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Old 03-29-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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I'm in the market for a nice 22 rimfire scope,I just purchased a Ruger 10 22 50th anniversary LVT 22 rifle for my daughter and looking to spend 150.00-230.00 max.,hopefully south of the 200.00 mark!

Here's the rifle i'm in the market for a scope
http://www.ruger.com/products/1022DE/images/1237.jpg

So far from what little research i've done these two scopes seem to have good reviews in the price range I would like to stay in.
Any members here with any experience with the two scopes linked below,the first redfield battlezone tac-22 or the Nikon P-22?

Also any and all recommendations for another brand or model variable rimfire scope in the 150.00-230.00 price range or less is appreciated.

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http://www.opticsplanet.com/redfield-battlezone-tac-22-2-7x34mm-riflescope.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-p-22-2-7x32mm-rifle-scope.html

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I was going to suggest the Nikon P22 before I saw it on your short list. If I needed another rimfire scope today, that would be the one. Or you can spend aittle more on the P223, so that in the future you can move it to a centerfire rifle.

Not familiar with the Redfield. Number one quality of any scope is holding zero. To know that beforehand, you have to ask the real users.

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Merc,
Thanks for the suggestion,i've heard a lot of good reviews on Nikon scopes. I have no Nikon scopes,but do have a pair of Nikon binoculars that are outstanding.
I think I will stay with a dedicated rimfire scope for this rifle for the 50 yd. parallax. She will be plinking/target shooting from 25 yds. out to 100 yards,maybe some small game hunting?

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I strongly agree with the Nikon. I have a Bushnell 4x on my rimfire and it does just fine...
However, i just put a Nikon P223 on a centerfire and was extremely impressed with the quality. If you are purchasing it specifically for your .22 then go ahead and get the P22. The bdc reticle is designed for the trajectory of the rimfire ballistics.

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nosaj,
Thanks for the input.
The Nikon P22 for 150.00 looks to be a good solid scope for the money,all reviews were 5 stars on opticplanet.

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I was going to suggest the Nikon P22 before I saw it on your short list. If I needed another rimfire scope today, that would be the one. Or you can spend aittle more on the P223, so that in the future you can move it to a centerfire rifle.

Not familiar with the Redfield. Number one quality of any scope is holding zero. To know that beforehand, you have to ask the real users.
I agree with what Mercator says. I went with the P223 for my S&W AR15-22 and love it!
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therukh,
Thanks for the input,looks like the Nikons are very popular scopes.

My thoughts for staying with the p-22 or another rimfire scope's the parallax setting which is normally 50 yards for rimfire scopes,also the bdc reticle will match the 22lr trajectory.

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Thanks for the input,looks like the Nikons are very popular scopes.

My thoughts for staying with the p-22 or another rimfire scope's the parallax setting which is normally 50 yards for rimfire scopes,also the bdc reticle will match the 22lr trajectory.

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Don't expect too much from the BDC reticle, given the wide variety of 22LR bullet velocities. The P-series reticles are nice anyway, but the actual bullet drop will have to be calibrated for the individual gun model+the ammo.
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I use the less expensive high powered rifle scopes on my 22's in the lower magnification range (2x7 or less). The only difference in theses and those made for the 22 is the parallax setting. Most HP scopes are pre set to be parallax free at about 150 yds and most 22 scopes are set at 50 to 75 yds.
So far the rabbits, squirrels, varmints, and tin cans don't know the difference.

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I've got one of the Redfield Battlezone TAC 22 on a Ruger American Rimfire and have only shot around 50 rounds through it but like it just fine. Haven't tested the BDC yet.

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