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looking for a scope to put on my magnum force semi auto 22 mag. 
Plinking, paper punching and some varmit hunting.  I like the idea of a variable objective scope given the likely distance of 25-50 yards.  Ideas?  Thanks in advance.
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Whats the budget?
 
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Weaver 2.5-7x28 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope
Dual-X Weaver 2.5-7x28 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849431
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
$139.95
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I put a Mueller APV on my Savage 93FSS .22WMR, it is superb!  Better than I hoped for with a lower priced scope.  The adjustable objective comes in handy.  But like any non-fast focus scope, eye alignment is critical, but this is not a complaint, just a comment.

While zeroing, I noticed the 'clicks' were pretty good, not spongy and each click could be felt and heard, and it seemed to correspond correctly, 8 clicks per inch at 50 yards.  I didn't do the 'box', but will eventually.

Although I was just at just 50 yards, I could see the bullet strike the target through the scope.  I'm still experimenting with ammo, but with the plain Winchester Silver box 40 grain bullets, I get one tiny hole at 50 yards.  I'm going to wait until spring to tinker with 100 yards, but I am sure it will be fine.

If budget is an issue, the APV will be fine IMHO.

If you have a bit more to spend, SWFA is selling Burris Fullfield II's (gloss), for a very good price, just got one myself, it's going on my Savage 24 (22wmr/20GA).






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Thanks for the suggestions.  I have looked at the Leupold ER scopes and the Zeiss 3x9 so I guess my budget goes up to $400.  I'll check out the Burris Fullfield II.  cookie
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If you are shooting mainly 25 to 50 yds you need to watch what distance the parallax is set for or have a scope with adjustable parallax.  low power scopes tend to be better for hunting or shooting off hand it is hard to hand hold scopes over about 6x with no rest and shoot accurately. If you bench rest the scope you can use as much magnification as you want and a 4-16 with adjustable objective can be a lot of fun but a 2-7 either the Weaver Rimfire or the Vortex Viper on close out would be a good all around power range at a good price.  If you want something that you can dial in correction with tactical knobs consider the 6x42 Super Sniper as it has adjustable parallax.
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I just bought a Weaver Classic V-16 for my 22 mag. I have this same scope on my CZ 22 and LOVE it for rime fires. One nice feature one this scope s that the AO goes down to 30 feet and not 50 yards like many other scopes.
http://swfa.com/Weaver-4-16x42-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P585.aspx
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More good suggestions.   Thanks for all of your help.  There are several box stores that are open today.  I will venture out and try to handle and look through the glass.
 
The Leupold ER series is several bucks higher than the weaver or the burris scopes mentioned.  Is the glass/construction better than the burris/weaver? 
 
I probably will also look at a higher magnification scope.  I could see some benchrest time with this lightweight rifle.  Happy New Year.  cookie.
 
 
 
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I have the 2-7x Weaver on a .22 LR and I love it.
Hard to beat Weaver for rimfires, unless you need some special reticle or etc., then you can go with a Loopy.
Good glass and great $$$$ savings with Weavers.
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I have a 3.5-10 EFR that is similar to the 3-9. It is an excellent all around rimfire scope. The newer version has parallax adjustment down to 10m, mine shows 15yds.
I have found the glass to be very good. Zero holds throughout the zoom range and the optics crisp. The only limitation being the rerticle in low light. I use illumination at night so this is not as much of a problem.
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