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Posted: 10/27/2003 9:09:06 AM EDT
I'm looking for an inexpensive scope for a .22. I have found a Tasco and BSA 2-9 32mm for around $46.00. Is one brand better than the other? I'll be using the gun for plinking.

Thanks,

Mike
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 6:48:19 PM EDT
I've had good luck with simmons on my 22s, they run about $40
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 7:03:16 AM EDT
What type of shooting will you be mostly doing? Hunting? What distances? Target/plinking?

For general hunting you will want a non-AO rimfire scope. For target/plinking, you will probably prefer an AO type scope.

For a non-AO scope, I like the Weaver RV 2.5-7. Costs more than the Simmons and Tasco, though.
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 7:04:10 AM EDT
If you are set on those scopes I would go with the tasco. If you are willing to spend a bit more then let me recommend this fine scope by simmons white tail classic
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 7:24:52 AM EDT
I've got a Simmons Pro Hunter (I think that's the name) on my 10/22. It has been fine thus far, having been on the rifle for about 7 years now.


From everything I've seen, anything made by BSA is best avoided.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 3:04:46 PM EDT
Personally I think a good all around adjustable scope for a 22 would be somewhere around a 2.5 -10 x40 power. There is a plethora of scopes in the 3 - 9 x 40 range.

IMHO anything over 10 power is a waste 99.9% of the time. On a budget anything with a wide zoom or high power is asking for quality to be cut somewhere.

My used 10/22 came with an "AccuSport" 4X on it. I thought I'd be swapping it out ASAP but it has been amazing on how adequate it's been. I'm going to get a better scope, but now it's because I want to, not that I need to.
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 3:40:20 AM EDT
Another vote for the Simmons. The Tasco isn't bad, but I feel that a comparably priced Simmons is better, and if you're willing to pay another $20 or so, the Simmons are far superior.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 1:32:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2003 1:34:54 AM EDT by claketyclak]
a 70.00 scope i recently purchased and like is the bsa sweet 17 - 2x7x32 . i was amazed at the clarity of this cheap scope regaurdless of power setting , i didn't have to fool with the ao , unless range changed of course . one draw back to the bsa scopes is thier power selector , it is large and will block some bolts unless you use a medium or hi mount , on semi's , no problem .
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 2:38:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Oops:
What type of shooting will you be mostly doing? Hunting? What distances? Target/plinking?

For general hunting you will want a non-AO rimfire scope. For target/plinking, you will probably prefer an AO type scope.

For a non-AO scope, I like the Weaver RV 2.5-7. Costs more than the Simmons and Tasco, though.


So do I. Damn good rimfire scope for the money.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:52:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 4:56:53 AM EDT by Wheelgunner]
I just installed a 3x9 BSA deerhunter with illuminated plex that a friend gave to me.

You have to turn down the power to 3x for close shots about 15 feet away. And at fifty yards I can see the holes the 22lr makes.

The lighted plex came in handy during plinking after 4pm.

I don't know how long the scope will hold up, hopefully I won't have any problems. I read stories both pro and con. Ran about 500 rounds through the 10/22 this past Saturday and everyone that shot it thought the scope was "hella cool"

Rifle scopes has it for $64.95.

http://www.riflescopes.com/store/departments.asp?dept=211

Midway has it for $63.69.

http://www.midwayusa.com/rewriteaproduct/487702

Dan

PS all my hunting rifles with scopes are Leupolds and one Burris Elite 4200.
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