Red dot scope on a .22


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lwsimon
October 17, 2004, 05:46 AM
Recently obtained a Marlin .22 lever action rifle. It had a major Leupold scope on it (was used for spotlighting deer by the previous owner) - my dad bought the gun just for the scope, and passed the gun down to me. Now i'm wanting to put some sort of red dot scope on it to go squirrel hunting. I know that type of scope isn't the best for medium range shooting, but i've been dying to try one out ever since seeing one.

Wally World has a cheap one, made in China of course, for $29.99. This is my last choice, as I try not to support China if i can help it. Anyone out there know of a good, relatively cheap red dot scope? Cheap means <$75 or so...

And if not, any other alternatives to a traditional scope?

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lwsimon
October 17, 2004, 05:56 AM
What do you guys think about these?

Cheap-o:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-ez01d.html

Not quite so cheap-o:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-1x30-22-reddot.html

Okay, but the best I could possibly afford atm:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-propoint-pdprgd-1x26mm-red-green-dot-sight.html

lwsimon
October 17, 2004, 06:01 AM
Last time, promise

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bsa-optics-30mm-red-dot-sights.html#

This one looks to be a bit more sturdy. Anyone have some experience?

Okiecruffler
October 17, 2004, 09:54 AM
I have a Blazer 30mm red dot that I think I paid about $25 for several years ago. It's been on everything from my 22 rifles and pistols to a 44mag Contender, to a M44 Mosin. Danged thing just keeps working, although I did finally have to replace the battery a few months ago, after I forgot and left it on for a week. Sure, it's not as good as a $200 system, but it's good enough. Besides, chances are you'll decide it's no good for squirrel hunting and go to a scope. Then at least you're only out $25.

Edit, I just checked out your links, and man are they proud of those. I've ordered from this guy http://www.crankyfarmer.com/reddotscope.html several times and always got a good deal and quick shipping.

lwsimon
October 17, 2004, 02:38 PM
Those are a bit cheaper, but honestly, i'd rather spend $45 on a BSA than spend $38 on a "NcStar". If i decide i don't want it on the rifle, I can always put it on my Single Six, or on one of my future purchases. NOTHING gun related gets thrown away, goes unused, or gets sold in my household :)

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