Scoping a B-25

Scoping a B-25

Joined: December 9th, 2002, 6:05 pm

April 28th, 2012, 4:00 pm #1

Just got my B-25 last week from Mike, and realize I need to scope it. I was very happy with the durability of the inexpensive little Xisico 4X32 that came with my B-26. Can anyone suggest any other inexpensive but rugged scopes that can stand up to the powerful whack of the B-25?
VA Farmer, you out there friend?
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Joined: June 14th, 2011, 9:50 pm

April 29th, 2012, 4:15 am #2

Try Leapers,Hawke,Sun Optics,Center Point, any of these in 4x with AO should be fine with a Leapers/Utg one piece mount. Remove the hold down screw and drill it out larger to fit scope stop pin dia. for the one piece mount you buy. Use loctite blue on everythung after cleaning with alchohol well. Good luck but this isnt a magnum so the above should work fine.
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Joined: March 26th, 2008, 2:38 am

April 30th, 2012, 2:04 pm #3

Just got my B-25 last week from Mike, and realize I need to scope it. I was very happy with the durability of the inexpensive little Xisico 4X32 that came with my B-26. Can anyone suggest any other inexpensive but rugged scopes that can stand up to the powerful whack of the B-25?
VA Farmer, you out there friend?
basic, RWS34 breakdown and tuning proceedure, many good posts about it.....

most any AG rated scope will work.

Lots of them make the b-25 almost feel too heavy, but.....you cant have it all unless you wanna put a 200 dollar scope on a 150 dollar rifle. Not that thats a bad thing, the b-25 has the power and accuracy to support it....just, it is what it is...

Mike had some VERY good scope combos with that, I think they are the rex scopes, the first wood stocked b-25 I had was a combo deal, and it had Mikes 3X9 AO....glass was OK, but the scope held up to probably 1000 or more shots of un-tuned recoil, and then went thru alot of tuned shots as well.
Took MANY large game type birds up to 50 yds with it.....

My current b-25 is an open sight gun.....but I would recommend any leapers/UTG true strength platform...a 6 power bug buster might be perfect for this gun....6x is all you need to 50 yds unless you are target shooting with it......and it can hang with the recoil. Mine is the 3x9, so while it offers a bit more detail in magnification, what suffers is me in the weight tradeoff.
the larger scope just adds too much weight and mass.

I would recommend a 4 or 6 fixed power with AO from leapers/UTG, with the true strength platform. If the b-25 does eat it, you can get it repaired replaced under warranty.
And, you will still only have around 60 bucks or so in a scope that is going on a low cost rifle.

Just a thought, I think this gun could be a great candidate for a Vortek kit....will probably try to install one when this spring wears out. Just to see what all the rage is about.

Here is what helped me iron mine out....cause it came and initial impressions were that it would just be an average gun at best.
Mike chopped and recrowned the bbl....so I knew there was a chance that it could be difficult.
I wanted an open sight gun.
But for range, the scope helped tremendously....to the tune of shrinking 3+ inch groups at 25 yds into around 1.5 or two inch groups. Then I took a mic, and figured that it liked the larger pellets, to the tune of 5.53 or larger. Standard .22s are 5.50 to 5.52.....so this excludes most pellets.
With 5.54 FTS....I average 1 inch(or less) groups at 5 shots with this gun, open sighted, 25 yds.....not too shabby for me. Sight picture starts to blurr for me at around 20 anyway. those pellets arent the cheapest you can shoot, but are actually on the low end for H&N brand. You might get lucky and get one that likes a little smaller head. One of the few guns that I have found that either REALLY likes a certain pellet, or really does not. No real in-between groups. Benefits from a light barrel polishing...with some type of paste or valve lapping compound. Also, breech seal has to be just right on this one.
With the right scope, should have no problem becoming your go to hunter for 50 yds or under.

God bless,

Farmer
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Joined: December 9th, 2002, 6:05 pm

April 30th, 2012, 11:50 pm #4

You are always so thorough and generous with your replies. I was hoping you would respond. My wood-stocked B-25 got Mike's lube tune. It really is a lovely rifle and the trigger is outstanding. I'm nearly 60 and just don't shoot opens like I used to, so will add a scope soon to see just what this gun is capable of.
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Joined: January 9th, 2005, 1:46 am

April 30th, 2012, 11:52 pm #5

Just got my B-25 last week from Mike, and realize I need to scope it. I was very happy with the durability of the inexpensive little Xisico 4X32 that came with my B-26. Can anyone suggest any other inexpensive but rugged scopes that can stand up to the powerful whack of the B-25?
VA Farmer, you out there friend?
Our customers have had a lot of success with this Leapers scope http://www.archerairguns.com/Leapers-SC ... -432fd.htm

It's well under $30, including rings, and works well with all types of air rifles. The image quality is surprisingly good, too

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
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Joined: March 26th, 2008, 2:38 am

May 1st, 2012, 1:49 am #6

You are always so thorough and generous with your replies. I was hoping you would respond. My wood-stocked B-25 got Mike's lube tune. It really is a lovely rifle and the trigger is outstanding. I'm nearly 60 and just don't shoot opens like I used to, so will add a scope soon to see just what this gun is capable of.
for your kind words. Im just one of the guys who replies alot, though.

there are MANY folks here who are 10X more knowledgeable than I.

Sometimes thier answers are short-n-sweet but you must remember, they have answered 10X as many questions.

The B-25 is really quite a good value, and really sells itself.
The true props need to go to RWS for making such a fine rifle to clone. If you look at the choice of cloned rifles, each one clones a very fine original rifle. The 34 is hands down the best entry into the quality relm of german rifles....but for a pure hunting rifle, the b-25/ruger series has done a good job.
Mike is good tech support too. I dont see how he keeps it up. O'course, I cant see how he sees past that beard, either
Seriously, you can call him and ask any question. He is a fun guy to talk with too.

God bless, and good luck with it.

Farmer
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Joined: December 9th, 2002, 6:05 pm

May 7th, 2012, 6:21 pm #7

Our customers have had a lot of success with this Leapers scope http://www.archerairguns.com/Leapers-SC ... -432fd.htm

It's well under $30, including rings, and works well with all types of air rifles. The image quality is surprisingly good, too

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
Videos http://www.youtube.com/ArcherAirguns
Blog http://www.archerairguns.info
Stephen, sorry to take so long to get back, but if that thing had an AO, I'd be on it.
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