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Old September 1st, 2012, 11:17 AM   #1
 
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Scope for 10/22 takedown

I just got a new 10/22 takedown and thought about putting a scope on it. I did not want an expensive scope or a big scope and was looking for some ideas. I will probably just shoot targets. I was wondering about shooting at 100 yards. Can a scope be adjusted enough to shoot that far. I am always afraid to turn the adjustments too many turns as it might ruin the whole scope. Also would a single power scope be better than a multi range scope. Anyway any help would be appreciated.

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Old September 1st, 2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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FES, Yes, most scopes will dial in at 100 yards but that's really a lot to ask from a stock 10/22. Most 10/22 shooters find groups at 50 yards are quite good and at 75 yds, groups start spreading. Premium grade ammo helps but considering 22s drop more than 6" @ 100 yds and they are very sensitive to wind, the targets @ 100 yds start looking more like a shotgun pattern than a rifle group.

Your best bet is to buy a scope made for rim fire rifles. These scopes are parallax corrected for 50 yards whereas high power rifle scopes are corrected for 100~150 yards. Several companies make them and their cost is quite modest. Although I'm more into expensive glass, a Simmons would probably meet your needs and stay within your budget. see: Amazon.com: simmons rimfire scope Another option is to buy a high power rifle scope with an adjustable AO or side dial for parallax correction. These scopes tend to be longer and bigger but can be adjusted for any distance from 10 yards out to infinity. I have "side dials" on my Target 10/22 and my Target bolt 22 and really enjoy them.

I bought a 10/22 TD a few months ago. My eyes have turned to crap so open sights just don't get it anymore. The first time I took my TD to the range, I didn't have a spare scope so I temporarily mounted an AimPoint Red Dot on it that cost more than the gun. At 50 yards, I was shooting decent groups but I'm sure with some magnification from an inexpensive rimfire scope, my groups would shrink considerably. I'm looking for a compact 4x that will fit in the supplied TD soft case. With my Red Dot mounted on the receiver, it barely fits so I don't want anything much larger. I did find a 4x Compact and ordered it. I'll post a range report after I receive it and get a chance to run it through the paces.
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I put a Leapers UTG compact 4X on my 10/22 TD two months ago and so far I am very satisfied with it. I got it from Amazon and complete with QD rings. It is only 9inches long so fits inside the Ruger pack . I figured the low price would result in poor performance but so far no issues. At my age, eyes require optics so if the scope fails I will put a Nikon on it and just use the QD rings and hope zero will remain reasonable.
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I just attached a Weaver 2-7x28 to my Ruger 10/22 Takedown and it is the perfect scope for the 10/22. It is light, compact and clear. I mostly use Leupold on my rifles but I didn't want to spend as much on the scope as I did the Takedown. I think that the Weaver is just as clear as my Leupold scopes. It also comes with a Lifetime warranty.
I purchased some CCI Standard Velocity 22 ammunition and shot some 50 yard groups with this scope. The smallest was barely over 1/2". Three more groups were under 3/4".
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Nikon RimFire 3-9. Can't beat it with a set of QD rings. All I do it shoot at 100 & 200 yrds (yes..really)... Kidd Ruger 10/22 takedown
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Just fournd this thread. I'm in the market for a scope for my recently purchased TD. I'd love to get links to these scopes recommendations...especially to Amazon (just to make sure I'm looking at the right scope). The Weaver or the Leapers UTG Compact. Thanks!
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If you get a scope for the take down you want to use one of these mounts.

Sniper 30mm Cantilever Scope Mount - 1104841, Rings & Mounts at Sportsman's Guide

This will allow you to mount your scope and still have it fit in your bag as long as the scope is under 12.5 inches.

Some scopes that I've tried are the Hawke HK3013. It's under 12 inches, has illuminated reticles and AO for shooting at close range and it's $109. Another very nice scope is the Burris Timberline scopes.
Timberline Scopes - rifle scopes, handgun scopes, hunting scopes by Burris Optics
The optics are excellent, has a life time warranty and are USA made but that bumps the price up to the $250 range. The only drawback is the one that has the Adjustable Objective starts with a x4.5 magnification which is a bit much for a .22 IMHO. If you don't care about the AO the 3x9 is fine.
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Here are videos of 3-9X32 UTG/Leapers scopes on my 10 22 TD

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I put a Leapers UTG compact 4X on my 10/22 TD two months ago and so far I am very satisfied with it. I got it from Amazon and complete with QD rings. It is only 9inches long so fits inside the Ruger pack . I figured the low price would result in poor performance but so far no issues. At my age, eyes require optics so if the scope fails I will put a Nikon on it and just use the QD rings and hope zero will remain reasonable.
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Ruger 10 22 Rifle UTG Leapers/UTG 3-9x32 Compact CQB Bug Buster Scope Mounting and Level - YouTube



Leapers/UTG 3-9x32 Compact CQB Bug Buster AO RGB Scope with Med. Picatinny Rings, 2" Sunshade Unbox - YouTube



Leapers/UTG 3-9x32 Compact CQB Bug Buster AO RGB Scope View Review - YouTube



Ruger 10/22 NcStar See Through Weaver Mount/Silver (MRUHS1022) - YouTube

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Did the sniper scope mount fit on the stock Weaver bsa that comes with the 10/22 Takedown?
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With the stock Weaver BSA that come with the Takedown and the cantilever set as far back as possible, the Nikon scope still extended past the end of the barrel connection; making it a tight fit in the Takedown bag. I finally received the UTG .22 Tactical Low Profile Rail Mount (#22) that I ordered to replace the stock BSA and was able to mount the scope so it wouldn't extend past the edge. And now it fits well in the bag.

Looking forward to actually sighting in the scope after finally solving the problem of fitting in the bag. Thanks to everyone for all the advice that helped me find my way to this solution!
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I put a BSA Sweet 22 on my 10/22 takedown and I could not be happier with it. I got it at Dicks Sporting Goods for $60.00. It works well and has nice features, Including metal screw on lens caps, which I really like.
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Nikon RimFire 3-9. Can't beat it with a set of QD rings. All I do it shoot at 100 & 200 yrds (yes..really)... Kidd Ruger 10/22 takedown
Which scope rings did you use?
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Which scope rings did you use?
There is useful information for the rail/ring combo height requirements to mount a Nikon 40mm scope on a 1022 in this thread.

1022 optics options..sights/scopes/dots/rings/rails...and more...

You can figure out for yourself whether or not a specific ring/rail combo will work for your TD with that scope.

You do NOT need QD rings to have quick and easy on/off. I prefer the Weaver coin slot rings over QD for a host of reasons with the cost being one of them as well as quality and true convenience vs what is perceived to better.

I don't have a TD but my carbine will not even begin to fit in the soft case I use to take it out with any kind of optic. Even tall sights are a problem. So I always carry both of the two scopes I use in a range bag and put them on (and swap them out) in the field using a quarter to tighten/loosen the knurled knob and you swap scopes in seconds. And YES, they hold zero just as well as if it had not been taken on/off.
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