Ruger 10/22 Scope

Ruger 10/22 Scope

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    Ruger 10/22 Scope

    I am thinking of putting a scope on a Ruger 10/22. I am looking at a 3-9X32 or a 4X32. Now I don't see the need for a variable magnification on a 22 rifle for hunting. Or do I need it?
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    You don't really "need" a variable on it but I just happen to prefer one. Since your targets will be acquired at much shorter distances I would get a scope made for a rimfire... for example it would be set up to be parallax free at like 50 yards. Remember, you can't skimp on glass. You sure get what you pay for when it comes to optics. Don't think that you'll only use this scope for this gun. Get a good one and it will last your lifetime and you can use it for any other rimfires you might purchase. Enjoy it!
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    Mine has a Tasco world class 3-9x40. The 40 helps in low light while hunting in the woods. The 9 power helps on head shots for squirrels (no brains for me, thank you very much).

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    Take a look at the simmons line of scopes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    Mine has a Tasco world class 3-9x40. The 40 helps in low light while hunting in the woods. The 9 power helps on head shots for squirrels (no brains for me, thank you very much).
    Does your taskco take batteries?

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    You don't mention your budget, but dollar for dollar, I LOVE the Mueller APV.

    Mueller APV Rifle Scope 4.5-14x 40mm Adjustable Objective APV Reticle Matte

    I have one on my highly customized 10/22 and can't say enough good about it.

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    Do your self a favor, and forget the 3-9 variable, and buy a medium quality 6 power scope. If you typically would spend, say $125.00 for a 3x9, by spending the same money on a 6x, you will get a better scope. 6 power will work very well for all the capabilities that a 22 can do. Now you never have to worry about having it set on the right power, and you will be happy with the sight picture.

    I have a couple of 6x's on my 22mags and like them far more than a 3x9 any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    Does your taskco take batteries?
    No batteries required

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschuck View Post
    Take a look at the simmons line of scopes.

    A couple of weeks ago, I bought a 10/22 with a Simmons 3-9 scope on it. It works very well. I'm not up on all the 411 with scopes so I can't quote all the specs and such, but I can say that with the scope, I can hit where I am aiming at 100 yds.

    YMMV

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    For the .22 I love the Nikon Prostaff.

    Lots of light gathering when you need it...which is in the deep woods early in the morning when the squirrles are running to and fro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    Mine has a Tasco world class 3-9x40. The 40 helps in low light while hunting in the woods. The 9 power helps on head shots for squirrels (no brains for me, thank you very much).
    I have the exact same scope mounted on my 10/22 and love it. the variable power alows me to adapt to different shooting situations weather it be hunting or shooting targets. plus it's fun to be able to riddle a pop can at 100 yards with a 22
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    Well we seem to be split between the variable and and fixed scopes. Soular you mentioned budget and I guess I should have included that. I would like to keep it under 150.00 thanks for the suggestions so for and keep them coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soular View Post
    You don't mention your budget, but dollar for dollar, I LOVE the Mueller APV.

    Mueller APV Rifle Scope 4.5-14x 40mm Adjustable Objective APV Reticle Matte

    I have one on my highly customized 10/22 and can't say enough good about it.
    Mueller APV great scope for the 10-22 !!

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    I like the variables on my 10/22's. My thumbhole heavy wears a Simmons 4.5-14x40 AO TT, and the lightweight wears a BSA 4-16x40 AO. Both of my Rugers are the target models. No reason really that I went with the adjustable objectives other than the thumbhole rifle being my silhouette competition rifle. If you use a scope properly....(low power at closer ranges and incrementally higher powers for the longer ranges), one shouldn't really need an AO scope on a 22lr rifle. Some may beg to differ, but I figure the 22lr's limitations extend out to around 150yds at best. One of my favorite rounds for silhouette takes a full 34 1/4" clicks from a 25yd zero (which is also good for 50yd), to make good hits on target at 100yds and make the steel fall. Since I consider myself lucky to have 20/20 or 20/15 vision, I'm not sure as to whether an AO scope would aid or correct other vision capabilities. I would guess not and as the eyepiece should do the focusing for that. I do utilize my adjustable objective features on both scopes/rifles, and as another member previously posted......I seldom get out of the 6-10x magnification with either scope. After a day at the range, or a shoot, they always go back to 6x and 25yd settings. That's been good for varmints right here close to home and quick target acquisition even in low light. Maybe the current rage is adjustable objective scopes in the average range of cost, but when the scope quality increases..as with the dollar amount, you'll need to decide if the added cost of an AO scope will be beneficial enough to make up the balance of what you'd pay for a better quality scope in a fixed power (as explained before by someone else). Just remember.....you are talking about the 22lr.....you won't need a scope better than the gun IMO. But depending on what you're going to do with it, I'd still shy away from the basic rimfire scopes of 4x32...especially with the venerable Ruger 10/22. BTW, I've had Tasco scopes, and still have one mounted on a rifle. I'd go with the BSA over Tasco any day, and if I were new to the game, I'd also take a hard look at the CenterPoint scopes now on the market. Made here in the USA of course! Just Google the Centerpoint Optics to find out more.

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    How 'bout a red dot scope ?
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