Air rifle scope for .22?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kaido, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Alright, so since I just bought two rimefires and a box of 500 rounds for them I'm a little short on money to toss around and was wondering if anyone knows what would happen if I took the scope off my air rifle and dropped it onto my girls XT-22?
     
  2. jon1992d

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    It depends if its a quality scope i used a bb gun scope for my .22 once and it worked fine but it was a high quality scope that ran me about 60 bucks. Could you get a little tasco at walmart for 10-20 bucks? They are good for .22. Also im guessing they dont have iron sights on them?
     
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  3. Jstrong

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    I don't see it being a problem,the only reason they call it an airgun scope and not a cheap riflescope is bc its not made to withstand the recoil of a firearm,but you should be fine with it on a .22 for plinking. I wouldn't take it hunting critters or expect it to stack bullets in a grouping though. Or just pick up a 20$ tasco rimfire scope,you'd be surprised what u can do with a little tasco.
     
  4. kaido

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    I'd grab a tasco but for their red dots they run about 50 up in Canada as for their scope, think their 60$?

    But it's a crossman "rifle" scope. It doesn't say it's only for air rifles at all and figured since it was fairly cheap it'd be alright if it got messed up while usin it. But wouldn't be for hunting at all, plan on getting an Actualy scope.

    It does have iron sight, but we can't seem to dial them in to well. Also haven't exactly tried yet, but she seems to of found where she's hitting and just compensate for the out of zero sights.
     
  5. kaido

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    Just double checked, their cheapest with no rings or any form of mount is 32.00$ at whole sale and the 60$ one comes with the mounts that we would need. (dove tail)
     
  6. UrbanNinja

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    I picked up this little tasco red dot at Wal-Mart for $40 and mounted it to my Sig522. I haven't used it over 40 yards but, it helped pack 25 rounds in a 5 inch group.
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  7. kaido

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    That's pretty much the same one I'm looking at on this whole sale site. I might check my Walmart here....if its there I'll even be able to get it at a discount too.
     
  8. Jstrong

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    My tasco isnt a red dot, its a little 3-9x magnification rimfire scope.picked it up for 19.99 at gander mountain. I couldn't see anybody selling them for 60,they're just cheap little 3/4 diameter scopes. But the crossman sounds like it should do fine if you can't find a cheap rimfire scope at the local sporting goods store.
     
  9. kaido

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    Oh, this one is advertised as a red dot scope. If you guy are interested in the sight I'm looking at it also has an American location as well?
     
  10. jon1992d

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    Did you try looking on cheaper than dirt or amazon? They have some great products really cheap too.
     
  11. kaido

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    Is look on cheaper ten dirt, but I'm not even sure if they ship to Canada, even then I'd probaly be paying the same as if I just bought I here after shipping.
     
  12. Jstrong

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    I second both of those, the only places I can find a product cheaper than on one of those two sites... is on the other.
     
  13. jon1992d

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    I would definetly check out amazon.com then. They are world wide and i kniw shipping is very cheap becuase they dont have a set warehouse it all cones fron diferent locations so just find a dealer on the site either in canada or very close to it.
     
  14. kaido

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    I might do that, but because my hours at work got cut because of budget cuts (even though no one else's hours seems to of been Hirt?) I'll be a little low on money.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    kaido is in canada. they probably can't ship items north of the border due to restrictions on export items involving guns and gun related items. he will most likely have to source it through whatever he can find locally.
     
  16. kaido

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    That's what I've been trying to do with everything. Some stuff seems to be pretty exapensive though. Found a scope in a gun shop for 95$ and then on this whole sale site I found one for 60$....think I'm only going to that gun shop for ammunition for things Walmart doesn't carry.
     
  17. big shrek

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    I have yet to run into a TASCO that would maintain Zero after a few years.
    They truly SUCK.

    Watch for the "After Hunting Season" scope sales at Walmart.
    I picked up a bunch of BSA scopes for $12 each two years ago :)

    I'm also fond of Center Point scopes. Inexpensive, yet solid.
    Just be careful if you get a Locking Adjuster model...
    you absolutely MUST Unlock the adjuster before moving it...or you will break the adjuster and it won't hold zero.
    It works like its supposed to, but a lot of folks (idiots) aren't used to 'em, and don't unlock 'em before making a move...
    which causes all sorts of issues for the dumb ;)
     
  18. Jstrong

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    If I get 3 years of use plinking with my tasco then I'd say I got my 19 dollars worth. Just saying
     
  19. jon1992d

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    I dont know how much you can expect from a scope that costs the same as a big mac meal. I get my moneys worth out of them.
     
  20. kaido

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    John + strong kind of have a good point. I wouldn't expect a cheaper scope to last me years while holding zero. So long as it held zero and had to be adjusted every couple o months I'd be happy.

    Now it I had a $100+ scope and it wouldn't hold a zero after the first couple of times out, then I would be pretty upset.