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Ruger 10/22 Carbine questions...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jackie treehorn, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. jackie treehorn

    jackie treehorn Member

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    Hi all,

    After researching for a number of weeks which .22 I would like to have, I finally bought a Ruger 10/22 Carbine and put a Leupold Shotgun scope on it. I had the scope lying around and decided to put it on tonight. I have not shot it yet, but is there any reason to think that it will not be OK on the .22, even though it is for a slug gun? I have a Simmons 2.5X20 that I could put on instead, but I think the Leupold is a better scope. Any suggestions on which? Also, what is the most efficient way to sight in this gun? I am on crutches and would like to avoid having to crutch long distances to check my target and I do not have a spotting scope. Sorry for all of the questions, but I am physically challenged these days, and have always been a bit slow :scrutiny:

    Any and all comments welcome.
     
  2. gunnerh

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    Sorry to hear about the sticks. The leopold shotgun scope would be a better choice because of it's 1 inch tube. It would gather more light and give you a larger field of view. When at the range try using Birchwood Casey "Shoot-N-C targets, they make 22cal holes visable at 25 yards. They may save you a few steps down range. Bore sighting a 22 auto is pretty much a crap shoot. So start your shooting a the closest range possible. Have fun with your 10/22, I enjoy mine.
     
  3. Omnivore

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    Bring a friend to the range with you.

    A decent pair of binoculars, used from a supported position in combination with the aforementioned Shoot-n-C targets, will allow you to see your bullet holes at pretty respectable distance.
     
  4. Ol` Joe

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    The shotgun scope should be better set for paralax (sp?) then a regular centerfire scope for use on a rimfire, maybe at 50-75 yds instead of 100-150 yds. I`d definatly go with the Leopuld.
     
  5. bang_bang

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    I've got a 10/22 carbine and put a cheap red dot scope on it. Shoots good enough to kill groundhogs at 60 yards. I'm not familiar with the shotgun scopes, but it does have magnification; the red dot doesn't. For sighting it in, probably from 25-40 yards with the shoot-n-c targets zeroed, then a click or two up for longer shots if necessary. I've found that the long shots with the 10/22 red dot combination is a little hard.
     
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    Either will work well. I don't recall if the mount base will accept the
    standard rings or you need the smaller clamps with a 1' scope tube.
     
  7. birdbustr

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    Sightron makes a very good scope for a reasonable price $120-130. 3-9X40mm S1. The Mildot reticle is more on the $130 side, but the normal reticle is a little less. I have one on my 10/22. It's perfect for 50 yards in. Can see my holes just fine.
     
  8. birdbustr

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    Good point on the shoot-n-c targets. I use them much further out with larger rifles, but they would definitely show the impact points better than regular paper. I also use the "orange peel" targets which are much cheaper.
     
  9. rangerruck

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    take a pair of 8 power binos with you, and sight in and zero at 50 yds. if not, zero at 25 yars, and make you zero about 1.1 to 1.5 inches low at 25 yards, this should be good for a dead on hold out to 75 yards, and maybe hold top of head at 100 yds.
     
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