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Scope for 10/22?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Sights and Accessories' started by Sidewinder243, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. GDownRange

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    Another vote for the Nikon Prostaff Rimfire. I earned an Appleseed rifleman patch with mine. It works well and doesn't break the bank.
     
  2. greyling22

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    You can find the leupold for under 200.
    https://www.universalmania.com/products/leupold-vx1-rimfire-2-7x28mm-rifle-scope-with-fine-duplex $192
    Academy has it for $199
    Several venders on eBay for $195
     
  3. bannockburn

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    I'm really old school with a Weaver K2.5 on my 10/22. Had to mount a scope when I realized the rifle was way more accurate than I could shoot it with iron sights. Liked the lower power magnification for small game hunting in backwoods country.

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  4. 22250Rem

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    Back in 1999 I was in the market for a scope for my 10/22 which is just a plain, unmodified, plinker / small game gun. Only problem was that the budget was pretty tight for stuff like that back then. Wound up putting a 2-7x BSA on it because it was so affordable and figured some day I'll probably upgrade it to a Leupold, which is what most of my other scopes are, and I like them. Long story short: ..... That BSA is still on there and still works good and has given me zero problems. It doesn't have the optical quality of my Leupolds but for plinking, squirrel hunting, and things like that, it works good enough that I've decided to leave it on. I'm basically a Leupold guy but I never considered myself to be what some call a "scope snob". So to prove I'm not a scope snob I'm gonna leave it on as long as it works. It's the only BSA I've ever owned so it's just an "example of one" and I can't say much else about them other than this one. I did discover that I like that 2-7x magnification range for any shooting that I normally do with the 22LR. So if and when this one dies I'm gonna be looking real hard at one of those 2.5-7x Leupolds, (I'm not as broke as I used to be)... But till that day my 10/22 is fine as is.
     
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  5. Gordon

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    I got this take down a year or so ago and wanted to scope it and happened to have a Burris Signiture 4x 32 mm scope hanging out and love it so much it is staying on For the purpose I like it better than the 2-7 Nikon AR 22 scope I put on the Pac Lite barrel I have for it.
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    What max. distance?
    Would you want to use it as a target scope and/or trace your shots?
     
  10. Sidewinder243

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    Probably 150 yards, maybe out to 250 just for fun. I would like to use it for an all-around scope to use for target and hunting.
     
  11. 1stmarine

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    Ok. I ask because wiht a higher magnification you will be able to trace your shots and will not need a secondary optics.
    Therefore the 2-7 type is ok in the low end but too low on the high end. For 200+ yards small targets whether they are pests or a scoring a 3-15 might be a good compromise. I use a 3-12 but
    it is not enough in some conditions. Discard BSA, Barska, Simmons and such is a waste of money.
    The best thing would be to go to a store and look through some to see how they feel to you. We all have different set of eyes so we see light and colors differently. Adjust the ocular piece first and a stadia in a uniform unit of measure like mils or moa will helps you
    hold shots. 22LR past 200 yards can be fun.
    Leupold, redfield (revolutoin), even burris fulfield II E1 seem to have very decent objects. PErhaps spend a bit more. Guns might come and go but good glass always stays.
     
  12. Devilfrog

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    I use a 3x9 BSA Sweet 22 on my 10/22s and they've always worked great for me.
     

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  13. Sniper66

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    Hey Sidewinder....I had a Ruger 10/22 target model and put a Leupold 2-7X rimfire on it. Used it for squirrels and all-around plinking. There wasn't much I couldn't hit with it. Sold it to a buddy who loved it so I let it go. Maybe not smart but he still loves it. I have a number of other rimfire rifles and scopes. My current favorite scope on a .22 is a Leupold VX III 2.5-8X. Might be more than you want to spend, but it's a really fine scope, especially in the sometimes dimly lit woods. But, my most favorite scope is on a 17HMR; it's a Leupold VX 3 3.5-10X. At $400 it would be more than you spend on the rifle, but it has a WOW factor. I've killed dozens pf squirrels through that scope and 100s of prairie dogs.
    Of the list you presented, I have 3 Bushnell Elites and a Nikon Prostaff. The Bushnells are good and the Nikon is OK...not great, but adequate for most shooting. I have a Bushnell Elite 4-16X AO on a 17Mach2, which is my favorite squirrel rifle. It's a very good set-up. I got rid of the Simmons and BSA scopes I bought when I had to be more frugal lots of years ago. I would never buy another one. Good luck in your search. Tom
     
  14. BrocLuno

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    +1 on Mueller :)
     
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    You said BSA and quality in the same sentence. Funny. I like old K2.5 and K4's on .22's. Classic looks and decent glass.
     
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    Update..... In my earlier post I mentioned getting one of those 2.5-7x Leupolds for my next rimfire scope purchase. I recently picked up a new CZ 455 Laminated Thumbhole Varmint in 22LR and was thinking about those Leupolds. The place I got the CZ from also has lots of optics (including Leupold) and when I mentioned 2.5-7x for a scope he handed me a Vortex Crossfire 2-7x 32mm scope and let me take it outside and play with it for a while. It impressed me enough to buy it and it was also a lot less expensive yet seems to have excellent optics. Got it on the gun and sighted in and it really is impressive, and I've always been a Leupold guy but I'm not gonna lie that this thing is sweet. Just retired last April (the CZ was my retirement present to myself) so now my new excuse can be that I got the less expensive scope because now I'm on a fixed income.
     
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    I just like a simmons 4x for a 22. Its a 22.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Vortex. About six years ago Cameraland had the Crossfire II 2-7x32 marked way down. I purchased one and mounted it on a Model 60. It works fine. The issues of eye box, eye relief and tunneling I've observed in the Vipers I owned and others is largely absent in my Crossfire Rimfire 2-7. I surmise it is because of the fairly low magnification.
     
  19. mainecoon

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    I run a Nikon Buckmaster on my 10/22. Good glass if you don't mind the BDC reticle.
     
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  21. CraigC
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    You will always have parallax issues with a centerfire scope on a rimfire. Which doesn't really tend to rear its ugly head until you get up over 4x.

    The Leupold are very good but I've been very impressed with the Burris rimfire scopes as of late. Enough so that I mounted them on the guns that needed them and even ordered some extras for future use.

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    Some folks look at it like that. Others look at it from the standpoint that it's the gun you'll probably do the most shooting with and the scope you'll spend the most time peering through. For those reasons, it deserves good glass. Not to mention that cheap scopes will fail, even on a .22LR.
     
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  22. Varminterror

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    I'l second this - Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40mm on top of a rimfire rifle. Goes together like peas and carrots.
     
  23. Varminterror

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    Only if it's a fixed parallax scope, which hasn't been corrected.

    ETA: Which is why I favor the use of AO or SF optics on all of my rifles and handguns, where the budget makes sense at least. Seldom few of my rifles will be limited to 50yrds or 100yrds, and I don't enjoy fighting parallax issues, so I VERY seldom have use for a "rimfire" labeled scope (parallax at 50yrds). I do use the Bushnell Elite 3200 on a few of my 22LR rifles, but prefer the 4200 (now 4500?) for the SF feature for my 22WMR, HMR, or WSM rimfires.
     
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    Correct.
     

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