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Old 03-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #21
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I am new to the rifle world. I mostly shoot handguns & shotguns. I joined a club that I now have access to a 50, 100 & 200 yard range. I thought start small & work up so I just purchased a 10/22 & would like to add a scope to it. Is mounting the scope & zeroing something I can do myself?
Yes, it's quite easy to do. Just be aware that the receiver of the 10/22 is aluminum and you can't crank down too hard on those mounting screws before they will strip out. It's better to use a little blue or green Locktite on the screw threads to lock them into place, then snug them up without putting too much torque on them. It should also be done to a stripped down receiver with the bolt removed so you can be sure that the Locktite doesn't come out of the bottom of the scope mount holes into the receiver and get on any of the internal parts. Wipe away any excess Locktite that may be present after tightening the scope mount screws. Let it setup and you're good to go.

Adjust the scope forward and back in the loosly tightened rings to achieve optimal eye-relief then level the gun in a gun vise and use a weighted string hung out in front of the gun 10 yards or so to align the scope reticle with true vertical and tighten the rings. Then aim a laser boresighter in the rifle's bore against a wall 30 ft. or so in front of the rifle and adjust the scope crosshairs vertically and horizontally using the adjustment turrets to agree with the laser point on the wall. This will get real close so that when you get to the range it will only take a few shots and adjustment to get it perfectly zeroed in. Most people use a 50 yard zero distance for a .22 lr.

Good luck, you can do it!
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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
What rings would you suggest I mount this scope with?
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What rings would you suggest I mount this scope with?
You are looking at rimfires so it does not need to handle a lot of recoil. Any brand name like Weaver, Burris, etc. The really cheap ones have crappy screws and may not be true.
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B-square One-piece scope mount will give you nice service

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I have an inexpensive 4x32 ACOG replica scope on my M4.
Works well enough for me.

Well, SHARE!!!
What is it, how much was it, where's a Link??
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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
Soap, what's the problem with Tasco? Got's me 4 Leupolds and they are worse that my $34. Tascos. Paid about $200 each for the leupolds, maybe more. Have 2 3x9 and 2 4x12's They suck compared to the Tascos. Tascos are much clearer, brighter, easier to acquire the target and more sharperley focused. I know, sharperly. I'm word smith. Ha! The Tascos are only 3x9.
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I've ended up tossing 7-8 Tascos so far...dang near every used gun I bought in the 90's & early 2000's had one...
rarely have I found one that'll hold Zero for any serious length of time...in fact, I can't think of one that lasted over 5000 rounds...
The worst are those gold ring 3x9's...I can kill those in a couple weekends...bleah.

5K rounds to some folks is a lifetime of shooting, to me, it was about three months worth
Heck, my Calico's alone eat up 100 rds per mag...5 mags per visit...munch munch munch...LOL

Until the Twin baby boys showed up last year...now my range visits are infrequent as all heck...
I've got 4 guns that haven't even been fired yet...and its driving me NUTS!!
Not to mention I've scoped 3 more guns...and need to sight 'em in

I needa range break!! AAaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh....LOL

Kinda worth it...they're cute as heck!

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I have an inexpensive 4x32 ACOG replica scope on my M4.
Works well enough for me.
What company makes it sir?
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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
I have decided to go with this BSA scope & DNZ scope mount. I have read & believe I should order the medium height mount. Does anyone have experience with DNZ mounts? Am I correct with ordering the the correct height?
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I use to wonder about the best scope for a .22 LR. I no longer wonder. I've learned to determine that for my self. When I ask others, I get answers ALL OVER THE PLACE. One said BSA Sweet 22- tried it on a particular rifle and ended up putting a Bushnell 3X9-40mm on the rifle, and mounted- for now- the Sweet 22 on a Marlin Model 60 manufactured in 1982. One shooter at the range pushed the Weaver which I got a chance to try. That scope is not one that is at the top of my to buy list. Not because of price or quality, but more to the point, the scope simply "doesn't work for me".

I've got a a custom 10/22 that initially had a Mueller Tactical 4-16X50mm which was OK. I then mounted a Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5X20-50mm Mil Dot making the rifle capable of really good groups at 50 yards with bulk Federal Target Match. I really like the Simmons scope on this rifle, but will try other scopes in the future when I can afford "more" scope. The Mueller is now in a box waiting on me to try it on another rifle.

Also, I've got a Simmons 44 Mag 6X20-44mm scope mounted on a CZ455 American. Tried the Mueller on this rifle first, but wasn't happy on how I had to mount the scope.

Too much scope on any of my rifles? I don't think so. Helps me to see the spot I want to put the round on. That the reason for the scope, right?

I also have rifles with Bushnells, NcStars, BEC, Tasco, Center Point, and even a scope with no markings that I picked up used from a pawn shop- that use to be mounted on another rifle- mounted on other .22's that I own.

Point is, if I can look through the scope first at the range, gun shop, friends house, or someone's house selling a scope off craig's list, I'll consider buying it. If I buy the scope and it works out like the BEC on my Remington 580, great. If the scope doesn't work out on a particular gun, I'll try another scope I have on hand on that gun or buy something else when I can afford it and keep the scope untill I figure out what to do with the scope. I'll eventually find a scope/rifle combination that works. Matter of fact, a kid in the neighborhood that has an old single shot bolt action Remington that I occasionally take to the range was here at my place and saw an old Jason 4X15 scope that use to be mounted on a rifle I bought cheap from a pawn shop-made in Japan, before cheap stuff made in China- and asked me if it was for sale. I said no, he could have it for free, it worked for him and he's happy with it- the scope found a rifle. I honestly believe this scope is a good as some of the newer cheap Tascos made in China.

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