Rimfire options

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by Reno911, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy
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    Mine wears a Vortex Crossfire II 2-7x32 rimfire. Absolutely worth the money.
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  2. Legs

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    I have quite a few rim fire rifles... 22, 22mag, 17hmr... and use most all for sage rats. I have found through the years the old Japanese Tasco scopes are very nice and inexpensive for this task. Great glass and good craftsmanship. Minimum 14 power (prefer 18) and adjustable objective required for long shots. I wouldn't put them on a heavy recoil rifle, because of their age, but I do have a 6 X 24 power Tasco scope that's over 30 years old on my Ruger 223 Target 77r. Try one out. You'll be surprised. Usually pick them up where found for under $50.
     
  3. ConcernedCitizen

    ConcernedCitizen
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    @Reno911,

    Any issues with the BDC when using standard velocity ammunition? That's the only thing holding me back from purchasing one.

    I'm still kicking myself for not getting the 1-6x .22LR ACSS when they had their blemish sale.
     
  4. Reno911

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    I have not shot standard velocity ammo with it yet.
     
  5. Pete F

    Pete F
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    I traded out a Nikon Prostaff 4x Duplex for a Redfield Battlezone Tactical 2-7x with MOA reticle and an adjustable turret for distance up to 150 yards. I think that I liked the Prostaff better - easier to zero, better glass. I had a horrible time trying to zero the Redfield for some reason - not happy about it. I haven't tested the turret for distances past 50 yards yet. If it works OK, I may change my mind. The Redfield was a closeout and cost less than the Prostaff - enough said.
     
  6. 41mag

    41mag
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    My experience has demonstrated that 'better scopes at longer distances' than the 50 yard mark, gives me considerably better groups regardless of ammo.

    I was absolutely elated the first time with a 17 hmr my group of 5 was less than a half-dime cluster at 100 yards. Scope was a moderate quality 6-24x44 tasco. That smaller than little-finger nail group became an expected rather than the unusual.

    For closer in than 50 yards in rapid fire exercises, I prefer a decent 3mm red dot, if 'group size' is less important than 'clock time' recorded.

    For all around plinking with my take-down 22, I like the Nikon P223 3x, as it is crystal clear at the conditions I typically use, as well as fitting mounted in the bag.
     
  7. Reno911

    Reno911
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    I have a red dot on my plinker 22. Super low mount. Absolutely fun with a plate rack or dualing tree.

    I wish the take down 22 had the same irons as the new 9mm carbine.
     
  8. Reno911

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    If you want to get together and look through it let me know.
     

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