I just picked up a Ruger 10/22 and I want to get some kind of optics for it. I want something that WILL fit in the Ruger backpack/case that the takedown comes with WITHOUT having to remove the scope. I also do not want to spend more than $50 dollars since it's just a plinker.
It appears that I would need a scope that is less than 11 inches long and able to be mounted rearward as much as possible. A large diameter long front on the scope would stick out making the reciever and scope too long for the case. Also I have seen a couple of post where the scope diameter prevented the barrel/foregrip from being turmed to disassemble the gun.
I am also wondering if a red dot sight might be the way to go but I don't have any real experience with them. I have only shot one gun that had one, a 464 Casull handgun. My questions on the red dot are, are they useable at ranges over 50 yards? As far as I know they are not magnifing scopes, and my eyesight is such that I really can't see bullseyes at 100 yards without magnification.
Are red dots better at picking up target acquisition ?
Here are a few scopes I have found that I am considering:
Aim Sports 4X30 rubber coated, short body.
Aim Sports 4x30mm Rubber Armor Scope - 1104840, Scopes at Sportsman's Guide
NcStar 1 X 45 red dot
1x45 T-Style Red Dot Sight - 618098, Red Dot Scope at Sportsman's Guide
Aim Sports 4 X32 range finding reticle
Aim Sports 4x32 Mm Rangefinding Reticle Scope, Matte Black - 811243, Scopes at Sportsman's Guide
Barska 2.5 X 25mm short body
2.5x20 Contour Scope - 859859, Scopes at Sportsman's Guide
Simmons 4 X 32 but I am afraid it may be to long to fit in ruger case.
Simmons 22 Mag Rimfire Truplex Reticle Scope - 355632, Scopes at Sportsman's Guide