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#7027139 - 01/06/18 10:04 AM 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF
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Gonna get a 22 RF bolt action. Probably a Tikka in ss when they are available. I will need to put a scope on it, and I want one with enough magnification for target shooting at 100 yards and seeing the bullet holes. Experience tells me that a variable with up to 12 power should work. I want something I can dial (turrets or even CDS). Illumination would be nice, but not absolutely necessary.

Would prefer to not have a big heavy scope, and donít see the need for 30 mm tube. Iíll start my googling, but your suggestions would be appreciated.

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#7027146 - 01/06/18 10:14 AM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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The Leupold 4-12 AO scopes sell like hotcakes in RimfireCentral's classified. Pretty sure you can get a VX-2 with CDS.

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#7027192 - 01/06/18 11:04 AM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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I'm thinking about a Mil based scope for my 10/22. I'd like 1X or 2X on the bottom end. I've thought about a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8X, but its a stupid BDC reticle, and for .223, with a 100 yard zero. I need to do some research and see how that would translate to .22lr with a 50 yard zero.

There's been plenty of times I'd rather not shoot a coon with a big centerfire, and want to get the 10/22 rigged up for that scenario.
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#7027235 - 01/06/18 11:45 AM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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Look at Bushnell Rimfire series. Have on a Kimber HT 22
Leupold Mark AR series I have on a 223 but would work well on a 22 I would think.

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#7027278 - 01/06/18 12:20 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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leupold 6.5-20 EFR
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#7027363 - 01/06/18 01:46 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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What about one of the SWFA fixed-powers scopes?
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#7027445 - 01/06/18 03:48 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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I have an extra Leupold M8 6 power scope, but that really isnít what I want on the still imaginary Tikka T1. Iím thinking that maybe a VX2 4-12 with CDS would work. Or maybe I should just go FFP and a mil reticle, but a 30mm tube on a short rifle will look a bit goofy. So...a 1 inch tube, ffp, 4-12x40 or something like that, and not as heavy as a boat anchor. Like Fireman, I donít really want BDC. I want to set the scope on a power and dial for distance. And MAN, that doesnít even sound like me. Have I been infected by Fireman? Oh, Lord, iíve gone over to the dark side with the turret twiddlers.

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#7027456 - 01/06/18 04:07 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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Whatever you do...a really accurate rimfire rifle benefits nicely when equipped with an AO scope.

I don't see much sense in twirling turrets on a rimfire rifle, but if that's what a guy wants to do, then that's what a guy should do.
cheers

I put a VX-III 4.5-14x40 AO on my Winchester 52, and I do not feel like it's too much scope. Maybe a touch more than I need, but still pretty practical.
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#7027492 - 01/06/18 04:46 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Like Fireman, I donít really want BDC. I want to set the scope on a power and dial for distance. And MAN, that doesnít even sound like me. Have I been infected by Fireman? Oh, Lord, iíve gone over to the dark side with the turret twiddlers.


In July, I moved my SS 5-20 over to my MKII rim fire. I zeroed it at 50 yards, then commenced to ting steel at 200 and 300 yards. Sure is fun!

But a guy has to have a scope to allow him to do that.
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#7027519 - 01/06/18 05:15 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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I bought the tract .22 4/12 with fixed 75 yd parallax
It's good in the day , lacks at night with a flash light

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#7027679 - 01/06/18 07:30 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
What about one of the SWFA fixed-powers scopes?
12x42 is about perfect for what the OP is talking about.

I just picked up a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 AO for my 10/22. It's fine for 50 yards, but I'll be doing holdovers for everything else until I can swap it out for something like an SWFA 12x42. I agree that adjustable objective is nearly a requirement for precision rimfire.

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#7027792 - 01/06/18 09:24 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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I should have explained my wanting an ffp scope for a 22 LR I donít even have yet. I have a big yard/pasture all around the house. Itís 87 yards from the front porch to the yard feeder, and different distances to other points that I want to be able to eliminate corn thieves and skunks. FFP seems to be the perfect answer for dialing for those specific distances while not having to change the power setting. A 22 has a bit of a rainbow trajectory, so varying my holdover isnít an exact science, even for an old 22 hand like me. I guess iíve been shooting a 22 since before some of you were born. I started on ammo my grandpa probably bought in the 20ís or 30ís. PETA has had a contract out on me since the 60ís due to the critters iíve shot.

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#7027799 - 01/06/18 09:30 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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Out of curiosity, what's the longest range you might shoot this rifle in your pest control efforts?
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#7027819 - 01/06/18 09:55 PM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: 603Country]
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603....the whole point of FFP is the ability to use 'hold over' vs dialing. If you're going to dial, go SFP and save a bunch. P_102
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#7028006 - 01/07/18 05:20 AM Re: 22 LR scope for my new (not yet) Tikka RF [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
603....the whole point of FFP is the ability to use 'hold over' vs dialing. If you're going to dial, go SFP and save a bunch. P_102


Thats right.

FFP is so your reticle, will be correct at all magnification settings. If you're going to be dialing elevation, it doesn't matter if you get FFP or SFP. In the event you need to worry about wind, go to maximum magnification and work on it.
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