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I'm looking for a higher quality rimfire scope for my first .22 rifle.
It will be mostly used for short range pest control, 30 yards or less.
I do like quality at good price per performance, so I've decided on these for my needs...

Leupold 2-7x28
Leupold 4x28

Weaver 2-7x28
Weaver 4x28

Nikon 2-7x32
Nikon 4x32

Length and weight are also an issue, the smaller the better.
These are listed in order of more expensive to least but, also the lightest to heaviest.
Although the Weavers and Nikons are similar in price, are the Leupolds worth the extra 100 bucks?
I do like the American made part and they are the lightest.
Anybody use any or all of these scopes?
I don't have the luxury of looking at all of these side by side.
Let me know what you think.

Thanks, D





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i would say the 2-7 nikon, or the 2-7 weaver - for the money, those are the good choices.

 

what kind of rifle is it? do you REALLY need to spend that much on glass?

 

i actually just put a 4x32 simmons 22 mag on one of my 22LR's and am pleasantly suprised.

and the parallax is set for 50 yrds instead of 75-100 yrds.

 

my 2 cents. if you are sold on the above mentioned ones, i would give the preference to the weaver, as it's fully multi-coated.

 

OR get a 4x40 monarch UCC on closeout at www.swfa.com - it's super bright and tough. and affordable.

 

J

 

 

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Thanks Jon.
Well, nobody really NEEDS  to spend that much.
I always lust from the top down to what I can afford. I love nice things and would rather buy something only once.
Same reason most of my hand tools are Craftsman, I guess.
Made in America and quality, even though any cheap China made screwdriver will last as long as I need it to.
Half the people say to get a cheaper scope, like the Simmons or similar and the other half
say to pay as much as the gun you put it on.
The Leupold would cost as much as my Ruger 10/22 rifle.
Paying 50 dollars or less for a scope makes me leery.
The Weaver does seem to be the best buy, fully multi coated and I believe, made in Japan.
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koshkin, i hope you read this - isn't weaver made by meade now?

 

this MAY be concern for quality - but the older weavers are rock solid and nice.

 

chris or SWFA, are the stock of weavers in your possession the old stock or new?

 

not sure how this will affect quality, if any.

 

J

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Chucker,

Just make sure any scope you choose either is intended for rimfire or shotgun use (parallax adjusted to 50 yards/meters) or has A/O with at least 50 yard setting on low end.  It's not a good idea to use a centerfire scope on a rimfire, as most scopes intended for C/F use are parallax adjusted for 100 yds/meters.

 

jb, I'm not koskin, but yes, Weaver is owned by Meade now, as is Simmons and Redfield.

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Chucker,

Just make sure any scope you choose either is intended for rimfire or shotgun use (parallax adjusted to 50 yards/meters) or has A/O with at least 50 yard setting on low end.  It's not a good idea to use a centerfire scope on a rimfire, as most scopes intended for C/F use are parallax adjusted for 100 yds/meters.

 

jb, I'm not koskin, but yes, Weaver is owned by Meade now, as is Simmons and Redfield.



Thanks,
Those are all actually Rimfire models, except the Nikon Prostaff 2-7 is a shotgun model.


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I just bought a flat new Weaver 6X circa 1960 with a CH & dot on ebay for 87.00 shipped.
they are a great 22 scope, parralax is no issue as they are set up for 75 yards. I really think some of
the good brand older scopes are superior to the low end current stuff. (El Paso Weavers, Colorado
Redfields, Lymans, Unertls, Kollmorgens, Rochester Bausch & Lomb))

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