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 22 bolt bench rifle- do i NEED a rimfire scope?
Slacker  [Member]
2/21/2013 3:47:20 AM EDT
Bought a savage mkII fs-vr as a suppressor host and as a trainer for its. 308 big brother. I plan to shoot it primarily at 50 and 100yds off a bench. What will i be giving up with regards to group size and overall performance if i use a centerfire scope on it? I'd like a 4x10x with target knobs but i can't find any rimfire scopes that fit the bill.
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ARdvark  [Member]
2/21/2013 3:50:29 AM EDT
nikon prostaff rimfire

mueller APV

are great scopes for the price
Slacker  [Member]
2/21/2013 4:27:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARdvark:
nikon prostaff rimfire

mueller APV

are great scopes for the price

The nikon has a circle reticle that i really do not like. Its out.
The APV isn't in stock anywhere at the moment but i've heard good things about it.
Lets say i want to spend $500 for a rimfire scope with target knobs, mildot style reticle, AO etc.
Loopy makes a 3x9 AO rimfire but its got a duplex reticle and no target knobs.
Sightron makes a 3x9 rimfire, haven't heard much about them.

If i put a centerfire scope with parallel adjustment on a rimfire (that would adjust to 50yds) i would not lose anything...right?

jungp  [Member]
2/21/2013 4:53:17 AM EDT
If for 100 yards, nothing.
For 50 yards, just keep your head consistent to the scope since parallex might be bad.
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Willis1fit  [Team Member]
2/21/2013 5:12:49 AM EDT
You're not losing anything. The rimfire scopes just usually have a parallax range that will adjust down to 15-25 yards where most scopes do not. Other than that, there's not really anything that makes it exclusive to rimfire use.

I've got a Vortex Viper 6-24x44 mildot on my Savage FV-SR and I like it. I tend to shoot that rifle at relatively long ranges for a 22 though. There is some parallax issue at the higher power if your shooting inside of 50 yards but I usually back the power down and make sure to hold a consistent cheek weld.

Hope this helps.
ChuckD05  [Team Member]
2/22/2013 4:57:56 AM EDT
I really enjoy the Primary Arms 4-14x44 FFP mil-dot on my CZ 452.

I can shoot at 25yrds or 50 with no problems, then dial it out and shoot 200yrds without any problem.
Buckskin08  [Member]
2/22/2013 8:16:59 AM EDT
Why wouldn't you just go with a scope with parallax adjustment. I got a 6-18x44 Vortex Crossfire that is excellent on my MkII
AJR576  [Member]
2/23/2013 4:15:03 AM EDT
I was looking for a while (for my 10/22) and finally bought a Mueller APT Tactical Rifle Scope (4.5-14x 40mm Adjustable Objective Mil-Dot Reticle) from Midway USA. All the features I was looking for, nothing but good reviews, and $169.95:

Sixpack595  [Member]
2/23/2013 5:48:10 PM EDT
I use a Nikon Buckmark on my MK II.
vsvo  [Member]
2/23/2013 9:34:49 PM EDT
I love my Mueller APV. I bought it based on recommendations here and at other sites on the interweb. At 50 yards I can easily see the bullet holes on paper. I bought it here, nice guy and fast shipping. Although he is in Alaska, the scope is drop-shipped from the midwest.

I mounted it on my bone-stock Ruger 10/22 with Weaver 1" rings from Wal-Mart, and just shoot it off my bag at a 50-yd indoor range.

I can't shoot a lick, but dayum, it is fun.

ocshaman  [Member]
2/24/2013 12:18:11 AM EDT
VSVO has it. Mizzzou seems to have it in stock as of right now.
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