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Good .22 Scope?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Sling Blade, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Please forgive me if I am bringing up an old subject; I did do a search but didn't come up with anything.

    I am sick of messing around with cheaply made scopes on my .22 (a Marlin Model 60 semi auto). Is there a quality scope that you guys like, but won't break my wallet - say around $100 or less?
     
  2. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Nikon prostaff fixed 4x
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Weaver Classic RV7 or Sightron SI.

    I am still deciding between Weaver RV7 or RV9.

    But beside all that, what is the rifle for? Hunting? Target? Target Match?
     
  4. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, guys! I just use the rifle for plinking and informal target shooting, but I want to have it shoot well for that. Will look up your suggestions and see what's what.
     
  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Most rim fire scopes have parallax set to 50 yard.

    However, if you want to shoot accurate at 10-20 yard, you might consider getting scope with an A/O.
     
  6. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  7. kibs45

    kibs45 Portland Active Member

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    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    3-9x40 Simmons AO
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you are shooting mostly at 50 yds. or less, you might want to consider a scope designed for air rifles. Their parallax is typically set closer than 50 yds., so if you want to shoot at closer ranges, particularly at power settings less than 4X, they will focus better.

    They are also more durable than the typical bargain .22 scope because they have to be able to handle the recoil characteristics of an air rifle.
     
  10. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Again, thanks for all the great info!
     
  11. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    Is more like 200 but the Mueller AVP is a great scope for the money.
     
  12. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The best info here is to find a scope that is either pre-adjusted or adjustable to be parallax-free at rimfire ranges (50 yards or so). Ideally, you'd want one that is adjustable for your chosen range of shooting. The $100 mark might be tough to make for a scope with parallax adjustments, but some of the more economical brands may well offer it.

    As a die-hard Leupold fan, I took a chance recently and bought a BSA for my .17HMR. It is one of the newer models (early ones were rumored pretty troublesome), and I put that scope through every torture test I could dream up before I put it on the gun (figuring I could get my money back if it failed). It did not fail. Then I mounted it on my .45-70 Guide Gun and shot the hell out of it (a rimfire scope!!). It did not fail. "Shot the squares" to test for adjustment accuracy and repeatability. It did not fail.

    It is now on the .17, and has not failed. I keep staring at it suspiciously, and I really keep hoping it does fail, so all my previous convictions about "cheap scopes" can be confirmed. Its failure to fail is its only failure in my eyes.
     
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    lamrith tacoma Active Member

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  14. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for all your help, folks!
     
  15. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    The Mueller APV ($150) is the best rimfire scope period.

    For a few more Rubles you can get the Mueller APT ($190).
     
  16. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I use a mueller APV on my 10/22 for hunting I just set it at 6X and go one of the best .22 scope out there.