Scopes for the .22 LR

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by MountainRobin, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. MountainRobin

    MountainRobin New Member

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    I'm looking to add one to 2 rifles, what are your suggestions?
     
  2. Snakedriver

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    Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag. with A.O. I've got two of them and they are an excellent .22 scope, especially considering that they run $45-$65 depending on where you buy them. Do yourself a favor and also buy some good rings to go with the scope you buy. :cool:

    ETA: I see you're in Lakewood. My sister is a Lakewood cop. She's been out there for 25+ years. WELCOME!
     
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  3. clr8ter

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    Snakedriver, what is AO? I'll be needing one to go with my new savage 22 mag soon.....
     
  4. big shrek

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    I'm a cheapskate...whatever's on sale, as long as it ain't a TASCO.

    I've got a bunch of BSA's, Simmons, and Centerpoints :)
    Oh, and a vintage Sears Ted Williams scope on a Sears 46C lever-action rifle!
    [​IMG]


    The only thing to know about certain Center Point scopes is (4-16x44)...
    To move the adjusters, you must FIRST unlock the locking rings...
    otherwise you break the adjusters and they won't hold zero...
    Its as easy as pie...and helps retain your Original Zero setting when bumping around on ATV's...
    but if you forget to take the lock off before you twist the Windage adjuster, you can do heinous damage.
    And if you do...just call the MFR, say its not holding zero, and send it in for repairs...
    on your own dime, as you were the one who goofed :D
     
  5. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    AO = Adjustable Objective :)

    That's the far end of the scope, usually has numbers that stand for Yardage.
     
  6. Snakedriver

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    Yes as Shrek says. With the Adjustable Objective feature you can adjust the objective from 15 yards to infinity based on how far away your target is. This helps you avoid a thing that can throw your shots off called parllax effect.

    While not mandatory, it's a nice feature to have to help insure you get the most accuracy possible out of your scope. Most standard .22 rimfire scope have a fixed objective set at 50 yards, which is the typical zero range for .22's. Centerfire scopes usually have a fixed objective set at 100 yards, which is a more likely zero setting for non-.22 type rifles.

    By having an adjustable objective setting feature, you get to choose what range your scope is going to be most accurate at.
     
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  7. Ranger-6

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    I am 60-years old with failing eye-sight and wear glasses. When I look for a scope I have to consider the scope's operational function and the environment I will be shooting. I chose the 3-9x40 for my 4595TS because it provides the wider field of vision and light. For the .22 rifle, I would think Snakedriver's choice, Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag. with A.O with be a very good combination.
     
  8. Snakedriver

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    Ranger-6, I'm going to be 60 this July, so I feel your pain. :D While my eyesight is still pretty good, those irons are getting kind'a fuzzy. I've scoped most of my favorite rifles now. It makes things all clear again, especially with the scopes that allow you to focus the eyepiece to your liking. :)
     
  9. JTJ

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  10. primer1

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    NIKON has a nice .22 bdc scope, but never used one personally. I guess it just looks nice.
     
  11. clr8ter

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    Yeah, from what I've heard, the Sweet scopes are nice. Unfortunately, they only make them for 22 LR & 17 HMR, I have a 22 mag.......
     
  12. big shrek

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    Peep sights also help one increase their vision...it gives the eye a workout :)
     
  13. wiliardo123

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    Hello.
    That all depends on what do you want to use it for in terms of magnification, and the diameter of the lens.
    You may go with barska they have good reviews , they come with multi magnification models and sights also those with red dot sight are cool as well.
    Money wise you are talking 30 to 80 bucks.
    Thanks
     
  14. JTJ

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    Tape one of the BDC turrets and make your own scale.
     
  15. Dino1

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    I have an inexpensive 4x32 ACOG replica scope on my M4.
    Works well enough for me. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. MountainRobin

    MountainRobin New Member

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    Looks like we're all going in the same direction! Thanks
     
  17. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, the guy at the LGS said the same thing. I will consider it......
     
  18. rfowlie

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    I have the Nikko Sterling scopes to be a good buy
     
  19. BTI

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    I am new to the rifle world. I mostly shoot handguns & shotguns. I joined a club that I now have access to a 50, 100 & 200 yard range. I thought start small & work up so I just purchased a 10/22 & would like to add a scope to it. Is mounting the scope & zeroing something I can do myself?
     
  20. JTJ

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    Very easy to do.