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    .22 scope

    Evening all.

    Been doing a bit of rabbit shooting recently. Using a norinco jw 15 thats been sitting in the safe for about 18months. Has a cheap gun city scope on it that am thinking about upgrading. Not after anything overly fancy or pricey but could do with some advise of what's decent.

    Don't shoot it enough to justify big money but can stretch a wee bit for the right one.

    Let the advise/arguments commence.

    Cheers

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    We use a lot of Nikko Airking scopes in 2-7x32 or 3-9x40 or 4-12x40 on 22s. These are well made and reliable, they have Adjustable objective and they are around the $200 mark usually. You can go a lot dearer but the results I got with mine on a 22 tell me I wont get any more performance for spending more money. Leupold do a rimfire scope as well as sightron, but I still buy the Nikkos.

    For something a bit cheaper without giving away much quality, the Nikko Mountmaster AO series are prtty good for a reasonable scope, though I always spend a little more and step up to the Airking if it is for me.

    Most sports stores should be able to source them for you. Smiths city, Shooters supplies etc all carry them here in Chch so sports / hunting shops down your way or Smiths city would be worth a try.
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    i like the laser king by nikko sterling has an inbuilt laser which you can zero different to the scope great for the odd possoum up a tree or what ever while still zeroed at 50-75 with the scope
    I zeroed mine laser at 25 scope at 50

    surprising how accurate you can be with the laser too

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    +1 for the Nikko stirling I even run them on my centre fires as well got 6 and havnt had any problems with them down side is you'll never win a bragging competition with one

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    Leupold fx3 six power is good because they are reasonably bright being a fixed with 42mm objective.

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    Thanks for the advice guys. Looks like nikko stirling could be the way to go. Will go have a look round the shops and see what they have. Cheers

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    Highly recommend a Burris fulfield 2, have 2 of them on 22s.
    Can pick them up for under $300, ballistic plex has worked well over 120yards for me and better quality glass than most people would ever need on a rimfire.

    Don't be swayed by big turrets, magnification range and illumination on a cheap scope.
    Holding zero and clarity are far more important.
    I switched a 4-16x44ao scope with big turrets for my Burris and it was a million times more usable, purely because of the better clarity.
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    Bushnell rimfire optics, BDC reticle is great for quick shooting at range and for $229 doesn't break the bank
    Bushnell AR Optics 2-7x32 Scope 22LR - Bushnell - Scopes - Optics - Reloaders Supplies Ltd
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    Bushnell AR Optics 3-12x40mm - Bushnell - Scopes - Optics - Reloaders Supplies Ltd

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    Agree these would be worth considering. The mechanicals seem fine in my experience (on my PCP) and the optics for a rimfire are quite adequate. Only comment I'd make is they aren't the lightest of scopes but then again, your rifle won't be heavy to start with.

    The one negative of using basic centrefire scopes on a rimfire is that the parallax is set too far out for a .22. The side focus on the AR series sorts that out if you want precision closer up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    Be carefull, the bushnell rimfires are good but the eye box can be to large for the JW's bolt to operate.
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    I wish Bushnell would provide a ballistics tool or even just tell us what the subtensions are on their reticles. All very well telling me that the BDC dots are accurate for high velocity .22 ammo, but what if I want the scope to be ever so slightly more versatile than that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo View Post
    I wish Bushnell would provide a ballistics tool or even just tell us what the subtensions are on their reticles. All very well telling me that the BDC dots are accurate for high velocity .22 ammo, but what if I want the scope to be ever so slightly more versatile than that?
    strelok balistic app has the Bushnell BDC reticles . . .
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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    One advantage of the Leupolds are that they are not a massive scope so don't look out of proportion on a 22. I brought a Burris FF II for my 22 at one stage but sold it because it just looked ridiculous on top of my skinny little brno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    strelok balistic app has the Bushnell BDC reticles . . .
    I have the free version, and it has a couple, but none of the AR Optics series. Are there more in the full version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo View Post
    I have the free version, and it has a couple, but none of the AR Optics series. Are there more in the full version?
    has 32 Bushnell retiles on the paid version - 3 are BDC for .22 / .223 / .308
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

 

 

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