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Posted: 7/22/2003 8:15:28 AM EDT
I need a scope that will primarily be used for target shooting / plinking. Don't want to get an el cheapo, and don't want to bust the bank either. Any suggestions? Budget of around $200.

Thanks

-Craig
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 8:37:58 AM EDT
[url]http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=32[/url]
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 10:36:25 AM EDT
Leupold Compact 3-9x33. Excellent scope around $240. Can't beat a Loopy!
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 9:17:18 PM EDT
cmbmw, you could get a Simmons Aetec from Wally World for $100, and a target barrel for that 10/22...the combination of those 2 things will do a lot for both target shooting and plinking. I've got an Aetec 3.8x12, and it's a lot of scope for the money...it would be perfect for what you have in mind. I've got it on an AR now, with a set of ARMS #22 high rings, fwiw. Several companies make drop in, factory channel target barrels. Green Mountain has 2 at least. I'm sure the Leupold is a fine scope...but it's almost twice what you paid for the rifle, and isn't really gonna help it shoot any better. A stock 10/22 is not gonna be a tackdriver, and you probably aren't gonna be using match ammo...so you're gonna have an accuracy issue that the best glass in the world isn't gonna solve. Between a new barrel, and a hammer replacement, you're group size will drop in half, I can pretty much guarantee it. After you've done that, then look at scopes. BTW, I have a 36x BSA on my 10/22 lol...I like to be REAL sure of the bullseye [:D] But I wouldn't hesitate to put that Aetec on a your 10/22.
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 11:51:41 AM EDT
Not to change the subject but how about recommendations for Scope Mounts? I've been considering adding a scope to my son's 10/22. --RR
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 12:07:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2003 12:32:18 PM EDT by Fenian]
There are a couple of inexpensive after market mounts for the 10/22...I think volquartsen makes one. I don't know what I have...got them right after I got the rifle, and never gave 'em another thought.
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