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GOOD SCOPE for a .22LR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by xbox360, May 28, 2009.

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  1. xbox360

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    any good scopes for a .22lr that you have? how much are they?
     
  2. edelbrock

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    I have a Bushnell Rimfire 3-9x32. Good scope for the money. It is about $40.
     
  3. xbox360

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    its at wally world?

    I have a gammo scope 1000 fps[and under] I wish I could use it for the .22
     
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    IMHO, a .22 requires a scope with an adjustable objective so that you can set the focus from in close (say, 15 yards) out to 100 yards plus. Two scopes that have served me well are the Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn air gun scope and the Mueller APV. The Bushnell is about $95, and the Mueller about $115. I like the Mueller better. The Mueller in particular gets rave reviews over at rimfirecentral.com.
     
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  5. txman321

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    I have a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 Scope on my .22 Its perfect for a .22 very clear and bright optics
     
  6. xbox360

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    I like adjustable scopes :) I dont always shoot at the same range
     
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    I presume you mean a Gamo scope. If it was designed for a spring piston air rifle, it will work fine on .22 rimfire. But do NOT put a standard rifle scope on a spring piston air rifle, as the backward recoil will likely destroy the reticle. That said, I have a Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Air Gun scope on a CZ 452 and it has worked fine.
     
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    Same here.

    100 bucks at Wally World, rings included.

    EXCELLENT optics. Worth spending a little more than other .22 scopes -- because you won't feel like ditching this one and buying another.:)
     
  9. xbox360

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    so the gamo would work for my .22 ? just for now till muster up 115$ for a scope.
     
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    Yup; no problem.
     
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    I like the VX-1 2-7x28mm Leupold Rimfire scope @ $220. Parallax is set at 30 or 40 yards, can't remember. It's best for a hunting gun where shots are fast and at 20-75 yards. If you opt for a parallax adjustible scope be aware that they can be picky, like the Burris rimfire scopes. On the Burris scopes if you have the parllax set for 25 yards and try to shoot at 50, the image may be blurry.
     
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    +1 For Nikon pro staff (I love mine!)
     
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    I have a 1980's AO 4-12x Bushnell Japan full size 40 mm, but the important thing is the BKL mount with six hexkey lugs!
     
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    Older Leupold M8 fixed scopes are nice, you might look around ebay.
     
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    I have a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 on my 10/22. It's a great scope.
     
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    Mueller Tactical 8.5-25x44 AO with BKL rings atop a CZ 452 American. About $160 - I can highly recommend it.
     
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    On the inexpensive side I would go with a Nikon Prostaff, Weaver rimfire, bushnell 3200 line, Leupold VX-I, Sightron SI, and maybe a Mueller APV or Pentax. For nice scopes I would look Nikon Monarch, Weaver line with AO, Bushnell 4200, Leupold VX-II or III, Sightron SII or SIII, Zeiss Conquest, and a few more.

    Honestly I enjoy shooting my rimfires as much as I do the centerfires. As such I think they deserve just as nice optics as the big boys as well. They may not cause as much abuse but most of my shots are looking through a scope on a rimfire. No point in having a crappy image or poorly working scope on the rifle you use the most only to let a nice scope sit in the safe on a rifle that only sees limited use.
     
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    Im using 2 simmons scopes on my 10/22 both were around $75.00 my last simmons was around for 20 years or so so i went back with what i had before. one is 4x12x40 8-point and the other is 3x9x40 pro hunter.
     
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    Weaver V7 2X7 is an excellent scope made in Japan by Lite-on. On sale at Midway for < $150. I have one on my Sako Quad and a buddy has the centerfire version on his .270.
     
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    Scope choice depends on what you are going to use the rifle for. A basic 2-7 or 3-9x rimfire scope will cover most purposes other than high precision target shooting. I am particularly fond of the rimfire scopes offered by Weaver.

    What rifle you putting a scope on?
     
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    I have a BSA .22 scope I bought for less than $20, with shipping that stays on target and is highly accurate on the back of my Marlin model 60. Try one out some time.
     
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    mostly, I use 6x24's for target shooting; however the best scopes to use, are air rifle, adult size, spring piston rated. Tasco makes one in the golden antler series, it is fabulous, it AO's down to about 10 ft, and it is under 50 bucks.
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-3-9x44-titan.html

    careful, they have a centerfire version as well, but it has turret covers, and no adjustable AO.
     
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    Rangerruck is right on. For a inexpensive scope the Tasco airgun Golden Antler is pretty decent. My oldest scopes are Weaver, USA made, some of which are 60 years old. Weaver makes several nice rf scopes that will cost between 100 and 200 dollars.
     
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    Anyone know if the rings that come with that Tasco would fit on my Marlin 25MN? I believe it's a 3/8" rail.
     
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    yes they will, and they have some serious bite, they are very thick , and they are double thick; they won't let go. I think they may be steel. Heck I think the whole rig is made of steel. when you pick one of these up, you can deff feel the weight diff between this scope, and a similar sized aluminum tube
    scope. i also am a huge fan of the old weaver fixed power scopes, but I must say, i love the adjustable ao on the Tasco's. And when I say it adjusts down to about 10 ft, it really does!
     
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