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I have a plain, basic 10-22. The scope I had on it for years crapped out.

What scope do you like for this gun? I don't plan to shoot rimfire benchrest or any other extreme use. I use it for normal 10-22 stuff. Plinking, paper, small game, with max range being about 100 yards.

What scope do you like? I don't want to spend $900, but can spend more than $100.

I'm thinking a compact, and maybe a fixed power, but I am open to suggestions.




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https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-P...ag=reloaderaddict-20


I really like mine.



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Leupold vx1 2-7 rimfire.
 
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Some things to consider:
- You will have more flexibility with a variable-power scope. Something around 2x or 3x on the low end, and 7x through 9x on the high end is quite good for a 22lr.

- Consider the scope's parallax setting or adjustment. The fixed parallax of some center-fire scopes will not be optimal for your use, even at low magnification. If you have a fixed parallax, make certain it's no more than 100 yards. But variable parallax is best.

- Consider the reticle. I detest BCD reticles. I can't imagine having one with a rimfire scope. From a cost savings standpoint, you may be looking at a duplex reticle. However, some kind of elevation and windage subtensions are nice.

- Which means you need some type of elevation adjustment -- accurate and repeatable. I suspect you will zero at 50 yards. Assuming you have MOA dials, you'll need 6-7 MOA of elevation to get to 100 yards. BTW, I don't think a zero-stop feature is necessary for your use.
 
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My favorite plinker rimfire are Weaver 4x28 or 2.5-7x28s.

Seem to be just about perfect for a 10/22.

The comparable Leupolds is another great option for a bit more coin; I just happened into Weavers when I got back into shooting and for the price, really like them a lot.
 
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jhe, I went with a Burris Fullfield 3-9X scope on my .22. Great scope with clear glass for under $200. Sure, you can get by with a lower power scope if that's too large for your rifle. I like to see the target at 100 yards.

They go on sale all the time.


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Burris Droptine 4.4-14x44.

Adjustable parallax down to 50 yards.

The higher power is nice for seeing eensieweensie .22 caliber holes at 100 yards without having to move.

Here's another option:

CQBUTG 3-9x32 AO Compact CQB Bug Buster Rifle Scope, Illuminated Mil-Dot Reticle, 1/4 MOA, 1" Tube, Medium Max Strength Lever Lock Weaver Rings $97.97

I thought it was hilarious that you could get all these features and accessories for 99 clams, and how good quality could that be?

Later, I got one, just to see how it would work and hold up on a spring-piston air rifle, notorious for ruining riflescopes.

Turns out, it first went on a 357 Sig PCC, and it's stayed there with no problems, through about 750-1000 rounds. Being a blowback action, there's some recoil, and nothing's come loose. Big Grin Very amusing!

"•Rifle scope
•3-9x magnification
•32mm objective lens (adjustable objective)
•1" tube
•1/4 MOA (1/4" click value @ 100 yds)
•Mil-dot reticle (red/green illuminated*)
•3 yds to infinity parallax adjustment
•37.7 ft to 14 ft field of view @ 100 yds
•4.2" to 3.2" eye relief
•10.6mm to 3.6mm exit pupil
•13.9 oz.
•8.11" long
•Includes 1 CR1620 lithium battery, flip-open lens caps, 2 hex wrenches, medium Max Strength Lever Lock quick-detach Weaver/Picatinny rings, mil-dot chart, 2" sunshade, owner's manual and cleaning cloth

Other features: •True Strength scope
•Emerald-coated optics (95% light transmission)
•Nitrogen-filled
•Shockproof
•Fogproof
•Rainproof
•Zero lock/reset target turrets
•Black matte finish

*If you don't use the illumination, the mil-dot reticle will be black.

This compact UTG scope has a remarkable parallax setting that let's you zero-in on your target as close as 3 yds"

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a...ck_Weaver_Rings/4222


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my goto across a bunch of different .22's has been the leupold 3-9 rimfire model. I've been completely happy with that choice.


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Nikon Rimfire in the flavor that suits you best.


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I have a Konus Pro 6x24 with adjustable paralax. The reticle is a little thick for close in paper punching, but other than that it's a great scope.


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I just picked up a mint condition Anniversary 10-22.
I put the Vortex 2X7 on it. Excellent so far.


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As my eyes get older, I like more power in scopes.
Nikon has a prostaff rimfire in 4 X 12 variable that looks good to me. For many years I had an old 4 power fixed on my 10/22 and am used to picking targets up at the 4 power level. Now the idea of zooming in is attractive.
 
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Originally posted by Black92LX:
Nikon Rimfire in the flavor that suits you best.


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I use, and like, the Leupold FX-1 4x28mm fixed power scope on my 10-22.
 
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Originally posted by RichardC:
Burris Droptine 4.4-14x44.

Adjustable parallax down to 50 yards.

Another great option, I have one on my CZ452/455s, along with a Timberline 4.5-14x32mm (parallax down to 7 yds) on the other.
 
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Another vote for Nikon. Recently picked up a Nikon P-Tactical Rimfire with the BDC reticle and love it on my Ruger 22.

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For many years I used an RWS 2X7 air rifle scope which was adjustable for parallax. I'm not getting any younger and my eyes aren't getting any better, so I needed more magnification. I chose the Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 4X12. It has been money well spent.
 
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I have been very happy with a Mueller APT 4.5-14X40 scope I picked up in 2015 for my CZ455. I have found it to be reliable, hold zero, and have repeatable adjustments. I switch between 22LR and 17HMR barrels on the rifle, and can just dial the adjustment and be very close to zero (can’t expect it to be perfect each time as the barrels are being changed on the receiver). Currently $174.
http://muelleroptics.com/produ...-5-14x40ao-tactical/
 
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The Leupold 3-9x EFR is a nice compact adjustable objective rimfire scope. I currently have one on my 10/22.
 
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