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Old 09-01-2010, 4:35 PM
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Default Decent scopes for S&W MP15-22?

So does anyone have any input on some decent scopes for the S&W MP15-22? Im looking for something preferably under $100. I was thinking something like BSA or Barska but I dont want to throw my money away on a piece of junk either. I just want it for Varmint Hunting and I dont need a huge magnification probably just like a 4x, a cheap Tactical scope could work as well. Let me know what you guys think/recommend or use.
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I love my weaver 1x3x20. Both eyes open shooting close range and then 3x for longer range. Great for rabbits and squirrels. shop around you can pick one up for under 140. Good Japanese glass.
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Any decent scopes on Amazon for under $100? For hunting small game and plinking, should I go red dot or magnified scope? Lastly, are there any scopes or red dots that can clear the factory iron sights so I dont have to remove them or invest in the folding iron sights?
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Don't buy BSA, Barska, Simmons, NcStar etc. You can go Bushnell, Vortex, Nikon, or Leapers. I have ran several Leapers on a similar style .22's and they work 100% as any. After all, it is just a .22
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Any decent scopes on Amazon for under $100? For hunting small game and plinking, should I go red dot or magnified scope? Lastly, are there any scopes or red dots that can clear the factory iron sights so I dont have to remove them or invest in the folding iron sights?


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been using this on my .22lr rifle its real nice and pretty durn cheepo

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Or, if your rifle doesn't already come with iron sights, you can buy a good quality set for around $100 and then start saving for a scope that will actually be functional and dependable with repeatable adjustments with no wandering zero.
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Agree with CH555, I've been using the Leapers 4x compact (light and short!) on 2 of my 22's for over a year (shoot every week). Great scope! $25 at Midway. I have a spare that I put on my Gamo springer for a while as a test. No probs.
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also using a leapers scope on my 10/22. holds zero and has 4x zoom. cost was around the $50 mark.
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Umm... check the gun part sales forum. Somebody might have a Nikon 4x32 RF, or something similar, for sale. I'm just saying...
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just an update I went with a Leapers scope. Here's the link http://leapers.com/prod_detail.php?m...atus=&mtrack=m. It only cost about 60 w/ rings. I'll post another update with pictures of it mounted when it gets delivered.
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just an update I went with a Leapers scope. Here's the link http://leapers.com/prod_detail.php?m...atus=&mtrack=m. It only cost about 60 w/ rings. I'll post another update with pictures of it mounted when it gets delivered.
Great cheap scope. Good choice
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I already got the scope and here are some pics as promised. The 1st picture is one I pulled off the internet its just a stock MP15-22 so you have something to compare it to.

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I already got the scope and here are some pics as promised. The 1st picture is one I pulled off the internet its just a stock MP15-22 so you have something to compare it to.

Vertical grip:Grip Pod GPS02
Optic:Leapers UTG 4x32 Compact CQB Bug Buster
Boo-Yah! Nice set up, looks like a lotta fun! Here's a pic of a bug buster with variable power 3-9x32 next to my Hawke Sidewinder 6-24x56. Nice and compact

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Don't buy BSA, Barska, Simmons, NcStar etc. You can go Bushnell, Vortex, Nikon, or Leapers. I have ran several Leapers on a similar style .22's and they work 100% as any. After all, it is just a .22

Just out of curiosity, I have seen u post this in a couple of threads. Why not buy those brands? I have no idea which name brands are good, etc when it comes to scopes, so not sure if u suggest not getting these b/c the name is overkill (kinda like buying really expensive racing shoes to drive the minivan to work )
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Just out of curiosity, I have seen u post this in a couple of threads. Why not buy those brands? I have no idea which name brands are good, etc when it comes to scopes, so not sure if u suggest not getting these b/c the name is overkill (kinda like buying really expensive racing shoes to drive the minivan to work )
Barska Red Dot is fine. Another inexpensive option for Scopes is CenterPoint. I have both and they all work fine for 22. Not sure about something with real recoil though.
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So I took the new S&W and Leapers scope to the range today. After using it I felt like I wanted more power. 4x just wasn't enough for 100+ meters. I want to be able to get headshots @ 100m on those damn squirrels. So I sent it back in exchange for the same scope just configured in the 3x-9x instead. Like the one pictured above by CH555.
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If I get the Leapers bug buster, do I have to buy ring mounts separately? If so, what do you guys recommend?
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For a rimfire any scope should hold zero just fine, unless you really got a lemon. I'm using an NCStar 3-6x30 scope on my 10/22 right now, and it has held zero since the first time I mounted and adjusted it. If you want a red dot instead of a zoom scope, look at Primary Arms or Bushnell.
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I have been using a Bushnell Dawn to Dusk Banner 3-9x40 and it works pretty good. But I must say the UTG Bug Buster looks pretty cool
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I have this set on my sig 522, for $32 shipped from amazon
UTG 4X32 Mini Size Range Estimating Mil-Dot Scope $24
AccuShot Premium 1-Inch Weaver Style See-Thru 10mm Low-Profile Rings $8

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yeah, don't forget to check out the offerings from Primary Arms. In fact, their 4moa M3 clone red dot is on sale until midnight tonight (11/29) for only $49.

i have the m4 clone (2moa) on my 15-22 and it works great.

they have other offerings that have magnification as well.
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I'm leaning toward the Nikon Prostaff. Cabelas has it on sale for $99 plus free shipping for a limited period.
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hey smokey yea I had to buy the scope rings separate as well. I got both the 3-9 Bug Buster and rings for $70 on Amazon. I just checked on the setup and it will now cost you around $80. I just got some basic 1" Weaver style AccuShot high profile rings for $10. That Nikon sounds like it could work well for you seeing as how its only $30 more than the Bug Buster, I just wanted something cheap but reliable enough for a .22lr.
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hey smokey yea I had to buy the scope rings separate as well. I got both the 3-9 Bug Buster and rings for $70 on Amazon. I just checked on the setup and it will now cost you around $80. I just got some basic 1" Weaver style AccuShot high profile rings for $10. That Nikon sounds like it could work well for you seeing as how its only $30 more than the Bug Buster, I just wanted something cheap but reliable enough for a .22lr.
Ya, i hear ya talkin. I got a great deal at Cabelas. I got a Nikon Prostaff and Leopold aluminum 1 inch picatinny (high) scope rings for $119 shipped.

I'll update this thread when I receive them.
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