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Cabela's: Simmons® .22 Mag Series Riflescope
the reviews seem pretty darn good.
what do you guys think, for a beginner scope?
yes, they are good little scopes. just remember, you get what you pay for.
they are fine for zeroing and leaving them alone. you can not use the vertical
adjustment to dial in a different range and expect it to return to zero when
you dial it back. my grandson's 10/22 wears a $300 Bushnell Elite. He started
out with a Simmons 22 mag scope. clear glass, good optics.
I am going to keep it real and say no its not a good scope, but I can assure you that it's most likely good enough. If it holds zero and its halfway clear then let it rip. if it bugs too much then save up for a Leopold or Nikkon in the future. Both are not totally outrageous on price, but will serve well.
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It's a value-priced scope for a value priced-rifle. Shoot it & your Ruger until you're ABSOLUTELY sure that YOU can outshoot your GEAR. When you think that's the case, hand your rifle to a rifleman. If HE (or she) can still make your combo run better than you can, it's not (yet) time to upgrade. Enjoy!
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I got a 30.00 3x9 variable scope on my target 10/22 and my wife has a 250.00 leupold 3x9 on hers,mine is zeroed at 25 yards and will hit anything you aim at,so will hers,I've had my scope for at least 8 years and it gets tossed around in the gun bag and never been knocked out of zero
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I have that same scope on my Ruger, and, for no more than it costs, I have been impressed with it. The optics on mine provide a clear view and it holds zero well. My only complaint was with the dovetail rings that came on the scope, as they didn't provide for a secure mount. I ended up switching them out for a set of Weaver 1" Medium height Quad Lock rings and haven't had an issue since. They're probably a little overkill for a .22, but I like my scope mounts to be SOLID.
Is it the best on the market? No. But for small game hunting it is very good.
Alot of people who say some things do so because they try to make up for their poor marksmanship with gadgets and money. And then there are those who are on a different plateau of shooting that want higher quality because, in fact, their shooting skills are worthy of the additional quality and expense.
But this last group can use and make the gear in the first group mentioned work very well.
If it holds zero, and has decent clarity, which I know they do, it will make a good addition to your rifle.
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I have two of them, one with adjustable objective, and one without. For the price, and for the intended use (rimfires), they're fine. I shot Rifleman (Appleseed Event) with the one on my 10/22.
What you get with a much larger investment ($200 vs $50) is much better glass and lens coatings, so the image is sharper and if you shoot for hours at a time (e.g., an Appleseed shoot) you'll be less prone to headache-producing eyestrain. The reticle adjustments are also less precise than on a better scope; if you try to "box" the scope (shoot a group, go 8 clicks left, shoot another group, go 8 clicks down, etc., until you come back to your starting position) you'll be disappointed. But these are features/qualities you won't know you don't have and you won't really miss in casual shooting.
So yes, the .22 Mag scope will do you just fine. Will you be able to hunt rabbits with it? Certainly, within the limits of your shooting ability and that of the ammunition. A 10/22 off the shelf should easily shoot 2" groups at 50 yards with decent ammunition. That's about the size of a bunny's head, so if you can reliably hit a target that size from the positions you intend to hunt from (unsupported offhand?), then you're good to go.
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I have a very similar Simmons scope on my 10/22. I grew up with shotguns so I haven't used scopes much but I am very impressed with mine.
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ok, i got scope today.
it seems pretty good, though i wish the adjustment screws had audible "clicks".
now, to zero it, all i have to do is rest on securely on some bags, aim it at a target, shoot the gun, and then carefully adjust the two screws so that the crosshairs are on the bullet strike, yes?
If you're adjusting your POI (point of impact) to go where you want it, then adjust your scope using the directional marks on the turrets. For example, if your POI is 4 inches low, then turn your elevation turret 'up'.
However, if you want to move your reticle toward the bullet hole, then you would have to think backwards. Using the same example from above, to move the reticle 4 inches down, you would still have to turn the elevation turret 'up'.
The directional markings on the turrets are to move the POI, not the POA (point of aim).
Clear as mud?
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