Originally Posted by headhunter
The reason for posting is putting together a Nikon P22 and a 10/22 take down.
I finally decided on a Nikon and that was the good part. It got even better when I discovered that Cabalas was having a sale this past weekend so the scope was marked down from $179 to $119.
The bad part was that the sales person when I asked for rings for a 10/22 gave me Weaver medium rings. Scurrying home, I decided to put it together. I know- surprise surprise. The objective lens housing was resting on the screws for the rifle's rear sight even with the rear sight in its lowest position. It also meant that the "take down" wasn't a takedown any longer (as the barrel rotates the height of the rear sight increases.
The solution was quite simple - I needed high rings. So back I went to ---.
Fortunately it is only 21 miles.
Lesson learned: Ruger's lovely little 10/22 take down model needs high rings.
The high rings defeat the purpose of having a take down. If you were able to truly boresight the rifle it would be 2" high at 50 yards. I would put the Nikon on a bolt action rifle were you will get your moneys worth out of it. You might be able to return the Nikon. The scope in the picture is a Millet, that can be mounted with low rings that will fit in the case.
A fixed power scope of a design like this will be the best fit for your take down.