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dab102999
July 18, 2013, 02:11 AM
I picked up a mossburge 702 plinkster for my girl. She is 10 but very small framed. This is the model with the carry handle type top. I want to put a less expensive by pod and lower power scope on it for her. I really don't want to put a lot of cash into it but don't want junk either. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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allaroundhunter
July 18, 2013, 02:44 AM
Pretty much the cheapest bipods that you will find are Caldwell and Blackhawk, and they each run about $40.

For a scope, are you wanting magnified or unmagnified?

Centurian22
July 18, 2013, 03:09 AM
Search "UTG Bipod" on amazon and take your pick. They start at $24. I put one on my .308 and have been very satisfied. As for the scope partially depends on what all you want to (or want her to) be able to do with it. There are red dot (non-magnified), fixed magnification, and 'zoom' or variable magnification. For good value and low price I'd check out Centerpoint's. They have a wide variety of types and styles. Some you can get / look at in a local Walmart. Good luck.

dab102999
July 18, 2013, 05:41 AM
I am thinking she is young so her eye's should be better then mine so low power as far as the scope. I have thought a bout a red dot type. is it pretty easy to get out to 100 yards with that?. I did notice that with the rail put on top of the carry handle that the irons can still be used so I was just thinking something a little more on top of that for me when I am helping her out.

Thanks for the help guys and will look at amazon when I get a chance.

ac6916170
July 18, 2013, 06:14 AM
Mounting on top of a carry handle is going to make for a bad cheek weld and could disappoint a young shooter with the lack of accuracy. Try the irons for awhile. She's young and should have the best chance at hitting stuff to begin with.

dab102999
July 18, 2013, 07:18 AM
Actually as I was typing my last responce I was thinking the same thing AC. For now I think I will just put a bi pod on it for her and let her have fun. Thanks for the responces guys.

Centurian22
July 18, 2013, 07:22 AM
Very valid point about the cheek weld and also that carries over to sight above the bore hight as well. As for the red dot I just saw a video of someone making hits at 750yards with a .300 blackout using a red dot so 100yards and .22 should be ok as long as you aren't trying for pin point accuracy. How do you like the gun, function, mags? I was thinking about one of those Mossy's myself.

dab102999
July 18, 2013, 07:42 AM
How do you like the gun, function, mags? I was thinking about one of those Mossy's myself.

Seems alright for what it is. If I was serious about owning a dedicated 22 I told myself that I would want a steel one. But one came up for sale for a good price locally and ended up trading him for it. My concern was for the daughter so I needed something with an adjustable stock. Also being plastic I figured it is lighter for her. I just got it last night and put about 100 rounds thru it with the boy. Did not have a problem with it and I knew the previous owner and he said he never had a problem with it either. I would have much rather got her a 10/22 but for the deal I just couldn't pass it up.

chicharrones
July 18, 2013, 01:38 PM
I am thinking she is young so her eye's should be better then mine so low power as far as the scope. I have thought a bout a red dot type. is it pretty easy to get out to 100 yards with that?. I did notice that with the rail put on top of the carry handle that the irons can still be used so I was just thinking something a little more on top of that for me when I am helping her out.

Carry handle? Do you have the AR styled Mossberg or the traditional styled rifle?

If the traditional style rifle, a red dot on low mounts works great for .22LR distances. On my 14 year old daughter's rifle, we have a Simmons branded multi-reticle tube type red dot, which is a generic copy of the higher quality Ultra Dots.

It works fine out to 50 or 75 yards, but it is really dependent on the gun and the shooter. Being unmagnified you can hit at 100, but you will not get tight groups like a 4x or higher scope can. There is a bit of parallax error at all ranges which requires a consistent cheek weld to make the cheap red dots work well.

In my daughter's case, she isn't a good enough shooter yet to even try 100 yards at this point in time.

allaroundhunter
July 18, 2013, 01:40 PM
He has an AR copy.

chicharrones
July 18, 2013, 01:46 PM
He has an AR copy.

Gotcha!

Then I'd avoid a scope unless you can remove that carry handle, or build up a cheek riser.

Shoot, iron sights can do just fine indeed!:cool:

Arizona_Mike
July 19, 2013, 12:34 AM
I bought a UTG bipod for a .22lr but they keep suprising me with their quality/price. I have used it on my AR-15 and would not hesitate to use it on my M&P 10. It is very sturdy and reminds me of the Harris bipods of old.

Mike

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