View Full Version : High End Rim Fire Scopes?

HK Dave
08-15-2012, 7:40 AM
Howdy folks.

While well versed in high end optics for my centerfire rifles, I have no knowledge of rimfire scopes.

I originally bought a Vortex Viper 2-7x but it's too long and I'd have to take it apart to set the parallax.

Any suggestions for high end/money is no object rimfire scopes? (How expensive could it get right? It's rimfire.)

My criteria...

-Shorter type scope for my 10/22 takedown so I can fit it in the bag with the scope on.
-Must have parallax set closer or have adjustable rimfire parallax... I don't want to set parallax myself through twisting front element.
-Stainless would be nice if possible to match my 10/22 takedown... but isn't necessary.

Thanks folks!

08-15-2012, 7:46 AM
I have a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 3-9x40 on my Marlin 795 and have nothing but good things to say about it.

08-15-2012, 7:55 AM
I've had a couple of Nikon Prostaff rimfires in the adjustable and fixed 4x. I really liked those scopes, particularly the 4x (Which was on a CZ 452).

HK Dave
08-15-2012, 8:29 AM
I like the Nikon Prostaff in 4x... i really wish they came in stainless. haha

Good clarity?

I wonder if it's short enough to let me put the 10/22 takedown in its original case.

08-15-2012, 9:07 AM
What ranges are you shooting at and what types of shooting do you plan to do?

Long range from a stationary posistion? Thats what some of mine are set up for. My normal ranges for that are 75-175 yards.

Heres what I use a Hakko (OEM for Nikon tactical) Great Scope!

Shorter ranges and more active shooting ie movement? A good red dot like the Bushnell Holosight. I have it mounted on a Ruger Mannlicher with a see through mount for iron sights...

So what type of shooting do you want to do?

HK Dave
08-15-2012, 9:40 AM
The scope is going on a Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Will be used at all ranges.

Looking for something small enough to leave on the rifle when i break it in half.

08-15-2012, 9:49 AM
These http://www.weaveroptics.com/optics/riflescopes/classic_rimfire/

Japan made, light, small and nice optics, rimfire parallax and comes in silver. I have the matte black one on my 10/22 but not take down model.

HK Dave
08-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Wouldn't happen to have a photo of it mounted on your 10/22 would ya? :)

Made in Japan makes me happy... have you compared it to the Nikon?

08-15-2012, 12:57 PM
I'll get you a photo when I get the rifle out.

Its more compact and more lightweight I would say (2.5-7x28) compared to most others at 3-9x40mm. Gathers more than enough light and very clear. I also have a Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35mm rimfire model which is a tad larger on a bolt rimfire.

Oh, the Nikons are nice but funny aren't made in Japan - Phillipines. I think the Weaver's
are a little better in quality since they don't need to have the big "Nikon" name.

08-15-2012, 12:59 PM
You know I am a scope guy as well, I started using a Microdot RDS on my 10/22 after doing the scope thing. I dont think I would change a thing now.

Its small, compact, and fast and easy to shoot with. I think its a great match for the 10/22 considering I can still pull off a decent looking group with it. I really didnt like the added bulk of the scope as well.

HK Dave
08-15-2012, 3:10 PM
ejhc11... that is ironic that the Nikons are made in the Phillipines, guess i should look into that Weaver.

ExtremeX... I hear you on the red dot, but already have a 22lr with a red on it, wanting something with magnification. ;)

08-15-2012, 3:21 PM
Leupold VX-II Rimfire EFR 3-9x33mm

...has an adjustable objective

08-15-2012, 4:44 PM
Leupold VX-II Rimfire EFR 3-9x33mm

...has an adjustable objective

I second that.

Or this one, not high end but good enough for a 10/22.

08-15-2012, 4:58 PM
The two that I think would fit your case best are a Leupold VX-1 2-7x28 or FX-1 4x28. The budget option is a Weaver RV-4 4x28 Rimfire which is nearly as good as the shorter FX-1. Weaver also makes a 2.5-7x28 but at 11.5" I'm told it's too long for the 10/22TD. There is also the $305 Pride-Fowler/Rapid Reticle 3-9x32 (http://swfa.com/Pride-Fowler-3-9x32-Rapid-Reticle-22LR-Rifle-Scope-P47276.aspx) but it may also be too long. If it were me I'd buy the Leupold VX-1 2-7x28 Rimfire.

VX-1 2-7x28 Rimfire ~ $220
Weight (oz): 8.5
Length (in): 10.1
Reticle: Fine Duplex
Eye Relief (in): 3.46 - 3.07
Field of View @ 100 yards (ft): 46.2 - 17.8
MOA: 1/4
Finish: Matte
Parallax Setting (yds): 60

FX-1 4x28 Rimfire ~ $220
Weight (oz): 7.5
Length (in): 9.2
Reticle: Fine Duplex
Eye Relief (in): 4.5
Field of View @ 100 yards (ft): 25.5
MOA: 1/4
Parallax Setting (yds): 60

Weaver RV-4 4x28 Rimfire ~ $120
Weight (oz): 8.5
Length (in): 10.25
Reticle: Dual-X
Eye Relief (in): 3.25
Field of View @ 100yds (ft): 21.8
Exit Pupil (mm): 7
Parallax Setting (yds): 50