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Old 02-17-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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I want to scope a 10/22. I'm looking at the Nikon P-22 2.5-7x32 BDC 150. I've been comparing it to the same Pro Staff model. Which is better and what is the difference? Is the P-22 a good choice and is it a quality scope? I was also wondering about the rings, are the Nikon rings the best to use? Any better options for a new scope $200 or less? This is my first 10/22, an Altamont Classic V, and I want to do it right. Thanks!

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Prostaff is a line of hunting scopes, so you get capped turrets and 0 parallax @100 yards. The P22 is more of a target/plinking scope, you get target turrets (no caps to lose), 0 parallax @50, and the reticle marked for 22LR ballistics. I've owned a P223 (similar for 223 Rem) and one Prostaff, they are all excellent, held zero which is #1 priority.

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Prostaff is a line of hunting scopes, so you get capped turrets and 0 parallax @100 yards. The P22 is more of a target/plinking scope, you get target turrets (no caps to lose), 0 parallax @50, and the reticle marked for 22LR ballistics. I've owned a P223 (similar for 223 Rem) and one Prostaff, they are all excellent, held zero which is #1 priority.
So you would recommend the P-22 over the Pro Staff? How do you feel about the Nikon rings? Thanks for the input.
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So you would recommend the P-22 over the Pro Staff? How do you feel about the Nikon rings? Thanks for the input.
I have not used the Nikon rings. Would have tried if they were enclosed. I'd go with the P22 because I shoot 22 for sports and an occasional club match, all within 50 yards. The target turret and the thinner reticle are better for it.
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Prostaff is a line of hunting scopes, so you get capped turrets and 0 parallax @100 yards. The P22 is more of a target/plinking scope, you get target turrets (no caps to lose), 0 parallax @50, and the reticle marked for 22LR ballistics. I've owned a P223 (similar for 223 Rem) and one Prostaff, they are all excellent, held zero which is #1 priority.
Why is the Pro Staff better for hunting? Both models I'm looking at are BDCs.
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Why is the Pro Staff better for hunting? Both models I'm looking at are BDCs.
The smaller capped turrets are usually referred to as hunting turrets. As opposed to the oversized target turrets. The parallax setting probably favors longer shots. Whether the Prostaff is really better for hunting, I can't say, but it is a hunting style scope..
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Thanks Mercator! I ordered the P-22 2.5-7x32 BDC at the LGS today. $150 out the door. I can't wait to put some lead on paper! Also scored two BX25 mags and an extra 10 round mag. I'm going to get a Ruger case for it too. Thanks again for the help.

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Any tips/tricks you can share? It should arrive this week, I hope. My LGS suggested Warne rings for mounting to a 10/22. Picked up a Pelican 1750 to house everything.
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