I have a Kimber .22 that I've never shot, mainly because I don't have an optic for it.
I'd like a fixed power (4x-6x range), blue polished finish to match the gun, and a price tag under $300.
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August 12, 2009, 04:43 PM
Go into ebay and buy yourself one of the old El Paso made Weaver scopes. There will be 1" versions and 3/4" versions with the smaller designed specifically for use with .22 lr rifles. Find a good one and it'll be nicely blued (a rare thing in modern day scopes).
There were a lot of models other than the much sought after Weaver 330 series which were initially used just as they came on the commercial general storeshelf by Remington in meeting their contract to build a sniper rifle version of their 1903a3 rifle.
Many of those not so sought after models were better scopes and you should be able to find a really nice one for $100. or less - maybe a lot less.
The earlier versions of Weaver K4 is one I can recommend as being a reliable good quality and right looking old scope for old rifles.
Try to stay away from the later versions that began incorporating plastic parts. The plastic appeared in the eyepiece housing, the adjuster caps, and much later even the lenses. You want the ones made from the late 1930's through the mid 1950's.
August 12, 2009, 04:45 PM
i have an old K4 that's I've thought about using, but I'm gonna let it sit on the Beowulf for now...
August 12, 2009, 05:05 PM
All of the old K-Model scopes where high-power rifle scopes.
As such, the parallax-free setting is 100+ yards, which is way to far for a .22RF.
If you are after a high quality steel tube .22 scope, I'm afraid you are SOL.
I can highly recommend any of the Leupold .22/air-rifle scopes. They have adjustable parallax.
August 12, 2009, 06:25 PM
i want to be at least a step up from the BSA level. Throwing one of those on a Kimber of Oregon .22 is like wearing a clip-on tie with a Brooks Brothers suit.
I'm looking at the leupold FX-1 in 4x right now...$219 at Midway