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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 17:29
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Need some help with the correct riflescope.  

1.  How practical is it to put a riflescope designated for a caliber other than .22 on a .22LR rifle?

2.  Asking because I've tested a lot of scopes in the 1.5'ish range to 7 or 8 and really liked the ill reticle, eye relief, and glass on the Burris MTAC 1.5-6x42 scope.  However, the parallax is fixed at 100 yards and the reticle is designated for a 5.56 - 7.62 round.  

I would be shooting anywhere from 25 yards (home) to hopefully +100 yards (range).  

Could I make this scope & reticle useful for the .22lr?

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 20:38
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It wouldn't be my 1st choice for a 22lr but it'll work. Parallax isn't likely to be an issue on a low powered fixed focus scope because you're not zooming in all that tight and roughly 1/4" of potential parallax error isn't likely to be a deal breaker when shooting rabbits and squirrels. I'm using a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 w/BDC rimfire scope on one of my hunting/plinking 22s and it works pretty well and might be a better choice for you. Nikon has a calculator on their website to help you correlate ranges with the BDC bubbles. 

If you decide that you can live without an illuminated retcle and BDC then take a look at Weaver's RV7 2.5-7x28 and Leupold VX-I 2-7x28 rimfire scopes. 

Nikon 3-9x40 ProStaff Rimfire ScopeNikon 3-9x40 ProStaff Rimfire Scope
Stock # - NIK6725
  • Matte
  • BDC 150
  • 1"
  • Fully Multicoated Optical System
  • Generous, Consistent Eye Relief
  • Precise, 1/4-MOA Hand-turn Adjustments
  • Sun Shade Adaptable
  • Zero-Reset Turrets
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof

Edited by sholling - December/12/2013 at 00:20
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