If the interior makes the car, the scope makes the air gun. Air gun scopes are an essential part of any air gun set up. Most will agree that after the actual rifle, it is the next most important part of your equipment.
The most affordable air gun scope for 2019 is the Athlon Argos at $369.99. It’s a great scope with a magnification at 6-24 and an objective lens diameter of 50 mm. The parallax adjustment side focus from 10 yards to infinity. This is a very well made, entry level air gun scope.
The MTC Viper is an entry level scope with none of the fuss of parallax and objective lens diameters. It’s a plug and shoot accessory, and the best air gun scope for beginners. The side parallax is a manageable 10 yards plus. A great scope at a great price for only $399.99.
The Athlon Midas is a mid-range scope with a 6-24 magnification and a 50 mm objective lens diameter. It comes with parallax adjustment for further tweaking. It’s one of the best air gun scopes in 2019 and it comes in at $629.99. Pick this one up if you have some experience and you are looking for a new scope to take your game to the next level.
Another one of the best air gun scopes for 2019 is also from the Athlon series. The Ares BTR has a magnification of 4.5-27 and a 50 mm objective lens diameter. It comes with a parallax adjustment side focus from 25 yards to infinity. The Ares comes in at $849.99.
Tips to Choose the Best Air Gun Scopes
It’s not so simple. The best air guns scopes aren’t the most expensive, or the best looking. There are a number of things you have to consider when choosing which scope is right for you. These are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing the right scope.
- Fixed or Variable Scope Rifle?
The main difference here is magnification. If you get a fixed scope, then you cannot adjust the magnification, you are stuck with the standard. A variable scope allows you to adjust magnification. This is better for mid-level hobbyist and those who want to pursue the air gun hobby long term.
- Objective Size and The Parallax Adjustment
The object refers to the amount of light that comes through the scope – the higher the number, the more light. Parallax adjustment allows you to control the amount of light that enters your scope. This again is important for more mid-level to higher level air gun hobbyists and experts.
Now, you have to pick the crosshairs. This is usually a matter of preference, but you’ll find most air gun enthusiast use the duplex crosshairs that have thick lines on the outside to ensure you don’t lose your sights with thin lines in the middle to allow for accuracy.