Telescopic sight for air rifle

#1
Any recommendations for a 'scope for an Air Rifle at sensible money?

I've seen things like 4x40: Am I right in saying that this a 4 times magnification with an objective lens of 40mm diameter?
 
#3
For info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescopic_sight

Telescopic sights are classified in terms of the optical magnification and the objective lens diameter, e.g. 10×50. This would denote 10 times magnification with a 50 mm objective lens. In general terms, larger objective lens diameters are better (collect more light and give a wider field of view). On fixed magnification sights the magnification power and objective diameter should be chosen on the basis of the intended use.
 
#4
Lots of variables but remember that if you have a huuuugggge scope to fit it means higher mounts. Depending on the rifle that can sometimes get to the point where the scope is getting too high for comfort.

I had this problem with one of my full bore rifles and eventually had to go down to a 42mm objective. Not a great difference really but it was enough to enable use of much lower mounts so try (or measure carefully) before you buy

Unless doing dusk/dawn stuff do not really need huge optics if the quality of the glass is good. Really nice scope for air rifles and .22 is the Simmons Whitetail Classic 1.5-5x20. I have two which is just as well because they appear to have stopped making them
 

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