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.22 scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tenn870, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Tenn870

    Tenn870 Well-Known Member

    Just got my first ruger 10/22 it is stainless with black synthetic stock. love it but because I got it 30 mins ago I havent had a chance to shoot it. I bought a utg quad rail for it and I know I want a scope. I need help picking out a decent scope with magnification to compliment its accurate range. I know nothing about scopes and would like to spend as little as possible but still have a nice optic for around $100 please help, thanks
  2. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Well-Known Member

    Under $100 I would look for a decent 3-9x32 or 3-9x40 Simmons scope. I'm not a huge fan of spending a ton on scopes for .22's even though I do like quality scopes on bigger rifles.
  3. Tenn870

    Tenn870 Well-Known Member

    how are BSA scopes?
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Hit or miss.

    You may get one that is fine, or you may not.

    Spend the money on a name brand .22 RF or air rifle scope from Bushnell, Burris, etc.
    It will have the proper parallax setting for shorter range .22 use instead of 150 yards for a centerfire deer rifle.

  5. Eb1

    Eb1 Well-Known Member

    I have an old Simmons on my .22 Model 60. If I had an extra two hundred dollars I would get a Bushnell 3200 3x9 or Bushnell 3200 1.5-4x32 with the Firefly Reticle. I have one of those on my ML, and it use to ride on one of my 30-30s, and the Glowing reticle has come in handy believe it or not.

    But a Bushnell 3200 Elite 2x7x32 or something like that is perfect for a .22 LR. IMO.
  6. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus Well-Known Member

    I have a Hawke 3-12 mil-dot on my 10/22 target. Great scope - POA is dead-on through all magnifications, turrets are dead-on, no complaints whatsoever. I have no problems seeing or hitting 2" wide x 4" tall angle iron out to 250 yards. I believe I paid about $140.
  7. RevolvingGarbage

    RevolvingGarbage Well-Known Member

    Ive got an old-as-dirt 4x15 air rifle scope on my Moss Plinkster. It was about $9.50 from walmart. Its holds zero and magnifies just fine for critter hunting or popping cans. It might be a good option if you want to start cheap to make sure you really want a scope.
  8. Dookie

    Dookie Well-Known Member

    Bushnell Banner or Trophy. One of the best under $100 scopes on the market. I have had a couple of them and they were all very clear and never lost zero. One of them I got off a 338 Win. Not saying they are good for that caliber, but that is what the guy put on it and had on it for years.

    I also like the Tasco Varmint. Would not touch a BSA for anything. I had one on an air rifle and it would not hold zero. Plus, do a quick google search and see what comes up. Better Stay Away.
  9. hub

    hub Well-Known Member

    For $99 I would go with a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 4x, don't forget to get some decent rings to go along with it.
  10. CB900F

    CB900F Well-Known Member


    The Nikon Prostaff mentioned above should be a good scope for your unit. However, if you want a variable scope, and are willing to spend a little more money, take a look at the Sightron S-1 3-9X rimfire too.

    If, (when) you trick out your 10/22 & start looking for more accuracy, your glass needs will change too. I do a lot of .22 rimfire hunting, the guns I do it with all wear adjustable objective (A/O) scopes. They cost more, frequently much more, but are, for me, worth it in my application.

    Just re-read your first post. The magnification range of a variable power scope is properly expressed as the range of magnification followed by X. Therefore, the S-1 Sightron is a nominal 3 to 9 power scope. It's called a rimfire because the parallax has been set to something around 60 yards at the factory. Normal centerfire scopes usually have the parallax set for something around 150 yards. Parallax is an optical condition that involves the relationship of the eye, reticle, target, and range of the target. If the eye isn't centered on ocular lens of the scope, even though the crosshairs can be on the target, if the parallax setting isn't correct, the point of bullet impact, (POI) won't be on the point of aim, (POA). A reticle is what you see in the scope to provide an aiming reference point. Usually, the crosshairs. However, there are many different reticles available provided you know how to access them. The mil-dot reticle is another that's popular these days.

    Hope this helps.

  11. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Well-Known Member

    In my opinion, a good .22 demands a scope with an adjustable objective. You want to be able to focus (remove parallax) in close. I've been quite happy with a Meuller APV on my CZ 452. The Meullers are well regarded over on rimfirecentral.com.

    Link: http://swfa.com/Mueller-45-14x40-APV-Riflescope-P9136.aspx
  12. KMO

    KMO Well-Known Member

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