4-16X40 Centerpoint on sale again.

4-16X40 Centerpoint on sale again.

Jeff C.
Jeff C.

December 31st, 2011, 5:33 pm #1

I wanted to make sure you guys new this sale was going on. I bought 2 of these last time they were on sale and I love em. They are long and heavy but focus up close and will focus clear all the way up to 14 power. I have one on a 350 magnum and I can take it out of the safe and drive tacks with it. If its off its only a click one way or the other. The ones I bought have the allen wrench adjustable tension on the turrets plus a finger ring lockdown just like my Leapers accushot. The turrets were just right from the factory and I just use the finger rings. Great scopes for the money.INMO
http://www.airgundepot.com/centerpoint- ... orgrm.html
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Dizz
Dizz

December 31st, 2011, 7:19 pm #2

of these last time also.One thing,on one of the scopes,the lens coating is terrible,and flair is a big issue,hard to see thru.I can tell the green lens coating like on the other new scopes like this is weak.
Just a thought,but they will refund,I let mine sit in the box too long to return.I still haven`t mounted one yet.
Mine didn`t have any ring marks on them haden`t been mounted.I`d say since WM sells these my the 1000`s,a few were took out of the pack,were looked thru&returned for a loose part,or whatever.I think these returns are what`s selling in these white boxes now.
For me,if I could get new ones for $70,I`d just buy them,with much less risk,but I don`t think these can be bought new at WM now,can they??
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December 31st, 2011, 8:38 pm #3

I wanted to make sure you guys new this sale was going on. I bought 2 of these last time they were on sale and I love em. They are long and heavy but focus up close and will focus clear all the way up to 14 power. I have one on a 350 magnum and I can take it out of the safe and drive tacks with it. If its off its only a click one way or the other. The ones I bought have the allen wrench adjustable tension on the turrets plus a finger ring lockdown just like my Leapers accushot. The turrets were just right from the factory and I just use the finger rings. Great scopes for the money.INMO
http://www.airgundepot.com/centerpoint- ... orgrm.html
I think the 4-16X40 Centerpoint is a great scope, and arguably still delivers the best price-to-performance of any heavy recoiling springer rated scope on the market today, but....

Leapers newly updated models are just fantastic. I just bought the new full size 3-12X44 Sidewheel scope with 80MM sidewheel for $106 about 2 months ago, and I really think its well worth the extra money over the Centerpoint. There's a 4-16X version too, as well as short bodied "compact" variants.

Then, all 3 Leapers bugbusters are being updated with locking target turrets, and longer eye relief (6th generation models). I would look for venerable Leapers 3-9X32 Golden Image to get similar 6th generation updates soon.

My shooting style is as a plinker, collector, pest contol, and "fun with friends" kinda shooter. And I find that Leapers has all my needs covered. Its about time somebody in the world of optics truly focused on the airgun market.

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Jeff C.
Jeff C.

December 31st, 2011, 9:03 pm #4

of these last time also.One thing,on one of the scopes,the lens coating is terrible,and flair is a big issue,hard to see thru.I can tell the green lens coating like on the other new scopes like this is weak.
Just a thought,but they will refund,I let mine sit in the box too long to return.I still haven`t mounted one yet.
Mine didn`t have any ring marks on them haden`t been mounted.I`d say since WM sells these my the 1000`s,a few were took out of the pack,were looked thru&returned for a loose part,or whatever.I think these returns are what`s selling in these white boxes now.
For me,if I could get new ones for $70,I`d just buy them,with much less risk,but I don`t think these can be bought new at WM now,can they??
Dizz
I hope its alright. The one I am using is perfect. Really bright and clear. No marks at all. I always thought Leapers and Centetrpoint were the same scopes.
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January 1st, 2012, 12:30 am #5

I think the 4-16X40 Centerpoint is a great scope, and arguably still delivers the best price-to-performance of any heavy recoiling springer rated scope on the market today, but....

Leapers newly updated models are just fantastic. I just bought the new full size 3-12X44 Sidewheel scope with 80MM sidewheel for $106 about 2 months ago, and I really think its well worth the extra money over the Centerpoint. There's a 4-16X version too, as well as short bodied "compact" variants.

Then, all 3 Leapers bugbusters are being updated with locking target turrets, and longer eye relief (6th generation models). I would look for venerable Leapers 3-9X32 Golden Image to get similar 6th generation updates soon.

My shooting style is as a plinker, collector, pest contol, and "fun with friends" kinda shooter. And I find that Leapers has all my needs covered. Its about time somebody in the world of optics truly focused on the airgun market.
I have found that the CP scope for the $$ is a bargain

because they are air gun RATED

have them since late 2010 and they hold the recoil well on a TUNED M34 and M48

same as some Barska models

warren

and remember "it's 30% the gun and 70% the shooter"
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January 1st, 2012, 7:22 pm #6

I had a Centerpoint 3-9x40 on my RWS 54 and it chewed it up in no time.
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January 2nd, 2012, 12:23 pm #7

you BLAME the CP scope for this failure in a M54??

I blame "YOU" for using it in the M54

the M54 is called a "SCOPE EATER" for a reason

warren

and remember "it's 30% the gun and 70% the shooter"
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January 2nd, 2012, 2:20 pm #8

You can get a Ruger Blackhawk Refurb. a copy of the Diana 34.
Even the M-34 Vortex kits fit it and its said to have a real good trigger.

Not a bad deal for $120 + shipping.

http://www.airgunsdaily.com/

Best Regards
BBGun Bob
reschlund@wowway.com
S.E. Michigan

"Springers are neat,,One Shot One Bullseye"
BUT ONLY If you can master shooting one ! ! !


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January 2nd, 2012, 3:07 pm #9

you BLAME the CP scope for this failure in a M54??

I blame "YOU" for using it in the M54

the M54 is called a "SCOPE EATER" for a reason

warren

and remember "it's 30% the gun and 70% the shooter"
Warren,

The CP is supposed to be Airgun rated. What is the point of this forum if we do not inform others on products that have failed. By contrast, the Leapers 4-16x56 that I purchased for $189 has held up for almost 2000 rounds now. My suggestion, if you have a RWS 54, I would strongly advise this scope. The 54 is known to destroy even more expensive scopes than this one.

Leapers 4-16x56
http://www.airgunsbbguns.com/ProductDet ... DP416AOMDL

On another note, I also added two "O" Rings on the slide rail as a stop to cusion the recoil. This has shortened the travel a little but does not seem to effect accuracy. I also feel the 30mm tube has more surface area to grip and prevent the scope from sliding in the rings. The CP with 1" tube and RWS one piece mount would not hold the scope without slippage. The RWS mount also only has two screws on each ring instead of 4. 4 Screws holds the scope much better.

Bob
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January 3rd, 2012, 3:54 pm #10

The rearward travel of the 54 is initiated by the piston's movement forward. This is a rearward recoil.

The forward recoil of the 54 is produced when the piston meets the wall of air created by the transfer port aided by the pellet's backpressure and inertia.

It is the FORWARD recoil what kills most scopes regardless of price.

That and vibrations in the spring-guide-piston-breech assembly that get transmitted to the scope.

Hope this clarifies things.



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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