View Full Version : what scope is just right for a .22 need help quick

February 1, 2006, 07:27 PM
I have recently purchased a .22 sportsmaster and was wondering what type of scope would be apropriate. I plan on hunting rabits and varmits with this rifle. Thanks for any help you can give me i am new at this so any advice would help.

February 1, 2006, 08:05 PM
I use a 3x9 Simmons or Bushnell for rimfire shooting. With a .22 you don't need to worry about recoil jarring things loose inside and it is very economical to sight-in before a day's shooting. Most .22 varmint hunting is short range, less than 30 yards.

So a cheap scope is OK unless you drop the rifle.

February 1, 2006, 08:13 PM
thanks meekandmild i will look into that scope.

February 1, 2006, 08:40 PM
Just make sure it has an adjustable objective so you can focus for close shots.

February 1, 2006, 09:07 PM
Highly recommend a 2X7X28 Leupold rimfire.

February 1, 2006, 09:23 PM
3-9 x 40 would be great

for a lesser budget any 4 x 32 would work fine for your needs.

Try ebay for a 4 x 32 under 30 bucks.

February 1, 2006, 09:25 PM
Just to let everyone know i have about a $50 dollar budget thanks.

February 1, 2006, 09:50 PM
Simmons 3x9-32, cant beat the scope or price for a .22

February 1, 2006, 09:53 PM
If it just for a knock around gun I would recommend a Simmons 22 Mag 3-9x40 scope. They are around 40-45 dollars.

February 1, 2006, 09:54 PM
On hunting & general use rimfires, I have:

-Multiple Bushnell Banner 1-4x32mm and 1.5-4.5x32mms (.22 lrs)
-Weaver Classic K fixed 4x (.22lr)
-Trijicon Accupoint 1.25-4x24mm (.22lr)

On target rimfires, I have:
-Multiple Bushnell Banner 4-12x40mm with AO (.22 mag & .22 lr)
-Swift Premier 4-12x40mm AO (.22 lr)
-Bushnell Scopechief 6-20x40mm AO (.17 HMR)

I like being able to dial down to 1x (or have an AO) to eliminate parallax. I dig the circle-x reticle in some of the Bushnell Banner line scopes.

But I think on your budget, you'd get the best scope for your money looking for a fixed 4 power.

February 2, 2006, 01:30 AM
Wow! firstfreedom sounds like you have alot of guns. I love what you write and I value what you say. The reason why my budget is so low is i just don't want to spend more on a scope then I do on my gun, however I plan on fixing my gun up and making it look like a million dollars so I might spend a little bit more than fifty bucks. Thankyou all for chiming in I will be going to a local gun store and I hope I will make the right decision.

February 3, 2006, 01:29 AM
Well i went with topspin's advice i got a simmons 3-9x40 for $30.00 it was on sale and they are normally $50.00 or at least that is what they said.
I have not yet tested it out because I took my gun apart and sanded it down to get all of the dings out I just got done putting a coat of oil on it and in a couple of days my gun will look like new. Thanks for all the info.

February 3, 2006, 09:51 AM
Sounds good, but which Simmons did you get? The 22 mag, Pro Hunter, what? In any event, it should work well.