish? What gives?
This is not a theory. Most of the scopes on Pyramyd's web site are rated for airguns. Important to understand when people say airgun scopes they mean that it's rated to withstand magnum spring powered air rifles. PCP air rifles don't have that issue. Read this old article on spring rifles and scopesthat explains the issue very well.
Would this scope be good on a Benjamin 392?
This scope would work well on a 392 if you had the Air Venturi Intermount to mount it up onto.
are the cross hairs wire or etched glass?
What is the minimum focal distance on this scope? The picture shows 50 feet on the front, but that is 17 yards. The description says 10 yards. That's a lot of difference. I need a scope for 10 yards/meters (only), that is durable (shockproof) enough for a Big Cat spring gun. Is this the one? If it is 17 yards instead of 10, then it won't do.
Minimum distance marked on mine is 10yds. Objective will turn down even further, but have been reluctant to do so thusfar, so don't know if focus adjustment is functional at less than 10 yds.
I have this Hawke 2-7x32 scope. The minimum parallax AO setting is 15 feet, the second marked setting is 30 feet.
It does have parallax adjustment down to 10 yards. Unfortunately, our images don't show that! I've asked the photographer to take some new pictures.