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Old January 19, 2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Scope on a 22/45

I am awaiting the arrival of my permits to buy a 460xvr which will be a scoped hunting rig. In the mean time I want to mount a scope on my 22/45 to get used to shooting optics in a handgun. Anyone suggest a inexpensive 2x or 4x small scope. I dont want anything to clumsy on the small pistol. I havent been able to find any cheaper ones that look like they would work. Cheaper in this case is under $100 with rings.
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Old January 19, 2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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The NcSTAR pistol scopes are the only ones I know of in that price range. They are not greatest but also not bad, it's optics and you really do get what you pay for.
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Old January 19, 2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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Check CDNN, Natchez Shooters Supply, and The Sportsmans Guide.

Be aware that you probably need rimfire rings made for a 3/8" dovetail. I believe all of those sources sell affordable scopes designed specifically for rimfires, that include the correct rings for a 3/8" dovetailed receiver.
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Old January 19, 2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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I've had really good luck with the NcStars on small bore pistols and even some large bore Contenders (30-30AI, 444 Marlin) but the rings that come with them are total trash. Still if you replace the rings with decent rings you'll still be under a C note.
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:19 PM   #5
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Never mind....Better to not stir the pot.
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:47 PM   #6
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Seems like a pretty simple pot, can't imagine that much turbulance to be casused.
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:39 PM   #7
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2X handgun scopes

In that price range you should be able to buy a 2X Simmons or a 2X Barska. If you look around, there are usually pretty good deals on used scopes for about what you want to spend or just a little more. I have seen Burris and Leupold (M8) 2X and 4X pistol scopes sell for $150 and less.

Also you should be able to find used Pentax, Bushnell and Nikon scopes priced between $100 and $150. In my opinion you would be a lot better off to buy a better used scope than a new lesser quality scope.
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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I've been burned buying used scopes more often than any other item. Still there's deals to be had. Leupy and Burris are both pretty good at repairing old scopes. I love the old Japanese tasco glass as well as the weaver and even the red field stuff. I've got a drawer full of glass now just looking for pistols
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Old January 21, 2013, 08:42 PM   #9
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22/45 has a rail in the box and in this case its only a 22 so I dont think holding center should be an issue. I will probably get a cheepy like a barska or a ncstar. When my 460XVR comes in I am thinking Leopold FX-II or VX-III. I hear that 460 has a habbit of trashing scopes.
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Old January 21, 2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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I had good results with an old German 1.3 power Bushnell. It came with rings.

Maybe the are still out there on GB or Ebay.
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