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  • #1623
    kingpin
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    just wondering if some one has experiance with the simmons praire master 6x24x50 on a magnum spring gun like the rws 350 ? i have these optics on two pcp guns and so far im happy with them. kingpin

    #34891
    ambush-hunter
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    I broke 2 Simmons scopes on my Powerline before, but I am not familiar with that particular model though.
    And that was not even a magnum power springer. Will never buy Simmons again. Perhaps it’s fine for PCP-s…

    #34912
    photo22
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    I have the Praire Master 6x24x50 coming. I’v heard very good things about it and for the price, It should be a great buy.

    #34929
    rob3dr
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    The Prairie Master is good scope… I have one. Nice and clear optics, but you dont want to put it on that 350 or any other hard recoiling springer.

    big springers do far better with smaller optics. Less mass to jolt around. If you want to go cheap on the glass and still get something that will hold up, you need to get a 3x9x40 Leapers… otherwise, the Weaver V16, Bushnell Legend 5x15x40 or Elite series will do.

    Now the older discontinued Simmons 44Mag will hold up to springer recoil, but that Prairie master will more than likely break within 100 shots….sorry. Great for PCP, but a no-go on a springer, especially a magnum springer.

    #34930
    photo22
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    quote rob3dr:

    The Prairie Master is good scope… I have one. Nice and clear optics, but you dont want to put it on that 350 or any other hard recoiling springer.

    big springers do far better with smaller optics. Less mass to jolt around. If you want to go cheap on the glass and still get something that will hold up, you need to get a 3x9x40 Leapers… otherwise, the Weaver V16, Bushnell Legend 5x15x40 or Elite series will do.

    Now the older discontinued Simmons 44Mag will hold up to springer recoil, but that Prairie master will more than likely break within 100 shots….sorry. Great for PCP, but a no-go on a springer, especially a magnum springer.

    Rob, do you think it will work on a tuned 13fpe springer? The price was right so I got it as a backup scope for my FT springer that has a 44mag on it.

    #34931
    rob3dr
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    It may work out fine…. how heavy is the gun? If it’s a heavy gun (9+lbs) it very well may do just fine. The heavier guns seem to absorb a good bit of recoil. If it’s a lighter gun such as an R9 that’d be taking a chance. How much of a chance, I’m really not sure. Just keep the receipt and give it a go. Please let us know how it works out.

    Did you notice the smaller mildots as opposed to the 44mag or was I imagining that?

    #34932
    photo22
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    The gun with the 44mag is right at 11.50lbs HW97LK. I hope it will be fine Rob and I may just setup a hole back up gun with it tuned to 12 or 13fpe.

    #34933
    rob3dr
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    If I were a betting man, I’d say it’d be fine on a tuned 97LK. That heavy laminate takes much of the recoil out of it. Being tuned does help as well….

    I’d hate for you to take that advice and mess up a scope though, but my feeling is on that particular gun, it should do well.

    #34936
    photo22
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    My gut feeling is it should work. When it comes I will get it a good inspection and if I think it will not work, I’ll save it for a PCP or C02 rig. Thanks for the great Info. Rob as always.

    #35058
    kingpin
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    decided not to use the praire master on my 350. just happened to have an old tasco 3x9x32 laying around. so far it has stood up to the sight in , not sure how long it will last. ill just give it a try. no ao– that kinda stinks kingpin

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