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Hey Folks,

Just curious - What kind of magnification do you have/think you need for shooting a 22lr rifle at a 100 yards for max accuracy. I used to think absolute max magnification was best but I have had several people tell me that to much magnification is actually counter productive. What do you think?
 

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What's your definition of "max accuracy" and are you talking about field shooting, mostly offhand, or off a bench?
The smallest group possible. Off a bench.
 

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If you're the same "Rollo" with the .22 rimfire barrel-weight question (good bet, huh?) then you're new at the hobby. If you're heading toward STRICTLY bench shooting off sandbags, then go big & go fixed-power. If you imagine ever shooting off-hand, then go variable. If you want SUPERB quality, plan on spending as much as your CZ cost (at least). If this is still casual, hobby shooting for buddy-bragging rights, then look at Mueller scopes. They're popular at rimfirecentral.com (those guys wring-'em-out pretty seriously). Pay attention to parallax adjustment (ideally, different for centerfire and rimfire). And, just in case you're unaware, at above ~18-20X, you'll start seeing...your heartbeat!
 

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My 80 year old brother is a small bore bench rest competitor. He gave me a custom built .22lr bench shooter a number of years ago. Unless the wind is pretty strong, you can put round after round into essentially the same hole at 50 & 100 yds. Even with a bothersome wind, judicious use of flags allow an experienced shooter to shoot accurately.The rifle had a 24 power scope. Don't remember the details. Regrettably, I traded it years ago.

So I think my brother might tell you that 24X is sufficient.
 
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