Scope for a 22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by SmithKid308, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    I just orderd at center point 4-16x40mm for my smith m&p 15-22 is this scope to powerful ?
     
  2. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    It all depends on how you plan to use the gun. I have a Centerpoint 4-16x40 AO on my Stevens 200 .223 Rem. I am pleased with the scope.
     

  3. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    Yes but mine rifle is a 22lr would this be a target rifle and small game rifle
     
  4. marksman

    marksman New Member

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    Yes it's a great target rifle espically with a scope, as for small game I wouldn't go any further then wolf,s and cougar, how ever a well placed round to head or straight behind the shoulder will drop a deer and a large one at that. I droped my first deer with a single shot 22 cooey with a 40gr bullet it took about ten steps and fell over and died, smoked it right behind the shoulder.
     
  5. SmithKid308

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    Thanks for the info and I need a bipod for that m&p-15 22 and brands or suggestions?
     
  6. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If the rifle has a forward sling button, Walmart has winchester bipods for about forty bucks.
     
  7. dks7895

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    Wolf... Cougar... Deer... with a .22LR??? I would not consider these small game. IMO the .22LR is well suited for small game such as; squirrels, rabbits, opossum, and nothing bigger than a fox... and that's a stretch.

    For hunting small game I think it's too much scope. For target/bench shooting it's a fine choice.
     
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  8. Txhillbilly

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    I take it that you did this at 100 + yards also!

    Not that by some unreal luck from the god's will a 22lr take down a whitetail with 1 shot.Especially one behind the shoulder.
     
  9. CourtJester

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    I've got a 4x16x50 on my 10/22 that's set up for target shooting but I take it squirrel hunting too. It all depends on what is most comfortable with you.
     
  10. lonyaeger

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    Please don't get any ideas from this completely irresponsible reply! An inexperienced shooter stands a good chance of injuring an animal of that size and subjecting it to a long, cruel, painful, and inhumane death.
     
  11. SmithKid308

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    I'm not the largest game I would ever hunt with a 22lr is a small fox and that's pushing it
     
  12. marksman

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    No it was about 30-40 yards and it was an island mule deer, if you know what that is, beleave it or not that bullet went right through it, and ware else would u shoot it at that distance in the gut? Hmm I suppose some people don't really know what there firearms are capable of let me guess your one of those people that hunt with a 45/70 or .375 HH mag
     
  13. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No, but a 243 or hell, even a 223 would have been a much better choice. Personally, I use a 308. A rimfire 22 is NOT a responsible hunting caliber for deer.
     
  14. marksman

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    Well I was 14 years old and all I had was a .22 and at that time it seemed to do the job, don't get me wrong I don't go running around taking crack shots a mule deer witha .22 now days my rifle of choice is the Enfield .303 all I'm sAying is "with a well placed round u can drop a deer with a Duce Duce".
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just to point another fact out to you, in most states it is illegal to hunt deer with a rimfire and any caliber 22 or less even in centerfire. but also to be fair, any animal no matter how large can be killed with a 22 rimfire. just a matter of how close do you want to get to an animal who would just as soon have you for dinner though! 45-70 used to be a good all-around game caliber for many years, very good in dense brush and still is. 375 H-H is probably a little overkill for deer sized game, but would work wonders on large elk, moose, caribou and bears. i tend to like to match my caliber and rifle to the game and the conditions i would be hunting in.
     
  16. dks7895

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    Marksman... I think the point of the matter is not to promote such nonsense as shooting a deer with a .22LR. It is not only unethical, it is illegal. Okay you were 14 and stupid, don't give others any dumb ideas.
     
  17. marksman

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    I'm sorry but used to be and still is are two entirely different things and I'm almost sure that mule deer don't eat people and ok sorry a .22 COULD KILL ANYTHING if it was shot in the right spot at the right range. You know that .22s were used to kill people? What make u think that your any stronger then a f- ing deer. Thay just outlaw'd it because to many **** heads don't know how to shoot.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    use to be and still is sometimes the same thing, check the sales of 45-70 chambered rifles and pistols. they still sell quite a few. in fact i am fixing to order a H-R Buffalo Classic pretty soon and will also reload for it. BTW, common sense tells me to use a caliber that matches the game and terrain that i'm hunting. the reason they outlawed 22s for hunting game animals the size of deer is that most people end up wounding the deer instead of a humane kill. how would you like to be shot and run off and die a slow agonizing death? this type of attitude is what gives us responsible hunters a bad name. this is the reason that gives the right wing liberals ammunition to try and take our gun and hunting rights away. most of them already think we are a bunch of crackpots and crazies anyways. we as hunters and shooters need to set examples and promote our sport in a mature, responsible and positive way. on another note, if all i had was a 22 and thats what it took to put food on the table, i would still go for what i could kill clean and humanely. just my two cents worth of opinion.