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Old November 26th, 2019, 08:40 AM   #1
 
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Takedown 10/22 Scope and rail!

Im sure it's been asked before, shou I put a small scope (size), or a red dot, and a see thru rail to see iron sights (Which one seems best)....

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Old November 27th, 2019, 05:24 AM   #2
 
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Im sure it's been asked before, shou I put a small scope (size), or a red dot, and a see thru rail to see iron sights (Which one seems best)....

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i think this is a common question... whether you go for a scope or red dot, i would personally get a 'see thru' rail... such as:

https://www.amazon.com/Ruger-10-22-S...SIN=B01MZ9BN93

or

https://www.tandemkross.com/Standard...ack_p_215.html

or

https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-Rifle...864615&sr=8-24

depends on what you prefer!
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When I mounted my scope I thought "see-through" mounts and scope , I can use both scope and iron sights .... wonderful .
The see through mounts place the scope way up high...you have to shoot with your face off the stock....it sucks rocks . The see through came off and regular low mounts were used , shooting with you cheek on the stock is much better and those see-through's make the rifle ungainly with the scope that high .
For the 10/22 use a slim trim scope with low/reg height mounts...it makes a much cleaner looking and handling rifle . Keep things low to the bore .
The see through concept looks good on paper but falls short in practice .

If ranges are 50 yards and less a red dot will work fine. A scope is better for distance .
Since I never shoot over 50 yards I have a Red Dot on it now . Millett SP-1 , 1 inch tube with 3 moa dot....I like it under 50 yards .
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It depends on several factors. First and foremost is the intended use for your take-down. Your build/physique also plays into it. Will the 10/22 be a handy short range carbine? Do you want the option of reaching out a bit? Are you small of stature or tall with long limbs? For general plinking a red dot is good unless you have astigmatism. A scope is good as long as you don't want to shoot at super close range. My 1980's vintage 10/22 was my first .22 rifle, and I wanted it to do a lot of things. I wanted to be able to head shoot a squirrel 20 feet over my head as well as hit a target at 100yds. The "See-Thru" rings worked well for me. The iron sights let me place bullets precisely at short range with a good cheek weld on the stock. Putting a low power variable scope on the rifle was fine due to my stocky, long-armed build. A "jaw-weld" is comfortable and allows precise shooting from 25 to 100yds. With Remington Gold Bullets and that scope height a 25yd zero also puts them on target at 50yards. The 2-8x32 Compact scope dialed up to 6x lets me use the point where the duplex reticle thins as an aiming point at 100yds. It's great fun busting dirt clods on the berm behind the 100yd targets at the range. I also added a recoil pad to mine to increase length of pull. What fits your body and your needs will not be the same as the next person's.
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I bought my TD 7 years ago and have tried several different optics since then. A high see through mount just didn't work out …. no cheek weld, wouldn't fit in backpack, and poor trajectory. A red dot was OK for short range (under 25 yards) but not accurate enough for farther distances. I really liked my Nikon 3~9X but it was just too big. I finally settled on a Ruger 4x32 fixed power scope that seems to fit my needs …. and it fits in the backpack plus I used the scope base that came with the rifle..


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Thanks for the advice, so far I'm probably going to want to reach out to 100 yards. Don't think it would be very much fps at anything past that, so shorter distance would be acceptable. I use to shoot squirrels when I was 12 with a really old 10/22. So maybe shoot some rabbits, lots of cotton tails, where I hunt for dove and quail.
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Also the way the rifle fits me, it seems perfect for the iron sights, haven't taken it out and shot it yet so maybe try just iron sights first.
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I bought my TD 7 years ago and have tried several different optics since then. A high see through mount just didn't work out …. no cheek weld, wouldn't fit in backpack, and poor trajectory. A red dot was OK for short range (under 25 yards) but not accurate enough for farther distances. I really liked my Nikon 3~9X but it was just too big. I finally settled on a Ruger 4x32 fixed power scope that seems to fit my needs …. and it fits in the backpack plus I used the scope base that came with the rifle..

What scope mount did you use?
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Im still new to this but depends on the type of shooting you plan on doing. You mentioned going 100 yards so I would prob go with a 3x9 scope. many different ones to chose from. I know there is a popular nikon rimfire that is highly suggested.

As been pointed out to me in the past, dont forget to add blue locktite to the bolt threads when you attach your baseplate to the rifle.
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Burris Optics Fullfield II Riflescope 2-7x35mm - Ballistic Plex Reticle this is the scope I choose.
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Mikey95hd, I used the Weaver style scope base that was shipped with the 10/22 TD. The 4x32 scope was shipped with my Ruger Airhawk pellet gun so I put it to a better use on my TD. Not the best optics but it works just fine for my purposes. I bought a second TD and put a cantilever scope base on it that mounts to the barrel. This is a much better system for a TD because there is not a lick of difference in POI/POA when the barrel is removed and replaced. One of my friends liked the cantilever TD better than I did so it now resides in his gun safe.
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I bought my TD 7 years ago and have tried several different optics since then. A high see through mount just didn't work out . no cheek weld, wouldn't fit in backpack, and poor trajectory. A red dot was OK for short range (under 25 yards) but not accurate enough for farther distances. I really liked my Nikon 3~9X but it was just too big. I finally settled on a Ruger 4x32 fixed power scope that seems to fit my needs . and it fits in the backpack plus I used the scope base that came with the rifle..

I did similar- a fixed 4x32 scope on the factory rail. used Loctite when I put the rail on.

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it is a little awkward in the backpack, the velcro flap won't close, yet it still fits so I am ok with it.
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