Nikon P-22 Scope

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by 1911love, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    I want to scope a 10/22. I'm looking at the Nikon P-22 2.5-7x32 BDC 150. I've been comparing it to the same Pro Staff model. Which is better and what is the difference? Is the P-22 a good choice and is it a quality scope? I was also wondering about the rings, are the Nikon rings the best to use? Any better options for a new scope $200 or less? This is my first 10/22, an Altamont Classic V, and I want to do it right. Thanks!
     
  2. Mercator

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    Prostaff is a line of hunting scopes, so you get capped turrets and 0 parallax @100 yards. The P22 is more of a target/plinking scope, you get target turrets (no caps to lose), 0 parallax @50, and the reticle marked for 22LR ballistics. I've owned a P223 (similar for 223 Rem) and one Prostaff, they are all excellent, held zero which is #1 priority.
     

  3. 1911love

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    So you would recommend the P-22 over the Pro Staff? How do you feel about the Nikon rings? Thanks for the input.
     
  4. Mercator

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    I have not used the Nikon rings. Would have tried if they were enclosed. I'd go with the P22 because I shoot 22 for sports and an occasional club match, all within 50 yards. The target turret and the thinner reticle are better for it.
     
  5. 1911love

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    Why is the Pro Staff better for hunting? Both models I'm looking at are BDCs.
     
  6. Mercator

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    The smaller capped turrets are usually referred to as hunting turrets. As opposed to the oversized target turrets. The parallax setting probably favors longer shots. Whether the Prostaff is really better for hunting, I can't say, but it is a hunting style scope..
     
  7. 1911love

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    Thanks Mercator! I ordered the P-22 2.5-7x32 BDC at the LGS today. $150 out the door. I can't wait to put some lead on paper! Also scored two BX25 mags and an extra 10 round mag. I'm going to get a Ruger case for it too. Thanks again for the help.
     
  8. Mercator

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    Very happy with my P-22 ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1393036146.330891.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1393036172.802366.jpg


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  10. 1911love

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    Any tips/tricks you can share? It should arrive this week, I hope. My LGS suggested Warne rings for mounting to a 10/22. Picked up a Pelican 1750 to house everything.
     
  11. Mercator

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    Warne rings are robust and stand up well to the vibes caused by firing a rifle round. I use them on centerfire rifles. On a 10/22 or any 22LR, probably an overkill, but if money no object, why not.
     
  12. 1911love

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    Thanks! I'm not really concerned about the cost, I just want a rock solid package. That's why I sprung for the Pelican to house it.

    I don't have a lot of experience with optics, so that's why I was interested in the P-22. Maybe down the road when I get more experience I'll start looking at the Leupold VX-1/VX-2 scopes for my rimfire needs.

    Have you used the Nikon app for the BDC?
     
  13. Mercator

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    I have not. My target 22 is zeroed @50 yards point blank. For beyond that I have a 223.

    You may not see any real distinction between a VX and the Nikon in the daylight. As long as your scope hangs on to zero. Higher end glass really comes to play in the dusk or low light indoor shooting.
     
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  14. bman940

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    I have turned a lot of guy's on to Nikon PROSTAFF 3-9 Rimfire BDC 150 scope. I think for the 10/22 it will do all you need it to, clarity, field of view and accuracy. I have 1 on each of my 10/22's and have plinked steel cwor's at 200 yards using Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Program. It really does work even though I have found a great margin in fps then with centerfire ammo. I use the P-22 Series of scope's on my M&P 15/22's that while accurate are not 10/22 accurate and mainly used for plinking inside of 100 yards. Here's a pic of my rig with Warne med. 1 inch mounts.

    http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd363/bman940/PROSTAFF%20Rimfire/prostaffrimfire.jpg
     
  15. arky

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    I think you will be happy with the P-22. I put one on my CZ 455 I bought last Summer. It is the perfect size for a 22 and a very good scope for the money. I mostly shoot paper at 50 yards and hunt with the gun. That said, if you are one of those people that like to shoot groups at 100 yards with a 22, the 9 power would be better and lots of folks go with even more.
     
  16. jrfusatf

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    I agree, purchased the 9 power for my Savage Mark II. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1393336609.000132.jpg


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