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#6707856 - 03/17/17 11:54 AM .22lr Scope
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I am looking into getting a .22lr for rabbit and squirrel hunting. Also, I would like to use this to train with and shoot out to 100 yards.

What scope do y'all recommend? I am thinking a Mil/Mil scope would be awesome but is that overkill for a .22lr? Right now I am thinking a fixed 6 power SWFA mil/mil scope, but again it might be overkill.

Thanks for the help!
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#6707865 - 03/17/17 11:58 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Simmons .22mag.
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#6707877 - 03/17/17 12:20 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I think you're on the right track.

When I get my head above water, with projects, I'm going to play with a Mil/Mil on one of my .22lr and see how far I can push it. I'm thinking about a "long range" .22lr match. If I can get repeatable hits at 300 yards, I thought it would be fun.

I have already gone as far as 200 yards with a .22lr (two shots with irons).
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#6707884 - 03/17/17 12:35 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Threw a bsa sweet 22 on my sons but time will tell there.

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#6707906 - 03/17/17 01:11 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Loc: Central Texas
I'm real happy with the Nikon 3x9 rimfire scope I put on my 39A. It has the BDC dots/donuts (and let's not get started bashing BDC, for once). Going on probably faulty memory, if I set the scope to 5 power, one of the BDC donuts is dead on for my yard corn feeder at 80 yards. That puts the coons in real trouble, now that holdover guesswork is no longer needed.

Yes, I could do all of that, and do it better, with an FFP mil/mil scope on my old 39A, but I think that's just a bit much for this specific application.

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#6707912 - 03/17/17 01:17 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I have this one on my full size Ruger M77 .22LR. I sight it in at 50 yards and have adjustments in 25 yard increments out to 190 yards. I did change out the duplex reticle to a fine reticle for the .22.

http://www.eurooptic.com/leupold-mark-4-...CFRAtaQodj0gKKw

Excellent set-up for a beginner/novice/expert to practice with for a larger caliber, and ammo is cheap. Plus, I pop hogs in the butt with it when I'm deer hunting to keep them away. Deer don't seem to pay it any attention.

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#6707950 - 03/17/17 02:22 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I have a few of the Simmons 22 mags. Good for the money, work great for plinking and hunting.
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#6707953 - 03/17/17 02:25 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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If the rifle you select is capable of MOA accuracy, it's worth putting good glass on it. In my opinion AO is mandatory for the application. Go with the reticle style that trips your trigger...just don't go cheap.
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#6708300 - 03/17/17 09:47 PM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I am looking into getting a .22lr for rabbit and squirrel hunting. Also, I would like to use this to train with and shoot out to 100 yards.

What scope do y'all recommend? I am thinking a Mil/Mil scope would be awesome but is that overkill for a .22lr? Right now I am thinking a fixed 6 power SWFA mil/mil scope, but again it might be overkill.

Thanks for the help!


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#6708408 - 03/18/17 07:03 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I think you're on the right track.

When I get my head above water, with projects, I'm going to play with a Mil/Mil on one of my .22lr and see how far I can push it. I'm thinking about a "long range" .22lr match. If I can get repeatable hits at 300 yards, I thought it would be fun.

I have already gone as far as 200 yards with a .22lr (two shots with irons).
Jason you must have eagle eyes, oh it would be nice to have young eyes again.
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#6708410 - 03/18/17 07:08 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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#6708449 - 03/18/17 08:19 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Target shooting at 100 with a 6x would be somewhat difficult IMHO.

I had a 22 with a Weaver Grand Slam 4-12 on it and that was a fantastic piece of glass for $199 and for a 22. I would highly recommend it if Natchez still has it on clearance for that price.

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#6708478 - 03/18/17 08:56 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I have a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 on my CZ 452 .22. I put it on it out of curiosity...had the scope sitting in the gun safe...that was over two years ago. I love it! Also have a Zeiss Conquest 4-14x50 on my CZ 455 .17 and it's an awesome scope for it. Both have turrets which is really nice!

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#6708484 - 03/18/17 09:07 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I think you're on the right track.

When I get my head above water, with projects, I'm going to play with a Mil/Mil on one of my .22lr and see how far I can push it. I'm thinking about a "long range" .22lr match. If I can get repeatable hits at 300 yards, I thought it would be fun.

I have already gone as far as 200 yards with a .22lr (two shots with irons).
Jason you must have eagle eyes, oh it would be nice to have young eyes again.


That's what my eye Doc said when he had me read the lines, after he figured out the formula for my correction. "Corrected, you can see like an eagle". I said, that's your job!
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#6708488 - 03/18/17 09:09 AM Re: .22lr Scope [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Target shooting at 100 with a 6x would be somewhat difficult IMHO.


With good glass, it is very do-able. I load tested an AR-15 with an SS 1-6X a few days ago. I could see .22 bullet holes in white paper.
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