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 i was wondering what u guys thought about the simmons,tasco,barska,bushnell scopes.
im looking  4 a decent scope just to shoot in the back yard and hunt w alittle.
its going on a marlin 981t  bolt action. thanks
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You pretty much get what you pay for. "all will be better than the naked eye, but you also need to take into consideration that with the lesser scopes, you often get stuff that will not hold zero, doesn't adjust properly, and changes point of impact through the magnification range ie the cross hairs change location moving from low setting to higher settings"


There are some decent budget scopes out there, but of the brands you mention, scratch off BSA, and Barska. Add Hawke and Konus.


What is the most you can spend on this?



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dont want spend more than 50.00   i do have a nikon prostaff on a 22 mag its got pretty good optics and a weaver on a 10/22  thats decent. just wanted something cheap to put on this 22 thats reliable
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I'd go this route.


http://swfa.com/Konus-4x32-Konuspro-Riflescope-P47373.aspx


It's 5 bucks over your target, but comes with rings. The glass is decent and it's a no-frills, less to go wrong fixed power. You can spend less, but you'll get a lot more scope for the dollar with this one. 

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Originally posted by stacyashby stacyashby wrote:

dont want spend more than 50.00   i do have a nikon prostaff on a 22 mag its got pretty good optics and a weaver on a 10/22  thats decent. just wanted something cheap to put on this 22 thats reliable
 
I'd use iron sites if thats all i could spend on optics, you'll probably be able to see more with them thatn through the quality of scope you can get for that.
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if you look used or close out you may find something for $50 that's fairly decent

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    well what about a vortex 2x7x33 or a nikon 2x7x32  either one  worth buying ?
found either one 4 bot 100.00  thanks
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the viper or crossfire?
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This summer I shot two rifles that had cheap 4x scopes on them. One was a Bushnell and one was a Simmons. Both scopes were purchased within the last year or two, and I'm sure neither one cost over $50. They were surprisingly good scopes.

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I like my Vortex 2-7 crossfire rimfire.
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so the crossfire over nikon
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rimfire scopes will be set for shorter distanc parallax than other rifle scopes so if you have a scope that does not have parallax adjustment you need to consider this. I would probably use the Weaver rimfire scope and if you save a few bucks on the scope you use the most did you really do yourself a favor.
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More than any other component of a shooting system, when considering the optical component, you get what you pay for.

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Originally posted by stacyashby stacyashby wrote:

    well what about a vortex 2x7x33 or a nikon 2x7x32  either one  worth buying ?
found either one 4 bot 100.00  thanks

Yep - if you can get to $100, you're definitely into serviceable glass.

I own a Vortex 4x32 Crossfire Rimfire, and a ProStaff 4x32 Rimfire, and they're optically about as close to one another as you can get.  The Nikon is a touch lighter & more compact, but either one of them give a view that's far beyond their price.

I suppose I'm spoiled to the point where I wouldn't be happy with less than the view I get through those, so I'd set my floor at $100.

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is fixed power better than variable power
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Originally posted by stacyashby stacyashby wrote:

is fixed power better than variable power

Only you can decide what "better" means for you.

I only hunt pocket gophers, usually under 50 yards.  Fixed works fine for me.  Of course, I don't cry (or go hungry) if I miss one.  My rifle likes the cheap 40 grain lrn Federal Champion Target ammo, and I'm not obsessed about accuracy, though it does shoot quite well.

Mainly I just practice offhand shooting with my rimfire, and it's just about the same size & weight of my centerfires.  Since those wear fixed 4x's, I'm quite happy that my rimfire is scoped likewise.

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hey guys thanks for the help on picking a scope for my 22 
i ended up getting a 1.5 x 5 x 32 konus scope 4 26.00 dollars off ebay
seems to be a decent little scope.once again thanksBig Smile
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