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I want a mil-dot or ballistic plex, an AO to focus down to at least 25 yards, 10 to 16 top power, target turrets would be nice but not a must, a scope that could handle a centerfire in the future, matte finish, preferably in a less than 50MM objective all in the low $300 or less range.  Any thoughts?  I have a list, but I want your opinions first.  This is going on a custom 10/22 and will be used for hunting and target.
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SS16X42 SWFA SS 16x42 Tactical Riflescope                                                                                       SWFA SS 16x42 Tactical Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
SWFA: $299.95
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SS10X42 SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical Riflescope                                                                                       SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
SWFA: $299.95
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UD2510X44MD New Leatherwood 2.5-10x44 Uni-Dial Rifle Scope                                                                          New Leatherwood 2.5-10x44 Uni-Dial Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 1"
SWFA: $298.95
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Now if you asked what I put on my 22 this is what I used but its over your price limit:
424164SF Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope                                                                                 Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
SWFA: $429.95
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Fixed power scopes are not ideal for hunting, but for target shootings 10x42 Super Sniper by SWFA is hard to beat.

With the variable scopes, it is difficult to find something decent that will fit you requirements perfectly.  Nkon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 with the MilDot gets pretty close, but I am not sure if the side-focus on it gets all the way down to 25 yards.
Sightorn S2 4-16x42 is not in your price range, but satisfies your other requirements.
Bushnell Elite 3200 4-12x40 with AO will probably get you there.  I have not used their Ballistic reticle yet, but I am sure it is the same things as most other holdover reticles.
Bushnel Legend 5-15x40 satisfies your requirements, but I think that is a pretty significant step down in quality over the scopes I mentioned above, as is Burris Fullfield II.
Swift Premier 4.5-14x44 with AO and Mil-Dot is probably your best bet if you must stay satisfy all of your requirements.

ILya
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