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I have a custom 10/22 that I would like to put a new scope on.  The gun currently has an older Simmons 22mag 3-9AO (was on it when I bought from a buddy).  The scope works alright but it is definitely not the clearest or brightest and would like to upgrade.  I'm willing to spend around $300 if needed.  I use the rifle for small game hunting (out to 75 yards) and target shooting 50-100 yards. Candidates so far are:

Burris Rimfire/Compact 3-9x32 or 4-12x32
Nikon Monarch UCC/Team Primos 3-9x40
Bushnell 4200 3-9x40
Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40SF

Does anybody know how the Burris optics stack up against the Bushnell and Nikon?  Typically when I am hunting I keep the current scope at 4x and only crank it up when I am at 75 yards plus.  Do you think I should go with the presumably better optics of the Monarch/4200 or the parallax adjustable Burris or Buckmaster.


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Also add the sightron s1 3x9 rimfire to your list, it is very nice.
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I'd scratch the 3-9 Bushy and Nikon off the list because they both have their parallax set for 100yds. In my opinion better choices would be the Weaver RV9 3-9x32 w/AO or the Weaver V16 4-16x42 w/AO. Optically they are at least the equal of the Buckmaster or the Burris, and I think more than a bit better.


This is my most accurate 10/22 sporting a Weaver V24.
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Very nice set up Steve and good suggestions. The Burris would also be a good choice.
I have a few big game scopes on some rimfires and for most my hunting purposes the AO has not been needed. This is for shooting vermin and small game from 20-50 or so yards. One of my 10/22's has a Bausch & Lomb Balfor 4x and the other a 2-7 Nikon Monarch.
The adjustable parallax has come in handy on a few of my rimfires for shooting very small targets at close range. I shoot mice under my bird feeders and sometimes it's only a 15' shot. I have to adjust parallax and focus, then.
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Those are places where the 4x and 2-7x rimfire scopes come in very handy as well. Again I'm a fan of Weaver for rimfires. :D
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The nice thing about the Weavers is that they are multi-coated and constructed like their big game scopes, which is pretty good. In fact, very good for the money.

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Thanks for the suggestions.  If price were equal which would you pick the Weaver RV9 or the Burris 3-9 Rimfire?
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tag for interest, i too am looking for a scope for my .22lr.
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Originally posted by BuckeyeArcher BuckeyeArcher wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions.  If price were equal which would you pick the Weaver RV9 or the Burris 3-9 Rimfire?
I personally don't care for the look of Burris' short scopes so that alone would send me to Weaver. Both use high fully multi coated quality glass. Weaver is made in Japan, Burris the Philippines. I've looked through both but I haven't done a side by side so I can't go any deeper into optical quality differences. Burris is still Burris while Weaver just changed hands again, this time to ATK so the jury is still out on support.


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The jury is still out but ATK owns Federal ammo and already had the Weaver mounts. I think they are at ATK to stay and the future is bright for the brand.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

The jury is still out but ATK owns Federal ammo and already had the Weaver mounts. I think they are at ATK to stay and the future is bright for the brand.
I tend to agree. I think ATK is very serious about becoming a major player in the optics business. Based on my experience with their support for Federal ammo I expect that their customer service will be first rate.
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Just bought the Weaver for a suppressed 10/22, I'll post pics when I have them and let you know what I think of the setup.
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Looking forward to the pictures and your comments
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Weaver is here and mounted, pics later today.
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The scope is clearer than I thought it'd be.  And the size and weight are perfect.  The rings are steel Burris and I like them.


The first target off the line will be posted eventually.  (And if you ever shoot a good, suppressed .22 rifle, you too will find an urgent need to own one!)








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Which Weaver did you pick up? The RV9?

 
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Originally posted by sholling sholling wrote:

Which Weaver did you pick up? The RV9?

 



This one:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-2343-257-weaver-4x28-classic-rimfire-rifle-scope.aspx


I much prefer fixed power scopes on relatively short-range weapons.  My 45/70 wears a 4x IOR : it serves as a constant reminder that the round drops fast.  I noticed that a 3-9 at 9X gives me more confidence in the shot than my skill or the weapon warrant.


It seems to be a good scope, it will kill many small animals and punch many holes in paper and cans  - and may be used on piglets too, just for kicks.
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Good choice. I have a nearly identical Weaver Classic shotgun scope that I'll be putting on my 9422.
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Shot ol'  girl today, love the scope, LOVE the can, shoots great, easilyt taking clothes pins at 50 yards and sending subsonics down range with the report of a Daisy Red Rider.

Shoot a suppressed 10/22 and you will want one!

The scope was very clear, adjustments were right one, very clear, good reticule, good contrast, image crisp edge-to-edge; nice scope for the price.  At 4x with 32mm objective, it should do fine at dawn or dusk as well.
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Is this an added suppressor or did you buy a mated combo. I would like to put one on my possom popper.
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Bought a pre-threaded barrel and the suppressor separate - that way I can put it on the rifle (Ruger 10/22) or the pistol (Ruger Mk2).

The Tactical solutions barrel is very accurate (both for me and a friend who got one as well.)

Suppressors are fun.
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That is a very nice set up, RC. I will have to look into suppressors. Quiet is good.
Another excellent scope for rimfires is the Leupold 3-9x33 http://www.swfa.com/pc-3623-100-leupold-3-9x33-vx-ii-rimfire-efr-riflescope.aspx  The reticle may be too thin for low light but the scope itself is excellent.
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Took the .22 out this weekend for some deer (archery) and hog hunting.  I compared my Weaver 4x to a friends 3200 and the Weaver was appreciably brighter.

The suppressor makes a .22LR from a Ruger 10/ss about as loud as a pellet rifle.  It is great fun indeed.  Many squirrels will die with a very not-loud sound.
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That's an awesome 10/22 RC!!!! Is that a Hogue stock?? I may have to get a second 10/22 now. Wink

Tahqua's suggestion of the Leupold is a good one as well!! I have the Leupold 3-9x33 compact on mine (not an EFR) and it's sweet for hunting rabbits, etc.






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