Does 'springer rated' suggest a scope will last on a centerfire?

Does 'springer rated' suggest a scope will last on a centerfire?

Joined: April 3rd, 2010, 2:43 am

April 17th, 2012, 1:05 am #1

I had a Weaver Rimfire Classic scope on a rimfire, then moved to a springer, then moved to a 7.62x39 centerfire rifle. This last rifle has a lot more kick than the rimfire and springer and the crosshairs broke today while shooting it. This surprised me as I thought a springer rated scope meant it was really tough. Would you expect an air rifle scope to last on a 30 cal rifle?

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Joined: September 16th, 2000, 12:05 am

April 17th, 2012, 2:48 am #2

Don't know if it means designed for sharp recoil.
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Joined: April 3rd, 2010, 2:43 am

April 17th, 2012, 10:45 am #3



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Joined: September 16th, 2000, 12:05 am

April 17th, 2012, 12:52 pm #4

the mainspring pushes the gun backwards because the piston is momentarily disconnected as the potential energy in the spring is released. The sudden compression of the air ahead of the piston pushes the gun forward causing whiplash recoil.
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