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Old 09-30-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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In the near future I'm planning on getting a Marlin Model 917VT for mostly target shooting at 100 yards(because there are no longer ranges near me), and maybe a little bit of varmint hunting. Now I hear people say that Rimfires need a certain type of scope, but have never heard anyone say why. Is this just with .22s because of the short ranges that they are shot at compared to Centerfires, or does it have something to do with bullet weight or something different entirely?

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Old 09-30-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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Any scope designed for a centerfire should work fine on a rimfire, the opposite may not be true because of the larger recoil of the centerfire rifle.

From what I have read airguns require a special scope because the recoil is backwards.

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I wouldn't waste my money on rimfire scopes. They have too narrow a field of view, too small an exit pupil, and are generally inferior as far as quality, to standard 3x9x32 scopes. About the only exception I have found are the BSA "TV" view 2-7x scopes at Wally World.

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Please see my post on 10/22s for advise on .22 scopes regarding MY opinion.

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The long and the short of it is this. Parallax on centerfire scopes without an adj objective is 100 yards. Parallax on a rimfire scope is 50 yards again unless you have an adj objective. Many people think of the cheap plastic tasco 20mm obj tiny little cheap scopes when refering to rimfire scopes. There are rimfire scopes out there that cost as much and more than some centerfire scopes.

You state that you are shooting a 17hmr at 100 yards. You can use and should use a centerfire scope. I would look into a scope with an adjustable objective and be done with it.

I have two centerfire scopes on my rimfires and they are both adj obj.

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Thank you tango-you said it better than I could have.

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Thanks again guys, that's the answer I was looking for.

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I think I'm gonna end up going with a Nikon Prostaff because Bass Pro has them on sale down to $150 from $210.

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Give the Mueller APV a good hard try. you will never be dissapointed.

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I think I'm gonna end up going with a Nikon Prostaff because Bass Pro has them on sale down to $150 from $210.

-Fred
I think that's a better decision for your eye's sake. Less strain comes with better glass. Opticsplanet has demo's of those scopes for $130

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