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brreed1993
04-22-2012, 8:36 PM
Picking up my Ruger 10/22 in a couple of days and I'm looking to put a scope in the near future. It's my first rifle and I was wondering what would make for a good quality yet affordable (something around 50-70 dollars) scope. I think I would like a 3x-9x but a 4x might be good as well, dont really understand the pros and cons of each besides a zoom. So I guess also scope noobie thread haha

Fractured
04-22-2012, 8:54 PM
Im in the same boat, but except for the fact that i own other guns. My 10 22 is in jail, and i was looking at scopes. I found the nikon prostaff 4x32 at optics planet for 109.99 with a 50.00 rebate for 59.99. Got great reviews, and i dont plan on shooting this .22 longer than 100 yds so i think it will be a good fit. From what i read, its a good quality scope without breaking the bank.

brreed1993
04-22-2012, 8:57 PM
Im in the same boat, but except for the fact that i own other guns. My 10 22 is in jail, and i was looking at scopes. I found the nikon prostaff 4x32 at optics planet for 109.99 with a 50.00 rebate for 59.99. Got great reviews, and i dont plan on shooting this .22 longer than 100 yds so i think it will be a good fit. From what i read, its a good quality scope without breaking the bank.

yea i've looked at that too. the rebate is limited on time and i dont think ill buy in that time frame but i might who knows lol. looking for something a little more basic

sholling
04-22-2012, 9:12 PM
I'd spend just a bit more for a Weaver Classic Rimfire in either 4x28 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&sku=374665&is=REG&A=details&Q=) or 2.5-7x28 (http://www.adorama.com/WR849431.html) (review (http://www.chuckhawks.com/weaver_2-7x28_rimfire_scope.htm)). You get what you pay for in scopes and these are small enough that you should be able to get away with low rings.

polo.45
04-22-2012, 9:18 PM
I got in mine a 4 x32 .22rimfire ...29 dollars works same as any other top brands...enjoy your 10/22 :)

Agent 0range
04-22-2012, 9:19 PM
I use a Simmons 3-9 x 32 and love it. I've only had to sight it in once and it's held zero for about 1500 rounds. Crystal clear glass too. Makes my Ruger 10/22 deadly accurate at 100 yards!

jsragman
04-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Could someone pls explain what "in jail" means?

Gem1950
04-23-2012, 10:17 AM
Simmons 22 Mag. or a BSA Sweet 22 are good plinking scopes for the $$.
The next step up would be a Mueller then Nikon, Burris, Weaver, Leupold...

http://swfa.com/Riflescopes-C1443.aspx

Izzy43
04-23-2012, 10:47 AM
Could someone pls explain what "in jail" means?

Means a firearm has been purchased and is in the "10 day wait period", AKA being in jail.

dedub
04-23-2012, 2:46 PM
BSA Tactical Mil-Mil Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 4-14x 44mm Side Focus 1/10 Mil Adjustments First Focal MRAD Reticle Matte (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/456482/bsa-tactical-mil-mil-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-4-14x-44mm-side-focus-1-10-mil-adjustments-first-focal-mrad-reticle-matte) It's just like the big boy scopes for only $250. Great glass, by the way.

Greg90731
04-23-2012, 3:03 PM
Im in the same boat, but except for the fact that i own other guns. My 10 22 is in jail, and i was looking at scopes. I found the nikon prostaff 4x32 at optics planet for 109.99 with a 50.00 rebate for 59.99. Got great reviews, and i dont plan on shooting this .22 longer than 100 yds so i think it will be a good fit. From what i read, its a good quality scope without breaking the bank.

I used to say the same thing until I accidentally zeroed in on steels targets @200 yards and was taking small pieces of clay targets into smaller pieces with my 10/22 target. I just bought a 3-9x50mm to be able to do paper targets at that distance...

brreed1993
04-24-2012, 2:49 PM
think im going to go with the Simmons 3-9 x 32. seems affordable and reliable :)

Steerme
04-24-2012, 4:52 PM
I spent time at ProBass last weekend trying to answer the same question. I wanted a AO scope in the 2-7x to 4-12x range.

I didn't like the low cost Simmons and Redfield scopes. (I have experience with high end SLRs and Medical Microscopes)
I felt the Nikon Prostaff scopes had lesser quality glass than Vortex and Leupold. Less clear overall. I've shot Nikon scopes with BDC and liked their reticiles.
I felt the Vortex Diamondback was "pretty" close to the Leupold VX2 scopes with similar magnification and aperture. Leupold and Zeiss glass were subjectively better.

I am personally looking at the Vortex and Clearidge scopes at the price point and glass quality.

Excaliburr
04-24-2012, 9:50 PM
Not many people want to spend the kind of money a Leupold costs for a $200 .22 rifle. Like the thread writer says, he doesn't plan to shoot farther than 100 yards, so up until now I did not chime in my .02 because other posters have given him the good choices IMO. Nothing wrong with the Nikon 4 power for $60 after rebate and I like my simmons 3 to 9 on one of mine. I can shoot dime groups at 75 yards with that. I usually put more expensive glass on more expensive guns and it all really depends on what your purpose for the tool (gun) is.

WartHog
05-05-2012, 8:43 AM
I have a Mueller APV (http://www.hawktecharms.com/Mueller-APV-Scope-p/mo-apv41440-b.htm) on my 10/22 and so far am very impressed for a scope that cost me a total of $115 yet carrys a Lifetime Warranty. I went with the Tactical Solutions 15MOA Picatinny Mounting Rail (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/938072/tactical-solutions-1-piece-picatinny-style-15-moa-elevated-base-ruger-10-22-black) - well made and allows for lots of mounting adjustment. For Rings, I wanted something that would allow me to easily remove/install the scope without affecting zero so I got a set of these UTG Quick Detach Picatinny Scope Rings (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HIHQLM/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01). I was skeptical about their low cost but they work well - have taken the scope off a number of times and it has not changed the POA when reinstalled.

I sighted in for zero at 50yds and POA is close to dead on as close as 20yds - can hit clays at 100yds holding over by 8-10 inches. The APV optics are very clear and being able to adjust the AO for Focus at different distances is nice.

http://norcalta.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-JWpTvwz/0/L/Mueller-APV-004-L.jpg

http://norcalta.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-hLW3thF/0/L/Mueller-APV-005-L.jpg