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    Posted: April/03/2008 at 14:39

I'm looking to buy my father a Marlin .22 mag for Father's Day and I just wanted to get some feedback on BSA scopes, specifically what scope would work well on a .22 mag and concerning the the effectiveness of BSA scopes in general.  All comments are appreciated.

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My experience with BSA is to stay away.  You would be much better off with something like a Bushnell Legend.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cheaptrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/03/2008 at 19:21
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I just put a Nikon 4x Prostaff Rimfire from SWFA's Sample List on my .22 and it works well enough for me. I think I paid $89 for it.
Do you have a budget in mind?  
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probably around the $100 range, no more than 150
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chev385 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/11/2008 at 03:07
just get the pride fowler scope. 4 the 22mag it is the sh*t, just got mine zerod @100 killed a tree rat @281yards on the first shot! also stay away from the bsa sweet series they dont work to well on the mag, but they do work for the LRExcellent 
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I have a Sightron S1 with mil dot reticle on a 22 and for the price I dont think you can beat it. The mil dots work well for known hold over marks.

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 I'd go with cheaptrick's advice .... but I kind of like the mil-dot ... my favorite .... if the sightron's in that price range . Staw away from BSA's ... yuck ... or hammers ! I have no experience with sightron's so I'm lost on that advice . 
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If you do go with a BSA scope I would get a fixed or low powered variable. BSA and others I have tried get pretty fuzzy when cranked up to 10X and beyond.
I like the scopes already mentioned and the Weaver rimfire scopes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sholling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/22/2008 at 03:57
Stay away from BSA. I picked up a Weaver Classic 4x32 shotgun scope recently that I'll be putting on my Winchester 9422 in 22mag. Shotgun scopes work fine because for the most part they, like a rimfire scope, have their parallax set for 50yards. I haven't tried the Sightron S1 3-9x32 that someone suggested but it has a stellar reputation. Either would make a great hunting or plinking scope.

A step up, but out of your budget would be a Weaver Classic Rimfire 3-9x32 with an adjustable objective (AO). AO is a must mainly for fine target shooting. Any of these would look good because all are relatively small.
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