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mounting a scope to 10/22 takedown

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by gibson_es, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. gibson_es

    gibson_es Well-Known Member

    I purchased a used 10/22 takedown. It came with a bushnell banner 3-9x 40mm scope. However, it could not fit in the bag.

    Seemed to defeat the purpose for me, so i took it off.

    However after taking the gun to the range and seeing how accurate it was i decided i want a scope on it. But i aibt got the cash to buy a good scope. I could trade this one for a doable scope thats smaller maybe. Bit seems like a lot of work for a sub $100 scope. So i fiddle with it and found the only way for it to fit and still clear the rear sight on the barrel when taking it apart is like u see in photo.

    Now, i was tought this a no-no because recoil and such would keep u sighting the scope in after every round or two..

    But. That was with larger centerfire calibers in mind.

    So i ask, somewhat shamefully, would this be ok for a little. 22? Its seems pretty sturdy. Its not those little rimfire scope rings or anything.... also, what about normal/average movement for the rifle such as being tossed in the truck and such (not that i throw it or anything. But i dont wanna have to baby it all the time just to keep from re sighting it either.)

  2. Keb

    Keb Well-Known Member

    Look at a BKL one piece airgun scope with 5 lugs, or a Leapers one piece three lug at Optics Planet. They will not slip backwards off the rifle.
  3. CB900F

    CB900F Well-Known Member


    Here's what I just finished doing: Bought the new takedown about three weeks ago. Ordered a Hawke 3-12X A/O mil-dot scope for it. When the scope came in I rested it in some rings I had laying around & measured height & clearances - twice. Then I ordered some Leupold QD rings, low, in matte black. It all went together last night.

    The scope sits on the Ruger supplied Picatinny type rail, and can easily be pulled off because of the QD rings. Using the Ruger carry case, all the components fit easily in it without any pulling, stuffing, tugging, or other force needed to zip it shut. If today is suitable, it's off to the range to see how this rig shoots.

  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Not in my openion.

    The scope is way too far to the rear to get a decent cheek weld on the stock and not get hit in the eye with the scope.
    Or even be able to see through it without tipping your head back to get enough eye relief..

    How about you just take the rear sight off & get it out of the way if you are going to use a scope anyway?

  5. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    I set up my son's new TD with Warne QD rings which I prefer to Leupold's version on an EGW base. Repeat ability after removal is very good. I also purchased a Vortex SPARC RDS that takes up about the same room as a 10/22 magazine and ordered a QD base for it.

    Now is the time to decide what you're willing to invest and what best suits your purpose. Could be $30 for new Weaver rings with big thumbscrews and a Kick-Eez stick-on riser pad or $400 for a set of ARMS #22 rings and a really good rimfire scope. Your budget, your rifle and your purpose, pick the shoe that fits.

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