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#6861969 - 08/19/17 06:04 PM .22 scope choices
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Looking for ideas to see if I'm missing something

I have an upper end .22 that's still naked. I'm wanting something low x 1-2 up to 8-10x. I want a reticle with some decent windage hashes , many just have elevation. I really like floating dots or crosshairs

I really like the xtr2 1x8 but it's more than I want to spend. Anything in the lower end of the spectrum made in the Philippines atleast, not china

Ideas?

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#6862063 - 08/19/17 07:10 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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How much are you looking to spend?

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#6862104 - 08/19/17 07:56 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: MacDaddy21]
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I haven't decided, but I would rather be in the $200 league rather than the 400 league but honestly I'm going back and forth. I've looked at A lot! Y'all would laugh if you know how many toys I look at a week educating my opinion

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#6862148 - 08/19/17 08:30 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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A while back I was in the market for a new 22lr scope. For the price, the Nikon rimfire 3-9 looked like a good deal, and it had BDC, which I thought might be useful with that caliber. I put it on my old 39A and I really like the scope. Very sharp and clear, and my accuracy has improved a bit from glass clarity and brightness. The old Leupold 2-7 scope that the Nikon replaced was pretty dim.

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#6862167 - 08/19/17 08:46 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: 603Country]
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I looked at a Nikon today, liked the glass and clarity, made in phillipines but that crappy Nikon reticle with circles is no go. If they didn't put the top circle so close to the cross hairs it would improve that scope.

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#6862290 - 08/19/17 11:12 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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If you think the rifle is capable of hitting bottle caps at 50 to 75 yards, you might want to consider an AO or side focus scope.
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#6862478 - 08/20/17 09:52 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Looking for ideas to see if I'm missing something

I have an upper end .22 that's still naked. I'm wanting something low x 1-2 up to 8-10x. I want a reticle with some decent windage hashes , many just have elevation. I really like floating dots or crosshairs

I really like the xtr2 1x8 but it's more than I want to spend. Anything in the lower end of the spectrum made in the Philippines atleast, not china

Ideas?


Do you have a requirement for or have considered close focus and parallax capability in your search?

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#6862484 - 08/20/17 09:55 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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A fixed 4x is perfect on a .22
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#6862514 - 08/20/17 10:41 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: RHutch]
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Originally Posted By: RHutch
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Looking for ideas to see if I'm missing something

I have an upper end .22 that's still naked. I'm wanting something low x 1-2 up to 8-10x. I want a reticle with some decent windage hashes , many just have elevation. I really like floating dots or crosshairs

I really like the xtr2 1x8 but it's more than I want to spend. Anything in the lower end of the spectrum made in the Philippines atleast, not china

Ideas?


Do you have a requirement for or have considered close focus and parallax capability in your search?


Not really. Never had all that stuff and don't know what all I need

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#6862559 - 08/20/17 11:18 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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I bought the Bushnell Rimfire 3-12 and have found it to be a solid performer. If they put a reticle with windage holds it would be perfect. I have used the duplex as my windage guide with reasonable results out to 300. The reality of a wind call at 300 with a 22 is a lot of art regardless of your tools. If the windage holds are a deal breaker it is not the scope for you but short of that I can recommend it.

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#6862592 - 08/20/17 11:44 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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I recommended that Nikon with the BDC, but I wasn't fond of the little BDC donuts for aiming. But I went ahead and bought the scope. I've found that with the Nikon Spot-On app, I can dial the power to give a dead on donut for 80 yards, which lets me keep critters off my corn feeder. So, donuts or not, it works pretty well, and it didn't cost a lot. I've grown rather fond of it.

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#6862602 - 08/20/17 11:55 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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Having recently been down the road of trying to scope a .22, I'll put this out there.

I have three scoped 10/22s in various configurations. None are really target rifles. All have aftermarket barrels and triggers and stocks but none are heavy bench guns.

Scope #1 is a SS Classic 1-4x which is really an AR scope. It works just fine for hunting small game at typical 25-50 yard small game ranges. I don't worry about parallax on this one as it has not been a problem. It does suck for target shooting though.

Scope #2 is a Clearidge 3-9x32 mildot with front parallax adjustment. Basically the same scope as the Weaver V9 rimfire. In fact I think they are the same scope. Works really well as an all-rounder for hunting and target and has enough magnification to stretch the cartridge.

Scope #3 is a SS 3-15 SFP something or other. Bought early in the summer when they had them for $399.
Great target and long range scope for a .22 IMO.
It is relatively large and heavy but it checked most of the boxes I wanted for this last rifle which is the heaviest of all three rifles:

Mil/mil....check
Elevation and windage type reticle....check (also has floating dot)
Parallax down under 10 yards.....check
External turrets....check

I don't think there is a perfect answer for any rifle that will be multi-use (hunting and target) but a 3-9 with a good reticle and parallax adjustment would be the sweet spot for me.

YMMV.




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#6862605 - 08/20/17 11:57 AM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: RHutch
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Looking for ideas to see if I'm missing something

I have an upper end .22 that's still naked. I'm wanting something low x 1-2 up to 8-10x. I want a reticle with some decent windage hashes , many just have elevation. I really like floating dots or crosshairs

I really like the xtr2 1x8 but it's more than I want to spend. Anything in the lower end of the spectrum made in the Philippines atleast, not china

Ideas?


Do you have a requirement for or have considered close focus and parallax capability in your search?





Not really. Never had all that stuff and don't know what all I need


Here's what I'd look for...or something similar:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/100956...x-reticle-matte

That little Leupold has all the features you might ever want, minus the windage marks in the reticle. You have your reasons for wanting them, but I would have little use at all for that since I won't shoot over 100 yards with a .22 rimfire. I understand the practicality for a long-range centerfire, but not a rimfire. The EFR feature is another thing I can live without. I have a rimfire rifle that is capable of sub-MOA shooting, so I put a VX-III 4.5-14x40mm AO on it.

I believe an accurate rimfire rifle deserves fine optics.
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#6862610 - 08/20/17 12:04 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
I believe an accurate rimfire rifle deserves fine optics.


^^Truth.

I zeroed mine at 50 yards, in July. Then shot it out to 300 yards. That's fun!

I borrowed the SS 5-20 HD off my 7mm-08 to do it.
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#6862624 - 08/20/17 12:16 PM Re: .22 scope choices [Re: RHutch]
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Originally Posted By: RHutch
Having recently been down the road of trying to scope a .22, I'll put this out there.

I have three scoped 10/22s in various configurations. None are really target rifles. All have aftermarket barrels and triggers and stocks but none are heavy bench guns.

Scope #1 is a SS Classic 1-4x which is really an AR scope. It works just fine for hunting small game at typical 25-50 yard small game ranges. I don't worry about parallax on this one as it has not been a problem. It does suck for target shooting though.

Scope #2 is a Clearidge 3-9x32 mildot with front parallax adjustment. Basically the same scope as the Weaver V9 rimfire. In fact I think they are the same scope. Works really well as an all-rounder for hunting and target and has enough magnification to stretch the cartridge.

Scope #3 is a SS 3-15 SFP something or other. Bought early in the summer when they had them for $399.
Great target and long range scope for a .22 IMO.
It is relatively large and heavy but it checked most of the boxes I wanted for this last rifle which is the heaviest of all three rifles:

Mil/mil....check
Elevation and widget type reticle....check (also has floating dot)
Parallax down under 10 yards.....check
External turrets....check

I don't think there is a perfect answer for any rifle that will be multi-use (hunting and target) but a 3-9 with a good reticle and parallax adjustment would be the sweet spot for me.

YMMV.





I really like that number 3 and missed the sale, love that dot reticle. I'll check out the centerpoint, I have not viewed those yet

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