Originally Posted by brngiese
Hi all. I'm looking at getting a Simmons .22 mag for my 10/22. I am new at scopes. What is the difference between the 4 power and 3-9. What would be best for my gun. I'm just wanting to plink with it. Thanks
the nice thing is the 22 rimfire has next to no recoil, so it doesn't have the need for super expensive optics like most centerfire rifles.
the 4x is a straight 4 power scope. the 3-9 is a variable with powers that can be changed from 3 to 9 power with the dial.
which is best for your rifle is purely personal and subjective. which one suits your needs better? personally i like a 3-9 on even my rimfire 22's and my father uses nothing but a straight 4 power on his.