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Offline tosouthern66

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P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« on: March 23, 2021, 01:32:33 PM »
I have a P-Rod coming in later this week. What would be a descent size scope for it? I dont care on brands just the power and size. Thanks

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 02:57:29 PM »
Depends on how you are going to be shooting it.  If you are going to be using the standard pistol hold with a pistol scope (long eye relief) most folk I know tend to shoot in the 2-6 power range.  If you are going to be shooting a “taco hold” with a rifle scope most folk seem to like 4-12 power.  12 power being the maximum for pistol field target matches which they also shoot.

  I shoot a p-Rod with a compact Hawke 4-24 using the “taco hold” at 24 power for silhouette matches.  I started with a 3-9 and eventually worked my way up to 24.

I would definitely look for a compact scope rather than a full size scope. 
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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 03:05:21 PM »
You did not specify if it will be configured as a carbine or pistol.

If as carbine:

UTG BugBuster 3x12 with side focus and dovetail rings:

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Bugbuster-3-12x32x-Mil-Dot-Rings/dp/B07HRM5T1G/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2EA8MMOBF20OL&dchild=1&keywords=bugbuster+3-12x32+scope&qid=1616507084&sprefix=bugbuster+%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-2

I have a few of this scope.

Note though, this is currently high priced again, and is the only BB with dovetail rings.   The same scope with the QC rings is $30 less.   I don't do adapters, and the included 1399 stock is already too low.
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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2021, 04:02:08 PM »
I might be selling a JSAR AR adapter for the PROD/17xx.

They are [/youtube] manufactured.

Works on 22xx tubes too  because I had it drilled and tapped to fit the aforesaid as well  :-*

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2021, 09:49:35 PM »
I have a 3x12 Hawke Varmint on my 1720T.
As a carbine and pistol for HFT Pistol class off of the sticks...
(I just shoot. I don’t compete..)
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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 11:43:55 PM »
Sorry about not stating what configuration I am going to use it in. I am going to use it as a carbine and plan on getting the AR folding adapter set up later down the road.

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 11:48:15 PM »
CraigH I was looking at that scope before I asked for opinions. I have a UTG on my 1322 but can not remember which one it is off hand. I will have to dig it out to find out. Thanks

You did not specify if it will be configured as a carbine or pistol.

If as carbine:

UTG BugBuster 3x12 with side focus and dovetail rings:

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Bugbuster-3-12x32x-Mil-Dot-Rings/dp/B07HRM5T1G/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2EA8MMOBF20OL&dchild=1&keywords=bugbuster+3-12x32+scope&qid=1616507084&sprefix=bugbuster+%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-2

I have a few of this scope.

Note though, this is currently high priced again, and is the only BB with dovetail rings.   The same scope with the QC rings is $30 less.   I don't do adapters, and the included 1399 stock is already too low.

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 12:08:32 AM »
I also have a number of 3-9x32 BB's with objective parallax focus.   I originally went with the front parallax because of articles suggesting that, in general, the front parallax to be more rugged that the side parallax design.

Now having 3 side focus BB's and a side focus Athon, it would be difficult returning to the objective focus.

Having said that, for fixed distance target work, the front focus would be completely fine.
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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 08:18:04 AM »
If as carbine:

UTG BugBuster 3x12 with side focus and dovetail rings:

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Bugbuster-3-12x32x-Mil-Dot-Rings/dp/B07HRM5T1G/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2EA8MMOBF20OL&dchild=1&keywords=bugbuster+3-12x32+scope&qid=1616507084&sprefix=bugbuster+%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-2

I have a few of this scope.


PyrmidAir also has them & I use them on all Prods & 1720s.  I'm really sold on this scope W/side wheel.
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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 10:00:14 AM »
3X9 Bug Buster here also.
Use the P-Rod mostly for target and pesting  around the house.
Have tried other scopes, the BB works best for me.

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2021, 09:25:50 AM »
Looks like a Bug Buster it is! Thanks guys! My P-Rod is supposed to be here today(Friday). My Donny FL Tanto is already in town. It will be in my possession today.

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2021, 01:17:01 AM »
My P-Rod and Donny FL Tanto arrived. It has been installed and she is a lot quieter! I learned one thing about my Chinese pump though. I realized that the handle was loose and causing me to lose air that could have been going in to the gun. After tightening it it filled a lot faster! Thanks again guys!

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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2021, 11:47:39 PM »
Looks like a Bug Buster it is! Thanks guys! My P-Rod is supposed to be here today(Friday). My Donny FL Tanto is already in town. It will be in my possession today.

IMHO going with the 3-12 and a sidewheel is well worth the difference between the 3-9.
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Re: P-Rod Scope Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2021, 12:33:10 PM »
While, I wait to get my savings account back up I moved my UTG 3-12X32 Mini Swat scope from my 1322 to the P-Rod. I might keep this one on this and get a red dot sight for the 1322. Instead of starting a new thread I have two question for you P-Rod guys. Which BiPod do you all recommend? I would like to stay with UTG if possible. Also how do you mount one to the P-Rod? If you have pics with a BiPod i would appreciate it!