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Old 01-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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I have never bought a rimfire scope, I prefer to use regular rifle scopes even on my rimfires, I think a $80 rifle scope is gonna last longer than a 80$ rimfire scope, just my .02
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You can get a good fixed power scope for under $100. I can shoot a cigarette butt with a 4x fixed power scope at 100 yards. What are you hunting? Mosquitoes? Have a look at a Simmons 8 point 4x fixed power scope.

You have to spend around $500 on a variable power scope that will match the Simmons fixed power scope in clarity, field of view, eye relief and durability.
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You have to spend around $500 on a variable power scope that will match the Simmons fixed power scope in clarity, field of view, eye relief and durability.
I don't know about that, I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 40mm which cost me $176 new, it is the most clear, best light gathering scope I have had on a deer rifle. There's plenty of good scopes under 500 bucks. Next I am going to look at one of the high magnification Redfield Revenge series for a varmint rifle.
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I don't know about that, I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 40mm which cost me $176 new, it is the most clear, best light gathering scope I have had on a deer rifle. There's plenty of good scopes under 500 bucks. Next I am going to look at one of the high magnification Redfield Revenge series for a varmint rifle.
I have the 44mm 6 to 18 ao redfield highly recommended it
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I'll probably get a 3x9 40mm. Midway USA looks like they have some good deals going on
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Yep there's some low prices on there just make sure you do some research on the particular scopes you are interested in, mainly look online for customer reviews. Some of the really cheap ones may not have good clarity when zoomed in to 9x, the higher the power the less likely a value scope is to be clear.
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I have never bought a rimfire scope, I prefer to use regular rifle scopes even on my rimfires, I think a $80 rifle scope is gonna last longer than a 80$ rimfire scope, just my .02
The rim fire scopes have different parallax settings than a center fire scope. I like the shotgun scopes which are set between. A good way to go is a scope with an adjustable objective lens or side focus but you dont see many high magnification shotgun scopes.
These actually do work on 22lr. There is one for 17HMR also. The 1st one is a close out and a bargain.
http://swfa.com/BSA-3-9x40-Sweet-22-Riflescope-P42505.aspx
http://swfa.com/BSA-6-18x40-Sweet-22-Riflescope-P13056.aspx
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OP, You are shooting a .17HMR, Correct? Take a look at the Bushnell Trophy series. I have an older model w/ the amberglow reticule, no additional light needed. 4-16x40mmAO on a Marlin 917v. It is very good. Here is the new model. It is over the $100.00 mark, but will really make your rifle shine . Completely new, new company. My son has a 3-9x40mm on a 6.5x55. Just get a multi X reticule, forget BDC.
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-trophy-xlt-4-12x40mm-matte-riflescope-with-doa-600-or-multi-x-reticle-734120.html
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Scopes made for .22 rim fire are usually Paralax free to 25 or 50 yards. The centerfire scopes are Paralax free to infinity. The Objective lens in scopes of the 10X Power class will have Paralax adjustments to focus thru this wide range of distances.
The reason many low end scopes for .22 rimfires will appear to be out of focus is due to lack of Paralax correction as power increases. If you plan to shoot target beyond 50 yards buy a centerfire scope with Paralax correction.
The Simmons 6.5X20X50 has an ajustable objective Paralax correction. The one I use is very good for the price. I would only use these on low recoil firearms.
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When I bought my marlin 795 I bought a cheap $18 tasco. And I think I wasted $18. I'm looking at getting a BSA scope for it now. I have a cheap bushnell on my savage mark II and it's pretty good for what it is.
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