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I'm looking for a scope to go on my .22 rifles.
 
Can anyone recommend this scope?? or any other brand??
 
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Also, what about the Leupold FX-II 4X33mm??
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Originally posted by The Apostle AK The Apostle AK wrote:

I'm looking for a scope to go on my .22 rifles.
 
Can anyone recommend this scope?? or any other brand??
 
Thanks.
 
It's hard to be displeased buying a Leupold... unless the price/value relationship is important to you... Hiding  The FX-I oughta to work just fine.  I'm not sure about the parallax setting on the FXII you mentioned.  I'm thinking it's set to 100 yards, which isn't really ideal for a .22lr.
 
I'm sure that other members can suggest some high quality alternatives.  I know that Weaver, Vortex, Swift, and Bushnell (Banner-level & up) also make quality rimfire scopes, though I have no experience with any of those. 
 
I do, however, have experience with the Nikon 4x32 rimfire scope, and I am pleased beyond words with it.  It's incredibly bright, tracks well, and allows me to break shards of clay pigeons on the 100 yard shooting berm.  At ½ the price of the FXI, I believe it's a tremendous bargain. 
 
 
I gather from the scopes you've mentioned that you're willing to spend some $ for good optics, so I won't spend too much space warning you to stay away from the $20 blister pack scopes.
 
Good Luck!
 
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What are you going to use the gun for?
The fine reticle on the Leupold will be good for target and game in good light. If you are using it in low light or after dark with artificial lighting, it is too thin for me.
For general plinking you can't go wrong with Leupold, Nikon and Weaver in 4X.
As for the parallax on the FX-II, I have never had a problem with the 4X B&L I have on a Ruger .22. It is a big game Balfor model. You can also have Leo change the parallax for a nominal fee. Or, order it from them set at fifty yards.
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Weaver makes a few scope for rimfire rifles.  They have parallax set more appropriately for rimfire distances and offer good performance for the money.

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Koshkin gives good advice about parallax.  I put the Weaver 2.5-7X28 on my Remington 504 and it works fine.   The 4X28 should be good too.
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Are the Weaver's fully coated? Are they brighter than the Leupolds? Thanks!
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Originally posted by TexasPhotog TexasPhotog wrote:

Are the Weaver's fully coated? Are they brighter than the Leupolds? Thanks!

The Weaver Classic Rimfire scopes are fully multicoated and they will indeed be brighter than Leupold FX-1 and similar to Leupold FX-2.  Weaver offer three rimfire models (I think): 4x28, 2-7x32 and 3-9x32AO.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

What are you going to use the gun for?
 
Just for range work. Will be shooting at a 50m target.
 
Looking at the Leupold because it seems to be a decent mid range scope that I can get easily at any gun shop. My prefered gun shop sells mainly Leupold and Bushnell.
 
Anyone recommend any fixed Bushnell scopes???
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Bushnell's .22 rimfire scopes are the blister pack variety to stay away from.
 
They're top offering in a 4x is in the Banner line, which will have a sight picture well behind the quality of the Weaver's.
 
If buying local is the most important thing to you, then get the Leupold.  You'll certainly have a serviceable scope.  If you'd like a clearer scope for ½ the price, check out the Nikon or the Weaver.
 
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I can get that Weaver Classic Rimfire scope (but may have to order it in) over here in Australia but it seems to be dearer than that FX-1 from what I can find on the net.
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