Good scope for a savage mark ii

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by robertb6112, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. robertb6112

    robertb6112 New Member

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    I wanna get a new scope for my savage mark II. I was wondering what a good scope would be less then $100. I'm gonna do target shooting at 50 yards. I wanna shoot at a competition and they shoot at 50 yards and it's bench rest.
     
  2. Gunnie

    Gunnie New Member

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    I have 2, mark ll's and both have bushnell banners 3x9. They are totally adequate and cost @ $79.
     

  3. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    A scope for competition under $100? Have you seen what people are using where you’ll be shooting? If any of them are under $100, get that. With rimfire it doesn't take much to outshoot the ammunition, but round after round for hours at a time it may take a bit more than $100.

    On the other hand, if you're never changing your ammo and aren't changing your elevation, if it's going to be a set it and forget it, maybe you don't require consistently resettable turrets and a <$100 scope will do just fine.

    This is a sort of "4 Star" $100 and under scopes from Optics Planet.

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/riflesc...e[]=0&price[]=100&rating=4&sort=highest-price

    I also have an Mk II. It's a TR with a Bi-pod. I shoot it BR and prone. I now have a Mueller 8-32x44 scope on it. It focuses down to 10 yards. I have no problem seeing the holes at 100y. I don’t bother with a spotting scope when I use it. I have a couple of thousand rounds of CCI through it and at 50y the clicks repeat without deviation. I haven't tried subsonic at 100y yet. I don’t know how clear the image is before daybreak or dusk, in a mist, shooting into the light, but for the range it’s fine. It did cost me $230. I had a coupon or something.

    This is a 14x Mueller scope that may be suitable for 50y. It also focuses down to 10y. It’s $129.

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/mueller-optics-4-5-14x40mm-ao-apv-rifle-scope.html
     
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  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have been to these shoots. I did not stand a chance with an off the shelf rifle and scope. The cheapest gun there aside from mine was over $2k with optics and they were shooting high dollar ammo. I would have had to spend between $2k and $3k to be competitive. Anshutz and Leupold were the cheap set ups. I just wanted to have a little fun. They were shooting at individual targets for each shot. The target sheet had 25 targets and 2 sighters. The x ring looked to be about 1/8". Wind was the only real factor meaning the one who could dope the wind the best won. 25X was not that uncommon. Now a Savage BTSV will shoot very well if properly tuned and most of these guys were shooting 16x and very good scopes. Each one had a wind meter. Some mic'ed the rims of the ammo as well as weighing each round and this was on expensive target ammo to start with.
     
  5. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Well yeah, you need a lot of money and a lot of experience reading the wind to win rimfire, but you don't need a lot to enjoy yourself, or at least I don't. You do, however, need a little bit money to avoid going nuts from equipment inconsistency. You need to know it's you and not sloppy turrets.
     
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  6. robertb6112

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    Thanks for the discouraging replies. I just wanted to do it for fun. It would be nice to win. But I wasn't expecting to. And $100 was stretching my budget. I wanna eventually get a 10/22 and modify it for competitions.
     
  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I have a Simmons Model 1002 4x15, on mine 30 bucks, works great...............
     

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  8. GaMatt72

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    I just got the 4.5x14x40 APV Mueller scope mentioned earlier. It is awesome.



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  9. jjfuller1

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    vortex, also check out the LGS for used scopes. i picked up a tasco 3x9x32 for 20 bucks... works awesome on my marlin .22
     
  10. cbibb

    cbibb New Member

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    6x24 bsa,konus,great for benchrest
     
  11. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'd go with the in-expensive Bushnells Banners also ! For the price , not a bad scope. I have a 3.5 x 10 and it is enough..!
     
  12. mdauben

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    Honestly, the cheapest scopes you will see serious rimfire benchrest shooters using is the Weaver 36x fixed scope which runs around $450. Even at 50 yds you will need a high magnification scope to accurately place your shots.

    This isn't to say you can't have lots of fun with a cheaper variable out on the range, but you will be seriously handicapped in formal competition without the right gear.

    Sorry if we are coming across as discouraging but I think we are just trying to be realistic. If you are going in with your eyes open and just looking to have some fun you should be set. Likewise if you are just shooting against a casual crowd using their everyday rimfires that can be great fun and result in some great bragging rights. Just be aware ahead if time that Savages or Rugers with cheap scopes are going to be smoked by dedicated BR shooters with the best guns and gear. ;)
     
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  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I got this scope off a member from another forum Friday and put it on this Savage. It's an Osprey 6x24. Got it for 120 shipped. Deals are out there.

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  14. tigerbeetle

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    +1 on the Mueller. Excellent scopes, good optics. Good support. Go for the Mueller. I have the 14X on a Rem. Mdl Five and it is a "Hole" shooter.