Ja ja. Why have I not thought of that lol.
No I want to mount a red dot on the rifle. But since I can see the original sights through the red dot, and the dot "shines" directly on the front sight when zeroed, it will not work unless I remove the front sight.
Dremeling it off will mess up resale value if I might wanna sell the rifle later.
I am mounting a red dot as I have never heard of one that was broken by a springer. But, saying that, I am sure a few links proving the opposite will be posted
I have a Gamo replay Magnum. A spring gun not a gas ram. its a monster and shoots 30ft.lbs + out the box. It broke 2 gamo scopes(including the one it came with) within the 1st 5 shots. Red dots were not recommended to me for this springer in this thread.
Unbreakable springer scope? ~ Air Rifle SA Forums - Page 5
I did however end up with a Hawke fixed 4x scope which has so far survived the magnum.
Magnum powered springers such as the super powerful Gamos are at best a quest for long term pain suffering and expensive looking for optics and fodder that will work
PS they are terrible to repair and work on
thus there is a still a cult following of FWB 300s Spring powered rifles, and they stopped making them decades ago
even the HW 30 is a much respected and seldom sold on springer
both do about 6 foot pounds of energy