If you’re not familiar with EDgun air guns, then you are in for a real treat. EDgun offers several models designed to be lightweight, compact, powerful, and extremely accurate. Due to their form factor, they lend themselves to a specific optic style. Essentially, you don’t want something too big and heavy, or you’ll ruin the whole point of the platform. Let’s look at some options.
Optics for the EDgun Micro Carbines
EDgun has what we like to call micro carbine-styled airguns. These would be the EDgun Leshiy Classic, EDgun Lelya 2.0, and the EDgun Leshiy Classic Standard. When we say these guns are small, we mean they are SMALL. EDgun also has their Matador Bullpup options and carries “long” versions of the previous models mentioned above. However, they are all still very compact compared to almost any other air powered guns on the market.
If you are shooting close range, then a red dot scope will be a great option. There are many affordable options, but they are affordable for a reason. Often they will have dots that bleed past their MOA rating, which can cause accuracy to suffer. Given the EDgun line is a premium line, we’d recommend that you set your sights (pun intended) a little higher. The Hawke Endurance line of Red Dot and Reflex sights average between $130 and $200. They have some great features like auto-shutoff and auto revive. So, when they don’t sense movement, they will shut down. When they sense movement again, they immediately come back on. They come in various sizes and configurations. Our recommended model is the Hawke Endurance Red Dot 1×25. It has an optional riser mount that allows for more flexible mounting options.
It’s harder than you might think to build a top-quality compact scope. We will suggest a few models, starting with the most affordable and working our way up. The lower price scopes will not have the same clarity and feature sets as the more expensive options, but they should do fine for most airgunning tasks out to 50 yards.
At about $180, the 3-12×44 AO SWAT Compact Accushot Rifle Scope is a good starting point. It’s compact, lightweight, and packed with features like an illuminated reticle and side focus objective. It ships with a set of mounts which may work for most applications. Be ready to invest in a good set of mounts if you want more height to accommodate the particular form factor from EDgun you plan to purchase.
Jumping up to the $250 price point, you find the UTG OP3 Compact IR 3-12×44 AO UMAO. It is an enhanced version of the SWAT scope, adding an illuminated etched glass reticle and extra-long eye relief to the feature set. It does not come with rings, so you will need to match some 30mm Weaver rings to your setup so you can mount the scope.
Next, we come to the Hawke Airmax 30 Compact SF with AMX IR reticle. This model comes in at just under $400 and is available in 3-12×40 and 4-16×44 variations. These scopes are ideal for bullpup and carbine airguns because they are very compact and lightweight. The etched glass illuminated AMX reticle was purpose-built for Airgunners. A limited lifetime warranty backs all Hawke scopes as an added benefit.
Our final suggestion in the “compact scope for EDgun air guns” category is the Hawke Sidewinder 30 SF 20X half Mil-dot scope, specifically the 6.5-20×44 model. The Hawke Sidewinder line of scopes has been a favorite amongst airgunners for many years. The newest iteration is smaller, clearer, lighter, and just all-around better than any previous version. It does not come with scope rings, so you’ll want to make sure you match up the right rings for the job as you put your order together.
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We hope that gives you some options in picking out a scope for your new EDgun Airgun. If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to call us, and we’ll be happy to help you get the right gear for the job.