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.22 scope help for optics newbie

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fatboyclone, Jun 4, 2003.

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  1. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Member

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    I am trying to scope a HK270 .22. what would a good scope be? i saw the Bushnell Scopechief 3-9x40 and thought it would be a nice piece of glass to put on this rifle, what are your thoughts on it? the sole purpose of my rifle is plinking, no hunting in the foreseeable future.
     
  2. cratz2

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    For plinking... anything will work.

    I haven't seen the newest ones but I have one of the older ones 4x scopes made in Japan that came with one of my lever action rifles. Has the reticle where the lower ine is thicker that the other three. It's just about as bright and clear as the older Weaver K3s and K4s. Of course, I have no idea how the newest ones will compare. I know their Sportview scopes are... not desirable...

    I know you can usually get an old steel Weaver K3 or K4 from eBay for roughly $30 - $50. Nice scopes. ;)
     
  3. Bottom Gun

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    Since a great deal of your shooting will usually be under 100 yd with a .22, you may want to consider something with an adjustable objective lens.
    Most hunting scopes have fixed objectives focused for about 100 yd or so. An adjustable objective will let you focus much closer.
    Just a thought. . . . . . .
     
  4. fatboyclone

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    i thought that the 3-9 was an adjustable obbjective lens. can someone clarify 'adjustable obbjective lens' for me?
     
  5. cratz2

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    An adjustable objective scope will typically have a ring with numbers that goes around the far end (objective end) of the scope. You turn this dial to bring the reticle plane in focus with the target. The numbers roughly correspond to the distance to the target in yards. This becomes more important as targets get closer and magnification goes up. When hunting squirrels or rabbits, I've never had a problem with a standard non-adjustable scope if set to 3x or 4x but guys that like to get a 3-9 and leave it on 9x might have some issues within 50 yards or so.

    Typically scopes intended for high-powered rifles are set to be parallax free (reticle in focus with the target) at 150 yards and rimfire scopes are typically set at 50 yards.

    Here's a picture of an adjustable objective scope... note the numbers on the larger end of the scope.

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  6. fatboyclone

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    cratz2~ can you provide me with more info on the scope you posted? i have been searching all morning long for a Burris with an adjustable abjective to no avail. also what is a good source for these scopes? i have mainly tried Midway and Natchez.

    BTW i took a peek at your album and holy smokes!! thats a nice collection you got goin on there.
     
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    My .22 has a Simmons 22 Mag series 3-9x32 with adjustable objective. Natchez Shooters Supply

    It's a pretty good sight.

    Regards.
     
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    Fatboyclone;

    One of the best sites for optics: www.swfa.com
    Also good: www.natchezss.com & www.midwayusa.com

    Adjustable Objective, or A/O is usually very desirable on the.22lr's for the reasons stated previously. You didn't state a budget range, but in scopes, you usually get what you pay for. Take a look at these.

    Tasco 2.5 X 10 A/O mildot. Natchez or Midway, about 55 - 60 dollars. I like Midway's shipping prices & policies better.

    Simmons Whitetail Classic 4 X 12 A/O around $135 - 155 depending on who's quoting & whether or not rings are included.

    There are, of course, others.
    900F
     
  9. cratz2

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    Sure... It's the Burris 3-9x32AO Compact. I could and will recommend them without reservation. There is no other similar scope that I'm familiar with that offers the small size with the adjustable objective lens and the optical quality that this scope does for under $250. Between this scope and the 3-10x Weaver Grand Slam if you prefer a full size scope, I could live quite happily. :p Only reservation I might have is I have no idea how they would hold up on a rifle with serious recoil. I have this one which was on my Howa Ultralight 243. And I have another identical scope on my 22 Magnum for over a year and I've had zero problems with it.

    They also make a 4-12x that is very similar. The Burris Compact 3-9x that Chris at SWFA has listed, are the adjustable objective.

    http://burrisoptics.com/compact.html
    http://swfa.com/riflescopes/burris/index.html
    http://www.bearbasin.com/catalog.htm#burr_scopes
     
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