To scope or not to scope....

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by NymphoGnome, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    So I just recently acquired a Marlin 795, I have yet to fire. I am planning on going thursday to the indoor range. I would like to get an inexpensive scope (more than likely the $30-$40 Bushnell at Walmart) and I realize inexpensive/cheap + Good Scope = laughable.

    So my question is, if I buy an inexpensive scope from walmart is it just going to crumble to dust in my hands next month? Or Should I just see how I like my stock sights?
     
  2. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Those Bushnell rim-fire scope are a pretty fair value and you can't go wrong for fifty bucks. It's not like you going to shoot a speck of do do off a flies butt at 300 yards with a 22 anyway. I'd go for it. Joe
     

  3. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    As long as I can put a hole between the eyes of my zombie target, I am happy.
     
  4. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    There ain't a Zombie alive, I mean dead, that could survive that combination.
     
  5. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    I don't know, the people that watch Keith Olbermann are still moving. :D
     
  6. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Go for it

    I've got a $500.00 Leupold VX 3 on my deer rifle and it's worth every penny. But it has a specific purpose, taking down white tailed bucks in low light conditions. The price you pay for any scope has to do with a couple of factors but it's mainly about light transmission and lens clairity and with scopes you get what you pay for...But that does not mean a $40.00 Bushnell isn't sufficient for a .22
    If your target shooting in good light that Bushnell will do you just fine.
     
  7. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I've never put a scope on any of my .22s, but I use them mainly to practice for speed/mechanics. If you're using your .22 to practice for a similar center-fire rifle then I would set it up accordingly.

    Hunter Joe your avatar is extremely disturbing I can hardly look at it. :eek:
     
  8. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Diggs, I had a bug up my a$$ this morning about closed minded people and was feeling a little ugly inside. Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    For a plinker them bushnell reimfire scopes will do you just fine.

    I have a scope on all but one of mine. I have a new addition to my rimfire stable and I need to figure out a good scope for it.
     
  10. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I've never seen that one. They did a pretty good job with it though. Straight out of a horror flic. :)
     
  11. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    A scope on a 22 deosn't have to endure much if any recoil. A $40 scope should be just fine. If you are using see through mounts (which I don't advise) keep the objestive as small as you can. This will keep the scope closer to the barrel as possible, which is adviseable.
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Someone still watches Olbermann??

    There are plenty of good rimfire scopes out there.

    I got this Simmons for ~$40 and I'm happy with it.

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    Check out SWFA, they have some great prices on riflescopes:

    SWFA Riflescopes Simmons Rifle Scopes Simmons .22 Mag Rifle Scopes
     
  13. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah, I had a Michael Jackson avatar photo for awhile. Everyone asked me to change it. Yours is worse!
     
  14. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Your just jealous.

    Diggs, that is actually a GIF image, I can send via E-Mail to you. The head moves around and gets bigger and then smaller. It's quite insane.
     
  15. stalkingbear

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    I would highly recommend getting a .22 scope such as Cane posted. The reason is if you put a "regular" scope on it you'll have excessive parallax at .22 ranges. Most scopes meant for centerfire rifles are adjusted at the factory to be parallax free at 100-150 yards. .22 scopes are adjusted to be parallax free at 50 yards. A way to get around it is to buy a scope with an adjustable objective such as a 4x-12x.
     
  16. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    I do like that Simmons, and can get one at dicks for $35, My rifle bag is too small to keep the scope on so I will have to keep taking it off and putting back on, is that a problem?
     
  17. hunter Joe

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    Your going to have to use detachable rings or your going to lose zero every time you remove the scope. It may be cheaper to buy a case made for a scoped rifle.
     
  18. stalkingbear

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    I'd recommend you get a scoped rifle case as well. You're going to lose zero by taking the scope off. Once you get the scope in perfect zero-leave it on and tight.