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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:45 AM   #1
 
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Looking for a scope. E. Arthur Brown has a Brown 97D Rifle Scope. All remarks will be appreciated as to the quality. This scope will be used at the rifle range and for limited hunting. The sales pitch sounds good, just do not know the company.



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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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I think scopes are so over priced. I just picked up a nice Nikon. I mean if you are hunting big game or dinner its a different story but i cant justify the prices for some of these optics.
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There seem to be a lot 10/22 scope threads going right now. One thing that has been pointed out in these latest scope threads is that scopes made for bigger bore hunting rifles are designed to be used mostly at or over 100 yards, while typical .22lr shooting (particularly with the 10/22 carbines) is at or under 100 yards. These big bore hunting scopes may be made to where they don't focus very well at 25-100 yards. A .22lr scope might have better focus at these closer distances. Just make sure you look at the parallax and focus settings to make sure it will focus and be parallax free at the distances you will be shooting with it.

I started a thread about a week or two ago about a BSA Sweet .22 scope. I went ahead and bought the BSA Sweet .22, despite one very bad review of the brand in general from a member here. The glass seems fairly clear, and I like the idea of the compensation and parallax settings for distances that I will most likely be shooting. I cannot comment on the quality or durability of the Sweet .22, as I just got it and haven't even shot with it yet. I did read some positive reviews on it. Sportsman Guide has them for $39 + shipping. I got mine from Dick's for $59 - $10 I had from rewards points. Good luck with your search and happy shooting!

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I got a simmons blazer 3-9x40 scope from dicks and it seems to work great. It has nice power, clear image, and it was like $43.00.

Simmons Blazer Series Riflescope-Choose Size - Dick's Sporting Goods
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I think scopes are so over priced. I just picked up a nice Nikon. I mean if you are hunting big game or dinner its a different story but i cant justify the prices for some of these optics.
Nikon is good stuff. my stainless ranch rifle has a 3-9 x 40 Nikon on it and its easily one of the best scopes ive bought. worth every dime
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I use a HighPoint from walmarts and shoot at 100 yards with my 10/22. It is a 4x16 and I don't need my spotting scope anymore. I paid $79.00 and have had zero problems after 3000 rounds.
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There seem to be a lot 10/22 scope threads going right now. One thing that has been pointed out in these latest scope threads is that scopes made for bigger bore hunting rifles are designed to be used mostly at or over 100 yards, while typical .22lr shooting (particularly with the 10/22 carbines) is at or under 100 yards. These big bore hunting scopes may be made to where they don't focus very well at 25-100 yards. A .22lr scope might have better focus at these closer distances. Just make sure you look at the parallax and focus settings to make sure it will focus and be parallax free at the distances you will be shooting with it.

I started a thread about a week or two ago about a BSA Sweet .22 scope. I went ahead and bought the BSA Sweet .22, despite one very bad review of the brand in general from a member here. The glass seems fairly clear, and I like the idea of the compensation and parallax settings for distances that I will most likely be shooting. I cannot comment on the quality or durability of the Sweet .22, as I just got it and haven't even shot with it yet. I did read some positive reviews on it. Sportsman Guide has them for $39 + shipping. I got mine from Dick's for $59 - $10 I had from rewards points. Good luck with your search and happy shooting!
I hope it wasn't me......I'm now thinking of getting one.
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Nikon is good stuff. my stainless ranch rifle has a 3-9 x 40 Nikon on it and its easily one of the best scopes ive bought. worth every dime
I like Nikon, Leupold, and Zeiss but they can get very pricey.
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+1 on the Simmons. I have a Simmons 22mag and love it. I think it was about $35 out the door. Rings included
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+1 on the Simmons. I have a Simmons 22mag and love it. I think it was about $35 out the door. Rings included
Even I can afford that.
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i use a cheap Tasco scope on my 22 long rifle

i bought a tasco scope from midway usa for $19.95 plus shipping.
It works fine for out to 100 yards. I didn't want to spend a lot on my 22 since i only paid $100 for the rifle ...a 20 dollar scope fit my budget.
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:I read somewhere that you should spend as much on a scope as you spent on your rifle. The author was probably talking about hunting rifles or serious shooting.
I just bought a Nikon 4-12X40 ($180 on sale) for my 77/357 and put my illuminated Center Point 3-9X40 ($50) back on my 10/22.
The Nikon is awesome, puts the other to shame. I think the Center Point will eventually go on my air rifle and I'll get another Nikon for the 10/22.

Update, Nikon sent back defective. New Leopold on rifle now.

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The Redfield has a small scope that is perfect for the 10/22 one of the best I have used. 3-9x32
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Not trying to sound snobby by saying I am sticking with iron sights. But I agree with many people here in the forum by saying you don't need to expensive of glass. Nikon Prostaff are really good bang for the buck imo.
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I've got three 10/22's. They are mounted as follows:
1. Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9X40 Bone Collector scope (about 160 + tax from Dick's) on a rifle with essentially stock receiver/ bolt with a Tactical Innovations 16.5" barrel with 1:9 twist,
2. BSA Sweet 22 (About $60 + tax from Dick's) on a stock receiver/ bolt with a Tactical Innovations 16.5" barrel with 1:16 and,
3. Mueller Tactical 4-16X50 ($210 with free shipping from Optics Planet) on a custom SS Volquartsen Receiver and 20" Kidd barrel with 1:16 twist and all other parts being aftermarket. The only thing manufactured by Ruger in this rifle is the magazine.
First the BSA, I've got a three other BSA's from the Sweet series mounted on other rifles as well and come to find that they're hit and miss as far as consistency. I've returned three to Dick's because they wouldn't zero or hold zero. Those I've kept are OK. Not crazy about them and will go with Center Point or NcStar in the same quality/ price range.
The Bushnell is a little better than OK and will consider it in the less than $200range.
I like the Mueller, works well in the range of what I'm shooting, anywhere between 50 and 100 yards.
As I acquire different scopes I tend to swap scopes from rifle to rifle simply to see how they work. I've found that even the cheap Tasco rimfire scope of 1970 or 1980 vintage will work in some applications- maybe not with my Ruger 10/22's, but has worked on my Remington Model 580, a single shot bolt rifle chambered for .22 S/L/LR.

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