Alright, been plinking some with the 52 and have decided that even tho I can still cut a single hole the size of my pinky nail at 25 yards, my aging eyes are keeping me from really utilizing this rigs insane accuracy. That means I'm going to slap some glass on top of the rifle. I was able to pop 12 gauge shells(expended of course) off the top of a post at 25 yards about 8 out of ten times. I missed because I could not really see the things all that well, when the sun glinted off the end I could get them easily. Knocked the primer out of one clean too, that felt gooooood.
So, what's a good scope for 25 yards or so? I'm familiar with Nikon in terms of optics, as well as Leica and Wilde(surveyor). Leica is just out of my comfort zone as to price, so is Wilde...if they even make a rifle scope. Nikon seems to have some fairly reasonable prices on the entry models. US Optics ST10 would be dreamy, but again I'd rather buy 1000 bux worth of ammo AND have a scope to send the aforementioned ammo downrange.
I want fixed power, better light transmission and less to get messed up (Keep it simple stupid is what I live by). Said power would be 4-6x I guess. Enough to pick stuff up clearly but not make it jump around much when my heart beats. Zero eye relief, the rifle hardly moves when it fires, 13 pounds and subsonic rounds does not make for any recoil, like none at all. I shoot it with the rear peep rubber guard touching my eyebrow. A simple, clear and VERY VERY fine reticle would be preferred. The rifle is capable of a single hole at 50 feet, I've done it before(back when my eyeballs were in better shape), so I'd like a reticle that masks as little as possible.
Price, would prefer under 200 dollars. Will stretch to 400 if that includes an option to have parallax adjustment. Dunno if that's something only adjustable power scopes have or not. I'm sorta kinda new to magnification optics on rifles, all I have really used(on my guns) is either iron, peep or red-dot non-mag type sights.
This scope will be for plinking and horsing around with. Tossing out a bunch of fun stuff to shoot at and blasting away. It'll also be used to do the "lookit that group!" game with friends. Not hunting, not competition(except with friends sorta thing) but just something that will help my old eyes unlock the extreme potential of the rifle.
Oh, here is a bit of porn too. Was out today with friends shooting. My 52 met a close relative, A Remington 40-X (bottom). I like the Remington, shoots great, it's better than me and shows when I bork a shot. However, the Winny has a sweeter trigger, it's like a microswitch. Think about firing and it's already dropped the hammer for you.