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#6355864 - 07/02/16 04:27 PM scopes for a 22 rimfire
noxqses Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
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Need to remove a few squirrels from feeders. My blind is 80 yards away and I like to think of it as practice, fun, and food. What is the best reasonably priced scope for the job?

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#6355976 - 07/02/16 06:28 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
Recently I had the same question. My feeder is also 80 yards from the house. I wanted BDC, so I'd have a dot for 80 yards (took a bit of Internet research). I went with the Nikon 3x9 rim fire scope, and I really do like it. Clear and bright and good FOV. Not too expensive.

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#6356062 - 07/02/16 07:22 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Just be sure to have a "good" .22 to be putting it on....... Good scope will not due much good on a cheap .22.......
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#6356070 - 07/02/16 07:26 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Just be sure to have a "good" .22 to be putting it on....... Good scope will not due much good on a cheap .22.......
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#6356315 - 07/02/16 11:41 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
I have a marlin model 60. I put an older Leupold Vari-X II in 3x9-32 on it. The rifle, which I inherited in 1990 so who knows how old it is, will make clovers at 100 yards. I paid $150 for the scope on the THF.

Add not sure on the objective size but, it's smaller than 40mm.

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#6356620 - 07/03/16 11:14 AM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
cblackall Offline
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Registered: 05/12/16
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
I just spent a lot of time researching rimfire optics for my CZ 455 Tacticool, and ended up buying a Mueller APT 4.5-14x40. This is a big scope for a .22 (30mm tube), but I wanted something with enough adjustment to get me way out there (for a .22). I was ringing steel out to 200 yds with boring regularity two days ago. Needed 22 MOA of elevation with CCI SV to get there! All this to say, I learned a lot about what to look for. Adjustable objective is important if you plan on shooting up close, and far away. Most fixed parallax rimfire scopes are set for 50 yds I believe, with most standard rifle scopes set to 100 yds. At low power, you're not really going to "see" a difference, but with higher magnification the adjustable objective will allow you to remove parallax and clear up your image. I can focus mine down below 10 yds, and remain on 14x if I choose to. For squirrels at 80 yds, I would say a 2-7 or 3-9 would be okay, depending on how precise you wanted to be. These are kind of the standard magnification ranges for variable power rimfire scopes, and are typically pretty compact. As for the BDC reticles, finding one that meshes up with your ammo enough to be minute of squirrel reliably at 80 yds will be a feat. Nothing wrong with them, but it will take a lot of trial and error to find your holds and execute them reliably on a target that small. All this to say, you might be better off zeroing your scope at that distance or dialing for elevation since it's a fixed distance.

I think you'd be happy with any of the rimfire scopes from the major players. Nikon, Leupold, Bushnell, Burris etc... Don't discount the Mueller APV or APT scopes either, I've been very pleased with mine. Just look at the features and magnification you want, and work within your budget. Sorry for the long winded post!

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#6356904 - 07/03/16 03:44 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Registered: 11/11/07
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An adjustable objective can be a very useful feature on a scoped rimfire rifle. There are many rimfire rifles out there that are capable of MOA or better at 50 yards with the right ammo, and the AO can be really helpful to wring the most out of them.
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#6356964 - 07/03/16 04:27 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: cblackall]
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Originally Posted By: cblackall
I just spent a lot of time researching rimfire optics for my CZ 455 Tacticool, and ended up buying a Mueller APT 4.5-14x40. This is a big scope for a .22 (30mm tube), but I wanted something with enough adjustment to get me way out there (for a .22). I was ringing steel out to 200 yds with boring regularity two days ago. Needed 22 MOA of elevation with CCI SV to get there! All this to say, I learned a lot about what to look for. Adjustable objective is important if you plan on shooting up close, and far away. Most fixed parallax rimfire scopes are set for 50 yds I believe, with most standard rifle scopes set to 100 yds. At low power, you're not really going to "see" a difference, but with higher magnification the adjustable objective will allow you to remove parallax and clear up your image. I can focus mine down below 10 yds, and remain on 14x if I choose to. For squirrels at 80 yds, I would say a 2-7 or 3-9 would be okay, depending on how precise you wanted to be. These are kind of the standard magnification ranges for variable power rimfire scopes, and are typically pretty compact. As for the BDC reticles, finding one that meshes up with your ammo enough to be minute of squirrel reliably at 80 yds will be a feat. Nothing wrong with them, but it will take a lot of trial and error to find your holds and execute them reliably on a target that small. All this to say, you might be better off zeroing your scope at that distance or dialing for elevation since it's a fixed distance.

I think you'd be happy with any of the rimfire scopes from the major players. Nikon, Leupold, Bushnell, Burris etc... Don't discount the Mueller APV or APT scopes either, I've been very pleased with mine. Just look at the features and magnification you want, and work within your budget. Sorry for the long winded post!




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#6357350 - 07/03/16 10:40 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
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x3 on the AO.
No scope, no mater how pricey, is as accurate at various ranges (on rimfire) as a decent one with AO.

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#6357603 - 07/04/16 10:12 AM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
BillS2008 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 74
Loc: Gonzales, Texas
I'm no expert, but I use a "real" rifle dcope. I have an old Weaver K4 on my .22 and it shoots 1 inch groups at 50 yds. Probably do better if I could see.

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#6357898 - 07/04/16 03:47 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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I've got a few of Cabela's branded 22 scopes with sub-tensions for 50, 75 and 100 yds and they work very well for me. I also have a Nikon 22 scope and like it as well.
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#6359599 - 07/06/16 05:24 AM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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#6380731 - 07/24/16 11:47 AM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
Huntaholics Offline
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Registered: 04/15/13
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I've got a couple Marlin model 60's one with a Bushnell 3x9 and the other with a Mueller APV 4.5x14. Both are fantastic shooting little rifles and the scope combinations work perfectly. The one with the Bushnell on it has a shorter barrel and is basically a squirrel gun and the other one is what I use to shoot out to 100 yards. I've also got a .17HMR that is sporting a Vortex Crossfire on it and it's VERY clear.
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#6381077 - 07/24/16 05:53 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6841
Loc: Wise Co.
The eyebox on the Mueller is very unforgiving. I think that is the compromise you accept with cheaper optics...at least in this case.
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#6381248 - 07/24/16 07:30 PM Re: scopes for a 22 rimfire [Re: noxqses]
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Not to start an argument but I believe Skylar with SWFA once recommended the Mueller as one of his top choices for .22s
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