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Old 06-30-2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default scope help---Nylon 66

Just picked up a Nylon 66 and want to put a scope on it.

I've got a pile of 22's with 1" scopes by several manufacturers,
but want something a little different on this one. It's such a
light handy little rifle, big glass just doesn't seem right. SO---

3/4" (or maybe 7/8") tube, with rings to fit a standard rimfire
dovetail. Old School--the kind of little scopes that used to come on 22's,
but with modern lens coatings.

I want a variable. 2x-7x would be sweet. 1x-4x is my second choice.
3x-9x starts getting a bit clunky.

Duplex crosshairs---I've had a bunch of little 22 scopes over the years
with straight crosshairs--no thanks.

Reasonable price. Under a hundred for sure. Suggestions?

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Old 06-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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you should be able to find an oldie on ebay that matches the timeframe of the Nylon. you may find accuracy suffers due to the fact that the outer skin on the rcvr is just that so you really aren't mounting the scope to a solid part of the rifle and shifts in sighting/impact may very well occur.

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And every time you clean the gun the receiver cover needs to come off. Had a 66 many years ago, never had a jam with it, just didn't care for the thing. I think I traded it for a small TV.

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Or just buy one of the cheap 1" compact scopes like..................

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tasco-3-7-x-20-Rim-Fire-Scope/16767720
http://www.walmart.com/ip/New-Century-NcSTAR-Inc.-Tactical-2-6x28-Compact-Scopes-in-Black/14999860
First one is not really a compact, more old school 22 scope.

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Thanks Hiwall---that Tasco is a good candidate. It's actually a 3/4".
Also found a similar one by BSA: http://www.bsaoptics.com/scope.aspx?productID=82

Heck--EVERYBODY used to make at least one little ".22 scope". Now they appear
to be a rare bird. Odd. With modern glass and coatings a 3/4" scope would
probably be brighter than the old K series Weavers I ran in the 70's.

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That is one rifle that NEVER looks right with a scope on it...and it doesn't matter what kind...modern or straight-tube.

B'sides, the funky rear sight is neat enough

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That is one rifle that NEVER looks right with a scope on it...and it doesn't matter what kind...modern or straight-tube.

B'sides, the funky rear sight is neat enough
Shrek--I actually agree with you. Another is the old Browning 22 auto,
just seems a shame to hang a scope on it. However---when you pass
60, the old eyes don't get along with iron sights like they did back in
the day. A nice slender little scope is what the 66 needs to compensate
for my vision shortcomings.
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