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SmithKid308 09-12-2011 03:06 AM

Scope for a 22
 
I just orderd at center point 4-16x40mm for my smith m&p 15-22 is this scope to powerful ?

dks7895 09-12-2011 03:30 AM

It all depends on how you plan to use the gun. I have a Centerpoint 4-16x40 AO on my Stevens 200 .223 Rem. I am pleased with the scope.

SmithKid308 09-12-2011 03:35 AM

Yes but mine rifle is a 22lr would this be a target rifle and small game rifle

marksman 09-12-2011 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by SmithKid308
Yes but mine rifle is a 22lr would this be a target rifle and small game rifle

Yes it's a great target rifle espically with a scope, as for small game I wouldn't go any further then wolf,s and cougar, how ever a well placed round to head or straight behind the shoulder will drop a deer and a large one at that. I droped my first deer with a single shot 22 cooey with a 40gr bullet it took about ten steps and fell over and died, smoked it right behind the shoulder.

SmithKid308 09-12-2011 03:53 AM

Thanks for the info and I need a bipod for that m&p-15 22 and brands or suggestions?

Angry_bald_guy 09-12-2011 03:58 AM

If the rifle has a forward sling button, Walmart has winchester bipods for about forty bucks.

dks7895 09-12-2011 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by marksman (Post 578880)
Yes it's a great target rifle espically with a scope, as for small game I wouldn't go any further then wolf,s and cougar, how ever a well placed round to head or straight behind the shoulder will drop a deer and a large one at that. I droped my first deer with a single shot 22 cooey with a 40gr bullet it took about ten steps and fell over and died, smoked it right behind the shoulder.

Wolf... Cougar... Deer... with a .22LR??? I would not consider these small game. IMO the .22LR is well suited for small game such as; squirrels, rabbits, opossum, and nothing bigger than a fox... and that's a stretch.

For hunting small game I think it's too much scope. For target/bench shooting it's a fine choice.

Txhillbilly 09-12-2011 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by marksman (Post 578880)
Yes it's a great target rifle espically with a scope, as for small game I wouldn't go any further then wolf,s and cougar, how ever a well placed round to head or straight behind the shoulder will drop a deer and a large one at that. I droped my first deer with a single shot 22 cooey with a 40gr bullet it took about ten steps and fell over and died, smoked it right behind the shoulder.

I take it that you did this at 100 + yards also!

Not that by some unreal luck from the god's will a 22lr take down a whitetail with 1 shot.Especially one behind the shoulder.

CourtJester 09-13-2011 01:34 AM

I've got a 4x16x50 on my 10/22 that's set up for target shooting but I take it squirrel hunting too. It all depends on what is most comfortable with you.

lonyaeger 09-13-2011 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by marksman (Post 578880)
Yes it's a great target rifle espically with a scope, as for small game I wouldn't go any further then wolf,s and cougar, how ever a well placed round to head or straight behind the shoulder will drop a deer and a large one at that. I droped my first deer with a single shot 22 cooey with a 40gr bullet it took about ten steps and fell over and died, smoked it right behind the shoulder.

Please don't get any ideas from this completely irresponsible reply! An inexperienced shooter stands a good chance of injuring an animal of that size and subjecting it to a long, cruel, painful, and inhumane death.


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