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Old 04-11-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default Why rimfire scopes?

Like many of us Im finding the old 22 being the only economical thing to shoot anymore so I need a new scope. my friend and I like shooting 150-200yrds so I wanted a highpower scope but he told me you can only put a rimfire scope on a 22 is this true??

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Old 04-11-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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You can put about any 1 inch scope on a rimfire. The better the optics, the better you see. You get what you pay for.

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Rimfire scopes typically have the paralax set for 75 yards. Most centerfire (hunting type) scopes set it at 150 yards.

You can use any scope on a rimfire, but may notice some image "wobble" close in. A scope with an adjustable objective or focus knob may be focused closer than 150.

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Mueller makes some nice scopes that have adj objective lenses and alot of guys at rimfire central really like them. Look at the Mueller APV,it's a nice scope for rimfires,and at a good price.
I have one of their Eraticator scopes on my 300 WM and really like it.

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Bob,

I registered on this forum just to be able to respond to your OP.

I used to shoot mostly highpower competition...but, like you, the cost started getting a little much.

I could go into a long post with a lot of history. But, let me summarize with this:

I have a Remington 504-T that I bought last October. I use it to shoot local matches 100 & 200 yards. I've tried several scopes on it and, with the exception of my Nightforce that I use on my .308 Highpower rifle, none have had the "comeup's" for 200 yard.

I finally decided to put the money up and bought a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14x40 TR/T scope. I just took it to the range today and it works beautifully. I expect it will enable me to shoot X's & 10's at 200 yards with no problem.

Bottom line: 504-T cost me $650.00 last October. TR/T cost me $650.00 this week. I'm on Social Security...but, worth every penny I spent.

I'm enjoying life.

Good luck with your shooting.

P.S. The Leupold LR/T has a 30mm tube. And, has 100 MOA adjustment...which you probably will need if you're going to shoot past 100 yards. It also has the best Parallax adjustment I've seen in any scope.

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Well guys thanks for the pointers. Glad to know Im not stuck with the low power rimfire scopes. Now the only issue is finding 22ammo. Walmart has been out for a while

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I have a weaver KT-15 15x40mm on my one remington 513t. Shoots 1" at 100 yards.

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I have a Bushnell 3X9 on my Winchester 290, and a Bushnell 3X9 on my Winchester 490. Both are great little guns...

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It's best to get adjustable objective or side focus scope if intended for .22LR. As the previous poster stated, most scopes designed for centerfire rifles have the parallax factory adjusted for 100-150 yards, whereas scopes intended for .22 rimfire are factory adjusted for parallax at 50 yards. The way to get around that is to buy a scope with adjustable objective.

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well, on my little marlin, I use a scope that I got with a winchester pellet rifle. It's a beauty and turns the rifle into a real tack driver at 100 yards. A lot of cheaper air rifle scopes will work for anything inside 100 yards if you're trying to save some money.

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