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I am looking for a riflescope for my Remi 597 for target shooting.  Looking for a scope that I can learn ballistics and how to make adjustments for winds and distances.  I would use this gun/scope combo from 25 yards to 200+ yards as I would like to see how far I can stretch out the 22LR.  

Does it have to be a dedicated 22LR scope to effectively use the reticle or will a scope dedicated to a .308 work just as well? If it should be a rimfire scope to learn the ballistics, that definitely limits the playing field.

Suggestions under $300

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-Adj parallax
-Adjustable Power, Min max power for 25 yards to 200+ yards
-Any Reticle to make adjustments such as bdc, mil-dot, christmas tree for windage, etc...
-Eye relief
-Clear glass
-Repeatable zero, accurate 4 corner box.
-mil/mil would be nice, but nothing a conversion wouldn't take care of. (I know that BSA Tactical 4-14x-44mm-side-focus 50% bad reviews, but here is a is milrad reticle with mil adjustments: <competitor link removed>).  

Explored Nikon Rimfire, Mueller, Weaver (dark glass), BSA (scary!), Vortex crossfire II AO http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/crossfire_II_riflescopes, etc....; Leupy seems to be out of the price range....


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I have a BSA Sweet 22 that I've had for years.  The BDC on it is excellent, the glass is mediocre… lowlight performance is "dim" and at short ranges FOV is poor even at 6x.  If shooting at 25+ yards in broad daylight, it is not bad… and the BDC is great.  
I've heard good things about the Nikon, but have not used one.  
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Here's the one I'd pick (for 100$ more though)--
http://rapidreticle.com/evo22LR.php
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If I were you, I would go with a fixed power scope:
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53712.aspx

This will do everything you need. 

I am not aware of a variable scope in your price range that fullfills all of your requirements.  The fixed power SS will do everything you want other than offer variable magnification.

ILya
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 I have an old 10x SS that has been on every rifle that I own. It has stood up to just about 600 rounds of 300WSM, and pretty brutal fall down a canyon(with me and the rifle tied to it), and has never skipped a beat. It currently resides on my wife's 243, and tracks very well. It is the scope that I use to diagnose other scopes potential problems, because it has always been that consistent! And now that they are available with milrad adjustments it an even better choice. It is also available in 12x,16x and 20x, all which focus down to 10 yards.
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A very good .22lr scope is Pride Fowler [PFI RR Evolution]might be right up your alley.
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If this will be done off bench rest then you can get away with more magnificationlike a fixed 16x Super Sniper or a fixed 20x  but 10x is about as high as you can go and just  hand hold the rifle.  I would suggest you consider a cartridge with more inherent accuracy like a 17 HMR rather than the 22 rimfire as the 22 bullets are not alway high quality ammo.
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