Originally Posted by cavalry06
Thanks for that information I did not know any of this that was helpful.but I also want it for the customazation of a synthetic stock. I am getting already getting a harris bipod do you know a of good scope
I don't know what you mean by customization of synthetic stock? Ruger only had one type synthetic stock for the 77/22, and it was called a "boat paddle" stock, due to looks. You might find another synthetic type stock from the makers of Bell & Carlson(they make most synthetic stocks for gun manufacturers)and they sell many different configured stocks, or another stock maker. As to rifle's customization when I change from stock Hunting rifle to a Target model, I have Green Mountain Stainless barrels for my rifle. One is a 22MAG and other is a 17HMR Bull. Trigger assembly was changed to a Jard 1-1/2# assembly, Harris Bi-pod, Boyd's Coral(?)laminate Target stock with oversize forearm w/1" Decelerator pad. As to scope I went with a BSA Contender 8-32x40 silver scope. I know a cheap scope on a high dollar buildup, but scope has performed very good, but if I get another scope, I would choose a Weaver T24 or T36 scope. There are many other top quality scopes out there, like Sightron, Burris, Redfield(not made with A/O at this time), Leupold, Bushnell Elites, Leatherman, Zeiss, IOR and others. As to good, lower costs scopes(sales, discounts, limited supply), there's Bushnell Trophy and discontinued 3200/4200 Elite models, Simmons Aetec and 44MAG, Weaver, Mueller, Center Point, and many others. Then you have your very low cost scopes like Center Point, Leapers, BSA, Bushnell, and others. I've included some scopes that transition between cheap and expensive due to having many different made scopes in many price catagories, and it depends on what you want to pay. Just go to SWFA's Website and look over specifications to compare what they have, compared to other scopes. Whatever scope you do choose, I would suggest you get one with Adjustable Objective(focus close or far) OR a scope with a Side Focus, which does same thing as A/O, but won't require taller scope rings as the front bell will not have the A/O focusing ring. Without A/O, you have to rely on a scope's factory parallax setting for whatever range you what to shoot at---either parallaxed for up to 50yds or one at 100yds or scope parallaxed for 150yds. It will make a difference when shooting targets closer or farther of factory set focusing. It'll be like taking a Rimfire scope(parallaxed for 50yds) and shooting it on a Centerfire rifle at 200yds or visa-versa. Not good for accuracy or eyes.