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Old 03-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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I'm looking to add one to 2 rifles, what are your suggestions?

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag. with A.O. I've got two of them and they are an excellent .22 scope, especially considering that they run $45-$65 depending on where you buy them. Do yourself a favor and also buy some good rings to go with the scope you buy.

ETA: I see you're in Lakewood. My sister is a Lakewood cop. She's been out there for 25+ years. WELCOME!

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Snakedriver, what is AO? I'll be needing one to go with my new savage 22 mag soon.....

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I'm a cheapskate...whatever's on sale, as long as it ain't a TASCO.

I've got a bunch of BSA's, Simmons, and Centerpoints
Oh, and a vintage Sears Ted Williams scope on a Sears 46C lever-action rifle!



The only thing to know about certain Center Point scopes is (4-16x44)...
To move the adjusters, you must FIRST unlock the locking rings...
otherwise you break the adjusters and they won't hold zero...
Its as easy as pie...and helps retain your Original Zero setting when bumping around on ATV's...
but if you forget to take the lock off before you twist the Windage adjuster, you can do heinous damage.
And if you do...just call the MFR, say its not holding zero, and send it in for repairs...
on your own dime, as you were the one who goofed

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Snakedriver, what is AO? I'll be needing one to go with my new savage 22 mag soon.....
AO = Adjustable Objective

That's the far end of the scope, usually has numbers that stand for Yardage.
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AO = Adjustable Objective

That's the far end of the scope, usually has numbers that stand for Yardage.
Yes as Shrek says. With the Adjustable Objective feature you can adjust the objective from 15 yards to infinity based on how far away your target is. This helps you avoid a thing that can throw your shots off called parllax effect.

While not mandatory, it's a nice feature to have to help insure you get the most accuracy possible out of your scope. Most standard .22 rimfire scope have a fixed objective set at 50 yards, which is the typical zero range for .22's. Centerfire scopes usually have a fixed objective set at 100 yards, which is a more likely zero setting for non-.22 type rifles.

By having an adjustable objective setting feature, you get to choose what range your scope is going to be most accurate at.
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I am 60-years old with failing eye-sight and wear glasses. When I look for a scope I have to consider the scope's operational function and the environment I will be shooting. I chose the 3-9x40 for my 4595TS because it provides the wider field of vision and light. For the .22 rifle, I would think Snakedriver's choice, Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag. with A.O with be a very good combination.

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I am 60-years old with failing eye-sight and wear glasses. When I look for a scope I have to consider the scope's operational function and the environment I will be shooting. I chose the 3-9x40 for my 4595TS because it provides the wider field of vision and light. For the .22 rifle, I would think Snakedriver's choice, Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag. with A.O with be a very good combination.
Ranger-6, I'm going to be 60 this July, so I feel your pain. While my eyesight is still pretty good, those irons are getting kind'a fuzzy. I've scoped most of my favorite rifles now. It makes things all clear again, especially with the scopes that allow you to focus the eyepiece to your liking.
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SWFA has the BSA Sweet 22 on sale for $40. It is a 3-9x40 with AO and a BDC (bullet drop compensator). I have one and the BDC works.
http://swfa.com/BSA-3-9x40-Sweet-22-Riflescope-P42505.aspx

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NIKON has a nice .22 bdc scope, but never used one personally. I guess it just looks nice.

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