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Old October 21, 2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Rescoping a 10/22

I recently bought a Weaver Rail Adaptor for my 10/22, and the current scope that came with the gun has become unsatisfactory. It seems hard to focus on the crosshairs without ridiculous amounts of focusing the lens and I feel like I might as well replace the scope for the new adaptor

Not to mention the scope has been way out of zero for a long time, and my range really isnt big enough to go prone.

Any suggestions? keep it under $150
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Old October 21, 2008, 10:49 AM   #2
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I've been happy with a recent Bushnell Banner I purchased.
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Old October 21, 2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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Mueller or Bushnell Banner or Leupold

You should be able to get a low power Leupold for under $200, if not $150
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Old October 21, 2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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I guess the choice depends on how you are going to use the rifle. I like a 2-7x or fixed 4x for general shooting. Bushnell Banners are okay. I have been buying Weaver rimfire scopes for the last couple of years, but they all exceed $150 except for the 4x. For target and if you want something more powerful, the Mueller APV 4.5-14x is one that I like.
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Old October 21, 2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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You didn't say what you want the scope for. Hunting/plinking? Informal target shooting? Matches? For hunting/plinking I'd recommend two, maybe three:
  • Natchez has the discontinued $240 Weaver Classic 4x32 shotgun scope on clearance for $80. This is a really good quality scope, and parallax set for 50yds making it an ideal rimfire scope. It's also small enough to look good on a 10/22. You may have to call to get that price.
  • Weaver's 2.5-7x28 RV7 Classic Rimfire. Excellent quality fully multi-coated optics for $120. A real bargain!
  • The budget buster is the Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32 w/AO for $190.
For 50yd target shooting you may want a bit more magnification. Mueller's 4.5-14x40 APV is well regarded in the rimfire community as the best bang for the buck (magnification/dollar), just don't expect Weaver quality.
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