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Old January 23, 2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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Scope set-up

I'm trying to set my scope on my 10/22 for 100 yards or more. The only problem I have is seeing where the bullet hit on the target. All I have is binoculars but I'm thinking of purchasing something else. A friend mentioned using a CCD camera with bluetooth to my smart phone. Is anyone aware of DIY range camera. People suggested using old 35 mm photo lens on the camera lens of a smart phone. At 100 or more yards that would be a pretty long lens
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Old January 23, 2019, 07:45 PM   #2
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Personally i'd recommend a spotting scope.

I got a Simmons 20-75X60 that i picked up for $40.
Did ok for the range out to about 300 yards.

I have since upgraded to a Celestron C70. I got it from Amazon for $90.
Huge improvement!
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Old January 24, 2019, 08:27 AM   #3
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I use a white or off white background target to see those little holes, helps when the sun is just right. Or use those "splatter" targets, but makes it hard to get a good group with RF due to the paper composition IMO.

Should be able to find an inexpensive spotting scope for the same as a camera lens unless you happen to have one in the house.
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Old January 24, 2019, 09:46 AM   #4
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An el-cheapo camera tripod and an el-cheapo telescope from Wally solves the problem.

My scope is a nominal 20-60 deal, but it goes wonky above 40X. Howsomever, 40X is
plenty good enough.
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Old January 25, 2019, 10:29 PM   #5
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Lower end spotting scopes work fine at 20-30x for 100 yards paper. Get a cheap cellphone mount for the spotting scope from eBay/amazon and you’re set.


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Old January 26, 2019, 08:07 AM   #6
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If you choose your targets carefully you should be able to see 22 caliber holes at only 100 yards with your scope. Some targets are too "busy" with a lot of colors which hides small holes. I quite often simply use white paper plates with a 1/2"-1" colored dot in the middle. Bullet holes in the white background show up easily.
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Old January 26, 2019, 08:10 AM   #7
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I've replaced my range use spotting scope several times over about 30 years. I'm now using a 15-45x60 and it's a big improvement over the older 25x especially when looking for those tiny 17 caliber holes. Biggest issue with the higher X scopes is holding them still enough to utilize the higher X.
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Old January 26, 2019, 09:32 AM   #8
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If you're going to be shooting your gun at 100 yards and don't want to buy a spotting scope, get a rifle scope with more magnification. I shoot a lot of .22lr and at that distance I can see the holes pretty easily with my scope set on 10 or 12 power. As mentioned above, don't use targets with a lot of markings on them. White or off-white targets and put a red stick on bullseye on the target. The holes also show up well on the red.
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Old January 27, 2019, 12:29 AM   #9
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curious

I have a pair of .22's zeroed at 100, for a very specific purpose, practice on a cow bell target at that distance (100).

But for all my other .22 rifles, they are zeroed "on" at 50, which seems about right for all the other .22 shooting I do.


Most curious , is there a specific reason you are zeroing at 100 instead of closer with a .22?
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Old January 27, 2019, 07:56 AM   #10
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"Most curious , is there a specific reason you are zeroing at 100 instead of closer with a .22?"

If for target use only, a 100 yard zero is acceptable. I'/we shoot quite a bit @100 yards with 22's and I change my zero to that range rather than try to "hold over" on the itty bitty targets we use. If shooting sub-sonic, maintaining correct holdover can be challenging.
For field use, my normal zero is 50 yards for HV and 25 for sub-sonic.
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Old January 27, 2019, 08:38 AM   #11
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With my old eye, even with glasses, it's hard for me to see bullet holes at 100 yards with my 12 power scopes.

I use the backs of old blueprints with a 1" stick on orange dot.
Inexpensive to be sure. But with a spotter, we regularly take 22lr out to 300 yards.
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Old January 27, 2019, 11:52 AM   #12
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Honestly this old man shoots a group then walks down to see what I did. I figure it gets me some exercise. The gun range I go to i am usually the only one there and can do that safely
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Old January 27, 2019, 05:24 PM   #13
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Plain white paper with dot stickers works for me or those splatter burst targets. I don't have a spotting scope and sometimes binoculars or my rifle scope is adequate, but often it's not.
I have my scope zeroed at 50 yards. The cross hairs are thin in the middle and thicker toward the outside. I've learned that at 100 yards, if I hold the verticle crosshair where it gets fat on my target, it's spot on. Very convenient.
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