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What determines what power scope you choose?

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by James1300, May 20, 2010.

  1. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    How do I make an informed purchase, when it comes to scope optics strength?
    How do I determine if I need a 1.5 power or, bigger scope?
    I want a scope for my Ruger 22/45 MK111 22LR, 5.5" bull barrel.
     
  2. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    for your 1st handgun scope, I would start with a 2x(or smaller) power scope, with a big field of view. I would also try to find one that has the biggest range of eye relief.
    these values should be comparable, in the specs, of the scopes your looking at.
    a scoped 22/45 is a blast to shoot.
    good luck!
     
  3. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Throw lever rings will make it possible to quickly remove or install the scope in a couple seconds without loss of zero.
    What do you think?
     
  5. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    what I mean by a large eye relief, is that its not picky about how far from your face you hold it. some scopes it seems you have about 4" forward or back from your face/eyes to have any sight picture at all. others are much more generous. field of view is how much of the background you can see when you look through your scope. I have dedicated scoped handguns.
    when it comes to scopes, my experience is, you get what you pay for.
     
  6. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    What do you think of this one?

    http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-p...-spb2530b.html

    Am I going to have to use Rugers scope mount rings?
    Rugerscopemountbase.jpg
     
  7. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    with that base mounted, you should be able to use any WEAVER style rings that are tall enough to clear the bbl/ action.
    I have a MKII 22-45 & have to use a different mount.
    I put on the lowest rings that would still clear the action, but ended up having to take off my rear sight.
    I would save up a little longer, for a better scope.
     
  8. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    What Scope would you recommend?
     
  9. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    A burris 2 x 20mm. new or used.