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Any recommendations on an inexpensive scope for a 10/22 mainly used for plinking and ground squirrel hunting (under 50yds)?

Fixed power is fine and I'd like it to be relatively durable.  To narrow the selection, let's set a target price of $100 or less.

Thanks.
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Though it is $115, I can't think of a better scope for the money to put on a 10/22 than the Weaver 4x rimfire.. I have a high quality 4x on one of my 10/22's and it works fine on everything from small pests to targets.
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Tough to argue that. You would be pretty hard pressed to beat it for $100. I put a Simmons on mine. Can't say I'd do that again. Weaver makes a nice scope.
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Sightron has nice litte rimfire scope and I believe vortex also does.
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Thanks for the Weaver tip - I had not really considered them.  Does Weaver focus on the lower price points in the market?  I've also been looking for a long range scope that is priced in the $500+ range and Weaver didn't come up in that conversation.

I have a few follow-up questions for you all.

- Since nobody offered up many scope options for under $100, can I read that to mean that you don't think I should waste my time with scopes in that price range?

- If I'm going to go over $100, I notice that Weaver has a 2.5-7x28 rimfire for another $15 ($130).  Is this basically the same scope construction as the 4x?  Do you think it's worth spending a little more to get the variable?

- Per lucytuma's suggestion I looked at the Sightron SI 3-9x32 ($120) and Vortex Crossfire 2-7x32 ($95) on SWFA.  Can anyone comment on how these might compare to the weaver in optical clarity and durability?  Are these in the same class as the weaver or a step down?

Thanks again for everyone's input.
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I have a 2-7 Nikon Monarch on another 10/22. It really doesn't offer me anything over the B&L Balfor 4x on my other 10/22. The 4x is not a problem on a standard Ruger.
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I also put a simmons on mine and used it for target practice a couple months later with a new sightron.  Ok I didnt but it was junk and I wanted too, so I did what nice guy would do and gave it to my brother..Big Grin
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simmons wtc are IMO out standing for the money.
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Originally posted by TRIXSTA TRIXSTA wrote:

simmons wtc are IMO out standing for the money.
I had a simmons 22 scope. Last time I was at the range I took it off and threw it in the garbage can and went home and put a Tasco 3-9x40 world class on the .22
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+1 on the weaver - fixed 4x or NON adjustable objective one.  (2.5-7x28)
 
I have a fixed 4x nikon on one of my 22's and it's wonderful for the money as well.
 
weaver or nikon - you can't go wrong w/ either.
 
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+ 1 on the Weaver or Nikon
 
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Either of the two Weavers.
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