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Old December 28, 2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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.22 squirrel and target scope

What is a good scope for a .22 in the 50-60 dollar range?
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Old December 28, 2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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i have bushnell banner scopes on the two that i have but they are around 90 bucks.
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Old December 28, 2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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i got a bushnell 3-9x32 from walmart or gander mountain that works well for $59.99.
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Old January 1, 2009, 02:08 AM   #4
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For me, the Winchester 809 outclassed anything in the sub-$100 range, and gave the Leupold FX-1 (almost $200) a surprisingly hard run for its money.

That said, I bought a Weaver Classic Shotgun Scope on a recommendation here (thanks, sholling!), and I have to say: it would be a pretty fair scope at MSRP, but at its discontinued, clearance price, Natchez is practically letting you steal it. If you can scrape up the extra $30 (with shipping and insurance, my damage came to $93.73) I couldn't recommend that enough. It's parallax-set to 50 yards, same as any rimfire scope, and if it's built for a shotgun you know it'll stand up to recoil.
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Old January 1, 2009, 03:28 AM   #5
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35.00 Simmons 3-9X40. Well made and clear--I was shocked at the quality. Wally is closing them out right now.
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Old January 7, 2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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I just ordered one of these tasco 6x24x42 $68.95 with shipping.
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Old January 8, 2009, 12:39 AM   #7
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I've got a Tasco 3-9X-by-40mm for around $40, and it's held up well on the .357Mag carbine, so I think it would work well on a .22. More than that is for the benchrest folks. You don't need more than 9X for hunting tree-rats.
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Old January 8, 2009, 12:43 AM   #8
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You'll get better glass with a 4X. 3X9 for a .22 for squirrels?????
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Old February 24, 2009, 01:48 PM   #9
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