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I have a Model 60, that is grooved to accept a scope, that I have had for about 15 years or so that I have never put a scope on.  I'm looking to change that.

I am not looking to spend bookoos of bucks on this rig...I just want something that will shoot accurately at 100 yards if I want to knock off a groundhog or put some holes in paper with the majority of my shots being less than that.  I would wager 90% of my shooting with this setup will be between 30 and 70 yards. 

I don't need exceptional glass, just a certain deal of clarity that isn't very reflective of light (I have looked through some scopes that when the sun is bright, make for a REALLY ugly sight).  I don't need great light transmission as I won't be out in the early and late hours.

Have checked out the Simmons 22 mags, Bushnell rimfire scopes, Redfields, Burris, etc.

Make me a recommendation.  Like I said, I'm wanting to come in at under $100.  I would imagine that there is something that can take the "devastating" recoil of a .22LR and still zero a target at 100 yards, right?

Thanks!
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

This should do all you're looking to do.

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-35-10x36-Banner-Dusk-Dawn-Rifle-Scope-P4737.aspx

http://swfa.com/B-Square-Sport-Utility-1-Rings-P3696.aspx


Any reason that you're recommending the 3.5-10 over the 3-9, which is cheaper?  I don't even put variables that high on most of my high powered rifles.  Just seems as though even 9x is pushing a .22LR beyond what it is capable of much less 10x, right?  In my mind, I was picturing a fixed 4x or 6x or maybe a 2-7.  Do you think that a minimum 3.5 and max 10x is something that would really be needed to complete this rig out to 100 yard max ranges?

Also, are the high, see-through rings required to clear a 40mm scope on these Model 60s?  I would prefer to keep it as low-profile as possible.

Thanks for the reply.




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I suggested the 3.5-10 because of the adjustable objective. "also a groundhog at 100 yards is a small target and the extra high end might help" It was/is in my opinion the best scope with the best features in your price range. 

I suggested high rings "see thru" so you could still shoot iron sights at close range. Mr. groundhog might not want to pose for you long enough to fiddle with scope settings. Big Smile

Hawke makes a fixed 4 power scope that is pretty decent. http://swfa.com/Hawke-4x32-Sport-HD-Riflescope-P48460.aspx  I have a couple of them and they are great for the money. I personally need more than 4x to shoot 100 yard targets. I can do it with 6 power, but really prefer 7-9 power depending on glass quality. Those that do shoot 100 yards with 4 power are usually using glass well beyond my budget. 

Just trying to set you up with what I would use. 

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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

I suggested the 3.5-10 because of the adjustable objective. "also a groundhog at 100 yards is a small target and the extra high end might help" It was/is in my opinion the best scope with the best features in your price range. 

I suggested high rings "see thru" so you could still shoot iron sights at close range. Mr. groundhog might not want to pose for you long enough to fiddle with scope settings. Big Smile

Hawke makes a fixed 4 power scope that is pretty decent. http://swfa.com/Hawke-4x32-Sport-HD-Riflescope-P48460.aspx  I have a couple of them and they are great for the money. I personally need more than 4x to shoot 100 yard targets. I can do it with 6 power, but really prefer 7-9 power depending on glass quality. Those that do shoot 100 yards with 4 power are usually using glass well beyond my budget. 

Just trying to set you up with what I would use. 


I really have ZERO experience with scoping a .22LR!  Everybody in my family has always just made shots with iron sights on them so all inputs and knowledge are accepted!

I'm just trying to educate myself on setting this thing up with a decent optic, so I hope that my questions about the 3.5-10 didn't seem like I was talking down on you...I was just trying to make sure that I wasn't completely off in my thinking! Whacko

I DO think that I may end up going with just the standard 3-9 though.  I am not a big fan of adjustable objectives in the field.  I will just hope for the best with 9x on those pesky whistle pigs!

Thanks again for your inputs man!
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The new Nikon 4x Prostaff Rimfire Classic would be my choice under (at) $100:
 http://swfa.com/Nikon-4x32-ProStaff-Rimfire-Scope-P48765.aspx

 That's good for shots out to 60-75yds or so on bunny and squirrel heads. 

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Originally posted by Poodleshooter1 Poodleshooter1 wrote:

The new Nikon 4x Prostaff Rimfire Classic would be my choice under (at) $100:
 http://swfa.com/Nikon-4x32-ProStaff-Rimfire-Scope-P48765.aspx

 That's good for shots out to 60-75yds or so on bunny and squirrel heads. 


This is what's on my model 60. Good fit for what I use it for.  

I have the Weaver 2-7x Rim fire that Wes posted on my CZ 22 LR. 
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I found myself needing the same question answered as the original poster.  But my Glenfield (Marlin) Model 60 is 30 years old this year! I bought it new in 1981 and never shot it much - too busy running the rat race and raising a family - that's about to change now.  It was always fun to shoot and I was always amazed at how accurate a "cheap" gun could be.  So now before my eyesight fails me in my "old age", I've decided to finally put a scope on it.  It's the model with the 22" barrel and doesn't have the bolt hold open feature on the last shot fired like the newer versions have.  I also had some of the same requirements as the original poster in that I didn't want to spend an arm & a leg on a scope for it.  After beginning a little basic research, I soon learned it would be easy to spend 3x or 4x (or more) than what the gun is worth!
Since I want the capability to hit some longer range targets (70-100 yards), I finally decided to take 'neilbilly's' recommendation - an adjustable objective was important to me too (I'll be doing mostly range/target shooting).  Life's a comprise and so it is with scopes (mainly $$ vs. quality); for me it seems like the Bushnell Banner Dusk/Dawn 3.5-10x36 holds the most promise.    So I'm planning to install this  package and git'er done - after I've been to the range a couple of times and had a chance to get the scope zero'd in, I'll let ya know what I really thing about this scope.

EDIT:  Removed competitor references.


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Understood. Adios, mi amigo.
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