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Old 05-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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So educate me on rifle scopes

I need a scope for a sporterized 10/22. I'm also thinking of upgrading the Bushnell 4x scope on my Marlin .30-30.
The 10/22 has a Revolution stock, Volquartsen trigger, extended mag release and extended bolt. The Marlin is bone stock.
Finally, I wear glasses.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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...Finally, I wear glasses.

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Old 05-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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where ya going to find enough ammo to sight it in
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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I'd go with a Swarovski Z6i 5-30x50 for the 10-22.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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Not much to go on here OM.

I put a 3-9x 40mm scope on my .22 - it's way overkill to spend $150 for a nikon scope, but every time I look downrange and see the holes at 100 yards, or better, the bullet looping down range.

Just to comparison shop, Cabela's has a ton of scopes to choose from - personally I think $150 is a lot for a .22 but you can spend $5K on a scope today.

Last time I had a 10-22, I put a 4x $19 scope on it and was thrilled.

Today I would spend some more.

Warning: Make sure you get tall enough scope rings if you get a zoom scope - I had to buy 4 sets to find a pair that fit my Marlin and a 40mm objective scope!
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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If it says Leopold on it. Buy it!!!


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Old 05-06-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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If it says Leupold on it. Buy it!!!
Any Leupold would be great, 1.5x 5 or something like that~
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #9
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the bigger the objective lens, the more light it gathers = better view and better in lower light conditions.

before you mount it, put the scope and the mounts in the same area for a few hours before hand so that that they all get to the same / similar temperature

make sure the lower mounts and square and firm on the action before continuing the install

when mounting it, sit in the mounts, put the top parts of the mounts on, do the bolts up evenly, in a regular pattern and only 1/4 turn at a time so that the scope doenst twist.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #10
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Plenty of 4x cheapies out there. You could put the Bushnell on the 10/22 and buy nice glass for the Marlin.

What kind of shooting are you looking into?

The Mueller AO 4-14x scopes are impressive for the money. (~$140) The tactical model has mil-dots if that matters. Decent light and good relief.

Nikon ProStaff is a step up (~$180), then the BuckMaster is a good step above that. (~$350) Better clarity and shoots the box better if you're going to be tweaking the scope a bunch.

I stuck a Falcon Menace (~$400) on my no-Ruger-parts-left 10/22 and use it for competitions. Solid scope with great light, first focal plane glass, mil-mil adjustments. Even held zero after a 4' fall during a match.

Pick a budget and check some out in that price range at your local shops. Without knowing what features you're looking for or how you're going to use the rifles, it's tough to recommend something.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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I have a Leupold Rifleman 3-9x40 on both my 30-30 and my .17HMR. Open sights on my 10/22 for hunting bunnies. The .17 is overkill for jumping bunnies in the sage, but sometimes it comes out for them anyway. It's tempting to say that a 4x32 is all you need for either rifle. My 30-30 seems overscoped in terms of accurate range. My max shot on deer would be 150-200 yards, and that's well within the 9x40 range.

Anyway, I think I got those scopes for ~$175 each. Maybe $150 on sale.

Edit- Leupold has a lifetime no questions warranty. Totally worth it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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The 10/22 is for shooting paper, with the occasional small varmint thrown in for s&g's. The Marlin keeps venison in the freezer. deer hunting is mainly from a stand, so max distance is only 100-150 yds.
Ammo(e) is not a problem, and won't be for a while. I stockpiled enough of the calibers I use before the squiffy hit the fan.
Thanks Hay, good advice.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #14
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I'd put the Bushnell 4X on the .22 and see how it does. If you're using the 30-30 for woods type deer, a 2.5X would work really well. It's easier to acquire a moving close target with it because of the wider field of view. You really don't need the magnification at 100 yards or less.
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