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Old 09-17-2013, 9:47 AM
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Howdy,

I'm considering doing a relatively inexpensive 10/22 target gun. I'm looking at a Keystone 16" non-fluted barrel (I could care less about fluting) and either a Hogue stock, or a wood-finished monte carlo stock. But what about optics?

I was talking to my coworker and he mentioned a 4x scope of some kind will be fine. He's got a 4x8 (don't know about manufacturer) on his and he's very happy with it. I don't need to have the baddest 10/22 at the range, I just want something accurate and reliable. I want something with which I can reliably shoot cans at 100 yards.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:19 AM
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It depends on what you plan to use it for and how good your eyes are. For benchrest you might very well be happy with a Mueller APV (~$130) 4.5-14x40. The APV is very popular with those just starting out in rimfire benchrest shooting. The downside is that the crosshairs are a bit thick. Personally I use Weaver V24 6-24x42 (~$325) and Weaver T24 24x40 scopes on my benchrest rifles.

If you feel that 14x is too much scope for your needs than I'd look 3-9x scopes in this order (best 1st):
  1. Weaver RV9 3-9x32 w/AO
  2. Nikon Prostaff rimfire 3-9x40 w/EFR
  3. Simmons 3-9x32 w/AO

For plinking look at Weaver's RV7 2.5-7x28 or Nikon's Prostaff 3-9x40 Rimfire (non-EFR).

BTW the fluting on the barrel is all about keeping the weight down.
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This right here is my favorite Rimfire scope.
Nothing I have used in this power range compairs.
I can't find a single con to this scope

Nikon Prostaff rimfire 3-9x40 w/EFR
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:20 AM
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you will love that keystone barrel, I have one and it shoots great groups.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:34 AM
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Thank you for the feedback. I'll look into that Nikon EFR scope.

I will probably be alternating between using bags on a bench and standing/sitting/prone with no rest. I don't plan on getting super serious about precision target shooting. I also will likely take it out to use it on small game.

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:36 AM
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Nikon monarch $$$
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Nikon prostaff 3-9x40 bdc
I like mine a lot!
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+1 for the Nikon EFR. Nikon also has a 4x, 3-9x, and a 2-7x p22 in their "rimfire" series scopes. The AO is a nice feature tho. You wont be disappointed with the EFR.

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+1 Nikon. My stock 10/22 wears a fixed 4x. No probs and dead squeaks out to 100 yds easy.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:32 AM
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I'm running a Simmons 3x9 w/o AO. 40 dollar Walmart scope and have been very happy with it so far. I'm building a bench rest and will look into a more expensive scope down the road after I get a match barrel. But very happy with the value of scope. Tack driver at 25/50 yards with bulk ammo. Haven't shot it further than that hard to see a 22 hole at 100 yards. Need to get a nice spotting scope.
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As I've said before I like 2-7X on a Ruger 10/22. And I like Leupold VX-1 or VX-2. I like compact scopes for small rifles.
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BSA Sweet 22 is good too.
http://www.amazon.com/BSA-Sweet-22-S...ords=bsa+sweet
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not to sidetrack teh thread, but could someone explain what designates a scope to be a "rimfire" scope?
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i have the bushnell banner 4x12x40. at $85 a piece, i put one on all 5 of my .22 rifles. i couldnt be happier. my kids love it too. they like seeing the big target through the eyepiece. i also run the bushnell elite 6500 4.5x30x50 for my .270. i find bushnell to be a good scope with a very reasonable price.
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I spent a little more for nice glass with a fast, fun, lit reticle. Vortex Viper PST 1-4. Its on there forever now...LOL

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not to sidetrack teh thread, but could someone explain what designates a scope to be a "rimfire" scope?
$130 on Amazon or Optics Planet
My Nikon 3-9X40 Prostaff Rimfire BDC150 has a bullet drop reticle specially tuned to 22 ballistics. That makes it a "rimfire" riflescope and I like it like that.

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$130 on Amazon or Optics Planet
My Nikon 3-9X40 Prostaff Rimfire BDC150 has a bullet drop reticle specially tuned to 22 ballistics. That makes it a "rimfire" riflescope and I like it like that.
Would this also be a good scope for 22WMR?
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Would this also be a good scope for 22WMR?
I'm not very familiar with WMR (2000fps/50gr?), however, it seems the ballistics are somewhat superior to 22LR. I'm not shooting anything much over 1200fps and the BDC holdovers are still pretty close. In the $130 price point, I have to say, the Nikon glass is surprisingly bright and clear. My 3-9X scope also has a generous "eye box", even when at max 9X magnification. I'm mostly bench rest paper punching from 50 to 100yrds.

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I'm not familiar with WMR, however, if the ballistics are similar to 22LR, I don't see why not? There are 2 other scopes in the Prostaff Rimfire line too. The a model above mine that has an adjustable objective for parallax compensation and the other is 2-7x with target turrets. In the sub $200 price range, Nikon glass is surprisingly bright and clear. My 3-9X scope also has a generous "eye box", even when at max 9X magnification. I'm mostly bench rest paper punching from 50 to 100yrds.


Thanks for the help. I'll check these out.
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