Rimfire Scopes

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by FCross7, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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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?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    -Fred
     
  2. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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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.
     

  3. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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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.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Please see my post on 10/22s for advise on .22 scopes regarding MY opinion.
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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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.
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Thank you tango-you said it better than I could have.
     
  7. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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

    -Fred
     
  8. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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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
     
  9. agoetz2005

    agoetz2005 New Member

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

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