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scope for .22 #7576266 08/09/19 07:17 PM
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I feel like this topic has been beat to death, but in searching, I could not find specifics on the three scopes that I am looking at. This will be going on my T/Cr22. All three have FFP, all three will focus down to at least 25 yards.

Nikon Prostaff 5 - $359 - i hate the BDC reticle so even if you tell me to get this one, I probably won't
Vortex Diamondback tactical FFP - $349
Athlon Talos FFP Mil - $299

I have heard good things about Athlon helos and the higher priced Athlons, but nothing on this one. I was looking at staying with MOA, because that is what I am used to (Jason, I've heard it already. I know...) but the Helos only comes in MIL. I'm not extremely worried about clarity all the way up to 25 or 30x because it's just going on a .22. I am looking for good tracking.

Of the three above, which would you choose...or, if you have one in mind in the same price range, what is it?


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Good tracking costs money.

I was laughed at for putting my NF ATACR on my .22lr for the match. I wasn't laughed at when the match was over. 200 yards IS LONG RANGE for a .22 lr.

Upgrade a centerfire scope, put it in good rings on a 20 MOA rail. Put a 20 MOA rail on your .22 lr.


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Re: scope for .22 [Re: unclebubba] #7576403 08/09/19 09:54 PM
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I put an extra Leupold VX3 4.5-14 on my Tikka T1X. It has the Varmint Hunter reticle. Works great. That said, I also have a Vortex Viper PST FPS 4-16 that is presently inactive. I might give it a try on the 22. I could pick the preferred ammo, which I haven't officially done yet, and dial for varmints with a bit more precision than I have now.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Good tracking costs money.

I was laughed at for putting my NF ATACR on my .22lr for the match. I wasn't laughed at when the match was over. 200 yards IS LONG RANGE for a .22 lr.

Upgrade a centerfire scope, put it in good rings on a 20 MOA rail. Put a 20 MOA rail on your .22 lr.

I don't have any FFP centerfire scopes, hence the reason I'm looking at these three. I'm guessing that you don't think I'll get good tracking in this price range?


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He’s right.

It’s going to cost more than that.


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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
He’s right.

It’s going to cost more than that.


He knows what is up!!! I do not have an ATACR but I have an XTR II that will be making it's way to a .22 platform in due time
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Good tracking costs money.

I was laughed at for putting my NF ATACR on my .22lr for the match. I wasn't laughed at when the match was over. 200 yards IS LONG RANGE for a .22 lr.

Upgrade a centerfire scope, put it in good rings on a 20 MOA rail. Put a 20 MOA rail on your .22 lr.

I don't have any FFP centerfire scopes, hence the reason I'm looking at these three. I'm guessing that you don't think I'll get good tracking in this price range?


If you want good tracking for $300, it will be a fixed 10X SS scope.

Those scopes? No, I would not bet on their tracking and return to zero.


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Re: scope for .22 [Re: unclebubba] #7576739 08/10/19 01:04 PM
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One other option: SWFA 3-15 SFP can be had around $400. Your reticle will only be accurate at 15x, but you're probably going to be at 15x when shooting at distance anyway. Actually a pretty decent variable power long range scope for a 22.

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Originally Posted by patriot07
One other option: SWFA 3-15 SFP can be had around $400. Your reticle will only be accurate at 15x, but you're probably going to be at 15x when shooting at distance anyway. Actually a pretty decent variable power long range scope for a 22.

This the route I’m going and it focuses down to 6m that’s really really low.


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Dammit Gary, that’s the one I’m wanting to buy which is why I didn’t post the link lol. Guess I better jump on it now...


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Originally Posted by KRoyal

Dammit Gary, that’s the one I’m wanting to buy which is why I didn’t post the link lol. Guess I better jump on it now...

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Originally Posted by KRoyal

Dammit Gary, that’s the one I’m wanting to buy which is why I didn’t post the link lol. Guess I better jump on it now...


You didn't learn your lesson last time, with me?

Oh you almost had it!
Gotta be quicker than that!


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Originally Posted by KRoyal

Dammit Gary, that’s the one I’m wanting to buy which is why I didn’t post the link lol. Guess I better jump on it now...



The reticle will only be accurate at 15x, but the turrets work the same at all powers.

I think I would prefer a SFP for a 22

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by KRoyal

Dammit Gary, that’s the one I’m wanting to buy which is why I didn’t post the link lol. Guess I better jump on it now...


You didn't learn your lesson last time, with me?

Oh you almost had it!
Gotta be quicker than that!

Lmao yes this isn’t the first time this has happened to me.


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Dammit Gary, that’s the one I’m wanting to buy which is why I didn’t post the link lol. Guess I better jump on it now...



The reticle will only be accurate at 15x, but the turrets work the same at all powers.

I think I would prefer a SFP for a 22

SFP is what I use now, they have several of the SFP 3-15s on the sample list though.


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Sorry Kyle, just trying to help a brother out.

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Sorry Kyle, just trying to help a brother out.

Ha it’s all good, was just messing with you.


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Athlon MidasTAC, FFP, parallax to 10 Yards. A bit more.


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Thanks for the replies. A single power scope isn't what I want. I want to be able to go to the pond and shoot turtles at 10-75 yards, and then take it to the .22 competittion and use it there too.


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Thanks for the replies. A single power scope isn't what I want. I want to be able to go to the pond and shoot turtles at 10-75 yards, and then take it to the .22 competittion and use it there too.



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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by unclebubba
Thanks for the replies. A single power scope isn't what I want. I want to be able to go to the pond and shoot turtles at 10-75 yards, and then take it to the .22 competittion and use it there too.



$$$

Yep, that is what I am slowly coming to grips with. Now, I am contemplating getting a NF SHV F1 for my 6.5CM and taking the Vortex off of it for the .22. It'll take me a while to save up that much $$$$...


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I have the Athlon on my 10-22 and it works great. The most important aspect in my opinion is not tracking. You can simply use the mil marks on the reticle instead of dialing. The reticle is accurate at all power settings and the focus knob works great all the way down to 5 yards.


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