.22 target practice scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by bontrager92fs, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. bontrager92fs

    bontrager92fs New Member

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    got a .22LR that needs a damn scope! i go to the range but past 50 yds i cant see where im hitting without binos. and i have to look up every other second. Am looking for a scope 3-9x40mm. what brands should i get?
     
  2. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    For an inexpensive scope I'm using a Simmons 22 Mag 3-9x32 on my .22, it was around $40 at Dick's. Pretty good for what I'm using it for.
     

  3. Sonnypie

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    Just yesterday I upgraded two of my .22LR rifles with Bushnell scopes.
    Friday the Step-son, Grandson, and I went to the range. The Step son has a Ruger 10/22 he put one of these ($29.95) Bushnell's on. Duplex cross hairs.

    But what was impressive was the big bright picture it gives you.
    They are both 4X. The new one I got at Wal Mart, because I was there getting ammo. (Winchester Bulk, 555 rounds of hollow point. $19.95)
    The new scope with mounts was $29.95.
    I also got some 1" mounts for my older 4X from my 30-06.
    I replaced two of those "typical" .22 rifle scopes with these. My old one from my 30-06 went on with new mounts (Bushnell 4X, fine cross hairs).
    For my aging eyes, I really like these duplex cross hairs. And the big picture drops right in when the cheek meets the stock.
    Might be just the ticket?

    I put a 3X9 on my 30-06 and I'm trying it out. So far, so good. Sighted it in, then fine tuned it as I steped out to the furthest steel targets. Bangs the gong at 600 yards. :)
    But I am a bit rusty. It's been 18 years since I fired the 06. :rolleyes:

    But we all had the most fun with the .22's

    Here is a link.
    And another to the Bushnell 4X

    But whatever you decide, they are out there. Have fun!
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    What kind of rifle is it going on?

    What is your budget?

    You can go from $20 junk to $400 leupold rimfire scopes or even more
     
  5. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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  6. MidnightExpress

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    what are you looking to spend on a scope? you can get cheap, but still
    usable, scopes for $30

    I've had a few Tasco's that worked just fine on the 22's and centerfire rifles,
    put a $70 Bushnell 4-12x44 on my 17HMR and never had a problem with it.
    had a Simmons on my 30-30 and one on a 270, both worked fine too

    image quality on all the above was good, not as nice as some more expensive
    scopes, but could definitley see what I was shooting and held zero without an issue
     
  7. Snakedriver

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    I have two of the Simmons 3X9X32 Scopes on my 10/22's that are excellent scopes for the money.

    A while back I also put a Walmart CenterPoint .22 Rimfire 3X9X32 on my old Remington .22 bolt action that has also proved to be an excellent scope. I really like the mildot reticle it uses. It was around $55 plus I spent an additional $20 and bought some good B-square rings.

    You won't have any trouble seeing the .22 bullet holes at 50 yards on 9-power with either of the two scopes I mentioned.
     

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  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Snake is that a 510 or a 511?

    If it's a 511 I'll give you $200 for it plus shipping.
     
  9. Snakedriver

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    Tango, it's a 1942 Rem. 512. My dad bought it new, but gave it to me when I was 10 y.o. as my first firearm. Obviously, it's priceless to me for sentimental reasons, so I wouldn't sell it for any price. It is a great shooter though.

    When I'm gone, it'll be passed down in my estate to my children. I hope they enjoy it as much as I have.
     
  10. cpttango30

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    I have a 511x i got the same way.
     
  11. bontrager92fs

    bontrager92fs New Member

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    Snake- That is a NICE! .22 bolt action. Thank you for the advice.

    Tango- Remington .22LR. basic target shooting to develop fundamentals. Want a scope that can zoom to 100 yards no problem.

    Budget isnt an issue but dont want to spend more than $100 for a scope. Ill save the rest for when I get a .308 which resolves to another question of mine. ha. im full of questions.

    I will get a .308 what .308s do you recommend? and what scopes. I will be in the range of $250 for $450. Mainly deer and elk hunting purposes. Dont want an obnoxious size scope either. What is suitable and legit? Leupold? Bushnell?
     
  12. bontrager92fs

    bontrager92fs New Member

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    Thanks Sonny! Will keep that Bushnell in mind.
     
  13. wmille01

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    I use a BSA Huntsman it has the quick adjust nobs under a screw cap, the retical is a dot in a circle with lines, the lines change color depending on the target color. I like it, sighted it in within 10 rounds at 50 yards, and its a single power but good for quick target acquisition.
     

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  14. lonewolf101

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    I have a redfield 3x9x40 on my savage squirel rifle.
     
  15. cpttango30

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    At the $100 price point most scopes are just about the same. I would pick one.

    Opticsplanet.net is a good place to start.
     
  16. aandabooks

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    I'm very happy with the Center Point 4x14-40 AO that I have on my Savage BV. Glass is nice and clear. The AO is nice as I shoot anywhere between 25-100 yards. Under $80 at Walmart. It even has the lit reticle in red or green.

    I have a 4x Center Point on a Marlin 25 and past the 50 yard mark, it doesn't get the job done like the 4x40.