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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TheBill, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. TheBill

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    Marlin 60SB I just bought. Obviously nothing too fancy. It came with a little cheapy one. But I know nothing about scopes and would like something decent for it.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated
     
  2. 257WM_CDL-SF

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    be sure to check out Sightrons I love mine best clearest scope I have ever owned
     
  3. skoro

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    I have a couple of possibilities you might want to consider.

    1. Bushnell Banner 4x32 - a decent reasonably priced scope that'll do well for plinking and small game hunting.

    2. Weaver RV-7 - more expensive, but a heck of a nice rimfire scope, with 2-7x variable power.

    These are available at lots of sporting goods stores or online at places like Midway.
     
  4. Maverick223

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    I'll second the Bushnell fixed 4x...great scope...super cheap. :)
     
  5. Runningman

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    You didn't pick a price range but one that works well for me on 22s is the Sightron S1 3-9 X 32 RF. You can get them for about $130.00 from Midway. Resolution is very good for its price range. Parallax is set up for 50 yards so they work well with 22 RF.

    Put one on my Marlin Model 60 a 2 or 3 years ago after not having very good luck with a 3 x 9 Bushnell. I've since bought a few more of these for 22 RF to replace past mistakes in cheap scopes. Been very pleased with them.
     
  6. hub

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    Like I just posted in your last thread I have the same rifle.
    I put a cheap Bass Pro Redhead 4x on mine because I had a gift certificate and it was one of the only silver 4x they had.

    It holds zero and does well enough for plinking around and squirrel hunting but if I could do it over again I would have went with a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 4x. The Red Head's crosshairs are so thin you can barely see them and the light gathering and clairity is horrible compared to the Prostaff 3x9 on my .17hmr.

    The easiest comparison I can think of is when looking through one then through the other it is like switching between regular and hd channels on a big screen tv.

    You never did say how much you wanted or was willing to spend, or what you planed to do with it. That would help a lot. When I got mine I felt I needed to get one in silver to match the stainless but now with the matte prostaff on my stainless BTVS I think it looks pretty good as well.

    There are obviously better scopes out there and a lot of other options to choose from and I've never owned a Nikon Rimfire but I do really like the prostaff 3-9x40 as a good budget scope and would recommend the Rimfire 4x as one too based on the others quality. They also come in matte or silver if that matters to you.
    http://swfa.com/Nikon-ProStaff-Riflescopes-C151.aspx

    Here is a pic of the Marlin 60SB with the Red Head in silver, and another of my BTVS with a Nikon prostaff 3-9x40 in matte just for a comparison.
     

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    best scope for under 100 bucks, ever, that's right... EVER, is right here.
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-3-9x44-titan.html
    sometimes these can be found in the big box stores, in the hard plastic pak, with glasses and ear muffs, for about 40 bucks!!!! stock up then.
    Why are they so good? look at the features; adult rated, spring piston rated,
    break bbl rated, air rifle rated. so it will never ever break or lose zero. comes with mounts allready. the best part is, the AO goes down to about 10 FT!!!!
    awesome. plus it is smallish, so it doesn't overpower with size or weight.
    now then , there is anothermodel just like this, but it is centerfire, and not air rifle rated, and does not have an AO, so don't get that one. All this,
    for less than 50 bucks, it just cannot , and will not be beat.
    now then, if you wanna target shoot, this is not your scope, you need more power, this scope will only do you decently for target shooting on paper, out to about 50 yds. if you wanna shoot the tiniest of holes/ groups on paper, at 50 yds, get an 18 power, if you wanna do it at 100, get at least a 24 x.
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  8. Maverick223

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    RR, what little experience with Tasco I had was not too great, but with that said I have never broken one, or had one loose zero (only on .22s though)...and for $40.00USD it's a good deal if it has glass at all. :D
     
  9. TheBill

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    I dont want to spend more than 120 on it. Not looking to be that serious with it. Just target shooting with buddies, maybe some small game from time to time
     
  10. rangerruck

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    if you get a rimfire scope, it will be prllax free at 50 yds, BUT NOT LESS!!!!
    that is why the air rifle scopes are superior, if you need a 20 yd shot. the one in the pic above, like I said, goes down to about 10ft.
     
  11. Maverick223

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    That is the focus...I don't believe that the parallax can be moved in any way. :)
     
  12. TheBill

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    ok, here's the suggestions so far

    Sightrons (don't know model suggested)
    Bushnell Banner 4x32
    Weaver RV-7
    Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 4x
    Tasco 3 9x44

    Let's start the voting
     
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    Need a Poll! If you want it to be cheap then Bushnell (even the Sportview isn't all that bad...but the Banner is noticeably better) FTW...if you are willing to drop a little more cash than what you planned (about $140) a Nikon or Sightron I would be in order. :)
     
  14. TheBill

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    OK, I dont know how to start a poll.

    If I move my limit to 150, what model would you guys suggest?
     
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    Bushnell ProStaff 2-7x or a Sightron I 3-9x will give you the best rimfire optics on the block. :D
     
  16. TheBill

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    Sounds good. I'll start shoppin them now. Thanks Maverick
     
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    I say Nikon 4X, get it at Wal-Mart and save on shipping.

    FFMedic
     
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    get a bushnell banner
     
  19. Walkalong

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    It is the parralax that can be adjusted down to 10 ft. That is what adjustable objectives do, adjust the parralax for the distance being shot. ;)

    Of course, some scopes have that adjustment on the side now, which is nice.
     
  20. rangerruck

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    if 150 is the limit, then nikon or pentax or burris, is the only way to go. especially nikon or pentax, with the no questions asked unlimited lifetime wrrnty.
    don't know what burris wrrty is like.

    ... and thanks walkalong, I was about to do a big ' what ?'....
     
  21. rangerruck

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    ... and that optics planet tag line is deceptive; it is not called a titan, nor is it a x44 mm. it is a golden antler, air rifle rated , with AO, and it is 3x9x32.
    so be careful
     
  22. Maverick223

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    NP, like others have suggested you may be alright with a fixed 4x...but for 50yds+ I would go variable. :)

    Was just what I had heard (only for focus, not parallax)...thanks for the clarification. Side focus is great, but not worth the extra cash for a .22lr IMO.
     
  23. hometheaterman

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    I have a Ruger 10/22 with a Simmons 3x9x32 scope and honestly I love it. I've had it for several years. I just can't fathom spending too much on a scope for a .22.
     
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    I always kinda felt like my marlin was a great rifle for squirrel hunting, spinner and paper targets, and all around plinking at ranges closer to around 50 yds. A 4x scope is great for that. No messing around with the zoom or dialing the objective just line up the crosshairs and your on target. Not that you can't shoot longer distances you can but if your looking for little bitty groups @100 you may need some more zoom. I usually like a bolt action set up for that kind of shooting but the Marlin will shoot good too.

    If you plan on shooting longer distances and need some more magnification I would still recommend a Nikon 3-9x40 Prostaff but that's out of the price range and does not have a AO and is parallaxed at 100yds. That's OK but when shooting close ranges you need to keep the magnification dialed down and most people just want to zoom it all the way up to 9x when target shooting even at close ranges that's when parallax really starts becoming a problem.

    Another scope I would recommend through personal experience is the Federal Intensity optics 3.8-12x44mm with the adjustable objective. My step dad had one on his CZ 452 American and another on a CZ 452 Lux. It is a nice and clear scope and seem to be pretty good quality. It has more usable magnification at close ranges and the 44mm objective will obviously bring in more light than a 32mm as well. A lot of the people over at rimfire central really seem to like them too with some good reviews.
    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258853&highlight=Intesity+Optics

    Here's a link to sportsmans guide, hey it's on sale now too! $99.97 You can also get another $5 off coupon for any purchase over $50 if you sign up for the 25,000 sweepstakes. I entered today and got one through email. You may still be able to find it cheaper at Natchez.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/federal-intensity-44-mm-rifle-scopes-.aspx?a=540524
     
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  25. TheBill

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    Well now I'm just confused. Not a loong distance target shooter here. Just looking for a scope that I can mount to take to the range and mess around w/. Some of these look like serious scopes (seem to be fitted for more than just a plinking .22).

    With that being said. Do I want a 4x or an adjustable???
     
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