Decent Scope for my Henry .22 Lever Action Rifle?

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  1. curling leaf

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    I am in the midst of a war! It's me versus the ground squirrels (and gophers), and lately the squirrels are winning! The little humane trap I have here isn't cutting it (they escape from it--piece of junk Harbor Freight), so 5 days ago I bought the Henry .22 rifle. The problem is, when I step out onto the deck to nail the little rodents, they take off into the tall savanna grass, and poof, they are gone. So, I'd like to try a scope. I thought a 4X32 might be a good way to go. I do not want to spend a fortune. Thus, I have my eye on a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 4x32 Rimfire #6305 (and btw, for the life of me I cannot tell what the difference is between this model and the Nikon #6718), which costs around $90-100. It has very good reviews. But...there is also the Bushnell .22 Rimfire 4x32 Multi-X 762243 for only $30, which also seems to have good reviews. If any of you have suggestions or comments for me, I'd love to hear them.

    Mostly I will be plinking on my property at 30 yards, and that would be about the average distance I would be attempting to shoot at the ground squirrels.

    Thank you,
    Brian
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    Thank you, Skang.
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    I had the Redding? 22Mag scope on mine.The 22 doesn't abuse a scope with recoil so no need to spend a ton on it.
    The 22mag was about $40 at wholesale sports
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    Never heard of a Redding scope, and a google search comes up with zip.
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    Think he might mean REDFIELD scope
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    My question would be how are you going to mount a scope on a top eject lever action rifle?
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    With an 80 dollar side mount of course
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    Man,sometimes my memory really sucks.
    How'bout a SIMMONS 22mag? SHEEEZE man:huh::thumbup:
    Simmons® .22 Mag Series Riflescope, Riflescopes, Optics, Hunting : Cabela's

    And there is a dove tail rail on the top of the Henrys.You can mount it that way,which is OK and doesn't harm the receiver.Or there is a adapter to weaver rail that will slip on ,but it has set screws that do mar the receiver.
    You just have to find some nicer dove tail mounts iffin you don't want the set screws digging into the receiver

    No picture but I found it
    http://swfa.com/T22-Base-Converter-C4278.aspx
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    Not at $40 I don't think so.
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    OK I did buy it at 39 and change about 2 years ago.
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    The Henry Classic Lever Action H001 rifle comes with 3/8th groove on the receiver, so I will mount a scope on top without difficulty. It is a side-eject rifle. Am I missing something here? Perhaps you are thinking of the Golden Boy or Big Boy Henry models.
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    Your not missing anything.The 22s have the dove tail on top of the receiver.
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    Not a top ejector - side ejector. I put a Red Dot on mine just because I got the scope for free as a gift from my workplace. I had to buy the wider rail which fits on to the dovetail of the Henry.

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    Ah I don't know Henry rifles very well the name classic threw me I figured if it was classic it would have been somewhat like the original Henrys and be a top eject.
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    I bought a new Simmons 3-9x32 scope today. The shop mounted the scope and bore-sighted (using a collimated light source) it. After going home I started sighting it in. It's taking a bit longer than expected, but I getting closer.

    Thanks for your comments everyone!
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