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Old March 20, 2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Recommend me a .22LR scope

Hi everyone!!

I just picked up a Magnum Research MLR-1722 which is a .22LR semi automatic rifle based on the 10/22.

I'm looking for an inexpensive scope. I shoot 95% of the time indoors at 25 yards. The other 5% is outdoor at 100 yards. I'm not a hunter and I only shoot paper targets. Can anyone suggest a specific scope that's around $100? Thanks!!!!!
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Old March 20, 2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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I use a $3.00 fixed 4 power yard sale scope. It has been on my 10/22 for, at least, fifteen years and serves me well. I don't care to use those tiny scopes designed for 22s. This is a regular rifle scope.
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Old March 20, 2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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I've got a couple of BSA 4 power scopes on some of my old and mostly worn out 22's, and they have held up well. Less than $30, if I remember correctly. On the 'good' 22's, I have old Leupold 2-7's. If I had to buy a new scope for the 22, I think I'd get the Nikon variable for 22's with the BDC dots for 75 and 100 yards. It's more than you have allocated, but might be worth the extra money.
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Old March 20, 2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Waiting for the funds to try this one out myself. I understand that it is a good performer. Ballistics are already dialed in for distance.
http://swfa.com/BSA-3-9x40-Sweet-22-...pe-P13055.aspx
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Old March 26, 2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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I have a sweet .22. They work great if you have the correct ammo, but you must go though a trial and error process to find that ammo. If you can't find ammo that matches your gun/scope combo with the present shortages you can sight it just like a normal scope until you get a chance.

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Old March 27, 2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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Boomer,
Thanks for the heads up. I will be ordering this fairly shortly. Wohoo! At any rate, what ammo Brand did you find that worked the best with this scope? The site states; "50 to 175 yards Bullet drop precisely calculated to compensate for the elliptic drop of a 36, 38 & 40 grain .22 bullet" Do I need to get more specific than that?

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Old March 27, 2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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Cabelas had the Nikon Prostaff 4X rimfire for $80 recently, check that out.
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:30 PM   #8
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Scopes...

Vortex Crossfire 2-7x32 - $120

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-c...fle-scope.html

Weaver Rimfire Classic 4x28 - $120

http://www.opticsplanet.com/weaver-r...re-849430.html

Nikon P-22 2-7x32 - $150

http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-p-...fle-scope.html

I have the Vortex Crossfire II 3-9x40 on my Mauser and I couldn't be happier with the quality for the price. Clear glass, nice reticle, excellent eye relief (mine cost $140) plus it has an unlimited lifetime warranty!!

Let us know what you decide on! Shoot Safe!!
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Old March 28, 2013, 11:06 PM   #9
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I have a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40mm scope on my Remington 597. It is clear, bright and I think it is perfect for my 22lr Remmy.
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Old March 29, 2013, 09:59 PM   #10
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It has all three bullet weights marked on the turret. Every guns different. My 10/22 with at 17 in. Tactical solutions bull barrel likes cci 36g mini mags. My stock 18.5 in. barreled 10/22 likes cci 40g mini mags. I also have bulk fed 36g and remi 36g golden bullets that are "close".

Edit... I thought I'd add. If you find the right ammo you should be able to hit a spinner every time that's a hair larger than the groups your gun shoots.
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Old March 29, 2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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Cant go wrong with the Nikon Prostaff fixed scopes - mine works great!
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Old March 29, 2013, 11:43 PM   #12
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Great optics on the Nikon scopes, can't go wrong. If you can't find a scope at a yard sale for $10 this weekend, go buy the Nikon Prostaff.
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Old March 30, 2013, 08:17 AM   #13
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I've got 3 BSA .22 Sweet (2-7x32, 3-9x40, 6-18x44). All of them work great and all 3 combined was less than 200 on Natchezss.com
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Old March 30, 2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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Recommend me a .22LR scope

If your willing to go to $120 you can get the mueller APV. Fantastic scope!!
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Old March 30, 2013, 09:01 PM   #15
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Can anyone suggest a specific scope that's around $100?
I have this one on my Remington 5 and it's darn good for the price.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/774...-reticle-matte

I know it's listed as a shotgun scope. Works perfectly on a 22.
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Old March 31, 2013, 04:09 AM   #16
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iron sights.
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:27 PM   #17
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Recommend me a .22LR scope

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I have a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40mm scope on my Remington 597. It is clear, bright and I think it is perfect for my 22lr Remmy.
Well I bought this scope. It's pretty awesome! Thanks everyone!!!
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Old April 10, 2013, 08:19 PM   #18
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I got a 4-16x40 center point one of my friends bought me from Walmart. I can shoot as close as I want to, or zoom it in at 400 yards (not like I could hit a thing, it is minute of aircraft carrier at that range) beautiful scope for paper punching, and the occasional prarie dog hunt, and at $60 or so pretty cheap too
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