GOOD SCOPE for a .22LR


May 28, 2009, 10:36 AM
any good scopes for a .22lr that you have? how much are they?

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May 28, 2009, 10:39 AM
I have a Bushnell Rimfire 3-9x32. Good scope for the money. It is about $40.

May 28, 2009, 10:42 AM
its at wally world?

I have a gammo scope 1000 fps[and under] I wish I could use it for the .22

May 28, 2009, 10:46 AM
IMHO, a .22 requires a scope with an adjustable objective so that you can set the focus from in close (say, 15 yards) out to 100 yards plus. Two scopes that have served me well are the Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn ( air gun scope and the Mueller APV ( The Bushnell is about $95, and the Mueller about $115. I like the Mueller better. The Mueller in particular gets rave reviews over at

May 28, 2009, 10:46 AM
I have a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 Scope on my .22 Its perfect for a .22 very clear and bright optics

May 28, 2009, 10:47 AM
I like adjustable scopes :) I dont always shoot at the same range

May 28, 2009, 10:50 AM
I have a gammo scope 1000 fps[and under] I wish I could use it for the .22I presume you mean a Gamo scope. If it was designed for a spring piston air rifle, it will work fine on .22 rimfire. But do NOT put a standard rifle scope on a spring piston air rifle, as the backward recoil will likely destroy the reticle. That said, I have a Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Air Gun scope on a CZ 452 and it has worked fine.

May 28, 2009, 10:50 AM
I have a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 Scope on my .22 Its perfect for a .22 very clear and bright optics

Same here.

100 bucks at Wally World, rings included.

EXCELLENT optics. Worth spending a little more than other .22 scopes -- because you won't feel like ditching this one and buying another.:)

May 28, 2009, 10:51 AM
so the gamo would work for my .22 ? just for now till muster up 115$ for a scope.

May 28, 2009, 11:00 AM
so the gamo would work for my .22 ? Yup; no problem.

May 28, 2009, 06:47 PM
I like the VX-1 2-7x28mm Leupold Rimfire scope @ $220. Parallax is set at 30 or 40 yards, can't remember. It's best for a hunting gun where shots are fast and at 20-75 yards. If you opt for a parallax adjustible scope be aware that they can be picky, like the Burris rimfire scopes. On the Burris scopes if you have the parllax set for 25 yards and try to shoot at 50, the image may be blurry.

May 28, 2009, 07:21 PM
+1 For Nikon pro staff (I love mine!)

May 28, 2009, 07:32 PM
I have a 1980's AO 4-12x Bushnell Japan full size 40 mm, but the important thing is the BKL mount with six hexkey lugs!

May 28, 2009, 07:36 PM
Older Leupold M8 fixed scopes are nice, you might look around ebay.

Tully M. Pick
May 28, 2009, 07:48 PM
I have a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 on my 10/22. It's a great scope.

May 28, 2009, 07:52 PM
Mueller Tactical 8.5-25x44 AO with BKL rings atop a CZ 452 American. About $160 - I can highly recommend it.

May 28, 2009, 08:04 PM
On the inexpensive side I would go with a Nikon Prostaff, Weaver rimfire, bushnell 3200 line, Leupold VX-I, Sightron SI, and maybe a Mueller APV or Pentax. For nice scopes I would look Nikon Monarch, Weaver line with AO, Bushnell 4200, Leupold VX-II or III, Sightron SII or SIII, Zeiss Conquest, and a few more.

Honestly I enjoy shooting my rimfires as much as I do the centerfires. As such I think they deserve just as nice optics as the big boys as well. They may not cause as much abuse but most of my shots are looking through a scope on a rimfire. No point in having a crappy image or poorly working scope on the rifle you use the most only to let a nice scope sit in the safe on a rifle that only sees limited use.

May 28, 2009, 08:30 PM
Im using 2 simmons scopes on my 10/22 both were around $75.00 my last simmons was around for 20 years or so so i went back with what i had before. one is 4x12x40 8-point and the other is 3x9x40 pro hunter.

May 28, 2009, 10:00 PM
Weaver V7 2X7 is an excellent scope made in Japan by Lite-on. On sale at Midway for < $150. I have one on my Sako Quad and a buddy has the centerfire version on his .270.

May 28, 2009, 10:13 PM
Scope choice depends on what you are going to use the rifle for. A basic 2-7 or 3-9x rimfire scope will cover most purposes other than high precision target shooting. I am particularly fond of the rimfire scopes offered by Weaver.

What rifle you putting a scope on?

May 29, 2009, 01:42 AM
I have a BSA .22 scope I bought for less than $20, with shipping that stays on target and is highly accurate on the back of my Marlin model 60. Try one out some time.

May 29, 2009, 03:33 AM
mostly, I use 6x24's for target shooting; however the best scopes to use, are air rifle, adult size, spring piston rated. Tasco makes one in the golden antler series, it is fabulous, it AO's down to about 10 ft, and it is under 50 bucks.

careful, they have a centerfire version as well, but it has turret covers, and no adjustable AO.

May 29, 2009, 08:19 AM
Rangerruck is right on. For a inexpensive scope the Tasco airgun Golden Antler is pretty decent. My oldest scopes are Weaver, USA made, some of which are 60 years old. Weaver makes several nice rf scopes that will cost between 100 and 200 dollars.

May 29, 2009, 10:19 AM
Anyone know if the rings that come with that Tasco would fit on my Marlin 25MN? I believe it's a 3/8" rail.

May 29, 2009, 10:33 AM
yes they will, and they have some serious bite, they are very thick , and they are double thick; they won't let go. I think they may be steel. Heck I think the whole rig is made of steel. when you pick one of these up, you can deff feel the weight diff between this scope, and a similar sized aluminum tube
scope. i also am a huge fan of the old weaver fixed power scopes, but I must say, i love the adjustable ao on the Tasco's. And when I say it adjusts down to about 10 ft, it really does!

May 29, 2009, 12:29 PM
Well, I'm sold. I'm feeling a lunch time order in my future.

May 29, 2009, 01:46 PM
Just remember you get what you pay for. Don't expect worlds from a $30 scope or even a $150 scope. Cheap is cheap for a reason. These companies aren't out to give away product and if you pay a cheap price you get a cheap scope.

May 29, 2009, 02:12 PM
I also have a Marlin 25MN and I have a Simmons .22Mag 3-9x40 AO on it and it has been just great. It is about $50 and I put it on just to try it out but am so satisfied I will probably leave it.

May 29, 2009, 03:44 PM
The Tasco rings should work. If I remember right they were sort of ugly things so I used equally cheap by better looking Simmons rings.

May 29, 2009, 04:31 PM
I’d look at either the Weaver or Clearidge 3-9x32AO or if your budget is a little larger then the Leupold. It would help if we knew what the main purpose for this scope ie; hunting or range work. If the later (target work) take a look at the Weaver V16.

May 29, 2009, 05:18 PM
I have two Intensity Optics 3.8-12x44 AO's, one mounted on a 10/22, and one that used to be mounted on a Savage 93R17, and a 6.5-20x44 AO that is currently mounted on the Savage.

The 3.8-12x44 is from what I can tell one of the few that use aspherical lenses, and the picture quality is very good. If you're into photography you know how much more camera lenses with aspherical elements can cost and the improvements they bring.

Great scopes, they were being closed out at Natchez ( for less than $100 each, when they are in stock.

Check out this thread on Rimfire Centra ( for a discussion of the scope.

They are made in the Philippines, apparently in the same plant that makes Nikons and other scopes. Intensity is a brand owned by ATK (Federal ammunition), they also own the Weaver and Simmons brand, and it appears that substantially similar scopes used to be branded Simmons.

Edited to add:

Natchez gets them in stock every now and then and I think other vendors may too, check out the thread on Rimfire Central.

You will need pretty high rings. I used the one piece high scope mounts from Dednutz (

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 29, 2009, 08:12 PM
Since you put GOOD in all caps, I'll recommend this one:

That what you had in mind? Good for target shooting. If hunting, you'd want much less magnification.

May 30, 2009, 05:40 PM

I use one of these on my .270, but I want another for my .22

May 30, 2009, 05:53 PM
I have a Bushnell Banner 4-12x40 on my Browning T-Bolt. A Center Point 3-9x32 on my Remmy Model Five... Both work great...

May 30, 2009, 10:27 PM
Check out Vortex. Best bang for the buck.

Harve Curry
May 30, 2009, 10:45 PM
I have found on a few of the $100 price range variable scopes that the point of impact changes with the power setting.
For myself I was thinking of a fixed 6x on my next .22.

May 31, 2009, 01:14 AM
Can anyone recommend a good scope that has less clutter and size to the reticle? For example something like this (scroll down a bit)... without the $1300 price tag? Either that or full reticles that are puny.

Looking for something affordable, good for target shooting, and allows one to see small dots without the obscuration caused by many scopes. It is to mount on a Savage Sporter 23a that I paid $80.00 for. It's a very fine shooter for a sporter, but it ain't a bench rest target rifle.

June 4, 2009, 10:47 AM
Sorry to dig this back up, but I got the tasco that rangerruck recommended yesterday and mounted it to my Marlin 25MN. The clarity is decent, and it feels solid. I plan on sighting it in this weekend, and I'll return with more pics after that. For now, here's what it looks like (note: the see-through cap on the objective is skewed because it gets caught on the iron sight):

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